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  • Working the trenches of Freeman Lake
  • Walker debuts E’town budget

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker presented a budget proposal Tuesday evening that could pose as a doppelganger to the 2010-11 budget, separated by only $200,000.

    The $57.5 million budget dips just under the $57.7 million plan approved last year and includes a $3.8 million deficit in the general fund that will be offset by reserves, which Finance Director Steve Park estimated at $22 million.

  • With Foreigner show finished, who’s next?

    With thousands of fans packed into Freeman Lake Park for Friday’s Foreigner concert, city councilman and concert committee chairman Kenny Lewis left with one thought: “In my mind, this was the best one (concert) that we have had; they put on one heckuva show.’’

    While Lewis doesn’t have official ticket sales numbers yet, he said, “It appeared to me not to be a sellout.’’

    A sellout would have been a crowd of 5,000.

  • Heartland Music Festival roars to life this weekend

    It started with classic rock giants Foreigner, and it begins anew this Friday as the Heartland Music Festival overtakes Freeman Lake Park for a weekend of tradition steeped in musical waters.

    “I think the biggest change for us this year is we’ve changed focus,” said René Bell, festival chairwoman.

    Bell said festival staples will return again this year, including the Heartland Festival’s annual Saturday morning parade, which starts at Elizabethtown’s Public Square and proceeds north up Dixie Avenue. 

  • Photos: Central Hardin students’ art brightens Radcliff hotel
  • Passing the torch: Area police participate in Special Olympics run

    Despite heat above 80 degrees Tuesday morning, Radcliff Police Sgt. Mac Slack intended to run his department’s full eight miles in the Special Olympics Torch Run.

    “We’ll see what happens,” Slack said about running in the heat.

    Many police officers across Hardin County participated in the torch run. The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police started the event, said Darrell Brangers, Hardin County coordinator of the run.

  • Disaster Recovery Center to close Friday

    The Disaster Recovery Center in Hardin County will close permanently at 7 p.m. Friday, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced.

  • Community honors veterans with parade

    David Hedges of Vine Grove rose from his collapsible chair on North Miles Street in Elizabethtown to attention as the American flag led the annual Memorial Day parade along the road.

    His hand was pressed into a salute against a hat that declared him to be a Vietnam War veteran as the flag was marched in front of him with the John Hardin High School band playing a rendition of “America the Beautiful” in the background.

  • Memorial Day audience thanks veterans, encouraged to take responsibility

    Charles Green Sr. thinks it’s important on Memorial Day to honor the men and women who have made sacrifices for their country.
    “By remembering, we keep their very spirit alive,” said the command sergeant major for the Leader’s Training Course and 1st Brigade for the U.S. Army Cadet Command.
    More than that, Green said Memorial Day gives Americans a fresh motivation to be among those who defend and promote the values of the country they love.

  • Peddler's Mall activities to benefit community

    The Peddler’s Mall in Radcliff is making more activities available to the community beginning Saturday.

    Khamé Muhammad said she has been looking for a while for activities to fill in for Saturday Bingo ever since the event stopped taking place.

    Every Saturday for the next year, the Peddler’s Mall bingo hall will feature opportunities – a talent show competition every first Saturday, a gospel explosion and praise show every second Saturday, a reggae and Caribbean culture night every third Saturday.