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  • E’town officials to speak to basketball Hall of Fame board

    Elizabethtown leaders plan to deliver a simple message this week to organizers of a Hall of Fame to honor the best of Kentucky’s high school basketball.

    “We want to offer our assistance in the process,” said Charlie Bryant, city government’s executive assistant. “We want them to know that we’re willing to get involved.”

    Mayor Tim Walker, Planning Director Ed Poppe, Bryant and new Heritage Council executive Heath Seymour will appear Wednesday at the Hall of Fame’s board of directors’ meeting in Lexington.

  • Braving life’s battles together

    Debbie Rosenkrantz had a 15 percent chance of surviving rhabdomyosarcoma in 1969 unless she got help from specialists in New York City.

    Swelling around her eyelid turned out to be a type of cancer so rare that only a handful of doctors specialized in its treatment. Debbie was the 25th patient treated during the five years that the experimental treatment had been available.

    But if she had that treatment, she had an 85 percent chance of survival.

    Almost immediately, Debbie and her mother, Emma, were on a plane bound for New York.

  • Relay for Life: Hope on the horizon

    Ben Bryan of Elizabethtown marched around lighted bags bearing the names of people who have or are battling cancer.

    Bryan had read names during the Relay For Life Luminaria ceremony for several years. Last year, when he read his best friend’s father’s name on the list those who had died of cancer, Bryan decided this year was the time to put together a team.

    He said recruiting participants for Elizabethtown’s Relay, which took place Friday and early Saturday at Central Hardin High School, wasn’t hard.

  • Tables turned on deputy jailer

    An ongoing investigation at the Hardin County Detention Center put a deputy jailer on the other side of the bars Friday.
    Randall Jackson, 24, of Elizabethtown was arrested at 1:30 a.m. Friday at the jail and charged with promoting contraband within the facility.
    Jackson, who has been employed at the jail since September, was terminated, Jailer Danny Allen said.
    According to the arrest citation, Jackson exchanged tobacco products and marijuana for money and other favors. The citation says Jackson admitted to providing marijuana to inmates.

  • ‘Temporary’ barracks finds permanent home

    A new exhibit at the George Patton Museum of Leadership will allow visitors to take a trip back to World War II-era basic training.

    A crew spent several hours Friday hauling the only remaining barracks on Fort Knox from that era on a winding seven-mile trip across the post to the museum.

  • Standoff ends peacefully

    A Radcliff man was arrested Friday night after he refused to allow police responding to a disturbance report into his home.
    Robert Rowland of  262 Shelton Road, was taken into custody at his residence on charges of terroristic threatening and disorderly conduct.
    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for the Radcliff Police Department, said Rowland threatened to shoot his neighbors and then threatened to shoot police if they entered his home.
    Officers received a call about Rowland’s behavior at about 7 p.m, Shumate said.

  • American Indian gathering promotes heritage

    Heavy drums rumbled rhythmically as Arizona Smith began his story, as if the drummers across the fairgrounds knew that he was about to weave his tribal tale at that moment.

    He told a story about the first man and the first woman, who worked together and were given the task of naming things by the Creator.

    One day, the couple got into an argument and called each other hateful names.

    The first woman ran into the trees crying. The first man let her go, assuming she’d come back eventually.

  • Police request information in E'town Florist robbery

    E’town Florist was robbed Friday afternoon by a man who reportedly told employees he had a gun.

    The Elizabethtown Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at the business at 624 Westport Road at 11:01 a.m., according to police.

    Victims reported the suspect is a tall, slim, light-skinned black male who entered the business posing as a customer. The suspect was wearing a red shirt and blue shorts, according to police.

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  • Four-car crash blocks traffic Saturday

    A four-vehicle car crash at the intersection of U.S. 31W and Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown blocked traffic at about 4 p.m. Saturday.

    The crash began when a driver, whose name wasn’t available Saturday afternoon, ran a red light traveling east onto Mulberry Street in his white Ford Edge SUV, according to the Elizabethtown Police Department.

    His truck collided with cars in both lanes traveling south on 31W, a tan Honda Accord and a red Chevrolet pickup truck, according to police.