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  • U.S. 31W Bypass work complete

    Rehabilitation work on the U.S. 31W Bypass from New Glendale Road to just north of St. John Road has wrapped up, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    All lanes and access ramps have been reopened after months of limited access for motorists. The work started in April and cost more than $9 million to complete, according to Patty Dunaway, chief engineer for the KYTC District 4 office.

  • Alleged accomplice in teen murder testifies at Galenski trial

    Moments before a gun was fired, Jason Gowers was prepared to turn around and walk away on a November night last year when one teen was killed off Ky. 313.

    “I figured nothing was going to happen,” Gowers said during his testimony Monday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    The commonwealth called Gowers to the stand to testify in the case against Conner Galenski. Gowers, Galenski and Ryan Wilt are accused of shooting 18-year-old Mackenzie Smyser last November on Patriot Lane near Ky. 313 in Radcliff.

  • 19-year-old killed in single-car crash

    By DeANNA LASLEY
    Landmark News Service

    A man from Elizabethtown died Sunday as a result of a single-car crash on U.S. 62 in Big Clifty.

    Kerry Lee Holloway, 19, was killed after being ejected from a 1991 Honda Accord that left the road after it crossed the bridge at Big Clifty, Grayson County Sheriff Rick Clemons said.

    Andrew Goodman, 21, of Elizabethtown was driving the eastbound vehicle and became trapped beneath it.

  • Alzheimer's, dementia informational session today at Colvin Community Center

    Those looking for a primer on how to deal with issues associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia can find answers at Colvin Community Center today.

    The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a presentation on memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease from 10 to 11:30 a.m. today at Colvin, where visitors can learn the basics on all three and tips on what to look for and how to address each one, said Joanna Weiss, director of education and outreach for the Alzheimer’s Association in Louisville.

  • Towne Mall welcoming four new stores

    Towne Mall is welcoming a handful of additions to its lineup of stores and eateries in time for the  holiday season.

    The mall announced the opening of four new businesses in addition to some of the other recently revealed shops on the way.

    The timing is great for all the additions with the holiday shopping season approaching, said Theresa Steinemann, business development and marketing manager at Towne Mall.

    One shop, Tatu, is expected to open in November following remodeling.

  • EPD arrests four following Westport Road shooting

    Shots fired late Sunday afternoon on Westport Road in Elizabethtown landed four people in jail.

    The Elizabethtown Police Department arrested Daniel C. Baggett, 21, of Elizabethtown, Brooke D. New, 19, of Vine Grove, Arik S. Wilder, 23, of Vine Grove, and Anthony M Wilder, 21, of Hopwell, Va. All are charged with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment — complicity and defacing a firearm, according to an EPD news release. Wilder also is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • The Bridge hosts clothing giveaway Saturday

    Christy Cox remembers the woman who came into a clothing giveaway at The Bridge last year and had no luck finding anything in the right size for her toddler. But before she could get to her car to leave, another woman came in with a box of clothes to donate. A box full of 2T girl’s clothes, exactly what was needed.

    “I think that’s something that’s going to stick with me for a very long time,” Cox said.

  • Production begins on bus crash documentary

    Now that Quinton Higgins has the future of his own children to worry about, he spends more time thinking about the 1988 Carrollton bus crash that he survived.

    Twenty-seven people perished on that dark interstate.

    “I don’t know why it is, but I tell my kids all the time about it,’’ he said. “I think more about what happened now than ever.’’

  • Eagle Scout project removes debris from Freeman Lake Park

    Chris Loesevitz took advantage of the sewer work at Freeman Lake Park to clean up a section of the park long ignored by fishermen and others seeking recreation because of its chaotic appearance.

    Loesevitz and his family gathered 40 or more volunteers Friday evening and Saturday morning to clean up the drained cove on the edge of the lake off Barnwood Lane as part of his Eagle Scout project. Many of the volunteers were from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

  • Greenspace goes ghoulish

    Greenspace hosted a gallery of ghouls and goblins this weekend as Halloween creeps closer.

    The organization hosted its Enchanted Forest Hike on Sunday. The hike started at the Haycraft Mill Trailhead across from the Hardin County Justice Center in Elizabethtown and finished at a pavilion off  Haycraft Street, where visitors were equipped with water bottles and pedometers and were bombarded with candy.