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  • KAF holds first ever graduation ceremony

    Sgt. Sharon Samuel, a logistics noncommissioned officer with Company A, 209th Aviation Support Battalion, stood sandwiched in line between two taller male soldiers with a look of impatience on her face.

  • E’town to host July 4 Founders’ Day celebration

    While July is thought of as a time to celebrate the birth of America, this year’s celebration honors the establishment of Elizabethtown, too.

    The city of Elizabethtown is hosting its first Founders’ Day celebration July 4 at Freeman Lake Park. Elizabethtown was founded on July 4, 1797. Admission is free.

    The city has partnered with USA Cares to offer a 5K run and a free concert by John Parr and The Kentucky Linemen.

  • Puppy Tales gives young readers confidence

    A little boy, about 5, came to the library to read. His reading partner was a dog named Levi.

    The boy didn’t like his new glasses and started to take them off. To his dismay, his mother made him put them back on.

    Levi’s owner, Denise Muss, noticed the boy was unhappy with his glasses but was somehow prepared for this encounter. She put Levi’s glasses, or doggles, on him and told the boy Levi sometimes needed glasses to help him see books.

  • Lions Club raised money for HMH in 1950s

    The Elizabethtown Lions Club raised money in the 1950s for Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    An article in Wednesday’s issue did not specify the time frame.

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  • Duvall proposes robust budget

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall proposed the largest budget in years Wednesday that upgrades key equipment for police and fire departments, offers hundreds of thousands of dollars in streetscape and drainage work and provides a 2 percent cost of living increase for employees.

    Duvall outlined the $13.7 million spending plan during a lengthy work session in which he projected a rollover surplus of roughly $200,000 from the current fiscal year budget that will assist in making key purchases next year. The budget as proposed also maintains money for One Knox.

  • Radcliff to pursue trolley service

    What started on a wish list ended up in Radcliff’s proposed budget Wednesday.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall this week asked Radcliff City Council to consider purchasing a trolley as a means of starting a public transportation system in the city.

    Duvall said he considered the idea for Radcliff after observing trolleys in use in larger cities, such as Chicago, and realizing Radcliff could replicate the service on a smaller scale.

  • Radcliff will host annual Relay for Life this weekend

    A year of fundraising for cancer research culminates Friday in Radcliff's Relay for Life at Ray Story Field at North Hardin High School as participants stay up sunset to sunrise to represent the unrelenting battle with cancer.

    Registration begins at 4:30 p.m., and the opening ceremony to celebrate survivors kicks off at 5:30 p.m. A luminaria ceremony at 10 p.m. honors loved ones whose lives were lost to cancer.

    This year's theme is “Creating More Birthdays.”

  • Fire damages church, home at Franklin Crossroads

    Dave and Tami Riddle thought their home in the Franklin Crossroads community had been struck by lightning as soon as they heard a loud “pop” during a storm Tuesday.

    “It sounded like a firecracker,” Dave Riddle said.

    He told his wife they should be on alert for fires for the next couple hours. It only took a few minutes before smoke began to appear under the front door and the couple had to use a ham radio to call for help before escaping with their dog, Nibby.

    Their daughter, Crysta Johnson, 16, wasn’t home.

  • Run draws attention to Special Olympics

    First responders were sweaty but cheerful Tuesday morning at the end of their 5-mile run to pass a torch to Elizabethtown Police Department representatives during the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Tuesday morning.

    The run is part of a nationwide effort to raise money and increase awareness for the Special Olympics.