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  • E'town approves operational agreement for sports park

    Elizabethtown City Council on Monday approved a five-year operational agreement with the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau that outlines how the two entities will work together in maintaining the park and managing tournaments.

    The agreement covers the spectrum concerning the park, from maintenance and marketing to the city’s management of league play, rental agreements and concessions. 

  • Mirage's service leaves lasting impression

    The first seizure dog ever trained in Kentucky will be honored for her life of service this weekend.

    Michael Mullarkey of Radcliff is ensuring his daily companion, service dog Mirage, is remembered by hosting a funeral and burial ceremony Saturday.

  • Local politicians speak about business needs

    Politicians from the state and national stage spoke to about 60 local business owners Monday about their thoughts regarding national and state economies and regulations and listened to attendees concerns related to their businesses.

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green; 26th District Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown; and 10th District Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, discussed issues such as the federal stimulus package and regulations on businesses at Colvin Community Center on Freedom Way in Radcliff.

  • City enters partnership with Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches for hall of fame

    Creation of a Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame in Elizabethtown took a pivotal step Monday.

    Elizabethtown City Council entered a memorandum of understanding with the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches, outlining the roles and responsibilities of both parties in creating the hall of fame.

    The city under the agreement will loan the KABC $25,000 that would be matched by the organization as seed money to start the project.

  • Galenski trial set to begin this week

    Jury selection started Monday in the case against Conner J. Galenski, one of three teenagers charged with killing Louisville teen Mackenzie Smyser last November.

    Kentucky State Police say Galenski, Ryan Wilt and Jason Gowers drove Smyser to a location in Radcliff off Ky. 313 near Patriot Lane and shot him repeatedly. Wilt and Gowers since have pleaded guilty to charges of complicity to commit murder and complicity to tamper with physical evidence.

    Galenski is pleading not guilty to the same charges, and the jury trial is expected to begin Wednesday.

  • Probable cause found in Hardin County bigamy case

    Hardin District Judge John David Simcoe found probable cause Monday in the case against Angela Christensen, a Vine Grove woman charged with bigamy.

    While stating his findings during Monday’s preliminary hearing, Simcoe said while prosecution “met the low burden of probable cause,” such a finding is not a determination of guilt.

  • Cecilian Bank holds United Way balloon release
  • County’s largest cities defying national trends

    An annual report issued by the National League of Cities on fiscal conditions shows a large majority of U.S. cities continue to struggle with tax revenue shortfalls brought on by a desiccated property market, a lifeless economy and flat consumer spending.

  • Army soldiers welcomed home at Fort Knox

    The homemade signs and nervous energy of the crowd made it seem as if they were waiting for their favorite band to take the stage, but each of them was waiting to see someone much more important.

    Soldiers from the 8th Battalion, 229th Aviation Regiment returned to their families Sunday at Godman Army Airfield after a 13-month deployment to Iraq. A welcome home ceremony was held for them in the afternoon.

  • KSP to participate in Take Back Day

    Kentucky State Police will collect prescription medication Oct. 29 at posts across the state as part of the national Take Back Day.

    The initiative is an annual collaboration between the Drug Enforcement Agency and law enforcement agencies across the country. The effort's aim is to "remove controlled substances from home medicine cabinets," according to a KSP news release.