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  • Multiple fire departments on scene of field fire

    Multiple fire departments and the American Red Cross are on the scene of a large field fire in the 1200 block of West Rhudes Creek Road, between U.S. 31W and New Glendale Road, which is closed to traffic.

    At least two barns and a home have burned. First responders report heavy smoke in the area.

    Strong wind gusts are blowing the smoke north into Elizabethtown.

  • Radcliff’s parking lot to become learning destination for municipalities

    The transformation of the Radcliff City Hall parking lot has begun as curbs were installed Wednesday. Eventually it will become a learning destination for city officials and municipalities.
    City Engineer Toby Spalding said when complete, the acre-and-a-half parking lot – that includes the parking lot in front of the county clerks’ office and the police station – demonstrates a variety of storm water treatment aspects to prevent runoff.

  • Photos: Hitting the books
  • Volunteers fill food bags to fight hunger

    Nate Jarboe learned the value of giving from one of his teachers when the class started taking on service projects. 

    They adopted an elephant from Africa and sent pennies to Haiti even as Nate’s sensitivity to the plights of the less fortunate matured.

    Before long, the 10-year-old trained his thoughts on the debilitating impacts of poverty and hunger, recruiting local help from two charities committed to filling empty stomachs.

  • Photo: Fresh off the griddle
  • Spelling Bowl reflects on 50 years

    Elizabethtown resident Charlie Lawson cupped the small trophy in his hand as he walked into the Morrison Gallery at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College for the 50th anniversary of the North Central Kentucky Spelling Bowl.

    Roughly 50 students from primary level to middle school gathered Friday night to compete for a slew of prizes, but Lawson can stake the claim as being the bowl’s first winner as an eighth grader in the mid-1960s.

  • Man directly indicted on sex charge involving minor

    A Lebanon Junction man was indicted directly last week in Hardin Circuit court on a sex charge involving a minor.

    Michael Joseph Fievet is accused of first-degree sexual abuse involving a victim younger than 12. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

    Kentucky State Police conducted the investigation.

    An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt. Defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

    Other indictments:

  • Poverty simulation allows room for compassion

    Gloria Soriano of Elizabethtown knows all too well some of the scenarios she watched play out Friday during a poverty simulation at Pritchard Community Center.

    A single mother of five children, she struggles daily to make ends meet as she works at a local hotel as a housekeeper. She also has a language barrier because her native language is Spanish.

    She attended the Community Action Poverty Simulation sponsored by the Central Kentucky Community Action Council’s Community Collaboration for Children to help educate others of her plight, she said.

  • Former E.W. James property lands prospective buyer

    The former E.W. James & Sons Supermarkets property in Elizabethtown soon may have a new owner.

    Hogan Real Estate of Louisville has entered a contract to purchase the building, at West Dixie Avenue and St. John Road, said Hardin McLane, a local Realtor with Coldwell Banker McMahan Co.

    McLane said the deal is contingent upon Hogan finding a lessee within six months. He could not divulge the agreed-upon purchase price because the deal has not been finalized.

    “It’s not a done deal, but if anyone can do it, they can do it,” he said.

  • Mother urges area to support new drug

    Like many parents, Kristi McDaniel of Cecilia doesn’t want her 4-year-old son, Jaxon Schlett, to grow up.

    But unlike other parents, her reason isn’t to keep him young and adorable, but to keep him from the inevitable: slow muscle degeneration and eventual death from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

    Even though it doesn’t directly benefit her son, McDaniel’s focus is on a letter-writing campaign to Congress and President Barack Obama urging swift FDA approval for a potentially breakthrough treatment for the incurable illness.