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Today's News

  • Vine Grove budget changes postponed

    Vine Grove will enter the next fiscal year with a budget identical to the one it is currently using, but it might not stay that way.

    The city council approved by consensus Monday allowing the budget that begins July 1 to automatically be identical to the current budget because a new one hasn’t been passed. Council members later will amend the budget to make necessary changes.

    Mayor Blake Proffitt said Vine Grove can do that because it is a fourth-class city.

    Cities must have their budgets in place by June 30.

  • Vine Grove looking at erosion grant

    Vine Grove has the opportunity to accept a grant of nearly $6,200 from the Natural Resources Conservation Service to repair emergency problems resulting from the erosion that April storms caused to Rose Creek.

    Mayor Blake Proffitt said the erosion exposed some service lines and parts of manholes. Problem areas need to be covered in ductile iron to prevent sewer lines from busting.

    To qualify for the grant, the city must supply about $1,800. That entire amount must be spent in 10 days because it is meant to fix the emergency problems.

  • E'town to amend scrap metal ordinance

    Elizabethtown city officials are in the process of tweaking an ordinance regulating purchases made by junk, secondhand and scrap metal dealers through the Leads Online database, which can be accessed by the Elizabethtown Police Department as a tool to locate stolen items.

    Elizabethtown City Council approved the first reading of an amended ordinance after city officials met with some dealers, who suggested the changes to make the ordinance more business friendly.

  • Showcased at the highest level

    TOPIC: Central State bound
    OUR VIEW: Baseball, softball teams have been dominant

    School is out for Central Hardin High School, but that is not stopping the baseball and softball programs at the school from representing their school, county and region at its highest level in Kentucky.

    Both teams are playing in the State Tournament.

  • Photo: Hunting for a leak
  • Relief months in the making

    Area residents are ready for summer splashing in the pool.

    The work that allows the city pools in Elizabethtown and Radcliff to open each summer begins as soon as the previous season ends.

    The Elizabethtown city pool opened in 1962 and requires extra maintenance each season to keep it serviceable, said Jim Connelly, manager of American Legion Park. The pool is located at the park.

    The pool, which holds about 50,000 gallons of water, is left with some water in it during the winter to keep the pool from floating higher in the ground.

  • Police seek help in identifying robbery suspect

    Elizabethtown and Radcliff police are looking for a suspect believed to have committed four robberies, the most recent on May 28.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for the Radcliff Police Department, said the man is a suspect in robberies at Donut Express at 283 S. Wilson Road, Meck’s Gifts at 555 N. Wilson Road, and Sarah’s Boutique at 1617 N. Dixie Blvd.

    Donut Express and Meck’s Gifts are about a mile apart, Shumate said. Donut Express was robbed March 26 and Meck’s Gifts on March 31.

  • Armor plans its farewell to Kentucky

    I invite everyone to attend and be a part of a truly historic occasion at Fort Knox on June 10. At 9 a.m. on Brooks Parade Field, the U.S. Army Armor School will perform a colors casing ceremony in which its subordinate units, the 194th Armored Brigade and 316th Cavalry Brigade, will roll up their flags, effectively marking the end of Armor’s chapter at Fort Knox.

  • Celebrating good news about Relay for Life gifts

    The issue: Relay for Life
    Our view: Another success fuels the fight

    Organizers, relay team captains and participants involved received terrific news last week when learning the donation goal had been surpassed for the 2011 Relay for Life fundraiser event in Elizabethtown.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Central Hardin opens State with North Laurel (06/07)

    The North Laurel Lady Jaguars’ drive for five almost ran out of gas.

    Down six runs through four innings and still trailing 8-7 with two outs in the top of the seventh inning to crosstown rival South Laurel in last week’s 13th Region Softball Tournament, North Laurel rallied past the Lady Cardinals to earn its fifth consecutive appearance in this week’s state tournament at Jack Fisher Park in Owensboro.