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  • Local sexual trauma support center to hold open house

    Now that the trees on Patriot Parkway in Elizabethtown have been removed as part of construction, a local agency hopes its visibility will improve, not just from the road, but in the public eye.

  • Meijer plan approved

    A proposed development plan for a Meijer supercenter on Ring Road cleared the Elizabethtown Planning Commission on Tuesday by a unanimous vote.

    The commission previously tabled the plan for 30 days because an easement to the vacant property on the east was not planned, but the proposed plan presented Tuesday rectifies what some on the planning commission saw as an issue.

  • Route picked for next leg of Ring Road

    A route has been selected for the Ring Road extension to Interstate 65 and U.S. 31W. Letters could be distributed as soon as this week to property owners impacted by the plans and the transportation cabinet plans to conduct a public meeting next month.

  • Official: Meijer project likely to be OK’d

    A proposed 190,000-square-foot Meijer supercenter development on Ring Road returns to the Elizabethtown Planning Commission tonight and is expected to be approved.

    “We have been told they have worked everything out and that they have drawings to present,” City Planning Director Ed Poppe said Monday afternoon. “... I expect things to be approved.”

  • UPDATE: Letter-writing campaign ends with 15,852 signatures

    In its final week, a letter-writing campaign to the U.S. Army to oppose potential cuts at Fort Knox collected more than 5,000 digital signatures for a total of 15,852.

  • Change of venue granted, mayor’s trial moved to Nelson County

    The criminal trial for former Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and former City Clerk MaDonna Hornback has been moved.

    In an order, LaRue Circuit Court Judge Charles Simms granted a change of venue moving the trial to Nelson County. Other proceedings in the case will remain in LaRue County. The trial is set for Nov. 10.

  • Contractor issues challenge to Radcliff council

    The owner of Mac’s Mowing and Tree Service took the opportunity during the public comments portion of the Radcliff City Council meeting Monday to issue a challenge to the members: Come join his crew during a limb pick up in the city.

  • Glendale Fire Department preparing to go back online

    The roar of a truck’s diesel engine echoed throughout downtown Glendale on Monday morning as Fire & Specialty Equipment employee Jerry Mudd performed a pump test on Glendale Fire Department’s tanker truck. The truck’s pump was being checked for damage incurred at the scene of a fatal wreck three weeks ago in the southbound lane of Interstate 65.

  • Neighbors help couple after fire damages house

    As the sun beat down Sunday afternoon and high humidity made it seem hotter than it already was, a group of family, friends and neighbors of Kevin and Annette Smith helped move the Smith’s belongings from their fire-damaged house on Charlotte Circle into a detached garage for storage.

  • Symphony organizing in Elizabethtown

    Since organizing in 2009, the Elizabeth­town Symphony Orchestra has been silent. But that’s about to change.

    With nonprofit tax status established and a collective bargaining agreement with the American Federation of Musicians in the works, music director Lawrence McCrobie is developing multiple ideas to showcase the fledgling orchestra.