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Local News

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  • Down on the farm

    Area residents had a chance to get down on the farm this weekend.

    A free local farm tour was held Saturday giving participants an inside glimpse into live farming through the eyes of real Kentucky farm women.

    The event was sponsored by the Kentucky Livestock Coalition, the Elizabethtown Junior Woman’s Club, and CommonGround, an agency that speaks to women leaders, mothers and grocery shoppers about the advancement of techniques and technologies on farms to produce fresh and safe food.

  • Bluegrass Festival strums a popular tune

    Autumn Stonebraker is accustomed to being around bluegrass music, but the concept of a bluegrass festival is not widespread near her home in Texas.

    Because of that, she believes Vine Grove may be on to something.

    Stonebraker was one of many who congregated at Vine Grove Optimist Park this weekend to bask in the lilting tones of banjos, fiddles, mandolins, and earthy vocals worn by time and experience.

  • Radcliff Days puts fun on display

    Radcliff reveled in fun Saturday as it launched Radcliff Days, which turned Freedoms Way into a cornucopia of festival offerings.

    Children playfully toppled in the Fun Derby bounce house while others tested their strength with a hammer to win a prize.

    Between the games, food and music, it gave a diverse plate for visitors to taste. Bluesy folk rockers Mamakitty Southwood performed an acoustic set in front of Colvin Community Center as arts and crafts vendors offered their wares inside.

  • Four local firefighters take part in N.Y. Tunnel to Towers Run

    A group of local firefighters packed their gear and headed to New York City this weekend to take part in an annual tradition.

    Four firefighters from the Hardin County and Fort Knox area were chosen to participate in the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run today in Manhattan. Louisville firefighter Brian C. O’Neill also is participating.

  • EPD investigating burglary at Priddy Jewelers

    Elizabethtown Police Department is investigating a burglary at Priddy Jewelers after someone broke into the store Friday morning.

    According to a news release, police responded to 611 W. Poplar St. at 3:30 a.m. Video footage shows a person wearing a mask pacing back and forth in front of the door before striking it with a sledge hammer.

    After breaking in, the person struck the display case with the same sledge hammer and removed several items, police say. Footage shows the suspect leaving and heading toward Bellwood Drive.

  • Radcliff City Council approves tax rates

    Radcliff City Council on Friday approved property tax rates for 2011 during a special called meeting.

    The rate was set at 15.9 cents per $100 of assessed value for real property and 21.3 cents per $100 of assessed value for personal property. Both rates were lowered from the compensating rates of 16.0 cents per $100 of assessed value for real property and 22.0 cents per $100 of assessed value for personal property.

  • Torn between grief and justice

    Tommy Langley has been dead nearly two years, but his presence looms over his family’s Radcliff home as if he never left.

    His cars are parked in the driveway. Pictures of his smiling face hang on the walls. Frogs, a favorite, are littered throughout the home.

    For two hours while Mary Sue Sharp talks about her son, daytime criminal justice shows play on a muted television. Next to the television hangs the sympathy quote, “If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.”