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  • Street painting festival to take over downtown E'town for second year

    Elizabethtown will transform into a canvas for artists again this fall.
    The Via Colori Italian Street Painting Festival once again will take over downtown on Sept. 10.

    The festival is a fundraiser for the Advocacy and Support Center in Elizabethtown and provides a creative outlet artists can access to mold scenic pastel paintings directly on the pavement of North Main Street and the square in downtown.

  • Dining demo
  • Teens hurt in car crash near Buffalo

    Landmark News Service

    Four teenagers were injured in a single-vehicle crash Friday afternoon near Buffalo in LaRue County.

    Just before 3 p.m., a Ford Mustang went out of control on North L&N Turnpike, Deputy Sheriff Russell McCoy said. The car crossed the center line and clipped the shoulder of the roadway. McCoy said the driver overcorrected and the car ran off the opposite side of the road, through a ditch, striking several small trees.

    The car flipped at least once before striking a large tree in the front yard of a residence.

  • Faces and Places: Signs of spring
  • Programs promote girl power, self-esteem

    County schools and area Girl Scouts have a common goal: girl power.

    They’re tired of girls shrinking in their seats when asked for answers in class. They want to stop girls from feeling fat, ugly and unable to achieve. They want to give them the tools to live healthier and happier lives.

    They are using similar methods of achieving that goal.

    About 10 county elementary and middle schools have a program called Girl Power that pulls aside girls to discuss topics such as body issues, standing up to bullies and having self esteem.

  • KSP sergeant says Tracy Burke was intended target in 'full-on assault'

    Kentucky State Police Sgt. Matt Johnson said Friday that the scene investigators found at Karen Comer’s Rineyville home was the result of a “full-on assault” with Tracy Burke as the intended target.

    Johnson, who collected evidence from the home after Comer and Burke were killed, resumed his testimony on the fourth day of the fourth murder trial against former U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke, who is charged with the murder of his wife and her former mother-in-law.

  • One Knox leader Richardson named as chamber CEO

    Brad Richardson has added another item to his list of responsibilities.

    The executive director of One Knox and the North Hardin Economic Development Authority, Richardson was named Thursday afternoon as president and chief executive officer of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce.

    Tom Hewlett, chairman of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors, said the selection was made easier because of Richardson’s background.

  • Victim’s father, lead detective testify in Burke trial

    When David Wilburn took the witness stand Thursday, his face was somber and his voice was steady.

    He has testified before about the slaying of his daughter, Tracy Burke, and her former mother-in-law, Karen Comer, which occurred in September 2007 in Comer’s LaVista Estates home in Rineyville. This is the fourth attempt at a trial for former U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke.

  • Hardin County United joins alcohol push

    Another prominent Hardin County entity has emerged in favor of placing increased alcohol sales to a public vote.

    Hardin County United formally endorsed the efforts of Yes for Economic Success, arguing the debate is one of economic development and should be taken to voters to decide.

    Y.E.S. is a collective of local organizations and residents working to change existing alcohol laws in Hardin County because, Y.E.S. argues, they are unnecessarily stringent and an encumbrance to business growth.

  • Pops in the Park canceled for 2011

    The annual Pops in the Park concert featuring the Louisville Orchestra will not be held this year.

    The Louisville Orchestra and its musicians are in contract negotiations. First Federal Savings Bank issued a news release Thursday afternoon saying the event has been called off.

    The release added that First Federal will continue to provide the Elizabethtown community with a fireworks display by Zambelli Fireworks Internationale at the 2011 Heartland Music Festival on June 4.