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  • West Point goes moist

    West Point residents will be allowed to pop a top with meals in public should a restaurant qualify for a liquor license.

    In a special election Tuesday, voters supported a measure allowing limited alcohol sales in West Point. The vote was 90-19 to authorize the sale of alcohol in restaurants so long as the beverages are served with food. Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb said the vote included seven absentee ballots and only one spoiled ballot, which was not counted.

  • Homemakers to host first Spring Bazaar

    The local holiday bazaar is so successful it has the Hardin County Homemakers seeing double.

    The Homemakers will host its first Spring Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hardin County Extension Service. The Homemakers decided to host another bazaar after the success of the one held during the winter holidays, said Ginny Kean, chairwoman of the event.

    Admission is free.

  • Photo: True Kentucky spring scene
  • EHS sportswear deal is authorized

    A Tennessee sportswear company seeking business sponsorships for T-shirts has a signed agreement with the Elizabethtown High School baseball program.

    The community should have no concern about solicitations by Sportswear Promotions Inc., said Michael R. Tarr II, senior vice president for North American operations with Sportswear Promotions Inc. of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.

    "How much clearer can it get?" Tarr said.

  • Fort Knox soldier killed in Afghanistan

    A Fort Knox soldier on his first combat tour in Khowst Province, Afghanistan, died Sunday from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his base with indirect fire.
    U.S. Army 1st Lt. Robert F. Welch III, 26, of Denton, Texas, was an ordnance officer assigned to Company B, 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke.
    He was less than three years into his military career.
    Welch attended high school in Wylie, Texas, and attended the University of North Texas in Denton from 2003-2007.

  • Fort Knox soldier killed in Afghanistan

    A Fort Knox officer on his first combat tour died Sunday of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his base with indirect fire in Khwost Province in Afghanistan.

    U.S. Army 1st Lt. Robert F. Welch III, 26, of Denton, Texas, was an ordnance officer assigned to Company B, 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke.

    Lt. Welch is the third member of 3/1 to die in the past two months.

    He began his military service in October 2008 and arrived at Fort Knox in July 2009. 

  • Jury unable to reach a consensus

    The second jury to hear all of the evidence presented in the murder trial of Brent Burke couldn’t reach a verdict Monday evening and a fourth mistrial was declared by Judge Kelly Mark Easton.

  • Emotions flow for many after another mistrial

    Brent Burke’s face remained stoic when the jury reported just before 8 p.m.  Monday that it could not reach a verdict in the case against him, the fourth attempt at a trial.

    Burke is accused of killing his estranged wife, Tracy Burke, and her former mother-in-law, Karen Comer, in 2007 in Rineyville.

    As a woman led her quietly away from cameras and microphones, Tracy Burke’s mother, Patricia Wilburn, said that there will be another trial.

  • Photo: Feels like Monday
  • Ladies Auxiliary president visits Vine Grove VFW

    Cortina Barnes on Monday joked she was uncertain her hunger could wait for brunch.

    The cheery Barnes, national president of the Ladies Auxiliary for Veterans of Foreign Wars, spent her morning at VFW Post 10281 in Vine Grove, addressing the post’s ladies auxiliary over an ample feast.

    Barnes was touring various auxiliaries in Kentucky as part of a year-long tour of the 51 departments under her watch. Barnes told the modest crowd assembled that this was approximately her 40th department tour since taking over as national president.