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Today's News

  • Getting in the faces of solicitors

    ISSUE: Door-to-door solicitors
    OUR VIEW:
    New EPD policy is right step

    Thanks go to Chief Tracy Schiller and the Elizabethtown Police Department for tightening policies regarding door-to-door solicitors.

    Yes, every once in awhile it is nice to have someone knock on your door and offer to vacuum your house. That is if you have enough strength to say no to the $1,000 vacuum cleaner they are trying to sell you.

  • PREP TENNIS ROUNDUP: Tuesday's results (04/16)

    TENNIS

    BOYS’ PREP

    TUESDAY’S MATCHES

    BARDSTOWN 3, LARUE COUNTY 2

    Results from Tuesday’s match in Hodgenville:

    Singles

    Nico DeVillalobos (B) def. Preston Howell (LC), 6-2, 6-2

    Alex Best (LC) def. David Rowan (B), 6-1, 6-0

    Isaac Crume (B) def. Cole Constant (LC), 8-4

    Doubles

  • E’town High grad works on set of “Nashville”

    Growing up in Elizabethtown, Gina Durkan discovered she had an interest in producing video projects through classes and programs at St. James Catholic Regional School and Elizabethtown High School.

    Her interest eventually led her to Western Kentucky University to study broadcast media. Through work after college, she landed a spot on the production staff for ABC’s “Nashville.”

    “It’s such a huge production,” she said. “There’s 200 people who work for the show.”

  • EPD hosts Coffee with a Cop on Friday

    The Elizabethtown Police Department hosts its third Coffee With A Cop from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Towne Mall food court.

    The quarterly program is a way to reach out to the community, EPD spokesman Virgil Willoughby said.

    “I just want to encourage the public to stop by and discuss any issues or concerns they may have,” Willoughby said.

  • City council approves bids for parking lot construction

    Three construction bids for city hall’s parking lot that caused a point of contention at last week’s Radcliff City Council work session were up for approval at Tuesday’s meeting.

    At the work session and again Tuesday, councilwoman Barbara Baker sparked discussion when she questioned the inclusion of a change order not to total more than 10 percent of the contract price in all three bids. She was concerned automatic inclusion of the fee might entice contractors to spend it and she didn’t see the need in including it.

  • Man wanted for sexual abuse turns himself in

    A Lebanon Junction man indicted last week by a Hardin County grand jury for first-degree sexual abuse turned himself in Sunday and was arraigned Tuesday.

    Michael Joseph Fievet, 22, pleaded not guilty in Hardin Circuit Court for the alleged sex crime involving a victim younger than 12. Kentucky State Police conducted the investigation.

    An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt.

    He is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond at Hardin County Detention Center. His next court date is a pre-trial conference May 20.

  • Property transfers

    The following property transfers are listed on deeds at the Hardin County Clerk’s Office in Elizabethtown.

    Eugene and Georgia F. Blair to Ronald Dewayne Blair, six acres along Ky. 86, Cecilia, $1 plus love and affection. FMV: $19,400.

    John G. Conlin to Wilma J. and John Coy, 1122 Stovall Road, Elizabethtown, $70,000.

    Fox-KHI LLC to Keith A. and Dorothy N. Anderson, 138 Vineland Parkway Drive, Vine Grove, $235,000.

    Mandi Lee Day to Jeremy Steiner, Lot 14, Franklin Heights subdivision, Elizabethtown, $92,000.

  • Building permits

    The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the City of Elizabethtown Planning and Development offices. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

    Michael Puckett, 40 Valley Creek Spur, Elizabethtown, residential addition.

    Robert Kiser, 329 Raintree Drive, Elizabethtown, remodel, basement finish.

    Tammy Ray, 1410 Locust Grove Road, Elizabethtown, single-family dwelling.

  • KSP finds armed robbery suspects

    After an anonymous tip, Kentucky State Police arrested two suspects wanted for an armed robbery in Brandenburg.

    Derik Walker, 35, of Shepherdsville, and David Stearman, 31, of Brandenburg, were arrested at a Brandenburg residence around 6:45 p.m. Monday, police said. Both are charged with first-degree robbery, a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison.

    They are scheduled to appear today in Meade District Court for arraignment. Both are lodged in the Meade County Detention Center in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond.

  • It's a farmer's life for Donna Thomas

    Donna Thomas traded a stethoscope for farm life and never looked back.

    After 15 years as a registered nurse working in pediatrics, Thomas and her husband, Rick, decided they wanted to farm full time. In 1988, they purchased part of the Bethlehem Academy farm in rural Hardin County.

    Thomas, 59, grew up on a dairy farm about half a mile from where she lives now. The family plants corn and soybeans, grows hay, raises registered Angus cattle and maintains a tobacco greenhouse operation and wholesale distribution.