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  • Candidate for county clerk withdraws

    A Republican candidate for county clerk announced his plans to withdraw from the race at a Republican gathering Monday night.

    Dwayne E. Mollison Sr., a local business owner and associate minister, cited multiple family health issues that have demanded time. Based on a previous candidacy for magistrate, Mollison said he knew focus and effort were essential for a campaign and felt it was best to withdraw.

    He filed papers to withdraw Tuesday at the clerk’s office.

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  • Investigation into bones found on property continues

    A snow-covered Habitat for Humanity sign lay Tuesday morning at the front of a property on East Railroad Avenue in Elizabethtown.

    The area where a dozen police officers, public works employees, Hardin County coroners and two archaeologists spent about 18 hours digging and searching for human remains is undisturbed these days.

    While bones were found during the dig on the vacant lot 33 days ago, Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby said officials aren’t ready to make additional comments about the investigation.

  • Combs welcomed at Radcliff luncheon

    Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs’s life has come full circle.

    Combs, the new commander of U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, was warmly welcomed to the community during a reception luncheon Monday at Colvin Community Center hosted by the Radcliff Small Business Alliance.

    Combs previously served as deputy commanding general of Cadet Command from 2011 to 2012, but she said traveling obligations prohibited her from exploring the communities around Fort Knox as she would have liked, joking that her boss kept her on the road all of the time.

  • Lady Panthers honored

    The Elizabethtown High School Lady Panthers had a thrilling basketball season that culminated with a spot in the state championship game in Bowling Green.

    While they ultimately fell to Louisville Butler in the final, their runner-up status did not make the team any less of a sensation in the city.

    The Lady Panthers were honored Monday afternoon at Elizabethtown City Hall for their hardwood exploits as individual team members and coaches received a proclamation from Mayor Edna Berger. A hearty round of applause echoed across the council chambers.

  • Lewis proposes committee for Walker memorial

    Elizabethtown Councilman Kenny Lewis proposed the city form a committee Monday to explore ideas and locations for a memorial honoring the late Mayor Tim Walker.

    Lewis said an official memorial is needed to remember the legacy and accomplishments of Walker, who was serving his first term as mayor when he died at his home on June 14, 2013, after suffering a heart attack.

  • Radcliff church faces foreclosure

    A Radcliff church is beginning its search for a new location as its former pastor looks to find a resolution to a civil suit filed earlier this month in Hardin Circuit Court.

    The civil action claims Gloryland Harvest Church Inc. and its registered agent, former pastor Jacob Pearman, are in default of a $2,185,000 Bank of the West loan. The suit requests judgment for the amount of the loan and other fees, that it be awarded the first lien on the property and the land and building on Woodland Drive at Vine Street be sold by the Master Commissioner.

  • E’town man arrested on Virginia charge

    Elizabethtownpolice apprehended a fugitive wanted in Virginia on Friday at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    Robert Douglas Fruitt, 31, of Elizabethtown, was arrested after police discovered he was wanted in Virginia Beach, Va., on a probation violation charge. The original case involved an armed robbery.

  • Arkansas residents arrested on drug charges

    Two Arkansas residents were arrested early Monday morning on a number of drug charges at the Pilot Travel Center in Sonora.

    Billy Burns, 64, of Mountain View, Ark., and Catherine Treat, 60, of Timbo, Ark., were arrested by Kentucky State Police after Travel Center staff called authorities and reported that Treat was seen “wandering around the store behaving strangely,” according to an arrest citation.

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