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  • Lots of smoke but little fire, damage

    Thick black smoke lifting near the U.S. 31W Bypass on Monday morning was caused by a fire in a tar kettle at the construction site of Hardin County Schools’ Early College and Career Center.

    HCS spokesman John Wright said the kettles are used to melt roofing tar and a kettle became too hot and caught fire. Wright said district officials do not believe there was any structural damage.

  • E’town woman indicted on arson charge

    An Elizabethtown woman was indicted last week in Hardin Circuit Court on a charge of second-degree arson.

    A grand jury returned the indictment against Rolonda Linette Quamina, 33, who is scheduled to enter a guilty plea today in Hardin Circuit Court, according to court records.

    The indictment alleges Quamina started an apartment fire at 211 Terry Court in Elizabethtown on Dec. 3, 2013. It also alleges Quamina set the fire to collect insurance proceeds.

  • E'town donates more land to Habitat

    Hardin County Habitat for Humanity on Monday added four more lots to use in its effort to revamp portions of Elizabethtown’s Haycraft neighborhood.

    Elizabethtown City Council approved the donation of 218, 316 and 318 Haycraft St. and 325 E. Railroad Ave. to Habitat for Humanity at no cost for construction of low-interest, affordable housing.

  • E-scrap event returns in late April

    Hardin County government’s E-scrap event consistently has drawn crowds looking to discard old electronics and will return to Elizabethtown later this month.

    Hardin County residents who want to dispose of disabled or outdated electronic equipment, including computers and televisions, can take advantage of the annual collection day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 at the AGC Automotive Americas plant on Leitchfield Road west of Central Hardin High School.

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  • North Hardin students to take part in national competition

    In July, while most of their peers will be enjoying their summer vacation, four North Hardin students will be headed to Texas for a national competition.

    Nyeisha Eaves, Danielle Elias, Heather Luce and Cassandra Redd will compete in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America STAR Events national competition July 6 through 10 in San Antonio. Redd will compete in the early childhood development competition while the others will compete as a team in the culinary competition.

  • Heart Association recognizes hospital

    Hardin Memorial Hospital has been recognized by the American Heart Association for implementing quality improvement measures to treat patients who suffer cardiac arrests.
    The Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Gold Quality Achievement Award was awarded last week, according to Michelle Murphy, director of marketing for Hardin Memorial Health.

  • Former E’town resident to appear on game show Thursday

    For former Elizabethtown resident Melissa Eggen Logsdon, the adage “Third time’s the charm” never has proven truer.

    After attempting to audition for Wheel of Fortune on two other occasions in Chicago, in June her third attempt at the Wheelmobile in St. Louis, where she now lives, landed her on the show.

    “I had been at the Wheelmobile all day,” Logsdon said. “I was so tired. I almost left, but persistence pays off.”

    Her episode airs at 7 p.m. Thursday. Locally, it can be seen on WLKY.

  • Partake in the power of purple

    Your preferred hue may be lavender, lilac, magenta, mauve or violet, but Elizabethtown Relay for Life wants to see those shades of purple splashed all over Elizabethtown early next month.

    From May 5-9, Relay for Life will be hosting Paint the Town Purple, a contest now in its fourth year, which encourages residents and business owners to decorate their homes and businesses in inventive ways to raise cancer awareness.

  • From triumph to tragedy and back again: E’town couple returns to Boston Marathon

    The thrill of finishing the Boston Marathon last April quickly gave way to horror for Rick Torres and his wife, Leslie, of Elizabethtown.

    The rush of overcoming the 26.2-mile trek for Rick was erased by two explosions near the finish line, which could be heard and seen from their nearby room at the Marriott Copley Place hotel.

    Three were killed, hundreds injured. Perceptions of the venerable race were forever twisted in waves of screams, smoke and shrapnel.