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  • Job fair to be held Thursday

    Employers from near and far will fill Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday as part of an annual job fair.

    Job seekers have an opportunity to meet with companies from as near as the local area and as far as Maryland. Fifty-three employers were registered as of Wednesday, according to Helen Miles with the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce.

    “It’s a wide variety of different jobs that are available,” Miles said.

  • Moody's assigns double A rating for county bonds

    Hardin County government has again obtained a high rating for more than $11 million in bonds that will be sold this week to finance construction of a new government complex near Ring Road and Patriot Parkway.

    Moody’s Investor’s Services has assigned an Aa2 rating to the two general obligation bond issues, one for $10 million and another $1.375 million. The $10 million bond issue is tax exempt, and the two bonds will be financed up to 25 years.

  • Spelling Bowl reflects on 50 years

    Elizabethtown resident Charlie Lawson cupped the small trophy in his hand as he walked into the Morrison Gallery at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College for the 50th anniversary of the North Central Kentucky Spelling Bowl.

    Roughly 50 students from primary level to middle school gathered Friday night to compete for a slew of prizes, but Lawson can stake the claim as being the bowl’s first winner as an eighth grader in the mid-1960s.

  • Radcliff’s parking lot to become learning destination for municipalities

    The transformation of the Radcliff City Hall parking lot has begun as curbs were installed Wednesday. Eventually it will become a learning destination for city officials and municipalities.
    City Engineer Toby Spalding said when complete, the acre-and-a-half parking lot – that includes the parking lot in front of the county clerks’ office and the police station – demonstrates a variety of storm water treatment aspects to prevent runoff.

  • Man directly indicted on sex charge involving minor

    A Lebanon Junction man was indicted directly last week in Hardin Circuit court on a sex charge involving a minor.

    Michael Joseph Fievet is accused of first-degree sexual abuse involving a victim younger than 12. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

    Kentucky State Police conducted the investigation.

    An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt. Defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

    Other indictments:

  • Volunteers fill food bags to fight hunger

    Nate Jarboe learned the value of giving from one of his teachers when the class started taking on service projects. 

    They adopted an elephant from Africa and sent pennies to Haiti even as Nate’s sensitivity to the plights of the less fortunate matured.

    Before long, the 10-year-old trained his thoughts on the debilitating impacts of poverty and hunger, recruiting local help from two charities committed to filling empty stomachs.

  • Poverty simulation allows room for compassion

    Gloria Soriano of Elizabethtown knows all too well some of the scenarios she watched play out Friday during a poverty simulation at Pritchard Community Center.

    A single mother of five children, she struggles daily to make ends meet as she works at a local hotel as a housekeeper. She also has a language barrier because her native language is Spanish.

    She attended the Community Action Poverty Simulation sponsored by the Central Kentucky Community Action Council’s Community Collaboration for Children to help educate others of her plight, she said.

  • Former E.W. James property lands prospective buyer

    The former E.W. James & Sons Supermarkets property in Elizabethtown soon may have a new owner.

    Hogan Real Estate of Louisville has entered a contract to purchase the building, at West Dixie Avenue and St. John Road, said Hardin McLane, a local Realtor with Coldwell Banker McMahan Co.

    McLane said the deal is contingent upon Hogan finding a lessee within six months. He could not divulge the agreed-upon purchase price because the deal has not been finalized.

    “It’s not a done deal, but if anyone can do it, they can do it,” he said.

  • Man enters not-guilty plea in sex case

    A Radcliff man indicted on multiple sex crime charges involving a teenager over an 18-month period was arraigned Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    James R. Ogg, 31, who was indicted on three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, 12 counts of third-degree rape and one count of third-degree sodomy last week, entered a not-guilty plea.

    All charges are Class D felonies and Ogg faces up to 5 years in prison on each count if convicted, up to 20 years total.

  • EPD to crack down on solicitors

    A wave of complaints from residents tired of door-to-door solicitation has caused Elizabethtown Police Department to review its policies on the practice.

    Police Chief Tracy Schiller and Sgt. Merle Young said the department is confident in the process set up to manage door-to-door solicitors, but it will be more diligent in enforcing those policies going forward.