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  • Teen’s parents testify in hearing

    An Elizabethtown teen will have to spend the first part of his 19th year in jail.

    After having a birthday following his arrest Sept. 25, Hunter Daniel Bailey of Elizabethtown was not granted a bond reduction Tuesday at his arraignment following testimony from his parents in Hardin Circuit Court.

  • French among fallen firefighters honored

    The solemn sound of bagpipes Wednesday morning in Frankfort marked the beginning of a service memorializing Kentucky firefighters who have died in the line of duty.

  • Magistrate candidates clash over HMH finances

    Magistrate Doug Goodman called for a new company to be brought in to manage Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    His statement came at a magistrate forum at Nolin RECC where candidates clashed over how best to bandage the hospital’s financial bleeding, which has forced it into the red for past two years and led to some job cutbacks.

  • Truck, tractor pull postponed

    The annual Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Hardin County Fairgrounds has been postponed until later this month.

    Tim Hornback said the third annual event now will be held Oct. 17-18 with events beginning both nights at 6.

    The event raises money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

  • Vine Grove to solicit bids for road repair

    Vine Grove residents might get a whole lot of tar this year for Christmas.

    Mayor Blake Proffitt announced Monday night he will solicit bids for a road repavement project that could be partially or fully completed before year’s end.

  • Victim: 'You have forever changed my life'

    A Vine Grove man convicted of one count of first-degree sexual abuse of a girl younger than 16 heard testimony from his victim Tuesday during a sentencing hearing in Hardin Circuit Court.

    David L. Shumake, 41, was sentenced to four years in prison for performing a sex act with the teen in his Vine Grove home, but not before the victim read her statement to the court.

  • E'town council candidates share thoughts at forum

    With less than a month until election day, candidates are utilizing opportunities to bolster support.

  • Man arrested after striking officer with milk glass

    A Radcliff police officer was struck on the head by a milk glass Sunday morning after responding to a domestic violence situation at a Highland Avenue home in Vine Grove.

    Police said Jordan Dale, 32, of Vine Grove, struck Officer Clennon Smith on the head when police arrived to arrest him on a domestic violence charge, according to an arrest citation.

  • Lincoln Parkway murder trial still scheduled for this month

    A trial for a Hodgenville man charged with two counts of murder after a fatal wreck that killed an Elizabethtown couple in August 2013 will remain unchanged for now after a motion for a continuance from his attorney.

  • October Tea planned to support breast cancer survivors, fighters

    With Breast Cancer Awareness Month just around the corner, a local support group is making plans.

    The Hardin County Breast Cancer Support Group is hosting an October Tea that will serve “as a celebration to honor survivors and to support women who are actually fighting breast cancer,” said Debbie Folino, a member of the organization and a breast cancer survivor.