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  • Justice Place entering final phase of renovation

    Roxann Smalley’s deep desire to own a restaurant has proven painstaking, but the payoff is nearing.

    Smalley, an Elizabethtown attorney, is entering the final legs of renovation to the nearly 11,000-square-foot space at 114 E. Dixie Ave. beside the Hardin County Justice Center, which she has restored with a modern flourish and dubbed Justice Place, an airy attraction with a legal appeal for downtown clientele.

  • Traffic fatalities up in 2012 in Hardin County

    The number of people who died on Hardin County roadways increased in 2012 following a significant decrease the previous year.

    Eighteen fatal collisions occurred in the county in 2012, according to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 in Elizabethtown. In those collisions, 18 people were killed.

    Those numbers increased from 2011 during which there were 10 fatal collisions and 13 deaths, according to the cabinet. There were 18 fatalities in 2010.

  • Guthrie, Parrett not interested in challenging McConnell in 2014

    A Kentucky-based Super Political Action Committee intent on ousting Republican Mitch McConnell from the U.S. Senate next year has launched more than two dozen draft petitions for Kentuckians who could pose a challenge.

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, and U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, have both been mentioned as potential opponents, but both men said they have no interest in the Senate race.

  • Photo: Shopping in the rain
  • 3rd ESC comes home

    Brayden M’Kenzi Hutchinson grew restless Saturday with the delay keeping her from her father, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Justin Hutchinson.

    The energetic 7-year-old held a sign that said “Outta my way!!! I get my daddy back today,” lifting it skyward periodically as the Natcher Physical Fitness Center swelled with a flurry of chatter and voices anxious to reunite with loved ones.

  • Homeless in Hardin County: Seeking shelter

    Louis Ashmore spends nearly every day from the time it opens until closes at the Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown.

    He reads newspapers and western paperbacks all day in the plush chairs near the back of the building.

    He can’t get a library card because he lives under a tarp in the woods.

    Ashmore and others with no place to go may have a new option with establishment of a shelter at Powerhouse of Praise and Deliverance Church in Radcliff. The shelter is scheduled to open by the end of the month.

  • HMH facilities plan under development

    Hardin Memorial Hospital has offered a few details about an upcoming master facilities plan that will address growth and long-term building needs at its main campus on North Dixie Avenue.

    But hospital officials said they are not ready to divulge the entire plan just yet.

  • Faces and places: Lines across our paths
  • Man accused of incest waives jury in favor of bench trial

     

    An Elizabethtown man facing 13 felony sex offenses waived a jury trial Friday in Hardin Circuit Court in favor of a trial by court.

    George W. Beason Jr., 32, is charged with third-degree rape, three counts of incest, three counts of third-degree sodomy, six counts of first-degree sexual abuse, distribution of obscene matter to a minor and second-degree persistent felony offense.

  • Police uncover meth lab in motel room

    Police uncovered a methamphetamine lab and arrested two Hodgenville residents Thursday night after responding to a motel in search of another suspect.

    Tiffany E. Naylor, 23, and James B. Buckles, 33, each face charges of manufacturing methamphetamine. Naylor also is charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and third-degree possession of a controlled substance.