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  • Man admits to impersonating a soldier

    A 23-year-old Hardin County man admitted Friday in federal court to charges of impersonating an U.S. Army officer, wire fraud, making false statements or representations and entering government property under false pretenses for the purposes of committing a felony.

    Despite being a civilian with no record of service in the armed forces, Jonathan Wade Short admitted to charges that he impersonated a soldier between March 8 and Dec. 7, 2012.

  • Good, clean fun in the park
  • E'town council nears appointment

    Elizabethtown City Council has heard from several residents who have an interest in filling the vacancy on the six-member legislative body, but it may already have found its man.

    Some council members said they are leaning toward the appointment of business owner and former council candidate Terry Shipp, who finished seventh in the 2012 election, placing him just short of a seat.

  • PHOTOS: County fair in motion
  • Nolin RECC set to recognize 75 years of service

    Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation began serving electricity to rural homes in Hardin and LaRue counties 75 years ago this week.

    Nolin RECC, a not-for-profit cooperative organized by residents during the Great Depression, was incorporated July 20, 1938. To celebrate, the co-op is hosting a member appreciation day Friday at the Nolin RECC office in Elizabethtown. A complimentary lunch is served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and members attending receive a special gift and a chance to win a 75th commemorative anniversary afghan designed by artist Pamela Renfroe.

  • Photo: Taking the oath
  • Founders' Day: Take two

    A hearty dose of rain washed away Elizabethtown’s plans to celebrate its founding July 4, but organizers will try again Sunday.

    Founders’ Day is scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday at Freeman Lake Park and is free to the public. Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said the schedule of events Sunday closely will mimic original plans for the Fourth. However, the Shoney’s pie eating contest that proved a hit last year has been canceled, she said.

  • EMS complaint cases resolved

    Complaints an Elizabethtown man filed against Hardin County EMS with the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services have been resolved.

    One was dismissed because of insufficient evidence. The other was resolved when the ambulance service agreed to institute new training procedures.

    Richard Leal filed a complaint in 2012 alleging his adult daughter, Lizbeth, was injured by a paramedic student who carried her over his shoulder into an ambulance. According to Leal, the student was unsupervised at the time.

  • Families drawn to disciplined lifestyle of beef cattle showing

    Joanele Cecil proudly watched as her sons, Sam and Clay, competed in a showmanship class for beef cattle at the Hardin County Community Fair and Horse Show Wednesday night, their hours of hard work culminating in a handful of performances.

    Her daughter, Katie, 8, wielded a small pink camera she used to flash toward her brothers after finishing her performance in the novice showmanship exhibition.

  • 12 sex offenders non-compliant

    This week’s sweep on sex offenders throughout Hardin County found 12 offenders non-compliant.

    The U.S. Marshals Service, in partnership with the Elizabethtown Police Department, Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, Radcliff Police Department, Kentucky State Police, Kentucky State Probation and Parole, West Point Police Department, and Vine Grove Police Department conducted Operation Gold Vault Monday through Wednesday.