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  • Photos: Crews work WK Parkway crash
  • Calf returned unharmed to owner

    A calf and her owner have been reunited after Elizabethtown police and residents spent part of Saturday searching for the escaped animal in residential neighborhoods. 

    Imari Doyle, a student at Central Hardin High School, said her cow escaped overnight from her home on Springfield Road. The animal is a school project for her FFA club.

    Lilly Mae, a 1-year-old black Angus calf with tag A09, was captured in a residential neighborhood near the U.S. 31W Bypass in Elizabethtown. She was returned unharmed.

  • 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.

  • Elizabethtown man arrested on robbery charge

    An Elizabethtown man charged with robbery was taken into custody after police apprehended him Thursday night.

    Carl Larone Hobson, 37, of the 700 block of Hawkins Drive, was charged with second-degree robbery and probation violation for a technical violation.

    Elizabethtown police responded to a fight in progress call on Crimson Creek Court.

    The woman told police Hobson grabbed her neck, choked her and threw her to the ground, according to a citation.

  • Football hero shares experience with mental illness

    When football legend Herschel Walker walked onto a stage Thursday at Fort Knox, his sheer presence garnered the attention of the audience.

    What kept their attention was Walker’s humor and charisma as he shared football stories and anecdotes about movies, his faith and his personal struggles, including battling a multiple personality disorder.

    After his football career ended, Walker – the 1982 Heisman Trophy winner, pro football star and Olympian – recounted a time when an associate repeatedly missed appointments.

  • Radcliff, Fort Knox officials to discuss housing

    Officials from Fort Knox and Radcliff city government have scheduled a meeting Tuesday to discuss area housing issues.

    According to Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall, the meeting will include representatives from Fort Knox’s garrison command, two council members and himself. Fort Knox Public Affairs Officer Ryan Brus also confirmed the meeting. Neither were sure if Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs would attend.

  • 100-acre fire ruled an accident

    A southern Hardin County wildfire that burned 100 or more acres of property Sunday has been ruled an accident.

    Glendale Fire Chief Richard Peters said the investigation has been closed and no signs of tampering were detected.

    “We didn’t find any evidence of foul play or anything,” he said.

    The fire originated along a fence line in the 1200 block of West Rhudes Creek Road between Overall-Phillips and New Glendale roads, but Peters said no ignition materials were discovered.

  • Road plan includes money to extend Ring Road

    With legislative approval for right-of-way acquisition and utility relocation, Ring Road’s western end likely could be extended to link with Interstate 65 and U.S. 31W possibly sometime in 2017.

    “I never thought about it being that soon,” Elizabethtown Mayor Edna Berger said. “That would be awesome.”

    Since last September, Ring Road has been open to the Western Kentucky Parkway. That intersection is only eight-tenths of a mile across fields to Interstate 65.

  • Swope brothers named Distinguished Citizens

    When it comes to serving the community, it’s all in the family for this year’s recipients of the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Lincoln Heritage Council Boy Scouts of America.

    Bob and Carl Swope, both owners of car dealerships in Elizabethtown, said service was instilled in them by their grandfather, father and mother.

    “I didn’t know I had a choice,” Carl said, laughing. “Of course, we had a choice, but it was instilled by example early on.”

  • Hundreds attend annual job fair in Elizabethtown

    Hundreds of job seekers made Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown their destination Thursday as the Regional Job and Career Fair provided employment opportunities.

    Employers ranging from law enforcement agencies to medical facilities, from insurance companies to trucking companies, attracted visitors at the five-hour event.