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  • KSP Post 4 arrests more than 50 impaired drivers in March

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 troopers arrested more than 50 for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and logged nearly 9,700 hours of service in March.

    According to a news release, troopers and detectives assigned to the Elizabethtown post, which serves eight counties including Hardin and LaRue, issued 1,550 citations and opened 66 criminal cases in March.

    Post 4 troopers made 248 criminal arrests and contacted 636 victims, police said.

  • Local Boy Scouts assisting with conservation effort

    Some local Boy Scouts have been experiencing life on the beach this week, but they haven’t been relaxing in the sand.

    Instead they’ve been helping with a conservation project to preserve sand dunes in Gulf Shores, Ala., and the creatures that live in them.

    Troop 369 with Locust Grove Baptist Church in Elizabethtown left Monday to participate in a conservation project in Alabama, which a member of their church helped to start the effort.

  • Planting preparations: Higher temps could soon put farmers in the field

    An unusually cold spring has some larger producers in the area holding on to predictions of warmer days late this week.

    They hope an extended period of warmth will keep them from falling far behind when they prefer to begin planting corn.

    Larry Thomas, who farms throughout the county, began planting corn April 1 last year, slightly earlier than he usually starts.

    The latest Thomas likes to get started is mid-April, when farmers planting fewer acres of corn typically begin.

  • Veteran receives free car repairs

    A U.S. Army veteran from Rineyville has been recognized for his service, receiving thousands of dollars worth of vehicle repairs for free as part of a nationwide search to assist a combat veteran in each state.

    Travis Tiffany, who completed a 13-month tour in Iraq, was aided by an AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care center in the Louisville area as part of the company’s 50 Cars in 50 States program to service vehicles for a veteran in every state.

    The campaign coincides with AAMCO’s 50-year anniversary celebration.

  • E'town man pleads guilty to abuse, marijuana cultivation

    Eight days before his case was scheduled for jury trial, an Elizabethtown man pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of criminal abuse and marijuana cultivation.

    Michael J. Murray, 34, was indicted in January on charges of second-degree criminal abuse, cultivating marijuana — gun enhanced and less than five plants, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and first-degree persistent felony offense.

  • State Theater event offers look at how songs evolve

    Of the numerous concerts staged at the Historic State Theater, few have offered an intimate and insightful look at how thoughts turn into lyrics and blossom into hit songs.

    Saturday’s Behind the Music, A Songwriter’s Intimate Tale will do just that with songwriters and their guitars.

    The 7:30 p.m. event features John Ford Coley, of the 1970s hit-making duo England Dan and John Ford Coley, as well as Byron Hill and Roxie Dean, who all have penned hits over their lengthy careers.

  • Hamfest returning to promote safety, community

    The Lincoln Trail Amateur Radio Club hosts its 35th annual Hamfest on Saturday.

    The milestone isn’t being celebrated with fanfare, only the selling and mingling that has brought regular vendors and customers back for years.

    The event is from 8 a.m. to about 2 p.m. Saturday at the State Fire and Rescue Training Facility at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    The event is a sale that features new and used amateur radios, CB radios and electronic parts.

  • April cleanup month in Vine Grove

    VINE GROVE — Vine Grove residents are asked this month to spruce up their homes and make sure they comply with city regulations for the state of their properties.

    A tire amnesty program through the Hardin County judge-executive’s office is available to Vine Grove residents from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 11 and 12.

    A collection bin for tires is to be set up during those times near the city recycling collection bins at the corner of Mill Street and Ky. 144.

  • Mayberry Days supports proposed playground

    The whimsical fun of Mayberry Days is partnering with a good cause this year.

    The April 26-27 festival in Vine Grove is hosting events to raise money for a proposed playground that could be used by all children, including those with disabilities.

    The event began as an idea from Mayor Blake Proffitt, who said he often hears people comment on how similar Vine Grove is to the town of Mayberry in “The Andy Griffith Show.”

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