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  • Man pleads guilty in connection to Boone Road fatal wreck

    The brother of a man charged with murder in connection to an April 2012 fatal wreck pleaded guilty Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court to drug-related charges.

    Matthew S. Stallins, 26, of Elizabethtown was a passenger in the Honda Accord that hit a tree April 24, 2012, on Boone Road in Elizabethtown. His brother, David L. Stallins II, was the driver.

    The wreck left the brothers seriously injured and killed passenger Jessica L. Fisher, 30, of Elizabethtown.

  • One injured in wreck on South Dixie Highway
  • Study at Fort Duffield uncovering the past

    A University of Kentucky study seeks to unearth the past at Fort Duffield without digging a single hole.

    Philip Mink, an archeologist and anthropologist at UK, paced a $40,000 piece of equipment on small wheels back and forth along measured paths in an area that might have been a burial site for Civil War soldiers.

    “It’s not very exciting to watch,” he said. “It’s like mowing the grass.”

  • Celebrating with service: Belk volunteers help at Helmwood Heights for company's 125th anniversary

    A local department store spruced up an elementary school in Elizabethtown as an anniversary present to the community.

    Volunteers from Belk in Elizabethtown and Hands On Nashville, an agency that coordinates volunteerism projects, offered their time and services Monday to Helmwood Heights Elementary School. The volunteer project is part of Belk’s 125 Days of Service, a celebration of the department store’s 125th anniversary.

  • Photo: Safety first
  • E'town, Radcliff clear first readings of budgets

    Elizabethtown and Radcliff heard first readings of their operating budgets Monday as the two cities look to make adjustments for the new fiscal year.

    Elizabethtown’s budget will borrow nearly $1 million from reserves to offset costs of capital projects paid for through the general fund while Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall successfully lobbied for the removal of $1 million from reserves to pay off the outstanding debt on the Challenger Learning Center, which is being rented to the Regional Education Center.

  • Elizabethtown reviewing annexation of Hardin County Schools property

    Hardin County Schools has requested Elizabethtown annex property at 1323 St. John Road that will serve as the future home of G.C. Burkhead Elementary School.

    Planning Director Ed Poppe submitted the request to Elizabethtown City Council for review during its work session Monday. Poppe said the school district is requesting the property be annexed so it can take advantage of city utilities once the new school is built.

  • Organizers crown Fiddler’s Contest a success

    Organizers of the Official Kentucky State Championship Old Time Fiddler’s Contest are used to the occasional complaint when hosting the musical showcase, but they said everyone was complimentary of this year’s contest, the first since moving to Elizabethtown.

    Likewise, Elizabethtown Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn has welcomed both praise and criticism after taking control of several city-managed events and was shocked by the response.

  • Higdon funeral burglary case in national spotlight

    Last June’s burglary of a Clarkson home while parents attended their slain son’s funeral has drawn national attention.

    NBC’s “Today Show” was in the area last week interviewing Cindy and Dennis Higdon, whose son, Christian, was killed June 16, 2012, with a hatchet. When the family returned from the June 20 burial, they found their home ransacked.

    NBC correspondent Jeff Rossen said the network found burglaries such as the Higdons have become a growing trend around the country.

  • Pearman pushes for events coordinator in Radcliff

    With Radcliff promoting Summer Blast in late June, Councilman Jacob Pearman pushed City Council to seriously consider the creation of an events coordinator position.

    Pearman said he believes the city's development of new festivals and events has brought its residents closer together and an employee dedicated to the cultivation of local entertainment could push Radcliff to a higher echelon.

    "I think we could just do more," he said.