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  • Woman charged with attempting to assist assault suspect

    An Elizabethtown woman is charged with assisting a man police say assaulted a probation and parole officer and then ran away.

    Ashleigh N. Wright, 25, was arrested Wednesday afternoon near East Poplar Street on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment — probation officer and second-degree hindering apprehension or prosecution.

    Wright is accused of helping Quintin D. Lackey, 30, of Elizabethtown, who police said shoved a probation and parole officer attempting to adjust the man’s handcuffs.

  • Fair tradition spans 50 years

    Hardin County is celebrating 50 years of rides, cotton candy, games, livestock shows and tractor pulls.

    County fairs existed before the summer of 1963, but they were more loosely organized, fair board President Larry Jaggers said.

    “We know there have been fairs in Hardin County for years and years and then some more years,” he said.

    In 1963, 10 Hardin County residents decided to reorganize the fair under the bylaws that still govern it today, Jaggers said.

  • Mayoral candidates ready to lead

    No matter who is named mayor of Elizabethtown Monday to close out the final 18 months of Tim Walker’s term, the three candidates eligible for the position say they will run the city through his eyes.

    Councilwoman Edna Berger and Councilmen Bill Bennett and Tony Bishop are the three candidates for the vacant position, which will be filled by Elizabethtown City Council after a week of public input.

    All three said the position and issues facing the mayor should be funneled through the lens of what Walker envisioned for the job.

  • Three dogs die in E'town fire

    Three dogs were killed Saturday evening in a house fire on Stewart Street in Elizabethtown.

    Elizabethtown Fire Chief Mike Hulsey said firefighters responded at 5:20 p.m. to 517 Stewart St. to find heavy smoke and flames emerging from the back of the house.

    Although the dogs were in the home, the three adults who lived in the house were gone, Hulsey said. The neighbors saw the fire and called 911, according to the chief.

    Hulsey was not able to provide the names of the residents.

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  • Flood warning issued for Rolling Fork River

    Residents along the Rolling Fork River in Boston are under flood warning through Tuesday afternoon. The flood stage is 35 feet and the National Weather Service is predicting it crests at 40.7 by this afternoon.

    At 1:30 p.m. Saturday, the waters reached 33.91 feet, according to the weather service.

    The NWS report says property impact typicaly occurs in the area when river levels reach 40 feet. Water will cross low spots on some county roads and homes in the flood plain will be cutoff.

  • Guston woman accused of fatally shooting husband

    A Guston man is dead and his wife charged with murder following a shooting the Fourth of July at their Stith Valley Road residence.

    Daniel Reardon, 45, was found with a single gunshot wound to the head Thursday night at his home, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

    According to KSP, Meade County Dispatch contacted the Elizabethtown post at 10:52 p.m. Thursday and requested assistance with a possible shooting at 2600 Stith Valley Road.

  • White Mills Days brings community together

    With the sound of the rushing Nolin River in the background, parade watchers huddled beneath umbrellas and tree cover to shield themselves from the sprinkling of rain Saturday morning at White Mills Christian Camp.

    According to attendees, it was the first time White Mills Days was plagued with rain since the summer festival moved to the campsite nearly 15 years ago. However, the precipitation did not stop festivities Saturday.

  • Phone customers will have option to dial 10 digits in August

    Beginning Aug. 3, phone customers in the 270 area code region may place calls by dialing seven or 10 digits in preparation for the roll out of an additional area code.

    The option to use seven digits ends Jan. 31, 2014, after which customers will be required to dial 10 digits when placing local calls, according to a news release. To dial long distance, callers must add a 1.

    Even though use of 10 digits will be required, no additional fees are applied. A local call will remain local, according to the release.

  • Bellwood Drive to close for three weeks

    Bellwood Drive in Elizabethtown will be closed for three weeks beginning Monday as city crews start work on an existing stormwater culvert crossing at Bellwood just north of Diecks Drive.

    Vehicle access will be restricted to Clays Point Subdivision as well as other area addresses through detours along nearby streets, including Monin Road and Savannah Avenue.

    City officials remind motorists to use caution when driving in this area.