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  • E-scrap event returns in late April

    Hardin County government’s E-scrap event consistently has drawn crowds looking to discard old electronics and will return to Elizabethtown later this month.

    Hardin County residents who want to dispose of disabled or outdated electronic equipment, including computers and televisions, can take advantage of the annual collection day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 at the AGC Automotive Americas plant on Leitchfield Road west of Central Hardin High School.

  • Photo: Getting the scoop
  • North Hardin junior invited to two military academy summer programs

    A North Hardin High School student will get a glimpse of how he wants his future to look when he attends two prestigious summer military academies.

    Hunter Maxwell is one of 1,000 invited to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point’s Summer Leaders Experience in June and one of approximately 2,550 students invited to the U.S. Naval Academy’s Naval Academy Summer Seminar.

    The high school junior said it is the next step to fulfilling his future goals.

  • Hodgenville mayor's attorney questions process

    An attorney for two local officials under indictment says Hodgenville City Council proceedings had the makings of a “kangaroo court.”

    A slideshow featuring an analysis of criminal allegations and improprieties attributed to Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback was conducted at Monday night’s council meeting by a lawyer hired by the council. An attempt to transition into a public hearing as a prelude to consider ousting the mayor ended abruptly but has been rescheduled for May 1.

  • Candidates squabble over Facebook post

    An animated discussion broke out between the two candidates for Radcliff mayor following a public meeting. It was prompted by concerns about a Facebook post.

    Mike Weaver approached Councilman Jacob Pearman after the Radcliff City Council meeting Tuesday to address a statement on the Radcliff Small Business Alliance’s Facebook page regarding the next meeting of the North Hardin Economic Development Authority, of which Weaver is chairman.

  • Rangers train at Fort Knox to prepare for deployment

    Fort Knox relinquished the U.S. Army Armor School to Fort Benning, Ga., and the available range space created by the vacancy benefited Army Rangers assigned to the Georgia installation.

  • Fire destroys Hodgenville home

    Firefighters fought in vain Wednesday in an attempt to save a fellow firefighter’s home at 220 E. Main St. in Hodgenville.

    LaRue County Fire Chief Jason Stadler said the firefighter who lives in the house was in training Tuesday night at the station when the original call came in.

  • Photo: Celebrating closure
  • First inmate graduates from digital GED program

    Eric Sassaman walked into the Hardin County Detention Center with the feeling that advancement was out of reach because of his background.

    But he will walk out of the jail this weekend with an education.

    Sassaman, 31, of Wolfe County, is the first inmate at the detention center to earn a GED through the jail’s new digital testing system.

    Justin Hall, information technology director at the jail, said the detention center is certified to administer the GED test in a computerized format as the state moves away from paper tests.

  • E'town named "greenest" small city

    The Elizabethtown metropolitan area has embraced the benefits of Energy Star and was rewarded for diligence in conserving energy.

    The Environmental Protection Agency named the area the “greenest” small city in the U.S. with 53 certified Energy Star facilities in 2013.

    The total size of the buildings accounted for nearly 2.4 million square feet and created a cost savings in energy use of $1.95 million, according to the EPA.