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  • Photo: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
  • BBB: Watch out for potential health-care scams

    With the launch Tuesday of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Better Business Bureau issued a warning to consumers concerning fraudulent activity related to the federal statute.

    Tuesday marked the first day the Affordable Care Act was operational with citizens being able to sign up for health insurance on online marketplaces.

    According to the BBB, the law’s kickoff is an opportunity for scammers to take advantage of consumers who are confused about their rights and responsibilities with the new program.

  • 'The Butler' to show at State Theater

    “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” is coming to the Historic State Theater for a three-day run in late November.

    The movie has brought in about $110 million since its Aug. 16 debut and wasn’t shown at the Movie Palace in Elizabethtown after its release.

  • Photo: Preparing for a fresh coat
  • Prepared for shutdown

    If a government shutdown is triggered through Congress’ inaction, Fort Knox likely would see a delay in some services and could furlough a significant portion of its civilian workforce, said Ryan Brus, public affairs officer.

    The military post is just one area of the federal government in which work could stall or grind entirely to a halt if Congress failed to pass a bill extending government appropriations by midnight Monday.

  • Nutty new program debuts at library

    Peals of laughter rang through the Hardin County Public Library on Monday afternoon and this time, no one was getting shushed.

    The library and Elizabethtown Family hosted the debut of a new science education program in the area, Nutty Scientists of Northern Kentucky. The program is in a multitude of countries, and Elizabethtown residents Mistie and Scott Wisniewski have brought it to Kentucky.

    After Mistie Wisniewski retired from the military, she was looking for a new opportunity that was more family oriented. She learned about Nutty Scientists online.

  • Two defendants dismissed in child rape case

    Charges against two Hardin County men accused of raping a child younger than 12 have been dismissed after the alleged victim changed her statement.

    Todd H. Livingston, 50, of Rineyville and Dean M. Tinsley, 45, of Elizabethtown were released Friday afternoon from Hardin County Detention Center after prosecutors filed to dismiss their charges without prejudice.

    Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Teresa Logsdon said dismissing the charges without prejudice allows investigators to pursue the case in the future if new evidence comes to light.

  • Sims retires as health department director

    After 40 years in health care and 17 years at the helm of the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, Linda Sims has stepped aside from leadership.

    Sims retired as director of the health department this week after taking over the position in 1996. Her last day was Monday.

  • Gatton student named National Achievement semifinalist

    A local student competing for a national scholarship hopes to assist others in a similar way when she finishes her education.

    Naomi Kellogg, an Elizabethtown senior at the Carroll Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science, was named a semifinalist in the National Achievement Scholarship program.

  • Two Hardin County men indicted on sex offenses

    Reiner Legaspi, 55, of Rineyville, is charged with first-degree rape while Christopher Spellings, 31, of Elizabethtown, has been indicted on incest, third-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse.

    Detective Ryan Johnson with Kentucky State Police Post 4 investigated both cases.

    An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt. Defendants are innocent until proven guilty.