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  • E'town reviews first year of events program

    City officials this week said the first year of Elizabethtown’s events program has proven to be a trial-and-error experience.

    Mayor Tim Walker said the city assisted on projects in the past but ventured into unmapped territory when it assumed management of Heartland Festival and Cruisin’ the Heartland from the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce while simultaneously launching its own programs.

    “It’s been a learning curve,” Walker said.

  • Day of donations to help local charities

    Local charities can benefit today from a statewide effort to encourage giving to nonprofit organizations.

    Today is Kentucky Gives Day.

    The push is organized as a collaboration of the Kentucky Nonprofit Network in collaboration with participating nonprofits and corporate, foundation and media partners to raise as much money as possible for Kentucky charities in 24 hours.

    USA Cares, Warm Blessings and Big Brothers, Big Sisters are among area organizations donors can support.

  • E'town man indicted for burglary at Ring Road gas station

    An Elizabethtown man was indicted Thursday on charges relating to an alleged burglary at a Ring Road gas station where police say he took more than $3,000 cash.

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  • Former Nappy Roots member arrested in Hardin County

    A Louisville man faces a felony assault charge following an altercation with police Saturday morning at a traffic safety checkpoint on Ky. 313.

    Kenneth Ryan Anthony, 35, was arrested on charges of third-degree assault — police officer, second-degree criminal mischief, second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, menacing and alcohol intoxication in public.

    Anthony, also known as R. Prophet, is a former member of Nappy Roots, a Louisville-based hip-hop group that formed in Bowling Green. Anthony left the outfit in 2006.

  • Capital projects headline county's budget

    After Hardin Fiscal Court affirmed its commitment to relocating county offices by casting a second 8-1 vote, Judge-Executive Harry Berry presented a roadmap Tuesday to pay for the design and construction of the facility.

    Berry proposed a $31.4 million operational budget and $16.3 million in capital projects that is expected to roughly double the debt yet keep the county well beneath its debt limit.

  • Holland's bone marrow transplant moved up

    A bone marrow transplant for a local teenager that was scheduled for May has been moved to late April.

    Andrew Holland, 16, will undergo the transplant April 30 in Louisville, bumped up from May 13. The bone marrow was harvested from Holland’s own stem cells.

  • Hardin County gears up for March for Babies

    Hardin County residents will be asked to stretch their legs this weekend in the fight against pre-term births.

    The annual March for Babies, a fundraising walk for March of Dimes, is Saturday at Elizabethtown High School. Registration for the walk is at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m.

  • Man indicted for solicitation to commit murder

    BARDSTOWN —  A Nelson County grand jury indicted a Bardstown man Friday for solicitation to commit murder.

    David O. Smith Jr., 35, is accused of soliciting another person to kill three Bardstown residents, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police Post 4.

    He was arrested April 22 and lodged at Nelson County Detention Center, police said. He is scheduled to appear for arraignment May 2 in Nelson Circuit Court.

    Post 4 Detective Terry Whittaker is leading the investigation.

  • Judge approves motion to consolidate cases against professional shoplifters

    A Hardin Circuit Court judge approved a motion Tuesday to consolidate the jury trials for two out-of-state women police say are involved in a “professional shoplifting” ring.

    Darlene Burnett, 59, and Amber Burnett, 35, both of Cleveland, were indicted in September for charges of theft of identity, complicity to commit tampering with physical evidence, three counts of complicity to commit second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, complicity to commit theft by unlawful taking less than $500 and second-degree disorderly conduct.