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  • A portion of Dixie to close Monday

    A portion of U.S. 31W in Elizabethtown will be closed Monday night while Elizabethtown maintenance crews work at the Valley Creek bridge.

    According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the work will require closing East Dixie Avenue south of the square. The road will close at 8 p.m. and should reopen by midnight.

    The cabinet advises northbound motorists to take Nicholas Street to U.S. 62 and follow Mulberry Street back to Dixie Avenue. Southbound motorists should use the same detour in reverse order, according to the statement.

  • Louisville woman indicted on assault charges stemmimg from jail incident

    A Louisville woman accused of striking and threatening three Hardin County jail deputies

    A Louisville woman accused of striking and threatening three Hardin County jail deputies last month has been indicted.

  • Elizabethtown women pen tail-wagging tales

    Across the heartland and beyond, stories of rescued pets changing lives are countless.

    That’s what two Elizabethtown women who put their stories in book form have found in readers’ responses. With each story shared, they said, the situation many unwanted pets face gets a little better.

    “A Tail Tale of Two Dogs,” by Birgit Stubblefield and Debra Wagner, was released last month. On Tuesday, the women will sign and sell copies at a fundraiser for Hardin County Animal Control’s new shelter.

  • Three charged in Radcliff drug bust

    Two Radcliff residents and a Texas man have been charged in Hardin Circuit Court in connection with a drug bust earlier this month when police seized more than 10 ounces of crystal methamphetamine.

  • KSP rules Meade shooting as murder-suicide

    An early morning conversation Friday between Warren E. Tripp and his brother eventually led to a Meade County sheriff’s deputy performing a welfare check at Warren Tripp’s residence in Brandenburg, according to officials.

    Something the officer saw Friday morning at 370 Otterview Court led him to suspect foul play and make entry into the house, Meade County Sheriff Butch Kerrick said.

  • DVD release delays local showing of 'Lee Daniels’ The Butler'

    Showings of “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” at the Historic State Theater are on hold as the popular movie’s DVD release date has been delayed.

    Because the theater doesn’t have reel-to-reel capabilities, Director Emily West said for it to play at the State, a DVD must be available.

    West said she still intends to show the movie, which was not shown in Hardin County’s first-run theaters, when it becomes available.

    According to the website Movies.com, the DVD is set for a Jan. 14 release.

  • EPD gets involved in efforts to clean up historic neighborhood

    Although she’s lived in Elizabethtown for more than 25 years, Patricia Crandall knew little about the Haycraft area when she moved into a house on East Poplar Street in July 2012. Her son, Kameron Ridings, was more familiar with the neighborhood’s history.

    When Ridings learned he and his mother were moving to East Poplar, he said he wasn’t “crazy about it at the time.” According to Ridings, when the family relocated to Elizabethtown in 1986, the Haycraft area was the part of town to avoid.

  • Toys for Tots Run expects thousands

    The U.S. Marine Corps Reserves is revving up for its annual Toys for Tots Run in Hardin County.

    The event, which typically attracts between 2,000 to 2,500 participants on motorcycles and other vehicles, is set for Nov. 24 in the Staples parking lot in Elizabethtown, said Sgt. Eugen Lowe, Toys for Tots coordinator at Fort Knox.

    Registration begins at noon and runs until 2 p.m., Lowe said. In addition to motorcycles, classic cars and other motor vehicles are welcome.

  • Man arrested in connection to October pursuit

    An Elizabethtown man was arrested Tuesday in Meade County three weeks after police say he led officers on a pursuit on Nicholas Street that reached speeds of more than 80 miles per hour.

    James F. Jackson, 43, is charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police, five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, reckless driving and improper registration plate. Four of the endangerment charges involve police officers.

  • Let Christmas Shine celebrating 25th year

    What started 25 years ago is still helping students seeking a career in the medical field thanks to the Let Christmas Shine program by the Hardin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

    Along the way, dozens of students have been awarded thousands of dollars in scholarship money that comes from this program. All proceeds go directly to scholarships.

    “We’ve been able to give a lot of scholarships over the years,” said Mary Lou Givan, historian for the auxiliary.