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  • ECTC club to host Domestic Violence Awareness Day

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Phoenix Club is hosting Domestic Violence Awareness Day on Thursday, which will include a speaking program and candlelight vigil for those who are or have been victims of abuse.

    Susan Berry, one of the club’s advisers, said the organization has hosted the annual free event for more than 10 years.

    This year’s theme, she said, is “There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s not an oncoming train.”

  • Radcliff man charged with drug trafficking

    A Radcliff man released on parole in April for drug trafficking now faces new charges after police found multiple prescription pills and four pounds of marijuana in his Hill Street residence.

  • ECTC honors eight alumni

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has added more photos to its distinguished alumni display in the Regional Postsecondary Education Center. Photos of the 83 honorees reflect the mission of the college, said ECTC President/CEO Thelma White.

    “It serves as a visible reminder of who we are and what our work is all about,” White said.

  • Photo: Down-home wave
  • Hodgenville man held air rifle when shot by police

    A Hodgenville man shot and killed early Sunday morning when officers attempted to serve him warrants was pointing an air rifle at police when he was shot.

    Benjamin H. Burba Jr., 59, was shot multiple times according to a preliminary autopsy by Hardin County Deputy Coroner Pat Elmore. He later was pronounced dead at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • The Color Run expected to return next year

    Melanie Parker still is recovering her voice from Saturday’s The Color Run, but she is ready to start planning for next year.

    The self-proclaimed “Happiest 5K on the Planet” left Freeman Lake Park in a color haze this past weekend, attracting around 3,300 people to the course, which featured strategic color zones where runners were doused with biodegradable powder that morphed their clothing and bodies into a walking art canvas.

  • Vandals tag businesses, vehicles Sunday night

    Several Elizabethtown residents in the area of Helm Street and Terry Court woke up Monday morning to find graffiti on their vehicles, homes and businesses.

    Elizabethtown Police Department received 13 reports of criminal mischief Monday with the first coming in at 6:58 a.m. from a resident on Terry Court, according to a news release.

  • Diabetes Expo to take place next month

    Local health care agencies plan to focus next month on sharing information in line with Diabetes Awareness Month.

    A diabetes expo is from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at Pritchard Community Center. On tap is information about managing the disease and what products are available to assist in diabetic care.

  • Jurors selected in Radcliff murder trial

    A 14-member jury has been selected in the trial of Jarrod D. Davis, a Radcliff father accused in the death of his 1-month-old son.

    The trial is expected to continue with opening statements beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard’s courtroom.

    Davis, 24, is charged with murder and first-degree criminal abuse. His son, Ja’Vion, was found dead in his crib Jan. 15 in Davis’ University Drive apartment in Radcliff.

  • Remembering victims, celebrating survivors

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The name of this domestic violence victim has been changed to protect the woman’s identity.

    During the nine years of their on-and-off relationship, the father of Susan Smith’s children never hit her, but she believed he one day would.

    Smith said the abuse was verbal and emotional. It began with not allowing her to see friends. Eventually she could not visit her family or leave the house, she said.

    He controlled what she did and to whom she talked, Smith said.