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  • AARP helps tackle tax time

    Volunteers in the area are gearing up to offer income tax assistance.

    The service, provided through the Tax-Aide program of the Association of American Retired Persons foundation, is available to residents of Hardin and surrounding counties Feb. 5-April 11 at the Hardin County Public Library branch on Jim Owen Drive in Elizabethtown.

    Volunteers help residents complete state and federal returns and take advantage of tax benefits.

  • Vine Grove boy remembered by J.T. Alton faculty

    Students and staff at J.T. Alton Middle School are grieving this week after losing a student to cancer.

    Tyler Hendrieth, 13, of Vine Grove died Monday. Tyler received a diagnosis of leukemia in June. Faculty members at J.T. Alton remember him as a happy student.

  • The Cecilian Bank robbed in Sonora

    Shortly before The Cecilian Bank branch in Sonora closed its doors for the day Tuesday afternoon, the bank was robbed.

  • Hospital bad debt up $2 million

    Hardin Memorial Hospital has recorded a $2 million spike in its bad debt for the first six months of the fiscal cycle, offset in part by a noticeable decrease in charity care.

  • Photo: Pass it on down the line
  • Winter weather warning issued for area tonight

    Freezing rain and sleet forecast by the National Weather Service arrived in the area tonight. Ice accumulations will make travel hazardous.

    Hardin and several neighboring counties are under a winter storm warning.

    The latest update from the National Weather Service revises the timing of the storm but not details of the forecast. Light precipitation will begin across the warning area this evening and intensity will pick up tonight and continue into early Wednesday morning.

  • Photo: Moving over muddy water
  • City schedules hearing for EPD officer removed from duty

    An appeal hearing has been scheduled next week for former Elizabethtown Police Officer James Richardson, who was removed from duty in December following a suspension.

    City Attorney D. Dee Shaw said the hearing before the city’s civil service commission is scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 24 in the Elizabethtown City Hall council chambers.

    Richardson is represented by local attorney Mike Moulton.

  • A standout student: Matthew Pinkham receives honor from state for musical ability

    A local student’s musical talent has been recognized from among dozens of gifted children in the state.

    Matthew Pinkham, 11, a student at Morningside Elementary School, was named the 2013 Nicholas Green Distinguished Student by the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education. Each of 174 districts names a student representative, and the Distinguished Student is chosen from the pool.

  • RPD hunts for attempted robbery suspect

    Police are searching for a man who fired four shots Monday morning during an attempted robbery at a Radcliff market.

    Radcliff police responded to a call at 8:50 a.m. regarding a robbery at Brooks Market on South Wilson Road, spokesman Bryce Shumate said.

    Responding officers discovered it was an attempted robbery, according to police officials. The suspect fired four gunshots at the clerk, Shumate said, but nothing was taken and the employee was not injured.