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  • Four sign agreements through rocket docket

    Four defendants are set for arraignment next month in Hardin Circuit Court after signing agreements Monday through the county’s rocket docket program.

    The rocket docket program allows defendants to bypass district court hearings and grand jury review to reach swift dispositions in their cases. It was relaunched in January after being discontinued in 2009.

    No motion hour days are scheduled for the remainder of July, so arraignments have been set in August.

  • Tour offers insight into dementia

    Chuck Carson got a glimpse Tuesday of his possible future.

    The White Mills resident knows plenty about dementia. Carson’s father struggled with it until he died. His mother has it, too.

    His personal conclusion is stark: He said he would prefer to die relatively young than grow old and face dementia.

    Carson said his father’s illness wasn’t as difficult. Carson’s mother cared for her husband until his state demanded he be admitted to a nursing home.

  • Part of St. John Church Road will be closed temporarily

    Maintenance crews from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be closing a segment of St. John Church Road between Fuller Road and House Lane for pipe replacement. The work begins Wednesday morning. 

    Work should be complete and the road reopened by the end of the day Friday, according to Chris Jessie, public information officer for the cabinet's District 4 office. The work schedule is dependent upon weather, he said.

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  • Sports Park lands new sponsorship agreement

    The Elizabethtown Sports Park announced Monday at the Elizabethtown City Council meeting that it has landed new sponsorship agreement and has renewed an existing one.

    The park has a new $25,000 sponsorship from the National Guard, according to Seth Breitner, director of the sports park. That agreement also would change the name of the wide sidewalk leading to the championship pavilion from Walk of Champions to the National Guard Walk of Champions.

  • Case continues after man pleads guilty in federal court

    Although a Radcliff man pleaded guilty to federal charges of wire fraud and impersonating a soldier, a local case against him for mimicking a police officer remains active.

    Jonathan W. Short, 23, was indicted in January into Hardin Circuit Court on charges of second-degree burglary and two counts of impersonating a peace officer. Two months later, a complaint was filed in U.S. District Court charging Short with impersonating a soldier, wire fraud and entering government property under false pretenses for the purpose of committing a felony.

  • Hardin County Health Center experiences flooding

    More than 100 appointments at the Hardin County Health Center in Elizabethtown were relocated Monday while workers tended to flood damage in the building.

    Wendy Keown, public information officer with the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, said a pipe in the ceiling connected to the building’s sprinkler system burst around 4:30 p.m. Friday leaving several inches of standing water on both floors of the 580 Westport Road location.

  • Historic hoax to be featured on Travel Channel series

    Hardin County and its own versions of Bernie Madoff will be featured this fall in a series on the Travel Channel.

    A film crew from the cable network spent Monday at the Hardin County History Museum, documenting the diamond hoax of 1872 involving Elizabethtown residents Philip Arnold and John Slack, for an upcoming episode of “Mysteries at the Museum.”

    A firm date to air the episode hasn’t been set, but it’s expected to run in October or November.

  • Living in the home of the homeless

    A Radcliff church working to open a homeless shelter is hosting an event this weekend to raise money for the project and help sponsors and residents understand the challenges facing those who are homeless.

    Organizers for the Heart of Hope Homeless Shelter being built in the basement of Powerhouse of Praise and Deliverance Center are asking shelter sponsors and residents to join in an event beginning at 6 p.m. Friday to experience homelessness.

  • Tennessee man reportedly tried to bite an officer

    A Tennessee man faces a felony assault charge after police say he resisted arrest and attempted to bite an Elizabethtown officer.

    Shannon D. Wooden, 40, of Hendersonville, Tenn., was arrested Sunday morning on charges of third-degree assault of a police officer, third-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.