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  • Louisville man indicted for breaking into Vine Grove storage units

    Perry J. Probus Jr., 37, was indicted on two counts of third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking less than $500, possession of burglar’s tools, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, receiving stolen property less than $500 and second-degree persistent felony offense.

  • Country star to play SpringHaven benefit

    Country recording artist Mark Wills is looking forward to performing a small-venue show in Elizabethtown to help victims of domestic violence.

    He’ll put on an acoustic concert Saturday, March 2, at the Historic State Theater to raise money for SpringHaven Domestic Violence Program.

  • Elizabethtown was at center of 19th century diamond hoax

    Communities come to be known for many things, not all of which are praiseworthy.

    For some 19th century investors, Elizabethtown became infamous as the hometown of two tricksters responsible for what’s become known as The Great Diamond Hoax.

    The Hardin County Historical Society is selling numbered and signed copies of a new book recounting the historic scam. At its latest meeting, the Society also adopted the design for an interpretive marker that will be placed on Public Square in front of a building that likely was erected thanks to the ill-gotten riches.

  • Wild Rose, military helps prepare families for deployment

    Wild Rose Equestrian Center co-owner Karen Brown and her husband remember what it was like for them before and during deployment.

    Brown was in the military for three years, until she had to leave to support her husband’s 20-year military career and avoid the possibility of the couple being stationed in different locations.

    The Browns and local U.S. Army officials want to help area soldiers and their families avoid some of the stress that can be put on single and married soldiers with families.

  • Hardin County Distinguished Citizen: Former Habitat director to receive annual award

    Larry Mengel doesn’t drive his kids to and from sporting events or school, but he still drives a van. He calls his Toyota Sienna his “construction vehicle.”

    “That van is full of tools,” the retired U.S. Army colonel said. “I can build anything you want built or I can destroy anything you want destroyed out of the back of my van.”

  • Family celebrates milestone anniversaries

    Evelyn Fulkerson cried when her daughter decided to get married two weeks before her 16th birthday, the age she was when she married her husband.

    Evelyn’s husband, Bill, told their daughter, now Betty Walters, he would sign paperwork for her to marry her 17-year-old sweetheart if she stayed with the family long enough to help her pregnant mother until the birth of the youngest of nine children to survive infancy.

  • Welcome to Z'town

    On a sloping field about six miles outside of Elizabethtown off U.S. 62, a team of survivalists clad in dark coats and camouflage gather in the chilly Sunday morning air around their newest weapon in the fight against zombies: a “Doom Buggy.”

    “There’s apparently an apocalypse,” said Tim Garrett, a leader of the Zombie Killers who is rattling off to the team the Doom Buggy’s accouterments, which include a Browning 1919 machine gun. “It’s very bad.”

  • Photo: Annual Lincoln Trail Homebuilders Association Expo
  • Trace Adkins coming to Fort Knox

    Fort Knox will host a concert by an award-winning country music star this summer when Trace Adkins performs June 22 at Godman Army Airfield.

    More information about the concert, including ticket prices and purchasing information, is expected to be released later.

    A Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry, Adkins has sold more than 10 million albums.

    He has had more than 30 hits on singles charts, four Grammy nominations and five Academy of Country Music and Country Music Television awards.

  • Jury finds Wilson guilty in birthday party stabbing

    A Hardin County jury deliberated for little more than an hour Friday before returning a guilty verdict in the case against an Elizabethtown man accused of stabbing a man whom he called his “brother” last April at a birthday party.

    Moments after hearing Judge Kelly Mark Easton read the verdict, Raymond Kendall Wilson, 52, sat slumped in his seat between his attorneys from the Department of Public Advocacy.

    Wilson’s family, who filled two benches in the gallery directly behind him, quietly sobbed and embraced.