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  • Families drawn to disciplined lifestyle of beef cattle showing

    Joanele Cecil proudly watched as her sons, Sam and Clay, competed in a showmanship class for beef cattle at the Hardin County Community Fair and Horse Show Wednesday night, their hours of hard work culminating in a handful of performances.

    Her daughter, Katie, 8, wielded a small pink camera she used to flash toward her brothers after finishing her performance in the novice showmanship exhibition.

  • 12 sex offenders non-compliant

    This week’s sweep on sex offenders throughout Hardin County found 12 offenders non-compliant.

    The U.S. Marshals Service, in partnership with the Elizabethtown Police Department, Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, Radcliff Police Department, Kentucky State Police, Kentucky State Probation and Parole, West Point Police Department, and Vine Grove Police Department conducted Operation Gold Vault Monday through Wednesday.

  • Hardin County indictments include rape, assault charges

    Twenty-eight indictments handed down Tuesday in the court system in Hardin County, with charges including rape, assault and organized crime.

    Luis Oscar Guerrero-Moreno, 25, was indicted on a second-degree rape charge. Guerrero-Moreno is accused of having sexual intercourse with a minor under the age of 14.

  • Next stop for Delabar: The All-Star Game

    Central Hardin graduate Steve Delabar, a relief pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, was named Thursday to the American League All-Star team after winning the All-Star Game Final Vote.

    Delabar beat out the Detroit Tigers’ Joaquin Benoit, New York Yankees’ David Robertson, Texas Rangers’ Tanner Scheppers and Boston Red Sox’s Koji Uehara. He finished with 9.6 million votes.

  • Area students provide strong representation in summer service program

    While many students in Kentucky might be enjoying summer sun, six from Hardin County are among those enjoying summer service through Y-Corps.

    Y-Corps, a program under Kentucky YMCA Youth Association, selects students to travel to various areas in the state or other regions in the country to provide volunteer service and gain cultural enrichment.

  • Economic impact of sports park valued at $10 million in first year

    The Elizabethtown Sports Park exceeded economic impact projections for its first year of operations, but one city official said he never expects the park to be a moneymaker.

    The Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau had estimated a $7 million economic impact from the sports park’s first year, but Janna Clark, sports and sales director for the ETCB, said the number likely will close around $10 million.

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  • EHS students take part in Belize archaeological dig

    Summer trips often consist of the Florida coast, but for a few local students, their travels revolved around research in Central America.

    Three Elizabethtown High School students recently returned from Belize, where they took part in an archaeological excavation project. The program, Davidson Day School A.F.A.R., takes groups of students to participate in a real research project.

    The three students, juniors Michael Thompson and Gabrielle Collins and senior Jacob Couch, were part of a group of 43 students from across the United States and Cairo, Egypt.

  • Sustainers take on fight against sexual assault

    “It is time we take on the fight against sexual assault and sexual harassment as our primary mission,” said Gen. Ray Odierno, Army chief of staff. “It is up to every one of us, civilian and soldier, general officer to private, to solve this problem within our ranks.”

    The 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) took a formidable step Tuesday against sexual assault and sexual harassment in their own ranks: collective awareness training for everyone assigned to the unit at Haszard Auditorium on Fort Knox.

  • Thurman, Walker named Chamber champions

    Sonora business owner Claudia Thurman and Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker were remembered Wednesday for their selflessness, love for others and dedication to the communities they served during the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon in Elizabethtown.

    Thurman and Walker posthumously were awarded Chamber Champion awards, which recognize the efforts of those who have made significant impacts locally. The honors highlighted the chamber’s annual awards ceremony.