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  • 'We Were Soldiers' author to headline Elizabethtown banquet

    An author and war correspondent portrayed in the Mel Gibson film “We Were Soldiers” will visit Elizabethtown in late June, but tickets to the event go on sale this month.

    Joseph Galloway penned “We Were Soldiers: Once and Young” with Lt. Col. Hal Moore, with whom he was embedded in the 1965 Battle of la Drang during the Vietnam War, a bloody conflict resulting in numerous American fatalities that was depicted in the film adaptation. Gibson portrays Moore while Galloway was played by actor Barry Pepper in the 2002 film.

  • Student gets an A-plus for cursive writing

    Computer keyboards have been called “pens of the future,” but educators say there still is a place for cursive handwriting in the classroom.

    Heather Sutherland, a fourth-grade teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Hodgenville, said research “has shown a direct correlation in fluent readers and cursive writing.”

    “Most writing in elementary schools takes place by hand,” Sutherland said. “Most classrooms have only a few student computers to use for routine word processing.”

  • Fatal car wreck occurs on Village Drive

    The Elizabethtown Police Department is investigating a one-vehicle wreck on Village Drive that killed a 58-year-old man Friday afternoon.

    Elizabethtown Police Sgt. Tim Cleary said the car did not collide with another vehicle, but appeared to run off the roadway near the intersection of Moninda Drive, striking a tree.

  • Radcliff man indicted on 16 sex charges

    A Radcliff man was indicted this week in Hardin Circuit Court on multiple sex crime charges involving a teenager that span an 18-month period.

    James R. Ogg, 31, was indicted on three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, 12 counts of third-degree rape and one count of third-degree sodomy. All charges are Class D felonies and Ogg faces up to five years in prison on each count if convicted.

  • Man indicted on assault charges after violent sexual escapade

    An Elizabethtown man was indicted last week in Hardin Circuit Court on felony assault charges that resulted from a three-person sexual encounter that turned violent.

    Joshua Faron Davis, 31, was indicted on second-degree assault, one count of fourth-degree assault with minor injury and first-degree persistent felony offender. The assault charges involved domestic violence, police said.

    An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt.

  • Animal Control discovers dump site for pit bull remains

    Hardin County Animal Control discovered three badly decomposed pit bulls and skeletal remains of two more dogs Thursday morning near the LaRue/Hardin County line on Middle Creek Road after receiving a call Wednesday night, Director Gerald Foley said.

    The department is looking for the public’s help on who may have dumped the animals at the location, and Foley said callers can leave anonymous tips.

    Help is needed as the dogs contained no trace of microchip identification, he said.

    “There was no ID of any kind at all,” he said.

  • Rotary Club hopes to paint art auction as signature event

    In need of a new and engaging fundraiser, Elizabethtown Rotary Club has turned to the artists across the region to showcase their work.

    The first Rotary Club Art Auction is at 5:30 p.m. April 19 at the Brown-Pusey House. Rotary Club President Val Claycomb said 21 pieces of art are up for auction.

    “We have a lot of local talent here,” Claycomb said of the artists.

    Selections cover a wide range from countryside to home settings. Artists have prices on the pieces of art and anything bid over that price goes to the Rotary Club.

  • Reality show bridges continental gaps

    When Heather Everett of Elizabethtown was 8, a move from Germany to the United States separated her from her half-sister, Sarah Scherzer.

    A little less than two decades later, Everett was reunited last week with Scherzer in Elizabethtown thanks to a German reality TV show, “Ticket to Love.” Scherzer’s grandparents, Siglinde and Horst Eckstein, accompanied her on the trip.

    “At first, I couldn’t believe they were there,” Everett said. “My heart was pumping, that’s for sure.”

  • Grimes, McConnell spar over bill

    After a vote Wednesday in the U.S. Senate to resurrect benefits for the long-term unemployed, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, U.S. Senate Democratic hopeful, and Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., are sparring over his vote against the extension. 

    The bill would renew benefits for the long-term unemployed, including those who have been off the job longer than 26 weeks. Since the program’s expiration at the end of last year, an estimated 2.7 million workers have lost benefits.

  • Wind damages barn roof in western Hardin County