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  • Parrett gets key committee assignments

    Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, said the Senate committees he will be serving on for the next two years after assignments this week will enable him to advocate for the 10th District and let him be a stronger voice for his constituency.

    He especially is pleased, he said, to be named to the Economic Development, Tourism and Labor Committee and re-appointed to the Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee.

  • Elected officials address area's future

    Local officials projected a prosperous 2013 based on results from 2012, but pointed to “big picture” issues that must be addressed to bolster Hardin County’s future, including traffic improvements and more consideration of unified government.

    Mayors from Elizabethtown, Vine Grove, West Point and Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry participated in a brief question-and-answer panel Wednesday during the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon at Pritchard Community Center.

  • Police arrest 3 juveniles after vehicles break-ins

    The search for a runaway Elizabethtown girl late last week became a gateway to solving the “majority” of recent vehicle break-ins in several Elizabethtown neighborhoods, police said.

    Elizabethtown police found a 17-year-old girl Friday who had been reported missing for a few days. The investigating officer also was working some of the break-ins and spotted a computer that was reported missing, according to police.

  • Woman pleads guilty to helping alleged shooter evade police
  • Brine system to save Vine Grove money

    Vine Grove officials plan to save money this winter by using brine rather than salt to combat snow and ice.

    Chris Mayhew, planning and zoning coordinator for the city, spoke to city council members during their Monday night meeting about the new system that has been in place with the public works department for about a month.

    Mayhew helped the public works department put the brine equipment in place for the winter.

  • Vets tribute committee reimburses city

    The Hardin County Veterans Tribute committee reimbursed Elizabethtown government Monday for concrete poured at the tribute site inside the Elizabethtown Nature Park.

    The check, which was slightly less than $64,000, fulfills a promise made by the committee to pay the city back. Hawkins said no taxpayer money was spent on construction of the tribute. The committee asked the city to contract the concrete for the tribute so it would match the consistency and color of the materials used elsewhere in the park.

  • ECTC Dental Clinic taking patients

    The local community college once again is offering low-cost dental services to area residents.

    The Dental Clinic at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is accepting patients. Patients can receive preventive services at a low cost while giving students in the dental hygiene program hands-on training.

  • E'town alcohol vote fails

    Alcohol sales have reached a ceiling in Elizabethtown, and opponents of expansion gave credit to a renewed effort of motivating voters as the reason for Tuesday’s success.

    A second referendum in Elizabethtown to allow access to distilled spirits and wine by the drink for consumption on the premises failed, 1,529 to 1,244 in a vote that saw a historically low voter turnout.

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb said the ballot question voted on Tuesday cannot return to voters within Elizabethtown for a minimum of three years.

  • Fiscal Court approves line of credit for HMH workers' compensation plan

    HARDIN COUNTY — Hardin Fiscal Courtapproved an annual line of credit between Hardin Memorial Hospital and Kentucky Neighborhood Bank to finance the hospital’s self-funded workers’ compensation plan during its voting meeting Tuesday.

    The approved line of credit cannot exceed $3 million and is required by the Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s Department of Workers’ Claims for all self-insured employers in the state, according to the resolution.

  • E’town woman charged with escape

    An Elizabethtown woman faces an escape charge because police say she ran away from probation and parole officers Monday night as she was being taken to the jail.

    Kelly J. Winkle, 34, is charged with second-degree escape and second-degree fleeing or evading police. She also is accused of violating felony probation.

    According to a citation, probation and parole officers were transporting Winkle to Hardin County Detention Center when she slipped her right hand out of a handcuff.