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  • E'town man charged with selling marijuana

    An Elizabethtown man was arrested on charges of trafficking in marijuana after a traffic stop.

    Radcliff police arrested Joshua W. Richardson, 22, early Monday morning near the intersection of U.S. 31W and Ky. 313.

    Richardson was pulled over when an officer saw his rear license plate wasn’t illuminated, according to citation.

  • Terry Shipp appointed to E'town council

    A month after the death of Tim Walker, Elizabethtown City Council is once again whole.

    The council voted to unanimously appoint local business owner, Terry Shipp, 56, to fill the remainder of Edna Berger’s two-year term, which ends in December 2014. Berger vacated the council position last week after she was appointed mayor.

  • Guthrie says 3/1 deactivation may be politically motivated

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie believes the U.S. Army’s decision to deactivate the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, could be political in nature and has asked officials in President Barack Obama’s administration to divulge the data used to reach the decision.

  • Area sees decline in weekly wage

    While total wages earned continues to grow in the Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area, the average amount of money a worker brings home each week is shrinking, according to recent figures published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    The average weekly wage for the MSA, which contains Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties, is $752, a reduction of $14, or 1.8 percent, from the fourth quarter of 2011 to the fourth quarter of 2012, according to the BLS.

  • Eastview author explores history, relationships

    An Eastview author and poet is asking readers to follow her into the depths of a turn-of-the-century asylum.

    Sherry Logsdon is preparing for the launch of her first novel, “Asylum,” which is expected to be available this summer.

    Christian company WinePress Publisher is in the process of making arrangements for printing, so a release date is pending.

    The book, which is set from 1896 to 1920, begins with protagonist Isobel being hired as the head matron for Helsley House Insane Asylum.

  • Founders' Day thrives on second attempt

    The second run for the second Founders’ Day Festival was not plagued with the problems of the first attempt, which was rained out July 4 and postponed.

    A surf rock riff sounded off the Freeman Lake bandstand compliments of the 100th Army Band, and a modest crowd started trickling in the park shortly after 5 p.m.

    Some were armed with lawn chairs, blankets, umbrellas and coolers for the Elizabethtown festival and others formed long lines to filter into the multi-colored bouncy houses, slides and castles.

  • Vehicle crashes into Radcliff store

    A Chevrolet crashed Friday evening into the Furniture Liquidators store in Radcliff, said Fire Chief Jamie Henderson. When crews arrived, the car’s rear end was hanging out of the building, he said.

    The crash resulted in broken glass and other minor damage to the store and its sign, Henderson said. Hardin County EMS also responded to the scene, but no one was transported for treatment, he said. The driver of the vehicle has not been identified and the cause of the crash was not immediately known.

  • Photo: Car crashes into Cecilian Bank
  • Sports park earns high praise in first year

    The Elizabethtown Sports Park pulses with visitors on a mild summer day.

    The sun is shining and voices sound out from quads and pavilions as eager parents cheer on their young athletes and coaches call impromptu huddles to develop aggressive mindsets for the next game.

    It is the Athletx Baseball Youth Nationals, a monstrous two-week tournament that attracted nearly 180 youth baseball teams from locations as far as the shores of Hawaii, the dusty streets of Texas, the rustic farmlands of Wisconsin and the metropolitan bustle of Brooklyn, New York.

  • Fair showcases songwriters

    Guitar melodies joined the sounds of carnival rides and monster trucks Thursday at the Hardin County Fair.

    Members of the Heartland Songwriters’ Association performed in their annual showcase at the fair. Gary Fights, president of the association, said the fair is a good way to introduce musicians to a large number of listeners.

    Because the crowd moves around at the fair, as opposed to a more traditional concert setting, more people will see parts of the show, Fights said.

    “You get a chance to play for a wider audience,” he said.