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  • Birth center founder would forgo salary to keep facility solvent

    Mary Carol Akers said she will refuse a salary to avoid jeopardizing the financial health of a proposed birth center in Elizabethtown. She also testified Wednesday that she has sought partnership agreements with doctors outside Hardin County after being denied locally.

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  • RPD seeking applications for its citizens police academy

    Radcliff Police Department is seeking applications for its first citizens police academy of the year.

    Capt. Ralph Craig said class dates have not officially been set, but he added they typically begin in April and continue over a six- to eight-week period. In the past, he said classes meet weekly from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday.

  • Blood drive to honor girl fighting cancer

    St. James Catholic Church is hosting a blood drive in honor of 18-month-old Brooklyn Disselkamp.

    The drive to benefit the Elizabethtown girl is Sunday.

    Brooklyn is fighting Stage 4 neuroblastoma – a pediatric cancer that creates tumors in the body and tumor cells in bone marrow.

    A blood drive honoring Brooklyn is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in Batcheldor Hall at St. James Catholic Church on West Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown.

  • Father arraigned in death of daughter

    More than 100 cases were on Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard’s criminal docket Tuesday, but Barry Wayne Williams Jr., 21, was called first.

    The Elizabethtown man was indicted Thursday in the death of his 6-month-old daughter, Aleyah Noelle Williams. On Tuesday, Williams pleaded not guilty to murder during his arraignment.

    Aleyah’s mother and her friends and family filled nearly two rows in the courtroom gallery as Williams entered his plea.

  • Opponents speak out against downtown move

    A local man’s call for support against the relocation of county offices drew a packed house Tuesday evening to H.B. Fife Courthouse.

    Ben Humphries, an Elizabethtown attorney, urged Hardin Fiscal Court to table construction of a new consolidated county facility on Rineyville Road near the intersection of Ring Road.

  • The year in beer (and liquor)

    The first year of expanded alcohol sales proved fruitful for Elizabethtown.

    The city recorded $822,897.26 in regulatory fees, license fees and fines, which greatly surpassed the city’s projection of $596,000 for the first year of malt beverage and package liquor sales.

    “We missed it big time,” said Finance Director Steve Park, of the city’s conservative estimate. “But we didn’t know what to expect in the first year.”

  • College Heights to offer 'Night to Shine' prom event

    A local church is giving a prom experience to those who might have missed out the first time around.

    College Heights United Methodist Church is hosting “A Night to Shine,” a prom for individuals with special needs ages 15 and older, from 5 to 10 p.m. April 20 at Central Hardin High School.

    Attendees can receive formal wear for the event, have their hair and makeup done, have photos taken, eat a meal, dance and end the evening with a devotion.

  • E'town budget holds steady

    Finance Director Steve Park on Monday said Elizabethtown is experiencing growth and benefiting as the economy recovers, retail surges and more companies expand their facilities.

    “Growth was a little more than we hoped for, but that’s a good thing,” he said.

    Park provided city officials with a department breakdown of the city’s finances from July through January, which indicated most are on track in revenues and expenditures.

  • Man gets 5 years for leaving jail site

    An Elizabethtown man who walked away from a jail facility in October was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison.

    Robert W. Wilson, 23, originally was indicted on charges of second-degree rape and second-degree escape.

    Wilson pleaded guilty to escape and an amended charge of sexual misconduct, a misdemeanor punishable by up to 12 months in jail.