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  • Final suspect arrested in 'Operation Pill Crusher'

    The Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force arrested the final suspect in “Operation Pill Crusher,” a year-long drug trafficking investigation that led to the arrests of 16 area residents.

  • Council narrows mayoral choice to three

    In a move that surprised city employees and even City Attorney D. Dee Shaw, Elizabethtown City Council declined to appoint a mayor Monday evening after a roughly 50-minute closed session.

    Instead, the council will hold a special meeting next Monday to choose Tim Walker’s successor from a candidate pool of three: Councilmen Bill Bennett and Tony Bishop and Councilwoman Edna Berger.

  • Radcliff man charged with burglary, assault

    A Radcliff man is charged with burglary after police say he unlawfully entered a woman’s residence and assaulted her.

    Malcolm J. Lawson, 25, was arrested Sunday on charges of first-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault — domestic violence and minor injury.

    According to a citation, the resident went to Radcliff Police Department to report the incident and told officers she was assaulted by Lawson, with whom she has a child.

  • City to honor Walker's legacy

    The man who envisioned a celebration recognizing America’s independence and Elizabethtown’s creation will be honored this week for the love he showed the city during his life.

    Elizabethtown will host a dedication service for Mayor Tim Walker during its second Founders’ Day Celebration July 4 at Freeman Lake Park. The dedication service is scheduled to start around 8:30 p.m.

    Walker, who was serving his first term as mayor after being elected to city council in 1997, died June 14 after suffering a massive heart attack.

  • Fort Knox to celebrate nation's independence

    As many residents head for Freeman Lake Park to attend the Founders’ Day Celebration, Fort Knox will recognize the nation’s 237th year of independence over two days this week.

    The post is hosting a Salute to the Nation Ceremony at the post flag pole at 10 a.m. Wednesday and Fort Knox Celebrates Freedom at Brooks Field starting 5 p.m. Thursday.

  • Party crowd goes ‘Loco’ for David Lee Murphy

    As strains of a Lynyrd Skynyrd song filtered through David Lee Murphy’s tour bus Saturday evening in Radcliff, a smile creased the country musician’s face.

    He is older and a little more road worn than he was when he burst on the Nashville scene in 1994, churning out chart-topping hits such as “Dust On The Bottle” and “Party Crowd.” But his enthusiasm for his profession was evident as he discussed his return to Hardin County in a friendly southern drawl.

  • Cultivating chivalry

    Chick-fil-A in Elizabethtown wanted to put any notion that chivalry is dead to rest this weekend.

    The restaurant hosted its third mother-son “Date Knight” event Saturday evening, which was designed to teach young sons how to display characteristics of a “modern knight” by exhibiting class and respect for women.

    Breya Grenier, marketing and sales director, said the evening gives sons an opportunity to experience what a date would be like and practice their chivalrous nature on their mothers.

  • E'town man indicted in statutory rape case

    An Elizabethtown man arrested a week ago and accused of having sexual relations with an underage girl has been indicted by a Hardin County grand jury.

    Francisco J. Vasquez, 45, faces charges that include second-degree rape, second-degree sodomy and second-degree sexual abuse.

    Forcible contact is not alleged. However, the girl is younger than 16, which is the age of consent by Kentucky law.

    According to the indictment, the incidents occurred June 16.

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  • Quest Industries considering investment in E’town

    A bottle decorating company out of Hillside, N.J., has been approved for nearly $1 million in state tax incentives as it seeks to tap into Kentucky’s bourbon industry.

    The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority has given preliminary approval for up to $900,000 in tax incentives to Quest Industries LLC, a bottle decorator for high-end alcohol, beverage and personal care industries.