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  • ‘We all show love’: Tuckers named Foster Family of the Year

    Carolyn and Harold Tucker know a thing or two about helping children succeed and now they have an award to confirm what others already knew.

    The Elizabethtown couple and retired educators recently were named the Salt River Trail’s Service Region’s Foster Family of the Year for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Community Based Services.

  • Radcliff to fight cancer Friday

    Just as military veterans are honored for their battles, cancer victim and survivors will be celebrated and remembered in Radcliff this Friday during Relay for Life.

    The annual fundraising event kicks off at 6 p.m. Fri­day at Radcliff Elementary School. Survivor registration is at 5 p.m. and the luminaries ceremony begins at 10 p.m.

  • Law enforcement agencies participate in Torch Run

    The sweltering heat and humid air did little Tuesday to deter runners at the 33rd annual Torch Run benefit.

    Members of Eliza­bethtown Police Department, Radcliff Police Department, Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and Hardin County Emergency Medical Services ran alongside residents on a 13-mile route in Elizabethtown and Radcliff to raise money for the Special Olympics.

  • Alcohol no issue at BBQ, Blues & Bikes

    As it turned out, Elizabethtown Police Department had little to worry about Saturday when hundreds of bikers came to town.

    The department closely monitored the sale and consumption of beer at the second BBQ, Blues & Bikes Festival downtown, but never ran into trouble with the expanded alcohol zone, said EPD Chief Tracy Schiller.

    “Everyone that came was very well behaved and enjoyed themselves,” he said of the festival. “It seemed to work really well.”

  • Motion withdrawn in child abuse case

    An Elizabethtown man accused of spanking his stepchildren with a paddle appeared Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Donald Lee Begley, 47, is indicted on three counts of second-degree criminal abuse of a child 12 years old or younger and is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond.

    Begley’s attorney remanded a motion to request family court records Tuesday. His trial is set for June 23.

    An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt.

    Begley remains lodged in Hardin County Detention Center.

  • Fiscal Court fills planning vacancies

    Hardin Fiscal Court filled the three vacancies on the Hardin County Planning & Development Commission Tuesday, bringing the board back to full strength.

    The five-member panel was rounded out by the appointment of Mark Hinton, Greg Lowe and Danny Percell to fill the unexpired terms of Brent Goodin, Rick Baumgardner and Steve Bland after their recent resignations.

    Hinton’s and Percell’s terms extend through April 30, 2017, while Lowe’s term extends through April 30, 2016.

  • Woman killed in I-65 motorcycle crash identified

    A Tennessee woman killed Sunday in a three-vehicle crash involving motorcycles has been identified.

    Miranda M. Flowers, 42, of Darden, Tennessee, died at the scene of the crash on southbound Interstate 65 near the 85-mile marker after her Harley Davidson motorcycle struck a Ford Expedition driven by An­gela J. Mitchell, 33, of Louisville, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Flowers’ husband, Ger­ald Flowers Jr., 43, was airlifted from the scene to University Hospital in Louisville and is listed in critical condition. Mitchell was unharmed.

  • County budget passes without changes

    Hardin Fiscal Court adopted the 2014-15 fiscal year budget for county gov­ernment Tuesday without hurdle.

    The court unanimously approved the $31.1 million operations plan, which retains all programs and services while reducing the spending plan by 1 percent under the current year’s $31.4 million plan.

  • ECTC nursing student saves classmate's life

    It’s called the widow maker for a reason.

    This full-artery blockage happens quickly and can stop blood flow completely, causing a sudden heart attack. It kills most people who experience it.

    “But I was lucky,” Dan Myers said.

    Myers lives on a horse farm in Leitchfield with his wife, Zanda, and two teenage children, Koda and Katie. He is a recent graduate of Elizabethtown Community and Tech­nical College’s nursing program, but almost lost the chance to earn his degree.

  • Glen Dale Children's Home campus to sell at auction

    On a lot that once housed troubled and orphaned children, 13 decaying structures now stand, taken over by nature. After five years of abandonment, the former Glen Dale Children’s Home property near Glendale will be sold at auction next month.

    The property includes about 272 acres with premier road frontage. The sale is at 10 a.m. June 28. Proceeds benefit Sunrise Children’s Services.