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  • Teen Court looking for more participants this fall

    Hardin County Teen Court is searching for more local high school students to take over the justice center on Thursday nights this school year.

    About 100 students from local high schools are trained and sworn to confidentiality each year, said Hardin District Court Judge Kim Shumate, who has presided over Teen Court since its inception 16 years ago.

    After completing 15 hours of mandatory training in the fall, the students begin hearing the sentencing phases of real juvenile cases, Shumate said, fulfilling the roles of jurors, bailiffs, clerks and attorneys.

  • Father pleads guilty to assault, abuse of infant son

    A teen father pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony charges of assault and criminal abuse that stemmed from injuries his 3-month-old son sustained in February.

    Alexander Michael Lee Irwin, 19, of Elizabethtown, was indicted in March on charges of first-degree assault and first-degree criminal abuse.

    He and the baby’s mother, Jessica A. Capponi, 20, were arrested Feb. 27 after their son was admitted to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville with a fractured skull, several broken ribs and a broken femur, according to Elizabethtown Police Department.

  • Public meeting on Bluegrass Pipeline set for Aug. 8

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    A community meeting to present information about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline has been scheduled for next week in Elizabethtown.

    Williams, the Tulsa, Okla., company that is a partner in the transmission line for natural gas liquids, will conduct a series of meetings in Ohio and Kentucky. The local meeting begins at 5 p.m. Aug. 8 at Pritchard Community Center.

    Surveyors have been working across the region on behalf of Williams and its partner, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners.

  • Community yard sale returns to Radcliff

    After rain forced its cancellation in June, Radcliff has rescheduled its community yard sale for this weekend.

    The yard sale is schedule from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Radcliff City Hall. Spaces are first-come, first-serve availability and setup starts at 7 a.m. There is no charge for the vendor spaces.

    Vendors who sell their wares must bring their own tables and chairs and are responsible for their own cleanup, including the removal of all trash and debris.

  • HCS to add 10 as Distinguished Alumni

    Hardin County Schools will honor 10 new members of its Distinguished Alumni group at a luncheon Aug. 29 at the Historic State Theater in downtown Elizabethtown.

  • Garrison Chaplain to host prayer summit

    In an effort to combat problems on post, the Fort Knox Garrison Chaplain is inviting the community to a day of prayer.

    The Garrison Chaplain’s office is hosting a prayer summit called “Praying for our Community’, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, beginning at Prichard Chapel. The summit is meant to address a number of social ills the post and military face, Chaplain Maj. Scott Kennedy said.

  • Sonora student sets record on 'Jeopardy!' Kids Week

    Skyler Hornback had said it was a long five months to hold on to his secret of the outcome of his “Jeopardy!” episode. After the show aired Wednesday night, it’s easy to see why.

    Hornback, a Sonora resident and student at LaRue County Middle School, set a “Jeopardy!” Kids Week record, winning $66,600 in the game, the highest one-day total in Kids Week history. The sum is the third-highest one-day total in “Jeopardy!” history.

  • Sewer rate increase proposed in Radcliff

    Hardin County Water District No. 1 has proposed the first sewer rate adjustment in Radcliff in nearly a decade to the Kentucky Public Service Commission, but city officials said they are not sure the rate is justified.

    Water district officials have said a rate study was approved in 2010 to meet revenue obligations to run the utility.

    It is the first proposed sewer rate adjustment since the utility took ownership of the sewer system from Radcliff in 2008. The last adjustment was a 2.4 percent increase by the city in 2004, according to General Manager Jim Bruce.

  • The Color Run gaining notice in Elizabethtown

    A nationwide fun run known for its free-spirited romps in color has started to take hold in Elizabethtown a few months out from its stop at Freeman Lake Park.

    Melanie Parker, vice chairwoman of SpringHaven Inc., said around 1,160 people had registered for The Color Run on Oct. 12 at last check, which is dubbed the “Happiest 5K on the Planet.” She expects the number to be even higher now because it grows every day, she said.

    “Really, that’s all word of mouth and Facebook, truth be told,” she said.

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