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  • Training program available for first responders

    The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium is providing first responders and others with the planning and management-level skills needed to develop and implement resource management strategies for rural communities in a free Department of Homeland Security-certified course.

  • E'town to purchase new fire truck

    Elizabethtown Fire Department is looking to expand its truck fleet.

    Fire Chief Mike Hulsey presented two bids Monday to Elizabethtown City Council to purchase a custom ladder truck. The recommended bid was made by Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. at $735,591. The second bid was produced by Rosenberger South Dakota LLC at $698,868.

  • Two men arrested in E'town burglary

    Two Elizabethtown men were arrested Saturday night in connection to a burglary during which suspects kicked open a door and stole jewelry and cash from an apartment, police said.

    Jim S. Allen, 23, and Justus K. Allen, 21, each are charged with second-degree burglary. Jim Allen also faces charges of receiving a stolen firearm and second-degree burglary.

  • CHHS students donate to cancer center
  • Leitchfield man arrested after foot chase with police

    A Leitchfield man fled Friday from a Wal-Mart loss prevention employee only to be arrested several minutes later by Elizabethtown police.

    Shawn D. Logsdon, 30, faces charges of third-degree assault, second-degree fleeing or evading police and resisting arrest. He also was served bench warrants out of Hardin District Court and Grayson Circuit Court.

  • Stories from the Heartland: Writer details historic diamond hoax

    Ron Elliot hated his history classes in school.

    He didn’t like memorizing names, facts and dates.

    That’s why the Bardstown author of 10 nonfiction books about historical people and events tries to help his readers relate to the things he writes about.

    His latest book, “American El Dorado: The Great Diamond Hoax of 1872,” examines the life of slick operator Phillip Arnold, a Hardin County native who briefly pulled off a gem of a con.

  • Justice Place entering final phase of renovation

    Roxann Smalley’s deep desire to own a restaurant has proven painstaking, but the payoff is nearing.

    Smalley, an Elizabethtown attorney, is entering the final legs of renovation to the nearly 11,000-square-foot space at 114 E. Dixie Ave. beside the Hardin County Justice Center, which she has restored with a modern flourish and dubbed Justice Place, an airy attraction with a legal appeal for downtown clientele.

  • Traffic fatalities up in 2012 in Hardin County

    The number of people who died on Hardin County roadways increased in 2012 following a significant decrease the previous year.

    Eighteen fatal collisions occurred in the county in 2012, according to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 in Elizabethtown. In those collisions, 18 people were killed.

    Those numbers increased from 2011 during which there were 10 fatal collisions and 13 deaths, according to the cabinet. There were 18 fatalities in 2010.

  • Guthrie, Parrett not interested in challenging McConnell in 2014

    A Kentucky-based Super Political Action Committee intent on ousting Republican Mitch McConnell from the U.S. Senate next year has launched more than two dozen draft petitions for Kentuckians who could pose a challenge.

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, and U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, have both been mentioned as potential opponents, but both men said they have no interest in the Senate race.

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