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  • Downtown design charrette is Friday

    Elizabethtown will receive some help on revitalizing the downtown district this week from the University of Kentucky.

    Students from UK specializing in areas such as historic preservation, architecture and landscape design will descend on the city Friday morning to meet directly with the public and evaluate several downtown structures, outgoing Heritage Council Executive Director Heath Seymour said.

  • Candidates emerge early for Hardin County Clerk

    Two Democrats and a Republican have filed letters of intent with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance to replace Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb, who will not seek another term in 2014.

  • Holland regaining health, returns to school

    Andrew Holland jumps up from his booth at the Radcliff Burger King and points nonchalantly at his sneakers — different colors, purposely mismatched.

    “Wear two shoes from now on,” he says casually. “I’m starting a trend.”

    His mother, Regina Hensley, dismisses the comment as another one of her son’s humorous antics, saying it was nothing more than an accident that gained an audience among his friends.

  • Fort Knox recalls civilians to work

    Life regained a semblance of normalcy Monday for some workers furloughed under the federal government’s shutdown with a number of Department of Defense civilians returning to work at Fort Knox.

  • County reimburses state for 'no show' hotel room

    Hardin County government will forward $127 to the Kentucky state treasurer this month after an Elizabethtown resident discovered through an open records request the state reimbursed County Attorney Jenny Oldham for a no-show hotel room last August.

    From Aug. 22 to Aug. 24, 2012, Oldham was scheduled to attend the annual Kentucky Prosecutors Conference in Lexington and booked a room for two nights at the Hyatt Regency, according to records. The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office sponsors the conference with the Prosecutors Advisory Council.

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  • Woman charged after struggle with jail deputies

    A Louisville woman arrested for disorderly conduct Sunday in Radcliff now faces felony assault charges after allegedly striking and threatening to kill several deputies at the Hardin County Detention Center.

    Jade A. Beyer, 23, is charged with three counts of third-degree assault, four counts of first-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree disorderly conduct.

    Jailer Danny Allen said Radcliff Police Department initially brought Beyer to the jail Sunday morning for the second-degree disorderly conduct charge.

  • Eastview man indicted for exchanging sexual texts with minor

    A Hardin County grand jury indicted an Eastview man accused of texting a girl in an attempt to induce her to engage in sexual activity.

    Michael Dewayne Bishop, 30, faces a charge of unlawful use of electronic means to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities.

  • Taiwan native finds a way to give back in the Army

    Spc. Kwanghsin Wang, 27, has accomplished quite a bit since he first immigrated to the United States in 1995.

    Born the son of a pastor in Taiwan, Wang traveled with his family to Dallas when his father relocated to a church there.

    “When I came to the United States, I didn’t speak English,” Wang said.

    For a while, he only knew only a few words and phrases, but just by being in an English-speaking environment and later taking English as a second language, Wang quickly learned.

  • Councilman faces ethics complaints

    A city councilman and a former candidate have filed complaints against Councilman Bill Bennett with the Hardin County Board of Ethics. The men accuse him of violating a code of ethics by supporting a lien amnesty ordinance despite having two outstanding liens against him.

    Marty Fulkerson and Arnold Myers have asked the board to investigate and render a ruling on whether Bennett violated any ethical boundaries in his decision making.

    The complaints are related to two liens totaling about $268 which Bennett paid last week.