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  • PHOTO: Isaac drops by
  • Learning to fight back

    Ariel Hines, 15, assumed a combat stance Thursday night before delivering a palm heel strike and then a punch to the thick, black shield Elizabethtown Police Sgt. Tim Cleary held during a self-defense class for women at the Hardin County Public Library.

    The impact of Hines’ punch forced Cleary to take a couple steps backward.

    “That was good,” the sergeant said, and Hines let out a laugh before resuming her attack stance and repeating the strikes.

  • Police: Meth labs found in home

    An Elizabethtown couple faces multiple methamphetamine-related charges after narcotics investigators found two meth labs Thursday in the apartment where the husband and wife were living with their 10- and 7-year-old children.

  • Local Feeding America wins national award

    The local Feeding America food bank increased its produce deliveries by a larger number than any other Feeding America bank in the country last year.

    Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland received the Mighty Apple Award for having the largest percentage increase in produce distribution among all of the Feeding America food banks in the United States.

  • Inmates escape Breckinridge County jail

    Police located an escaped inmate who allegedly overpowered a Breckinridge County deputy jailer Thursday night and stole a van.

    According to The Associated Press, Robert J. Waddell, 41, was lodged at the jail on charges of rape, burglary and assault. The Kentucky Sex Offender Registry lists him as a lifetime-registered offender.

  • Teen shot by friend dies Saturday

    A Rineyville teen was involved in an accidental shooting in Meade County that left a 19-year-old with a gunshot wound to the head, officials said.

    Shelby Langley of Vine Grove was airlifted Thursday night to University Hospital in Louisville, where the 2012 graduate of North Hardin High School died Saturday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Coffey and Chism Funeral Home in Vine Grove.

  • Hardin County's Most Wanted

    The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a Greensburg woman wanted for two counts of first-degree bail jumping in felony cases out of Hardin Circuit Court.

    Jenny L. Mauller, 41, is wanted by the Division of Probation and Parole – District 5 for violating a pretrial diversion agreement.

    Court records show Mauller has been missing since June 2011.

    Mauller pleaded guilty in 2010 to two counts of welfare fraud more than $100, which is a Class D felony, according to records.

  • Speaker promotes change in state health law

    A Nicholasville political activist will address a proposed bill to relax Kentucky's regulations regarding faith-based health cooperatives during an appearance Tuesday in Elizabethtown.

    A provision of the federal Affordable Care Act exempts health-sharing programs offered by religious groups. Three organizations that qualify and operate in Kentucky find unique issues here, according to David Adams, who will speak during the monthly meeting of the Central Kentucky Tea Party Patriots.

  • Risks on display at high school

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety will display its Distracted Driving Simulator for students at Grayson County High School.

    The simulator provides real-life exposure to dangers of distracted driving without putting teenagers at risk, a statement from the office said. It will mimic and display handling characteristics of a vehicle.  Participants will receive and send phone calls and text messages while attempting to obey the rules of the road.

    The special program begins at 8 a.m. CDT Wednesday at the school in Leitchfield.

  • SpringHaven trying to attract The Color Run

    SpringHaven organizers hope to raise money through a benefit road race that doubles as a five-kilometer (3.1-mile), sugar-coated kaleidoscope of color.

    The Color Run is scheduled for 50 cities this year and already has made 23 commitments next year, including Louisville, Indianapolis and St. Louis. The events raise money for charities and the local domestic violence shelter’s board of directors are trying to get Elizabethtown on the 2013 schedule.