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  • Tour shows off gardens, emphasizes conservation

    A garden tour commonly brings to mind visions of flowers overflowing, but the Garden Club of Elizabethtown’s tour is about all things growing.

    “That’s the main objective, to get people growing,” said Jana Gore, an organizer of the club’s annual Garden Tour and Tea. “It’s not just flowers in a pot. There’s so much to learn and benefit from.”

    The tour, set for Sunday, includes the Cunningham Garden at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown, where tea will be served, and four private residences.

  • Dennis named North Hardin principal

    NorthHardin High Schoolhas named a new principal with past ties to the Trojans.

    Lonnie Dennis, principal at Vine Grove Elementary School, has been hired to take the leadership role at North Hardin. Dennis replaces Bill Dennison, who announced his retirement in April. Dennis leaves Vine Grove Elementary after 10 years.

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  • Radcliff police: Fugitive sighted in area

    Radcliff police are asking for the public’s assistance in apprehending a man described as “assaultive” and “known to carry weapons.”

    Police have received a number of reported sightings of Thomas E. Price in central Radcliff, including two separate domestic disturbances in which he is a suspect.

    Price originally was convicted in Kentucky of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence. He now is wanted for probation and parole violations.

  • Charter bus crash likely an accident

    A charter bus falling onto its passenger side Wednesday night resulted in cuts and bruises for an unknown number of students and chaperones and more serious injuries for one passenger.

    The bus was carrying 34 students, 20 chaperones and a driver on a trip to Washington, D.C. Most of the children were Hart County sixth-graders and students at Cub Run Elementary School, said Trooper Jonathan Biven, spokesman for Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green.

    None of the passengers appear to be from Hardin County, Biven said.

  • Text complaints increase in Elizabethtown

    A new scamming technique is increasing in popularity in Elizabethtown.

    SMSing, or short message service text messages, is a twist on phishing scams that trick Internet users into releasing personal information or sending money to scammers.

    The scam starts through text messages, which give a premise for releasing information or sending money, such as posing as a bank or credit card representative or stating the recipient has been chosen to receive a retail gift card.

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  • Largest blood drive of the year to honor 9-year-old

    Caleb Muncy is a typical fourth-grader at David T. Wilson Elementary in Meade County who loves basketball.

    But recently, Caleb, 9, has required weekly blood infusions to treat his newly diagnosed immune deficiency.

    “He’s got a very genuine heart,” said his mother, Jennifer Muncy. “He’s definitely a good kid.”

  • Hart jail escapee has ties to E'town, police say

    An inmate walked away from the Hart County Jail, the Kentucky State Police reported Tuesday in a news release.

    Jared Fox, 25, has ties to the Bonnieville community and Elizabethtown, said Trooper Jonathan Biven, KSP public affairs officer at Post 3 in Bowling Green.

    Post 3 was notified at 9:16 p.m. Monday by Hart County Jail personnel about Fox’s escape..

    Anyone with information about Fox’s whereabouts is asked to contact the KSP at (800) 555-1212 or the sheriff’s office at (270) 524-2341.

  • Charter bus overturns near Bonnieville on elementary trip

    By NEAL CARDIN and AMBER COULTER

    An investigation is ongoing regarding an overturned charter bus carrying 55 elementary school students and chaperones Wednesday evening west of Bonnieville.

    The passengers had left Cub Run Elementary School on a field trip to Washington, D.C., said Trooper Jonathan Biven, spokesman for Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green.

    The school was the meeting point for the trip, but it wasn’t a school-organized event, he said.