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  • E'town police investigating election sign vandalism

    The Elizabethtown Police Department is investigating multiple complaints regarding defaced election signs, including several at the Hardin County Republican Party Headquarters on Dixie Avenue.

    Republican Party Chairman Mike Phillips said the complaints started around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday when an Elizabethtown resident at Pear Orchard Road reported his election sign for presidential candidate Mitt Romney had been defaced.

  • LaRue voters make changes on school board

    LaRue County voters defeated a pair of incumbent school board members in Tuesday’s election.

    L. Dawn Williams Connor defeated Norbert Skees 592-405 for the District 1 School Board seat. Linda Pearman defeated incumbent Ronnie Chelf, 554-417 in District 2.

  • Incumbents return to West Point City Council

    All the incumbents running and one newcomer who has held a seat before are returning to the West Point City Council.

    Incumbent Lavinda Curl led the candidates in votes received with 199, 14.94 percent of the ballots.

    “I’m very, very glad that the citizens saw fit to elect me again,” she said.

    Curl said she is happy about her election and feels challenged by the work council members have ahead of them during the next two years.

  • 27th District House: Greer, Jantzen await Bullitt County totals

    Repeating the 2010 campaign, Jeff Greer of Brandenburg carried his home county and hopes its enough to overcome a Republican edge in nearby Bullitt County and retain his seat in the state House of Representatives.

  • Romney takes county, state

    Belize native Eleanor Guerrero immigrated in 1961 to the United States, and for the first time on Tuesday, she cast her vote for a presidential candidate.

    A member of the Hardin County Democratic Party, Guerrero voted for President Barack Obama, of whom she’s been a supporter since hearing his keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Nashville, she said.

  • Guthrie defeats three challengers to win third term in Congress

    Republican incumbent Rep. Brett Guthrie fended off three competitors Tuesday to win a third term as U.S. representative for the 2nd Congressional District.

    In an email, Guthrie said, “I am deeply honored the people of Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District have elected me to a third term to represent them in Congress. I will continue to fight for pro-job policies, the repeal of Obamacare, and for a balanced budget.”

  • Bennett joins five incumbents to round out E'town council

    Bill Bennett has campaigned for Elizabethtown City Council more times than he can count, but his hard work paid off Tuesday night.

    Bennett was the third-highest vote getter in the race, nabbing 5,522 votes, and fills the seat left vacant by Larry Ashlock. All five incumbents recaptured their seats.

    He joked he had not yet surpassed former President Abraham Lincoln’s winless streak for public office and said Thomas Edison was besieged by failure before inventing the light bulb.

  • Broadwater to return to HCS board

    Suzy Broadwater will be returning to the Hardin County Schools board in January.

    Broadwater was elected to another term to represent Division 5 of the HCS board. It was the only contested school board race in Hardin County.

    “I was absolutely thriled,” Broadwater said.

  • Incumbent out in Radcliff; Bill Bennett wins in E'town

    One of six incumbents seeking re-election for Radcliff City Council has been voted out.

    Jack Holland, who returned to the council in 2010, finished seventh. Jacob Pearman was voted in by Radcliff voters.

    Don Shaw was sixth with 2,986 votes, while Holland had 2,953 votes.

    Barbara Baker led the way with 3,771 votes. She was followed by  Stan Holmes with 3,698 votes, Don Yates (3,237), Edward L. Palmer Sr. (3,105), Pearman (3,080), Jerry Brown (2,871), Doug Moulton (2,207) and Clarence Duggins (1,757).

  • Event to focus on Civil War camp life

    Visitors have the chance Friday and Saturday to see history in action and connect with the people who spend their time bringing it to life.

    The Hardin County History Museum is hosting “Civil War Living History: Camp of Instruction.”

    The event is presented by The Friends of Pards of the Western Federal Blues.