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  • Child's memory helps families with children fighting cancer

    Cheryl Alonso remembers her son, Isaiah, as a boy who liked superheroes and dancing like Michael Jackson.

  • Elizabethtown attorney dies week after wreck

    A 75-year-old Elizabethtown man has died after a vehicle collision April 24 put him and his wife in the hospital.

    Surrounded by family, retired attorney Quinn F. Pearl Jr. died Tuesday afternoon at University Hospital in Louisville as medical professionals complied with his living will request that his life not be sustained in such a state.

  • Photos: Central Hardin students work to change the landscape
  • T.K. Stone lockdown ends; weapon report a hoax, police say

    T.K. Stone Middle School was under lockdown earlier today when Elizabethtown Police received notification that a person was on school grounds with a weapon but it ended up being a hoax, police say. A juvenile was detained and investigation continues.

    The district issued a one-call telephone relay to parents and guardians regarding the lockdown.

  • Grant provides drug dropoff boxes in region

    A grant for the area is making prescription drug drop boxes constantly accessible.

    The Office of Drug Control Policy will provide $100,000 annually for three years to Communicare in Elizabethtown through a state agency. The goal is to help reduce substance abuse in those ages 12 to 25 in Communicare’s eight-county service area.

    The first year’s focus is on law enforcement and includes making sure each law enforcement agency in the region has a permanent box where anyone can dispose of prescription drugs.

  • State reviews birth center case

    The future of a proposed alternative birth center in Elizabethtown now is in the hands of the state.

    An attorney for the Visitation Birth & Family Wellness Center argued opponents have not submitted evidence worthy of overcoming the presumption of need set by the Cabinet for Health & Family Services while counsel for Hardin Memorial Health, Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown and Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield said the center is not needed, its business model is faulty and its utilization projections are inflated.

  • North Hardin graduate killed in motorcycle wreck

    The last time high school best friends Rosita Velez and Sandrice Parker spoke, Velez recalled they discussed making plans to hang out. The two graduated in 2007 from North Hardin High School but went to different colleges and lived in different cities.

    Parker, who was living and working in Bowling Green, recently posted an update on Facebook about working on a movie, Velez remembered. Parker told her it was going to air on the Sundance Channel.

    Early Monday morning, Parker, 24, was killed in a motorcycle wreck on Ewing Ford Road in Bowling Green.

  • Driving's dangers: John Hardin students learn of hazards during mock crash

    First responders shattered glass and cut through twisted metal in the parking lot of John Hardin High School as students gathered to watch. Though the injuries weren’t real, organizers of the wreck hoped to elicit geniune emotion.

    A multitude of community agencies worked together to simulate a deadly car crash Tuesday morning in front of John Hardin to warn students of the dangers of drunken and distracted driving.

  • Photo: ECTC students participate in Holocaust Remembrance Day activities
  • Closure scheduled for U.S. 31W Bypass

    For the second time in two weeks, a portion of the U.S. 31W Bypass will be closed briefly.

    The section between St. John Road and North Dixie Avenue will close at 7:30 tonight.

    The Transportation Cabinet notice said the closure is necessary to allow for steel structures to be set overhead for the interchange overpass. The work is part of the Ky. 361 connector that will provide an alternate route between Elizabethtown and Radcliff.

    The work is scheduled to be completed and the bypass reopened by 6 a.m. Thursday.