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  • Alcohol no issue at BBQ, Blues & Bikes

    As it turned out, Elizabethtown Police Department had little to worry about Saturday when hundreds of bikers came to town.

    The department closely monitored the sale and consumption of beer at the second BBQ, Blues & Bikes Festival downtown, but never ran into trouble with the expanded alcohol zone, said EPD Chief Tracy Schiller.

    “Everyone that came was very well behaved and enjoyed themselves,” he said of the festival. “It seemed to work really well.”

  • Motion withdrawn in child abuse case

    An Elizabethtown man accused of spanking his stepchildren with a paddle appeared Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Donald Lee Begley, 47, is indicted on three counts of second-degree criminal abuse of a child 12 years old or younger and is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond.

    Begley’s attorney remanded a motion to request family court records Tuesday. His trial is set for June 23.

    An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt.

    Begley remains lodged in Hardin County Detention Center.

  • Fiscal Court fills planning vacancies

    Hardin Fiscal Court filled the three vacancies on the Hardin County Planning & Development Commission Tuesday, bringing the board back to full strength.

    The five-member panel was rounded out by the appointment of Mark Hinton, Greg Lowe and Danny Percell to fill the unexpired terms of Brent Goodin, Rick Baumgardner and Steve Bland after their recent resignations.

    Hinton’s and Percell’s terms extend through April 30, 2017, while Lowe’s term extends through April 30, 2016.

  • Woman killed in I-65 motorcycle crash identified

    A Tennessee woman killed Sunday in a three-vehicle crash involving motorcycles has been identified.

    Miranda M. Flowers, 42, of Darden, Tennessee, died at the scene of the crash on southbound Interstate 65 near the 85-mile marker after her Harley Davidson motorcycle struck a Ford Expedition driven by An­gela J. Mitchell, 33, of Louisville, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Flowers’ husband, Ger­ald Flowers Jr., 43, was airlifted from the scene to University Hospital in Louisville and is listed in critical condition. Mitchell was unharmed.

  • County budget passes without changes

    Hardin Fiscal Court adopted the 2014-15 fiscal year budget for county gov­ernment Tuesday without hurdle.

    The court unanimously approved the $31.1 million operations plan, which retains all programs and services while reducing the spending plan by 1 percent under the current year’s $31.4 million plan.

  • ECTC nursing student saves classmate's life

    It’s called the widow maker for a reason.

    This full-artery blockage happens quickly and can stop blood flow completely, causing a sudden heart attack. It kills most people who experience it.

    “But I was lucky,” Dan Myers said.

    Myers lives on a horse farm in Leitchfield with his wife, Zanda, and two teenage children, Koda and Katie. He is a recent graduate of Elizabethtown Community and Tech­nical College’s nursing program, but almost lost the chance to earn his degree.

  • Glen Dale Children's Home campus to sell at auction

    On a lot that once housed troubled and orphaned children, 13 decaying structures now stand, taken over by nature. After five years of abandonment, the former Glen Dale Children’s Home property near Glendale will be sold at auction next month.

    The property includes about 272 acres with premier road frontage. The sale is at 10 a.m. June 28. Proceeds benefit Sunrise Children’s Services.

  • E’town man pleads guilty to third domestic violence charge in five years

    An Elizabethtown man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a third domestic violence assault charge in five years in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Benjamin Burl Jarboe, 49, of the 100 block of Valley Creek Lane, will serve three years for fourth-degree assault-domestic violence, third or subsequent offense in a five-year period, according to the plea agreement.

    In a prior domestic violence assault case, Jar­boe’s five-year sentence was probated, but was revoked as part of the plea agreement. He will serve a total of eight years. The sentences will run consecutively.

  • Radcliff cemetery ceremony reflects on true meaning of Memorial Day

    In an era when many are more worried about “American Idol than American ideals,” Maj. Gen. David Puster called on Americans to remember the true meaning of Memorial Day.

    Puster, commanding general of the 84th Training Command at Fort Knox, joined dozens Monday morning at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Rad­cliff for a memorial service paying tribute to those who have died serving their country.

  • Veterans salute fallen comrades in E'town

    Tamra Ammerman clutched an American flag deep in her palm. The tag tucked inside her fist featured her father’s name.

    Larry R. Johnson died Jan. 11, but his presence is never far from his daughter as her eyes welled up with tears after saying his name. Neither are his contributions forgotten by those knew him.