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  • Freeman Lake tennis shelter upgrade wanted

    Bo O’Brien has asked Elizabethtown officials to consider a slight upgrade to the shelter near the tennis courts at Freeman Lake Park with walls.

    O’Brien, chairman of the Elizabethtown Tennis Commission, said the space has been the target of drafty wind conditions, which can wreak havoc on tournaments.

    In essence, O’Brien said, a wall would be placed at either end of the shelter to block wind coming directly through the facility.

  • KSP searching for suspects in armed robbery

    Kentucky State Police are searching for two suspects after an armed robbery in Brandenburg.

    According to a news release, two white men entered the Friendly Food Mart on Broadway Street around 7:50 p.m. April 6 and showed a knife. They took the cash drawer with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

    Witnesses said the men left in an older-model pickup truck with a black hood and cracked windshield, according to police.

  • Public officials scrutinized in Hodgenville

    The Hodgenville City Council voted Monday to conduct a public hearing next month to consider removing the mayor from office. Meanwhile, across town, the LaRue County School Board considered the fate of Superintendent Sam Sanders.

    The council heard an extensive summary of criminal allegations against Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback at Monday's meeting.

    The council then decided to call a formal public hearing as a prelude to considering the mayor's removal from office. The hearing is at 7 p.m. May 1 at City Hall.

  • Tax filing deadline is Tuesday

    With the conclusion of tax season Tuesday, the U.S. Post Office has announced offices in Kentucky will be open regular hours for last-minute tax filers.

    Jerry Morphis, owner of Accutax in Elizabethtown, said most Americans won’t be bothered by the announcement. Because electronic filing has become standard practice, Morphis believes very few people will mail their tax statements, even if they owe money.

    “Electronic filing is always the best way to go,” he said. “It’s safe and you get a confirmation.”

  • Multiple fire departments on scene of field fire

    Multiple fire departments and the American Red Cross are on the scene of a large field fire in the 1200 block of West Rhudes Creek Road, between U.S. 31W and New Glendale Road, which is closed to traffic.

    At least two barns and a home have burned. First responders report heavy smoke in the area.

    Strong wind gusts are blowing the smoke north into Elizabethtown.

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  • Mother urges area to support new drug

    Like many parents, Kristi McDaniel of Cecilia doesn’t want her 4-year-old son, Jaxon Schlett, to grow up.

    But unlike other parents, her reason isn’t to keep him young and adorable, but to keep him from the inevitable: slow muscle degeneration and eventual death from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

    Even though it doesn’t directly benefit her son, McDaniel’s focus is on a letter-writing campaign to Congress and President Barack Obama urging swift FDA approval for a potentially breakthrough treatment for the incurable illness.

  • Tabb tabbed HCS director of IT

    Lafe Tabb has been named director of instructional technology for Hardin County Schools.
    “Technology plays an important role in the education of students in the 21st Century,” Tabb said. “I am confident my experiences as a teacher and administrator can help the district effectively integrate technology into teaching and learning so our students achieve success and become productive citizens.”

  • Missing soldier found in Indiana

    A Fort Knox soldier who was reported missing Saturday has been found, officials say.

    Sean Monahan, 25, of Radcliff was found Wednesday by Clarksville, Ind. police, said Ryan Brus of the Fort Knox Public Affairs Office.

    Monahan was treated and released from University Hospital in Louisville the same day and is now receiving medical care at another area health care facility, Brus said.

    “He is safe and his condition is good,” he said.