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  • Three arrested after police see apparent drug exchange

    Three men were arrested Wednesday on charges related to methamphetamine after investigators witnessed an apparent drug transaction in an Elizabethtown restaurant parking lot.

    Richard Brandon Tyler Cox, 26, of Munfordville, and Allen Wade Henderson, 31, of Sonora, face charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – methamphetamine. Harry L. Jones, 50, of Radcliff is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Sen. Paul rebukes class warfare

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said a lot of greatness remains in the country but the nation can ill afford to devolve into a destructive pattern of class warfare.

    Paul was the featured speaker Tuesday at the Movers and Shakers luncheon co-hosted by the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce and the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation at Nolin RECC. Chamber Executive Director Brad Richardson said he was contacted by Paul’s office, who was interested in speaking to county officials and business leaders during his break from Washington.

  • Two Brown Street students taken to HMH after taking pills

    Two juvenile students at Brown Street Alternative Education School were transported Wednesday morning to Hardin Memorial Hospital after ingesting an unknown amount of prescription medication.

    John Wright, Hardin County Schools spokesman, said the medication did not belong to the students and was ingested on school grounds. The amount and what kind of medication is unknown, he said.

  • Officials want drivers to understand flashing traffic lights

    After a recent bout of heavy rainstorms and power outages, local law enforcement is reminding drivers how to negotiate flashing traffic lights.

    According to the Kentucky Drivers’ Manual, a flashing yellow light requires drivers to slow down and watch out for other vehicles.

    In addition to intersections, a flashing yellow light also may be found in construction areas, said Virgil Willoughby, Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman.

  • Judge approves motion to consolidate attempted murder cases

    One case investigated by Elizabethtown Police Department involves three codefendants: Stacey G. Ford, Kelly L. Kennedy and James M. Hughes. According to police, the three were involved in a $35 drug deal Jan. 3 at a North Mantle Avenue residence that culminated in Ford firing a gun.

  • BackPack program short on sponsors

    Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland is seeking the aid of donors who want to care for hungry children who may not have other resources to find meals.

    The organization’s BackPack Program is expected to serve 5,000 children this year but currently has 2,000 in need of sponsorship, said Tami Delaney, development director for FAKH.

    Delaney said the number of children nominated for the program typically increases as the school year progresses.

    “We’re just a little behind the ball this year,” she said.

  • Rescued Vine Grove dogs soon to be adopted

    About five months after being removed from a Vine Grove trailer where officials said they were living in “unsanitary conditions,” 103 dogs found at 103 Gaylene Drive soon will be available for adoption.

    Brian and Joyce McCarthy pleaded guilty Monday to 75 counts of second-degree animal cruelty. With a conclusion reached in Hardin District Court, the dogs no longer are evidence and are eligible for adoption.

  • HMH approves energy conservation plan

    Hardin Memorial Hospital is pursuing facility upgrades that could save the hospital $500,000 a year in utility and operations costs and reduce its energy usage to a rate closer to average hospitals.

    The HMH Board of Trustees approved a business plan Tuesday that would make several changes to the way in which the hospital’s energy systems operate by upgrading technology and removing antiquated materials in place of more energy-efficient models.

  • Car break-ins reported around Sonora

    Residents found a variety of items missing from their vehicles Tuesday morning after a string of break-ins occurred in Sonora.

    About five or six unlocked vehicles were broken into near Main and Maple streets, said Trooper Brian Mouser of the Kentucky State Police. KSP began receiving phone calls at about 9 a.m. and they continued through the day.

    No vehicles suffered any damage, but several reported missing a variety of items, including GPS devices, cameras and medication.

    Mouser said it’s a pretty common occurrence around the county.

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