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  • Trial postponed while defendant experiences chest pain

    A Hardin County jury trial was postponed Thursday when a defendant became ill moments before proceedings were scheduled to resume.

    Raymond K. Wilson, 52, faces charges of attempted murder, first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence in connection to a stabbing last April at a birthday gathering just outside of Elizabethtown.

  • Photo: Working above, below the street
  • Home show returns with additional seminars

    Housing industry experts will lay a foundation for homeowner education this weekend at the 33rd annual Lincoln Trail Home Builders Association Home Design and Remodeling Show.

    The event, held Saturday and Sunday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown, features a vendor showcase and several seminars.

  • Four LaRue teens charged in dope case

    Four teenagers – one only 13 – face charges of trafficking in marijuana.

    A two-day investigation by Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson led to evidence that three boys and one girl – ages 13 to 16 – were setting up marijuana buys using a social media account. Johnson believes one of the teens accessed his Facebook account by a cell phone or a school-provided laptop.

    The teen is now at the Alternative School, Johnson said. He was not at A-School when the alleged transactions occurred.

  • Hearts on hold at HMH

    Hardin Memorial Hospital is re-evaluating its open heart surgery program after a five-month halt in scheduled surgeries.

    The program remains open, according to HMH President and CEO Dennis Johnson, and will remain viable in the future, but the hospital has not scheduled an open heart surgery since last fall.

  • Burke case in national spotlight

    A double-slaying in Rineyville and a U.S. Army sergeant convicted at court martial are subjects of a “48 Hours” installment airing Saturday on CBS.

  • Testimony continues in birthday-party stabbing trial

    Jurors heard testimony Wednesday from the man who threw the first punch at a birthday dinner that ended with a stabbing last April just outside of Elizabethtown. The stabbing victim also testified.

    Raymond K. Wilson, 52, is charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence in connection with the stabbing.

    Wilson’s jury trial began Monday and continued Wednesday afternoon during which a panel of seven men and seven women heard testimony from three witnesses.

  • State offers road package to E'town for upkeep

    Elizabethtown City Council reviewed a package of access roads, frontage roads and rights-of-way the state has asked the city to maintain after Ky. 361, often referred to as the Elizabethtown-to-Radcliff Connector, is finished.

    Planning Director Ed Poppe and City Engineer Scott Reynolds pointed the council to a map detailing 14 areas where the state has suggested the city take over maintenance. Poppe and Reynolds recommended the city accept all but one section: A private access to Elizabethtown Independent Schools property and residences on Cardinal Drive.

  • Photos: Local Catholics observe Ash Wednesday
  • Chamber health expo offers networking options

    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce hosted a health expo Wednesday during its monthly luncheon at Pritchard Community Center, giving medical providers and other local businesses an opportunity to network and promote.

    Executive Director Brad Richardson said roughly 40 exhibits were lined up for the expo, which he said was an excellent networking opportunity for local businesses.

    Larger employers, such as Hardin Memorial Health, set up booths as well as smaller businesses and charitable organizations, such as Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland.