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  • E'town doctor, ex-wife plead guilty to federal charges

    An Elizabethtown cardiologist and his ex-wife pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to federal charges involving harboring an undocumented Bolivian national for financial gain.

    Dr. Javier Arce, 59, pleaded guilty to failing to report knowledge of a felony to the proper authorities. His former wife, Cristina Mier Arce, 56, pleaded guilty to harboring for financial gain.

  • Locals support census amendment

    The U.S. Senate this week backed a mechanism to better document the residences of deployed service members.

    An amendment introduced by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., to the National Defense Authorization Act passed the Senate on Monday, directing the U.S. Census Bureau to count deployed service members at the residence of their last duty station.

    Local officials expressed support for the amendment Tuesday, saying it would more accurately reflect a community’s population.

  • Elizabethtown Sports Park wins state marketing award

    Elizabethtown tourism officials poured time and money into promoting the Elizabethtown Sports Park, and those efforts are paying off less than six months after its grand opening.

    The park recently was honored with a first-place Traverse Award from the Kentucky Travel Industry Association during its annual conference in Bowling Green.

  • E'town doctor, former wife plead guilty to federal charges

    An Elizabethtown cardiologist and his ex-wife pleaded guilty late Monday in U.S. District Court to charges related to the harboring of an undocumented Bolivian national for financial gain.

    Dr. Javier Arce, 59, pleaded guilty to failure to report knowledge of a felony to proper authorities, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Western District of Kentucky.

    Arce's former wife, Cristina Mier Arce, 56, pleaded guilty to harboring for financial gain, according to U.S. Attorney's Office.

  • Elizabethtown police officer removed from duty

    An Elizabethtown police officer has been terminated pending an appeal hearing before the city’s civil service commission.

    Officer James Richardson was suspended Nov. 26 with pay and his employment with Elizabethtown Police Department ended Dec. 1, City Attorney D. Dee Shaw said.

    Asked what led to the termination, Shaw said policy prohibits the city from releasing information until the completion of Richardson’s appeal.

    Richardson is not facing criminal charges, she said.

  • E'town approves transition overzone

    The Elizabethtown Planning Commission now has more flexibility when dealing with developments in older parts of the city.

    Elizabethtown City Council approved creation of a transition overzone Monday. An overzone would be placed over another zone with the property affected maintaining its prior zone, according to Planning Director Ed Poppe.

    Poppe said the zone likely would be applied to commercial areas in the city’s older neighborhoods.

  • December warming trend

    Hardin County’s hope for a white Christmas may be in jeopardy.

    A rush of southerly winds pushing up from the Gulf of Mexico sent residents scrambling for golf courses as temperatures spiked near record highs.

    Mark Adams, lead meteorologist for Fort Knox Weather Operations, said the warm winds are helped by a lack of cloud cover, which allowed the sun to shine unabated Monday, creating solar heating at a time when most residents are used to bundling up. Adams said the presence of clouds can offset warm winds.

  • Radcliff continues investigation into bicyclist's death

    No drivers fled the scene Saturday night after an Elizabethtown woman was hit by multiple cars while bicycling on South Dixie Boulevard in Radcliff, police said.

    Beverly E. Jeter, 25, was struck by multiple vehicles shortly after 9 p.m. while riding a bicycle about 25 yards south of Radcliff Elementary School on Dixie Boulevard, said Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department.

    According to Shumate, the drivers stopped and are cooperating with the police investigation.

  • Caroling joins love of nature

    Area residents can sing Christmas carols while enjoying Elizabethtown trails Saturday.

    Greenspace is organizing its occasional event Winter Wonder on Wintersmith, which offers caroling, hot chocolate and cider to those who explore the Wintersmith trail.

    The volunteer organization cares for almost 20 miles of trails in the Elizabethtown area and sponsors several hikes each year to introduce the public to local trails and promote the group.

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