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  • Berry, Howard step down in Hardin County United

    Two local leaders are stepping back from the volunteer organization Hardin County United.

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry issued a letter to members of HCU’s steering committee Wednesday asking them to accept his resignation as chairman, where he promoted the placement of a new leader no later than April.

    Berry does not plan to step away from the role until the committee fills the vacancy, he said.

  • Tourism authorizes funds to close out sports park construction

    Elizabethtown Planning Director Ed Poppe could not hide his frustration Wednesday morning during Elizabethtown Tourism Commission’s monthly meeting.

    Poppe has been trying to close the final 10 contracts on construction of Elizabethtown Sports Park and said he cannot fathom why some contractors have not filed invoices.

    “They haven’t been on site for four months and they can’t send me a bill for $2,000,” he said.

  • Radcliff's Christmas parade to return

    After a one-year hiatus, Radcliff’s Christmas parade returns this weekend with a revamped venue and route.

    The parade is part of the city’s Christmas at the Cabins celebration at Saunders Springs Nature Preserve on Wilson Road.

  • ESC soldiers big on reading

    Sgt. Daniel Schneider of the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), sits down and is quickly surrounded.

    There are little fingers of little boys and girls pointed his way. They watch in anticipation, wondering what book will be selected. As Schneider begins to read, all eyes are on him.

    Schneider, a transportation management coordinator for the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), read last Friday to children at Pierce Elementary School Fort Knox as part of the 3rd ESC’s Partners in Education reading program.

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  • E'town man pleads guilty to rape of mentally disabled teen

    A 48-year-old Elizabethtown man pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges that he had sex with a mentally disabled teen.

    Appearing in Hardin Circuit Court, Vincent E. Mason pleaded guilty to second-degree rape and two counts of third-degree rape. Forcible contact was not alleged.

    The victim, who is mentally incapable of consent, was younger than 16 when the encounters occurred between November 2010 and May 2012, according to the indictment.

  • Communicare therapist receives state award

    The service of a local therapist first garnered the attention of a Heartland Elementary School employee and, now, of the entire state.

  • Donkey basketball raises money for school playground

    Sweat stood on Matt Treadway’s head and neck after one of the most strenuous 10 minutes of basketball he ever had played.

    He often moved the ball up and down the court to evade defenders and sink shots, but Monday night was the first time he had done so while dragging a straining donkey behind him.

  • 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.