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  • Meeting called for property annexation

    Vine Grove City Council members have set a special meeting for 6:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall.

    The meeting is for the first readings of zoning and annexation ordinances for a farm at the corner of Knox Avenue and the corner of Ky. 313. The property is classified as tracts one and two of the Ditto property.

  • Trial date set for accused detention center escapee

    Court dates have been set for a man accused of escaping from Hardin County Detention Center.

    A status conference has been set for 1 p.m. Nov. 5 for Lonnie Ray Coy of Shepherdsville. A trial has been set for 9 a.m. Jan. 21.

    Coy faces charges of second-degree escape and first-degree persistent felony offender.

    Escape from a detention facility is a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, according to Kentucky Revised Statute.

  • Photo: Truck strikes utility pole
  • Paul, Guthrie headline Tea Party rally

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul looked over the capacity crowd at Nolin RECC Tuesday night with a knowing smile on his face.

    Paul often has heard Senate Majority Leader, Democrat Harry Reid of Nevada, denounce the Tea Party as dead while in the same sentence claiming it is destroying the Republican Party. The crowd, he said, contradicted Reid’s claims of the party’s demise as a fallacy. And the notion the Tea Party is loyal only to Republicans is equally faulty, he said.

  • Rand Paul, Brett Guthrie make stop at HealthSouth

    As lawmakers battle over changes to Medicare in Washington, one health provider is feeling the squeeze of federal restrictions in Hardin County.

    Officials at HealthSouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital on Tuesday urged two Kentucky legislators to pursue modifications to a federal regulation they say restricts access to acute rehab services for patients and deals a blow to patient volume.

  • Patient commits suicide at HMH

    In a place where the staff works to save lives, a patient took his own Tuesday morning.

    Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit was locked down briefly Tuesday after a patient committed suicide with a gun inside the hospital.

    Elizabethtown police, who responded around 8:13 a.m., said the man was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. No one else was injured. The patient’s name has not been released.

  • Defendant sentenced to 30 years for attempted murder

    A Hardin County circuit court judge has accepted the plea deal for a man who confessed to attempting to murder a female relative last November.

    Justin Michael Smith accepted a deal in June that would sentence him to 30 years in prison.

    Smith must serve 85 percent of that sentence before becoming eligible for parole.

    Smith pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman who told police she was awakened and beaten Nov. 6, 2011. He was arrested two days later.

  • Tennessee woman killed in I-65 crash

    A Tennessee woman and her dog were killed Monday night after she lost control of her vehicle in the northbound lane on Interstate 65 at the 87-mile marker near Glendale

    Jamie Lorraine Stump, 27, of Greenbrier, Tenn., was driving in the passing lane in a 1999 Nissan Altima when for unknown reasons lost control of her vehicle, according to a Kentucky State Police statement. The vehicle veered across the right lane of travel and struck a guardrail.

  • Blast from the military past

    Have you ever wished you could step back in time and walk among the people you have only read about in history books?

    Civil War Ghosts and Legends Drama will offer a night of the living past from 7-9 p.m. in downtown Elizabethtown as part of Second Saturday events, sponsored by the Brown-Pusey House, the Elizabethtown–Hardin County Heritage Council, Hardin County History Museum and the Masonic Lodge.

  • Police believe man brought in gun in HMH suicide

    Elizabethtown Police now believe the unidentified man who committed suicide at Hardin Memorial Hospital brought the gun with him to HMH Monday night when he was admitted from another neighboring facility.

    Police responded to HMH at 8:13 a.m. Tuesday in regards to a patient who had shot himself. Police report the individual died as a result of a self- inflicted gunshot wound.