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  • Animal Control sees rise in dog adoptions

    With the opening of a new animal shelter on Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown, Hardin County Animal Control is seeing a rise in dog adoptions and a decrease in euthanizations.

    Director Gerald Foley told Hardin Fiscal Court Tuesday afternoon that the shelter adopted 120 dogs in March compared to 63 dogs in March 2013.

    Coupled with that, only 13 dogs were euthanized last month compared to 29 in March 2013, Foley said. The dogs that were euthanized either had some type of animal control behavior problem or were sick, he said.

  • Child abuse case postponed to October

    A pair of Elizabethtown residents who were indicted on criminal abuse charges against a juvenile will face a trial date that has been tentatively moved to Oct. 15.

    An attorney for Justin F. Badgett, 27, appeared on his behalf Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court to motion for the new date.

    Judge Ken Howard refrained from setting a permanent date until an attorney for Heather Shipley, 35, is notified of the date change.

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  • Man involved in violent sexual encounter enters plea

    A man indicted on assault charges after a sexual escapade turned violent entered a not guilty plea Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Joshua Faron Davis, 31, was indicted last week on second-degree assault, fourth-degree assault with minor injury and first-degree persistent felony offender.

    After responding to a call, Elizabethtown police responded to Davis’ home where he and two women were in the home.

  • Valley Creek missionary team prepares for trip to Honduras

    Jena Hornback used a marker to put her name on a box fan Sunday afternoon before placing it with others in the busy Life Center at Valley Creek Baptist Church.

    “I’m making sure I have one this year,” she said. “Trying to sleep in 110 degrees at night is not fun.”

    Hornback is part of a group bound in June for the Central American nation of Honduras. The church mission trip is associated with Baptist Medical Dental Mission International.

  • Following the Cats is part of the madness for Rineyville couple

    “Wildcat fans” may not be a term strong enough to describe Darren and Mandy Gent of Rineyville.

    Less than 10 hours after the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team secured a spot in Monday’s NCAA national championship game against the University of Connecticut with yet another dramatic win, the Gents were on the road to Dallas.

  • Magistrate candidate lives outside of district

    The lone Democratic candidate in the race for the 4th District magisterial seat in Hardin County does not actually live in the district’s boundaries.

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb discovered the error after the filing deadline in January. Tabb said Jimmy Jenkins’ residence on Hutcherson Lane falls within the boundaries of District 8 in the Rineyville North precinct. Jenkins’ home is near the line separating District 4 and District 8, according to county election maps.

  • E'town names new parks and rec director

    Elizabethtown has promoted from within in naming a new parks and recreation director.

    City Council verbally supported Mayor Edna Berger’s recommended appointment of Sports Park Director Seth Breitner to replace longtime Parks and Recreation Director Ron Sidebottom during its Monday meeting. The promotion takes effect Aug. 1, Berger said.

    Sidebottom, who was absent from the meeting and unavailable for comment Monday, is retiring after being a city mainstay for several decades. Executive Assistant Charlie Bryant said

  • Radcliff City Council reviews bids for parking lot project

    As the next step of completing parking lot construction at Radcliff City Hall, the county clerk’s office and the police station, three bids were presented Tuesday at the Radcliff City Council work session.

    The bids total $193,028.77 and include electrical wiring and lighting, lights and landscaping. The project is paid for by a $247,000 grant, storm water fees and money from the general fund.

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