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  • Lunar 5K raises more than $25,000

    Saturday’s cosmic-themed Lunar 5K routed through Freeman Lake Park resulted in stellar attendance rates and money raised for Hosparus.

    “We are very thankful for the community of Elizabethtown and their continued support for Hosparus,” said Karin Olmstead, senior manager of advancements and community relations for Hosparus. “This year’s turnout was amazing,”

    The 5K — 3.1-mile run/walk — raised more than $25,000 through 1,200 participants and spectators.

  • Bond set at $1 million for man in Ky. 313 collision

    The man charged with murder in the Ky. 313 crash earlier this month that claimed the life of Ashlee Berry, 22, has been released from the hospital and is being held on a $1 million cash bond.

    Kyle David Thompson, 24, was booked Friday into the Hardin County Detention Center and transferred to the Kentucky State Reformatory in La Grange the same day. Cpl. Brian Thacker of the Hardin County Detention Center said Thompson was sent to the reformatory for medical reasons.

  • City pools see rise in attendance

    As the weather heats up, attendance at city pools is climbing.

    According to park and recreation officials in Elizabethtown and Radcliff, pool attendance is higher than this time last year.

    “Attendance in the last couple of weeks has been very good, weekends especially,” said Jim Connelly, manager of Elizabethtown Swimming Pool at Amer­ican Legion Park. “The heat kind of brings them out.”

    Lori Jury, Radcliff Parks and Recreation director, said not only is attendance high on the weekends, but it is above average on weekdays.

  • Two Radcliff women indicted on child abuse charges

    Two Radcliff women were indicted on abuse charges after police say punishment for children in their care was cruel.

    Mary Eliza­beth Hardin, 27, and Pamila S. Mat­lock, 40, each are charged with two counts of complicity to first-degree crim­inal abuse.

    An indictment is an alle­gation, not proof of guilt. Defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

    According to an arrest citation, Radcliff police officers were dispatched April 23 to a home in the 500 block of Patton Drive to meet Child Protective Services.

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  • Radcliff council calls meeting about fireworks

    The Radcliff City Council will hold a called meeting at 1 p.m. today at Radcliff City Hall to hear a second reading of a proposed ordinance concerning the use of fireworks within city limits. 

    The proposed ordinance, if passed, will limit usage between 5 p.m. and midnight July 2-6 and 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. Dec. 31 into Jan. 1. 

    According to state law, seasonal permits allow the sale of fireworks between June 10 and July 11 for the July 4 holiday and Dec. 26 to Jan. 4 for celebrating new year. 

  • Teen remembered after fatal wreck

    In her short 17 years, Brianna Tay­lor never met a stranger. Whether she was in a crowded room of unknowns, surrounded by opponents on the softball field or in the school cafeteria, Taylor was known for her outgoing personality and optimism.

    “She always had that beautiful smile on her face,” said Steve Smallwood, Elizabethtown High School principal. “She would always make it a point to say ‘hi’ to me.”

  • One killed in Sunday night wreck
  • County postpones construction of fourth EMS station

    Hardin Fiscal Court has opted to postpone construction of a fourth EMS station on Hodgenville Road after bid packages were rejected for a second time last week.

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry said the project likely won’t be rebid until early next year or the spring as the county turns its attention to the search for a new EMS director after former director Ira Dyer’s resignation in May.

  • One killed in Sunday night wreck

    A 17-year-old recent graduate of Elizabethtown High School has been identified as the victim in Sunday night's accident at the intersection of Patriot Parkway and Deckard School Road.

    Brianna Taylor, the driver of a red Mustang, died in the accident. She was a starter on the Lady Panther softball team and the lone senior on the squad last season.