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  • Following a father's dream

    Former Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker dreamed of a bustling downtown district flush with retail stores and restaurants before his untimely death in June.
    Now his daughter has picked up the cause in his absence, hoping to sway the trend toward revitalization through her own risk.
    Randi Walker Jones is opening Walker Layne Boutique downtown with childhood friend Ashley Perry-Baker on May 10 in the Taylor Hotel building at 114 W. Dixie Ave.
    The boutique is named after Jones’ father and Perry-Baker’s daughter, the duo said.

  • Elizabethtown man named cancer champion for The Julep Ball

    Like any other soldier with 20 years of service in the U.S. Army, Anthony Combs of Elizabethtown was looking forward to fulfilling his obligation and retiring.

    Plans changed in 2010, when he was diagnosed with cancer.

    “I had great plans to retire from the military and travel after retirement,” he said.

  • Indiana man arrested after foot pursuit

    An Indiana man was indicted and pleaded guilty last week in Hardin Circuit Court after he led police on a foot pursuit in February.

    Justin Wayne Jarrell, 22, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking less than $500, first-degree wanton endangerment, receiving stolen property less than $10,000 and second-degree fleeing and evading police.

    According to the indictment, Jarrell was in possession Feb. 23 of a stolen vehicle, which is a Class D felony.

  • LaRue school board to discuss superintendent's arrest

    The LaRue County School Board has called a special meeting for 7 p.m. tonight at the Board of Education office in Hodgenville, where it is expected to discuss the DUI arrest of Superintendent Sam Sanders this past weekend.

    The board’s meeting agenda includes a closed session discussion and possible action in open session.

    Board member Linda Pearman said the meeting was called specifically to discuss Sanders’ arrest. She indicated the board was soliciting advice from the state on how to handle the situation.

  • Beshear signs snow day bill into law

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed into law Monday a compromise bill between the House and Senate offering a blueprint on how to deal with makeup days because of snow and ice.
    But school districts in Hardin County should not need to access the law’s provisions barring more bad weather.

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  • Radcliff woman charged with theft of food stamp card

    Police say a Radcliff woman received a neighbor’s mail and used the individual’s EBT Food Stamp Card in January at the Radcliff Wal-Mart.

    Natasha Nicole Brooks, 36, of the 100 block of South Lorraine Street, is charged with two felony counts and a misdemeanor.

    Brooks is charged with one felony count of theft of identity without consent, one felony count of theft of mail matter and one count of fraudulent use of a credit card less than $500. She faces up to five years in prison if found guilty on each felony charge.

  • Local CASA representatives honored

    Earlier this month, CASA of the Heartland representatives won honors at the CASA Network in Kentucky state conference in Louisville.

    Sylvia Griendling was recognized as Executive Director of the Year and Marsha Senninger was acknowledged as Volunteer of the Year.

    CASA of the Heartland is a nonprofit group that recruits, trains and supports a network of volunteers who are court-appointed advocates for abused and neglected children in the Hardin County court system.

  • Tribute honors late band director’s influence

    During a teaching career that spanned more than four decades, earned state championship honors and attracted national attention, Chuck Campbell influenced thousands of young lives.

    Nearly three years after his death, Campbell’s talents as a music educator have been captured in a composition called “Everything Beautiful.”

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