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  • Mayor's Breakfast returns Saturday for third outing

    The tastes and smells of breakfast treats and sweets will break partisan lines and competitive boundaries Saturday, bringing politicians, businesses and civic organizations together to serve the community.

    The third annual Mayor’s Breakfast is from 9 to 11 a.m. at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff, where political dignitaries and local officials will serve residents food in the spirit of fellowship. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Local Realtors donate land to pregnancy center

    Clarity Solutions for Women received a surprising Christmas present from two local Realtors.

    Lamonte and Mimi Hornback, owners of Hornback Realty Co., fully donated the land and building at 105 E. Memorial Drive in Elizabethtown to the pregnancy center in December, deeding the property for future expansion of facilities.

    Peggy Adams, director of development for Clarity Solutions for Women, said the donation came without financial strings.

  • Court to withhold payments for several local fire departments

    Hardin Fiscal Court is withholding monthly financial allotments for five volunteer fire departments after they failed to submit a series of test results set by the state as a minimum standard.

    The enforcement action was approved through a resolution Tuesday evening that will withhold monthly allotments for February, March and April for those departments that failed to submit the results of four tests — ladder, hose, self-contained breathing apparatus and pump — by Jan. 17.

  • Fiscal Court approves lease agreement for EMS facility

    Hardin Fiscal Court on Tuesday approved a 30-year lease agreement with Dow Corning Corp. for a location to construct a new Emergency Medical Services facility.

    The agreement as approved will give the county access to roughly 2.2 acres of land at 892 Hodgenville Road for a cost of $1 per year.

  • Hardin County Fair celebrates 50 years

    A staple of summer in Hardin County is the Hardin County Community Fair. When July rolls around this year, it will mark the 50th outing of the fair.

    Board members, volunteers and community officials celebrated the 50th anniversary at the fair board’s annual luncheon Tuesday at Grace Heartland Church.

    Fair Board President Larry Jaggers recognized many residents who have made the fair possible, including volunteers, fair board members and the original 10 people who helped create the fair five decades ago.

  • Locals among thousands at Obama inauguration

    There was a Hardin County flavor Monday among the sea of people attending the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.

    Area students and adults turned out to witness the making of history and see how the lessons they learn in the classroom are used in the outside world.

    Anthony Durrant, a sixth-grade social studies teacher at James T. Alton Middle School, said his students had many questions during a unit on government.

  • Fairness ordinance will not see vote in E'town

    The tiny eastern Kentucky town of Vicco became the fourth city in the state to adopt a fairness ordinance barring discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents, but Elizabethtown won’t be joining its ranks.

    In a series of interviews, city officials said they have no interest in voting on the same ordinance proposed in Vicco because current laws prohibiting discrimination are sufficient.

    Councilman Marty Fulkerson said Tuesday the proposed ordinance was dead on arrival when proposed in late November.

  • Man accused of robberies, shooting pleads not guilty

    A Cecilia man indicted on 12 felony charges, including the shooting of a man in Meade County and connected to a series of robberies, was arraigned Tuesday and pleaded not guilty.

  • E'town approves fire truck bid

    Elizabethtown City Council approved a major purchase Tuesday, accepting a bid from Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. for a custom ladder truck.

    The bid was approved unanimously at $735,591, half of which will be paid upfront. The purchase comes after the city failed to receive the four bids it wanted for the custom truck, generating two instead.

    The second bid was produced by Rosenberger South Dakota LLC at $698,868.