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  • Grayson student receives KSP honor

    A Grayson County elementary school student was selected by Kentucky State Police this week as the winning student artist for the National ‘Missing Children’s Day’ poster contest, co-sponsored by the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. The contest is an annual event that encourages fifth-grade students from across the country to design posters depicting the importance of bringing missing children home.

  • Hardin officials prepare for synthetic drug ban

    A new state law banning synthetic drugs signed last week by Gov. Steve Beshear has local officials making preparations to combat the drugs.

    House Bill 481 made it through the House of Representatives with unanimous approval before the Senate voted 35-2 in favor of the synthetic drug ban.

    Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, said he was surprised to hear legislators voted “no” as the bill had a lot of support in the House and Senate.

    “That was a very positive bill we did,” Parrett said.

  • Veteran walks 2,800 miles for homelessness

    Dan Lyons plans to walk out of Elizabethtown early this morning to continue the last quarter of his six-month journey of about 2,800 miles.

    The 60-year-old will walk along U.S. 62 as he treks to Washington, D.C., to raise support for homeless veterans and encourage lawmakers to take action on their behalf.

  • Y.E.S. aiming for second alcohol election in E'town

    A push for a second alcohol vote in Elizabethtown officially has started.

    Yes for Economic Success, a volunteer group of local economic development organizations and residents, announced a plan Monday to circulate a petition to secure enough signatures to force a second vote by fall.

    The vote, if successfully placed on the ballot, offers Elizabethtown residents a chance to decide on authorization of retail liquor drink licenses, which would allow bars and restaurants to serve alcohol without sales constraints or seating requirements.

  • ETCB to maintain its course on alcohol

    The Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau won’t be venturing into the alcohol business.

    ETCB Executive Director Sherry Murphy on Monday said the tourism bureau will not be pursuing any permits for alcohol sales at its headquarters on Mulberry Street off of Interstate 65. The Elizabethtown Tourism Commission made the decision during its annual retreat, she said.

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  • EPD swears in new police officer

    Mayor Tim Walker swore in a new Elizabethtown police officer Friday afternoon at the North Mulberry Street department.

    Zachariah Quesenberry, 29, originally is from Vine Grove, said Virgil Willoughby, EPD’s public information officer.

    Quesenberry is the third of six new patrol officers hired since Chief Tracy Schiller took control of the department last summer. Three more will be sworn in by the close of the year.

  • More than 150 soldiers head to Afghanistan

    More than 150 soldiers from the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) departed Fort Knox Sunday for a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

    The deployment marks the third for the 3rd ESC since it relocated to Fort Knox in June 2007. The command deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in May 2008 and to Haiti in January 2010 in support of Operation Unified Response.

  • Indiana man to be sentenced next week in wife's murder

    An Indiana man charged with murdering his wife in an Elizabethtown hotel will be sentenced next Friday after pleading guilty.

    Lonnie F. Daugherty, 38, pleaded guilty March 9 to charges of murder and second-degree animal cruelty. He’s been lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center since his June 25 arrest.

    Police said Daugherty strangled his wife, Michele D. Daugherty, 45, and the couple’s cat at Holiday Inn Express in Elizabethtown. The two were in town visiting from Noblesville, Ind.

  • North Miles Street project a high priority for state

    A project to widen North Miles Street between Pear Orchard Road and Ring Road in Elizabethtown has been labeled a high priority in the state’s two-year road plan, which is being discussed this week in a special session.

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, last week expressed disappointment the nearly $12 million project had been labeled a low priority but Parrett on Monday said he later learned House leadership and Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, had made steps to mark the project a high priority before the regular session ended.