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  • E'town band marches to new beat

    The Elizabethtown High School marching band isn’t competing on Saturdays any longer, but they did make the football team dance on the sideline, which is a new measure of success for the revamped program.

    As a non-competing marching band, Elizabethtown High School shows now are a project of personal fulfillment and school pride for the students. Band Director Mark Webster said he is pleased to find his marchers work just as hard for themselves and their fellow students.

  • KSP: Goodman's DNA found on evidence left at shooting scene

    During the second day of testimony Thursday in the jury trial of Steven C. Goodman, Kentucky State Police forensic analysts testified the defendant’s DNA was found on two items left at the Big Spring residence where a man was shot.

    Goodman, 22, of Cecilia, is accused in a string of robberies that occurred the morning of Oct. 27, in the Big Spring community near the Hardin-Meade border. He was indicted in December on 12 felony charges, including first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and first-degree robbery.

  • E'town councilman to forgo lien amnesty

    Elizabethtown City Attorney D. Dee Shaw said Councilman Bill Bennett is close to qualifying for a new lien amnesty program, but Bennett said he will refuse any financial forgiveness offered by the city under a policy he approved.

    Bennett currently has two outstanding liens, the first dating back to September 2008 for $86.64. The most recent lien was filed in June 2011 for $181.54.

    “It would be unethical and a conflict of interest for me not to pay those,” Bennett said Thursday.

  • Local leaders volunteer for hunger awareness

    Elizabethtown Mayor Edna Berger worked her way down an assembly line on a broken foot, filling a plastic bag with food expected to help feed a child.

    She was among political figures and local celebrities who pitched in Thursday at Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland. They put in volunteer hours to fill bags for the food bank’s BackPack Program and to raise awareness about hunger in the area and the need for people to give money and time to fight the problem.

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  • EIS to consider tax rate Monday

    The Elizabethtown Independent Schools board will be considering the district's yearly tax rate at 7 p.m. Monday at the board's regular meeting.

    The board is considering 69.9 cents per $100 of assessed value. This would bring in about $5.6 million, a 4 percent increase of revenue, which is the maximum available under state law without being subject to a possible referendum.

    A hearing regarding the tax will be conducted at 6:15 p.m. Both the hearing and the board meeting take place in the board room at Panther Academy.

  • Police: Man arrested after assaulting, disarming officer

    A Louisville man is facing multiple charges in Elizabethtown after he allegedly led a police officer on a foot chase Thursday morning on Ring Road near Freeman Lake Park.

    Matthew I. Pike, 31, is charged with third-degree assault of a police officer, second-degree fleeing or evading on foot, third-degree criminal mischief, disarming a peace officer and resisting arrest.

  • Helm remembered as anniversary of death approaches

    A local Civil War general is being honored this weekend as the 150th anniversary of his death approaches.

    Brig. Gen. Benjamin Hardin Helm is being remembered at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Helm Family Cemetery on North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown. The event is open to the public.

    The commemorative event is organized by the Hardin County History Museum to honor the life of the Confederate general from Hardin County and brother-in-law of President Abraham Lincoln.

  • Via Colori to unleash color on downtown Elizabethtown Saturday

    The streets of downtown Elizabethtown offer themselves as a broad canvas for creative minds this weekend.

    The sixth annual Via Colori street painting festival is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. It is free to the public and corresponds with the monthly Second Saturday event downtown.