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  • E'town approves transition overzone

    The Elizabethtown Planning Commission now has more flexibility when dealing with developments in older parts of the city.

    Elizabethtown City Council approved creation of a transition overzone Monday. An overzone would be placed over another zone with the property affected maintaining its prior zone, according to Planning Director Ed Poppe.

    Poppe said the zone likely would be applied to commercial areas in the city’s older neighborhoods.

  • December warming trend

    Hardin County’s hope for a white Christmas may be in jeopardy.

    A rush of southerly winds pushing up from the Gulf of Mexico sent residents scrambling for golf courses as temperatures spiked near record highs.

    Mark Adams, lead meteorologist for Fort Knox Weather Operations, said the warm winds are helped by a lack of cloud cover, which allowed the sun to shine unabated Monday, creating solar heating at a time when most residents are used to bundling up. Adams said the presence of clouds can offset warm winds.

  • Radcliff continues investigation into bicyclist's death

    No drivers fled the scene Saturday night after an Elizabethtown woman was hit by multiple cars while bicycling on South Dixie Boulevard in Radcliff, police said.

    Beverly E. Jeter, 25, was struck by multiple vehicles shortly after 9 p.m. while riding a bicycle about 25 yards south of Radcliff Elementary School on Dixie Boulevard, said Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department.

    According to Shumate, the drivers stopped and are cooperating with the police investigation.

  • Caroling joins love of nature

    Area residents can sing Christmas carols while enjoying Elizabethtown trails Saturday.

    Greenspace is organizing its occasional event Winter Wonder on Wintersmith, which offers caroling, hot chocolate and cider to those who explore the Wintersmith trail.

    The volunteer organization cares for almost 20 miles of trails in the Elizabethtown area and sponsors several hikes each year to introduce the public to local trails and promote the group.

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  • School day disrupted by threatening note

    Central Hardin High School received its third bomb threat in almost three months Monday, causing students and staff once again to evacuate the building briefly around noon.

    It, like the past two, came to the attention of school administrators through a note. Monday’s message specified a time in which the building allegedly would be in danger.

  • Avis pleads not guilty to murder charge

    A man charged with murder after a vehicle pursuit led to the death of a Hodgenville police officer pleaded not guilty Monday in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Jason Avis, 29, of Vine Grove was indicted in November on charges of wanton murder, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree fleeing or evading police, leaving the scene of an accident and first-degree persistent felony offense.

    A jury trial has been set for May 8.

    Avis is lodged in LaRue County Detention Center in lieu of a $1 million cash bond.

  • New signal being activated on Ring Road

    Installation has been completed and a new traffic signal on the west side of Ring Road will be activated this week.

    When initially switched on today or Wednesday, the light will be activated simply in “flash mode” to alert motorists to it, Transportation Cabinet spokesman Chris Jessie said in a statement.

    Motorists should expect the stoplight to become fully active on or about Dec. 19, Jessie said.

    The signal is at Ring Road’s intersection with West Park Road, which provides the primary access to Elizabethtown Sports Park.

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