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  • Showcase 2013
  • Bondurant leaves lasting legacy

    Organ music played as family, friends and colleagues gathered in a LaRue County courtroom to celebrate the life of Judge James Elliott “Jim” Bondurant.

    Bondurant, who served as district judge for Hart and LaRue counties and later was the first senior judge appointed in Kentucky, died Thursday in Tennessee. He was 84.

    “His only request was to hold service at the LaRue County Courthouse,” Jane Bondurant, Jim’s daughter, told the congregation. “This space was dear to him.”

  • Car hits KSP vehicle

    A Kentucky state trooper will be on medical leave after he was involved in a two-vehicle crash Thursday night at the intersection of Patriot Parkway and Ring Road in Elizabethtown.

    Trooper Scotty Sharp from Post 4 in Elizabethtown was traveling north on Patriot Parkway with lights and sirens on to respond to a domestic call in Rineyville at 6:32 p.m., Post 4 spokesman Jeff Gregory said.

  • Trooper involved in crash while on emergency call

    A Kentucky State Police cruiser was involved in a two-vehicle crash Thursday night in Elizabethtown.

    The occupants of both vehicles were treated and released at Hardin Memorial Hospital. A KSP Post 4 spokesman said no charges are expected to be filed.

  • New rides coming in 2014

    Patrons attending the Hardin County Community Fair and Horse Show this summer will see new faces along the midway. Gone is longtime carnival provider Myers International Amusement with its rides such as bumper cars, Ferris wheel, Scrambler, Remix, Zipper and Crawler Coaster among other popular attractions, shows and food trailers.

    Miller Spectacular Shows, based in Greenbrier, Ark., will provide summertime fun in 2014.

  • Hardin County a 'bright spot' in economic report

    A statewide report illustrates how well Hardin County weathered the economic crisis compared to other areas of the commonwealth.

    As 2013 comes to a close, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce released a report this week on state economic conditions, comparing current statistics to 2007, which was the peak of the last national expansion.

    Elizabethtown and Hardin County consistently have been a “bright spot” in the state amid the recession, according to Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson.

  • Veterans swap war stories at luncheon

    Charles Owen’s and Jay Norris’ friendship dates back to 1943 and their days serving on the USS New Jersey in the South Pacific during World War II.

    The friendship has withstood the test of time and the two reunited Thursday at a luncheon for WWII and Korean War veterans at American Legion Hardin Post 113.

    Owen, of Elizabethtown, has collected a vast amount of information about the U.S. Navy ship, which bombarded islands and was involved in 11 major battles, including Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

  • Lakeside breeze
  • Judge known for ‘great knowledge’ dies at 84

    James “Jim” Bondurant was widely recognized for his expertise in the law.

    He will return to the courtroom for the final time Saturday. Bondurant, who served as district judge for Hart and LaRue counties and later was the first senior judge appointed in Kentucky, died Thursday in Tennessee. He was 84.

    His body returns to LaRue County, where he had a law practice, served two terms as state representative and was a long-time judge. His funeral will be conducted in the upstairs courtroom of the LaRue County Courthouse.

  • Long-time judge, state representative dies

    The funeral will be Saturday in the LaRue County Courthouse for noted local judge and former state representative,  Jim Bondurant.

    Bondurant, who grew up in Meade County and spent most of his professional life in LaRue County, died Thursday in Union County, Tenn., where he lived since retirement. He was 84.