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  • Trial date set for man accused of sexual abuse of a minor

    A trial date has been set for a former Hardin County man accused of sexual abuse of a minor. One of the charges is tied to an alleged incident nearly 20 years ago.

    Jeffery Diehl’s trial was scheduled for 9 a.m. Nov. 12 during an appearance Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    He was indicted on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a victim younger than 12; and one count of first-degree sexual abuse. The charges are Class D felonies punishable by up to five years in prison.

  • Downtown Elizabethtown: Working old into the new
  • CHHS grad to be enshrined at Patriots Peace Memorial

    A former area resident who graduated in 1999 from Central Hardin High School and was in the U.S. Navy, will be remembered on Memorial Day in Louisville when he is enshrined at the Patriots Peace Memorial.

  • Night to Shine set for Saturday

    Everyone deserves at least one night to shine. That’s why College Heights United Methodist Church is having a second Night to Shine dance Saturday.

    This year, the prom-like event for individuals with physical and/or mental challenges is at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown with registration beginning at 5 p.m. The event lasts until 9 p.m. and anyone 15 or older is welcome to participate.

  • E’town approves alcohol zones for festivals

    Elizabethtown City Council approved designated festival alcohol-drinking areas downtown for the BBQ, Blues & Bikes Festival and Cruisin’ the Heartland, but officials say they would not hesitate to limit the areas in the future if crowds get rowdy.

    Creating designated festival areas was encouraged by police, city planners and event coordinators because it is believed they will be easier to enforce than smaller, more confined areas for alcohol and will give visitors more flexibility when consuming alcoholic beverages.

  • Rays value each day with daughter Libby after premature birth

    New parents seldom are completely ready to welcome their first baby, but for Stephanie and Eric Ray, their daughter’s early arrival caught them by surprise.

    Liberty Marie Ray was born eight weeks premature June 28, 2012. At birth, she weighed 2 pounds, 10 ounces and was 15 inches long.

    “We had no crib, no overnight bag, no nothing,” Stephanie said. “You’re never really ready, but we really weren’t ready. We had nothing in her room.”

  • Fitness fair is Saturday in Radcliff

    In an effort to bolster a healthy lifestyle and Radcliff businesses and organizations, Tamara Ohler has organized a Family Fun and Fit Fair, scheduled for Saturday at Colvin Community Center.

    The fair, sponsored by Snap Fitness owned by Ohler, Radcliff Electric, West Point Bank and the Vine Grove Ladies Auxiliary Post 10281, begins at 10 a.m. and is free to the public.

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  • Long jump results released


    Evan Jones of Creekside Elementary School and Kayden Stillwell of Lakewood Elementary tied for first in the intermediate boys long jump Friday at the Hardin County Elementary Fitness Event at Central Hardin High School. Both students finished with a jump of 7-feet-2-inches.

    Hardin County Schools released the full list of results from the event last week but did not reveal both winners for this challenge.

  • Soup kitchen, food bank partner for pantry

    The Lord’s Supper Soup Kitchen in Radcliff is helping Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland take its food pantry on the road.

    Feeding America received a donated truck from Wal-Mart to conduct mobile pantries throughout the agency’s 42-county service area, said Milissa French, director of agency services and programs.

    The truck is used when the agency has an excess of food or perishable items that can be taken to a location for those who are in need, she said.