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  • Red and blue converge for Saturday's Final Four game

    The atmosphere Saturday in Hardin County was friendlier than one might expect during a Cards and Cats match-up with a trip to the championship game on the line.

    Fans donned their blue and red best Saturday night to watch the Final Four showdown between the University of Louisville and University of Kentucky men’s basketball teams. Beef O’Brady’s and 3 Putt Willie’s were packed with fans of both teams cheering side-by-side.

  • Rolling art show

  • Focus on Finance: How to find financing when your business needs money

    Question: As a small business owner I would like some advice on the best way to go about looking for financing.

    Answer: It’s no secret that small businesses can have a hard time acquiring financing. So before you approach lenders, make sure you ask yourself: How can I maximize my chances of getting credit approval?

    Here are five simple things you can do to up the odds of obtaining a loan.

  • Quality time is purpose for Pinewood Derby

    As toy cars shoot down a track with a crowd gathered around to watch, it would appear the race is the main event of the Cub Scouts’ Pinewood Derby. But it’s what goes into making the cars that’s the real deal.

    Cub Scouts from several counties gathered Saturday to compete in the annual Pinewood Derby at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Elizabethtown, where scouts and adults team up to make cars then race them in competitions.

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  • Michigan man accused of rape to appear in court

    A move-in sex offender facing rape and incest charges in Hardin County is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday to enter a plea.

    Kentucky State Police arrested David B. Dunnivant, 46, last August after Post 4 in Elizabethtown received a phone call from Hardin Memorial Hospital, police said. The hospital reported treating a patient who claimed she was raped.

    From Michigan, Dunnivant was initially charged with first-degree rape, incest and possession of marijuana. The alleged victim in the case is an adult female relative.

  • Ten EHS students facing investigation, punishment in prescription drug bust

    An Elizabethtown High School freshman has been arrested, two more students are being investigated by police and at least seven others face school disciplinary action after a student was found Thursday distributing prescription pills in a classroom.

    Elizabethtown police responded at 8:50 a.m. Thursday after students reported the activity to staff members. An investigation led officers to a 15-year-old female student who was distributing oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine tablets, police said.

  • Divided loyalties

    An in-state college basketball rivalry that has burned hot in Hardin County for years reaches a crescendo Saturday when the University of Kentucky Wildcats square off against the University of Louisville Cardinals in the Final Four in New Orleans.

    As bragging rights and a shot at the national title game are on the line, some homes will stage their own civil wars as couples who have split allegiances either revel in their pregame smack talk or eat a handful of crow when the game draws to a close.

  • Record jackpot brings mega fever to Hardin County

    Elizabethtown resident Nute Haire regularly plays the lottery and scratch-offs, but he said this week requires a bit more strategy.

    With an estimated jackpot of $540 million, Haire had plans to purchase Mega Millions lottery tickets at multiple locations in Hardin County and maybe even in Louisville, he said Thursday at Neighborhood Market in Elizabethtown.

    “They say you can’t win if you don’t play,” Haire said.

  • Student arrested for distributing pills at school

    ELIZABETHTOWN — A 15-year-old Elizabethtown High School student was taken into custody Thursday morning after allegedly distributed prescription pills to other students.

    Police responded at 8:50 a.m. to the high school in reference to drugs being found on a student, according to an Elizabethtown Police Department news release. Multiple students reported the incident to staff members, who notified police.

    Police say the teen possessed oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine.