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  • 1 dead, 1 injured in motorcycle wrecks

    Vine Grove Police Department responded at 10:32 a.m. Monday to the intersection of Ky. 313 and Cole Ridge Drive in reference to a wreck involving a motorcycle and passenger car.

    Hardin County Coroner Dr. Bill Lee pronounced the motorcyclist dead at the scene, Vine Grove Chief Kenny Mattingly said.

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  • Police remind residents of school-zone safety

    As school resumes session, police are warning residents to observe school zone speeds and watch out for children darting into the path of vehicles.

    “Those flashing lights are there for a reason,” said Virgil Willoughby, spokesman at Elizabethtown Police Department.

    Speeding in a school zone results in a double fine with the maximum set at $220, Hardin County Attorney Jenny Oldham said. The offender also pays court costs, which typically average $144.

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  • Police conduct safety check at area schools

    With less than a week of summer vacation remaining, Central Hardin High School Principal Tim Isaacs led a Kentucky State Police trooper through the hallways while pointing out aspects of the school’s security and emergency plan.

    Standing in the Bruins’ main entryway, he explained to Trooper Jeff Gregory that each school day, Assistant Principal Mike Lawson locks the main doors at 8:30 a.m. At that point, students have finished arriving and visitors must enter through a door leading them to the front office where the school resource officer sits, Isaacs said.

  • Pipeline debate headed to E'town

    An Oklahoma pipeline company proposing a controversial natural gas liquid pipeline to run through a series of Kentucky counties, including southern Hardin County, will make its case  Thursday for the route during an open house in Elizabethtown.

    Tom Droege, spokesman for Williams, a Tulsa, Okla.-based company, said the event is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Pritchard Community Center and is formatted to give residents face time with experts in fields such as construction, routing, safety and environmental issues.

  • Rand Paul set for stop in E'town

    His presence on the highest level of politics continues to grow, but U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has planned a pair of intimate visits to the area this week.

    The Bowling Green Republican is visiting Elizabethtown Tuesday night as a guest of the Central Kentucky Tea Party Patriots. He is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. at Elizabethtown Christian Academy on 401 W. Poplar St., said Daniel Bayens, a Paul spokesman.

  • Helmwood residents support deployed soldiers

    Some of the area’s elderly residents pitched in last week to help deployed soldiers.

    Residents of Helmwood Healthcare Center Nursing Home in Elizabethtown prepared donated items to be shipped to deployed family members of the facility’s staff.

    Helmwood regularly finds service projects for residents to participate in, such as wrapping silverware in napkins once a week for use at Warm Blessings, Volunteer Coordinator Martha Frakes said.

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