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  • Bond set at $1 million for man charged in Patriot Parkway fatality

    Bond has been set at $1 million cash for an Irvington man charged with murder in Sunday night's wreck at the intersection of Deckard School Road and Patriot Parkway that killed Brianna Taylor, 17, of Elizabethtown.

    Michael Todd Hilton, 34, was booked into the Hardin County Detention Center at 8:17 p.m. Thursday. He also is charged with aggravated driving under the influence. A cooler and cans of beer were found at the scene.

    Bond was set Friday morning. He is scheduled for a court appearance at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Hardin District Court.

  • Glendale Post Office to remain open

    About 20 Glendale residents gathered Thursday afternoon in the bay area of the Glendale Fire Department to hear U.S. Postal Service officials make an announcement concerning the future of the Glendale Post Office.

    To residents’ relief, the small town’s post office will remain open, albeit with reduced hours for window service. All rural free delivery routes originating from Glendale will remain. Hours for window service will be reduced from eight hours daily to six hours and 30 minutes Monday-Friday and two hours Saturdays.

  • Former Central Hardin teacher indicted on sex abuse charges

    A former Central Hardin High School Spanish teacher arrested six months ago was indicted Thursday by a Hardin County grand jury on a number of charges involving Central Hardin students. One of the charges dates back to more than a decade ago.

    Edwin Bonet, 54, of Radcliff, was indicted on three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, three counts of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities, tampering with physical evidence and first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

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  • Tickets on sale for Rucker, Nettles

    Presale tickets for the Darius Rucker and Jennifer Nettles concert are available on ticketmaster.com and the Fort Knox Morale, Welfare and Recreation website.

    Presale tickets are $35 and are on sale through July 6. After the cutoff date, advance tickets will go on sale for $45 from July 7-Aug 29. Tickets can be bought Aug. 30, the day of the performances, for $50.

    The show is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Godman Army Airfield. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

    For information about ticket sales and the upcoming concert, visit www.knoxmwr.com.

  • Congressman to visit E'town today

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, is making two appearances today in Elizabethtown.

    He will discuss federal funding for Alzheimer’s disease during a one-hour session at the Hardin County Public Library on Jim Owen Drive off St. John Road in Elizabethtown. The meeting begins at 4 p.m.

    In a session being promoted by the Alzheimer’s Association, Guthrie will discuss efforts to make Alzheimer’s a national and state priority and explain possible improved services and support for the 67,000 Kentuckians living with the disease.

  • Local benefit to assist woman battling leukemia

    An event tailored toward helping a local woman fend off financial burdens while battling leukemia will be staged at Central Hardin High School this weekend.

    The Love 4 Livy Afternoon is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the school on U.S. 62 near Ring Road on Elizabethtown’s west side. All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Olivia Perez Banet, a local mother who is battling an aggressive form of leukemia. Banet will be in attendance Saturday.

  • Radcliff Electric provides discount for animal adoption

    Rescuing an animal from a local shelter is an option for those who want an inexpensive way to find a companion, but one company wants to make it even easier to place animals in loving homes.

    For the first week of July, the Radcliff Electric Supply will be paying one-half of the adoption fee for all animals at the Hardin County Animal Shelter.

  • All suspects in Morehead slaying now in custody

    All five suspects in a Sunday shooting that left a 20-year-old Morehead man dead are now in custody. Four of the suspects are from Elizabethtown and Hodgenville.

    Jaque Abrams, 19, of Elizabethtown, was arrested in Elizabethtown Wednesday night and is lodged in the Rowan County Detention Center. He has been charged with murder.

    Julius "Jubee" Kolowitz, 20, of Elizabethtown, turned himself in to police and Anthony "Rell" Paysen, 19, was arrested in Hodgenville where he is from.

  • HMH budget anticipates modest surplus amidst fiscal struggles

    Hardin Memorial Health is projecting a modest surplus in 2015 despite a rough financial year that likely will close with a nearly $6 million shortfall.

    The HMH Board of Trustees voted 8-1 Wednesday morning to approve the 2014-2015 operating budget that will take effect July 1, estimating revenue to finish $139,000 above expenses. The budget that ends June 30 is projected to finish $5.8 million below budget.

    This time last year, the hospital predicted a similar revenue surplus of roughly $150,000 after a loss of about $5.4 million in 2013.