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  • Prescription drug take back program nets pounds of pills

    A national prescription drug take back day Saturday brought in pounds of unused pills across the county.

    The Drug Enforcement Administration organizes a take back event about once every three or four months.

    Kentucky State Police then spread the word and collect medications turned in to law enforcement agencies throughout the region for disposal. This past Saturday brought in about 74 pounds of prescription drugs to KSP Post 4.

  • E’town man indicted on rape, sodomy charges

    Following a grand jury indictment, an Elizabethtown man faces felony charges of rape and sodomy just more than a year after the alleged offense occurred.

    Lincoln W. Pyles, 22, was indicted Thursday on charges of third-degree rape, third-degree sodomy and third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt. Pyles is innocent until proven guilty.

    According to the grand jury, Pyles engaged in sexual intercourse with a girl younger than 16, which is the age of consent in Kentucky.

  • Indiana woman arrested after driving 'erratically'

    An Indiana woman faces a felony charge and multiple traffic offenses in Hardin County after an Elizabethtown police officer observed her driving on the wrong side of the road.

    Lola M. Snyder, 35, of New Albany, Ind., is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, driving under the influence — aggravated, reckless driving, no insurance, operating on a suspended license and expired registration plate.

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  • Crossing paths with a legend: Fraley recalls dugout talk with baseball hero

    The bus that would roll into into Bill Meyer Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn., in the fall opened an endless field of opportunity when Charlie Fraley was a youngster.

    The bus carried baseball legends.

    Among them were Joe Black, Elston Howard, Roy Campanella, Don Newcombe and Larry Doby.

    And Jackie Robinson.

    All those baseball players, and many more, were part of a barnstorming team of black stars who toured the southern U.S. to make extra income once their Major League seasons had ended.

  • Credit for giving: Beshear signs bill approving tax break for farmer donation to food banks

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed a bill Tuesday to provide an incentive for farmers to donate to food banks, which local officials believe is a benefit to donation centers in a strong agricultural community such as Hardin County.

    “It just makes sense all the way around,” said Don Fulford, executive director of Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland.

    The food bank, at 313 Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown, supports Western Kentucky, which contains a large network of farmers, Fulford said.

  • Hatmakers ready for busy Derby season

    Terri Pfeiffer and John Thompsett have been too busy in recent years to go to the Kentucky Derby, but they’re still catching notice in the stands and even among celebrities at the event.

    The owners and milliners for Hataritaville design and decorate a variety of hats year-round including headwear themed or made for Easter, college teams and steam-punk.

    Some feature sweeping dyed ostrich feathers and netting, others have simple bows and flowers over their wide brims and some sport only a fleur de leis sewn on the sides.

  • Seeking shelter: Red Cross simulation to prepare residents for disaster situation

    Residents throughout Hardin County are encouraged to take shelter in June.

    The American Red Cross has scheduled a disaster shelter simulation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 24 at Pritchard Community Center on South Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown.

    The facility is supposed to be set up as if there was some kind of disaster and residents needed to take shelter outside their homes, with cots, refreshments and everything else that would normally be provided to displaced residents.

  • Attorney General's Office files lawsuit against E'town doctor

    The state attorney general’s office has filed a civil lawsuit against an Elizabethtown doctor who also faces federal felony charges in the alleged use of foreign, non-FDA approved intrauterine devices.