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  • Stretch of deals could bring thousands to area

    The fourth Saturday in April has come to mean something special for communities along Ky. 86.

    For three years, it marks the day when vendors find spots along the roadside and shoppers comb through table after table of bargains at the 26-Mile Yard Sale.

    “There’s no telling how many thousands of people will be there,” Cecilia Ruritan President David Yates said. “It’s getting bigger and bigger every year.”

  • Pair of local candidates withdraw from primary races

    Two more names have fallen off the candidate board for the Hardin County primary ballots.

    Residential appraiser Lance Shore has withdrawn his candidacy for Radcliff City Council while Grayson County resident Craig Davis, a Republican, withdrew his name from the 18th District House race.

    Both men’s names will appear on the ballot, but notices will be placed at precincts alerting voters of their withdrawal, Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb said. Any votes cast for them will not be counted, Tabb said.

  • Emergency agencies host mock crash scene

    Agencies taking part in the mock crash were Elizabethtown High School, Elizabethtown Fire and Police departments, Kentucky State Police, Hardin County EMS, Hardin County Coroner’s Office, Hardin County E911 Portable Communications Post, Air Methods medical helicopter, Brown Funeral Home and Doug’s Towing and Recovery.

    Watching the demonstration were more than 360 Elizabethtown High School juniors and seniors.

  • Kroger crash trial set for November

    An Elizabethtown woman facing up to 20 years in prison after police say she drove her vehicle into the front of Kroger on Dolphin Drive  heads to trial in November to face her numerous charges.

    A Nov. 3 court date was set Tuesday for June A. Blocker, 52, of Dixon Avenue in Elizabethtown during a Hardin Circuit Court appearance. She faces nine charges including attempted murder stemming from the Feb. 5 crash, during which police said she crashed a 2006 Lincoln Town Car into the Kroger storefront.

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  • CASA acquires temporary offices

    CASA of the Heartland has secured temporary office space as it searches for more permanent accommodations.

    Hardin Fiscal Court approved a lease agreement with the agency Tuesday permitting temporary use of space on the second floor of the R.R. Thomas Building in downtown Elizabethtown.

    The lease starts May 1 and extends through March 31 at a rental payment of $1 per year.

  • Sparks among runners from area to experience 'amazing' Boston Marathon

    With each step, Alex Sparks could hear cheers and see more signs along the 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon.

    Years from now, the former Elizabethtown resident might not remember the strain a run of that distance put on her body, but she will remember the sights and sounds from her first venture into one of the world’s most famous races, she said.

    “It was one of the best experiences I have ever had in my life,” Sparks said Monday night from Boston.

  • Rineyville area sewer project scaled down

    A Sonora resident and judge-executive candidate accused county officials of stalling the progress of a proposed Rineyville sewer project and said residents with failing septic systems should not have to incur out-of-pocket costs to connect to the system.

    Tim Hinson, who was defeated in the 2010 Democratic primary for judge-executive and is running again, issued the grievances Tuesday during the public comment portion of Hardin Fiscal Court’s meeting.

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  • Rineyville native manages elite equestrian competition in Lexington

    While growing up in Rineyville and attending North Hardin High School, Lee Carter was a baseball enthusiast, playing and loving the sport.

    Carter now surrounds himself with a sport he had little inclination for in his youth: equestrian events.

    “I was not a horse person,” Carter said by phone this week as he prepared for the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, an elite level equestrian challenge that will bring thousands of visitors to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington today through Sunday.