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  • Local graduate sees vice presidential debate in person

    Shana Roark didn’t know her college experience would include watching the 2012 vice presidential candidates trade verbal barbs from two rows away.

    The 2009 graduate of North Hardin High School had invited her parents to Centre College, where she is a senior, to watch the debate on the school’s lawn.

    It was being projected on a large screen where community members of all parties could eat popcorn and shout sentiments at the televised candidates together.

  • League changes election format

    With the general election just weeks away, The League of Women Voters of Hardin County is spicing up the format it uses to bring candidates’ viewpoints to the public in two contested local races.

    The league has partnered with Hardin County Educational and Community Television to film individual segments for each candidate running for Elizabethtown and Radcliff City Councils as they address a number of hard-hitting issues, said Gina Ryan, HCEC-TV director.

  • Escapee caught

    An escaped inmate from the Hardin County Detention Center has been captured.

    Robert W. Wilson, 23, of Elizabethtown, was located Saturday night by the Elizabethtown Police Department.

    It is believed he walked away from custody on Oct. 5 while he was being moved and a sergeant with the detention center went to retrieve Wilson’s belongings before he was transported, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police.

  • Shuttle service available to Veterans Tribute opening

    If bad weather should muddy the opening ceremony for the Hardin County Veterans Tribute on Nov. 11, organizers have a backup plan.

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  • Film provides opinions about Affordable Care Act

    A local resident, who is ineligible to vote in the election, is responsible for scheduling a free showing of a film with a point of view about presidential politics.

    Hans Marsen said he became frustrated trying to explain his opposition to the Affordable Health Care Act passed into law at the urging of President Barack Obama. He decided that showing “The Determinators” will help others understand his view.

  • Invitation: Watch the debate in community setting

    People from all corners of the community and the political spectrum are invited to watch a live telecast of Tuesday night’s presidential debate together.

  • Fire destroys Eastview home

    An Eastview home was declared a total loss after firefighters responded to a neighbor’s call at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday that it had caught fire for an unknown reason.

    The fire was fully involved by the time West 84 Fire Department arrived at 1854 Laurel Ridge Road, and the single-family home was declared a total loss, Fire Chief Steve Gore said.

    Neither member of the married couple living there was home at the time of the fire, and no one else was in the house. The couple’s dog died, Gore said.

  • Escaped inmate found

    An escaped inmate from the Hardin County Detention Center has been captured.

    Robert W. Wilson, 23, of Elizabethtown, was located Saturday night by the Elizabethtown Police Department.

    It is believed he walked away from custody on Oct. 5 while he was being moved and a sergeant with the detention center went to retrieve Wilson’s belongings before he was transported.

    Wilson was lodged at the jail Oct. 1 for violating conditions of his bond release. He originally was indicted in April on charges of second-degree rape.

  • Tractors, horsepower and pink ribbons, Oh, my!