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  • Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association shows support for EPD

    Residents who complete the Cit­i­zens Police Academy have an opportunity to become part of Elizabethtown Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. It currently is in its second year.

    Robyn Connell serves as president of the organization. She said its purpose is to promote and enhance the relationship between EPD and the community.

    “We support and promote them,” Connell said. “We have projects and special events that the police department does in conjunction with the city.”

  • KSP Post 4 remembers fallen troopers

    Part of being a Kentucky State Police trooper is honoring those who served before.

    On Tuesday, Post 4 troopers traveled to the graves of four comrades, killed decades ago in the line of duty, to show that respect.

    “We’ve tried to have a focus to go and honor them each year both for KSP and for their families,” said KSP Post 4 spokesman Jeff Gregory.

  • Tourism sees 3.5 percent spending boost

    Hardin County’s tourism industry recorded another increase of spending in 2013, capitalizing on developments at Fort Knox and the popularity of the Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    The county saw a 3.5 percent jump from 2012 to 2013, equating to a more than $6 million one-year spending increase, according to the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet.

    The county accumulated $188,428,637 in direct tourism spending during 2013, according to the cabinet.

  • Hearing set in case against Diehl

    A Hardin Circuit Court appearance Tuesday morning led to another scheduled hearing for July against a former county resident facing various sex crime charges.

    Jeffery Diehl was not present at his pretrial proceeding, where his attorney entered a motion to set a hearing for 10 a.m. July 10.

  • County budget clears first reading

    Hardin County’s 2014-15 fiscal year budget sailed through a first reading Tuesday without complaint.

    No changes were recommended to Judge-Executive Harry Berry’s proposal, and no discussion was held between the magistrates regarding its contents.

    Berry has presented a $31.1 million operations budget, retaining all programs and services while reducing the spending plan by 1 percent under the current year’s $31.4 million plan.

  • Trees to be planted at Lincoln Birthplace

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Histo­rical Park will plant 20 potentially blight-resistant American chestnut trees at the national park’s picnic area Saturday.

    The event is free and open to the public and begins at 10 a.m. The park’s picnic pavilion will be closed from public use from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

  • Rapper's civil lawsuit seeks restitution from KSP

    One year and five misdemeanor charges later, a famous Louisville rapper filed a civil lawsuit against troopers at Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • UPDATED: Dyer, Miller out at Hardin County EMS

    Ira Dyer is out as director of Hardin County Emergency Medical Ser­vices after serving more than six years in county government.

    Dyer submitted a verbal resignation to Judge-Executive Harry Berry on Thursday and a written resignation Friday, Berry said Tuesday afternoon following Hardin Fiscal Court’s voting meeting at H.B. Fife Courthouse.

    Berry revealed Dyer’s resignation at the end of Tuesday’s meeting after Magistrate Doug Goodman asked for an update on the status of the position.

  • Fiscal Court denies quarry expansion

    It appears Vulcan Materials Co. will not be expanding its rock quarry in northern Hardin County.

    Hardin Fiscal Court voted unanimously Tues­day afternoon to overturn a recommendation by the Hardin County Planning and Development Commission rezoning 26.8 acres of property from R-1 — urban residential — to the heavy industrial zone of I-2, which would accommodate the expansion desired by Vulcan if a conditional use permit was granted.

  • County EMS director resigns

    Hardin County Emergency Medical Services Director Ira Dyer has resigned his post amid speculation and an internal investigation by county government.

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry said Tuesday afternoon that Dyer submitted his resignation Friday and former Emergency Management Director David Underwood has been named interim director in his stead. Berry said the county soon will launch a search for Dyer's replacement. Underwood is expected to start later this week.