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  • Fatal wreck victim identified

    An Elizabethtown teenager has been identified as the victim in Wednesday morning's fatal wreck on Westport Road in Elizabethtown.

    Philip H. Wagner, 18, was pronounced dead at the scene by Hardin County Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Spangenberger.

    Elizabethtown police responded to the 600 block of Westport Road just after midnight when a caller said she heard a loud crash outside. When police arrived, a vehicle was in the front yard of a residence at 607 Westport Road.

  • Local option measure clears House committee

    A statewide push for a constitutional amendment allowing Kentuckians to vote on a local option sales tax has cleared one key legislative barrier.

    The House Committee on Elections, Constitutional Amendments, and Intergovernmental Affairs voted, 6-3, Tuesday to send the measure to the full House for consideration and a possible floor vote.

    Hardin Judge-Executive Harry Berry, a supporter of a local option sales tax amendment, said it is a positive sign and the first step within the legislature to place the amendment on a referendum.

  • City of Hodgenville may file suit against KSP

    By LINDA IRELAND
    Landmark News Service
    Mary Gaines Locke, attorney for the City of Hodgenville, said this week she is considering filing a lawsuit against Kentucky State Police for return of city documents.
    KSP seized numerous records in June at City Hall as part of an investigation that culminated in the indictments of Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk/

  • Army to move recruiting school to Fort Knox

    A training center associated with the U.S. Army’s Recruiting Command is moving to Fort Knox, bringing an estimated 100 jobs.

    The Recruiting and Retention School will relocate from Fort Jackson, S.C., to Fort Knox effective Oct. 1. The Department of the Army announced the decision Monday and the Training and Doctrine Command released a public statement Wednesday afternoon.

  • Two Louisville residents arrested for E'town theft

    Two Louisville residents were arrested Tuesday night and charged with stealing purses from TJ Maxx in Elizabethtown.

    Alan Murray, 26, and Chastete Bell, 23, were stopped by police on Ring Road and charged with theft by unlawful taking of more than $500 but less than $10,000. If found guilty of the Class D felony, each person faces up to five years in prison.

  • Event helps Warm Blessings fill bowls

    Linda Funk’s bowl isn’t quite as empty anymore.

    The executive director for Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen in Elizabethtown is taking her bowl from the Empty Bowls fundraiser Saturday with her to speaking engagements and the community continues to fill it with money.

    On Wednesday, she earned $101 at a speaking engagement to add to the total of $10,500 from the event.

    “It went really well,” Funk said of the event. “We had standing-room only during the auction.”

  • Celebrating Environmental Health Professionals week

    As she walked through the kitchen of Roxie’s restaurant in Elizabethtown, Roni Mudd, health environmentalist for the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, scanned everything from the floors to the ceiling.

    Mudd, along with others from the department, is celebrating Environmental Health Professionals week by doing what they do: enforce health code.

  • Man killed in Westport Road wreck

    The stillness of night was interrupted early Wednesday morning when a single-vehicle crash on Westport Road in Elizabethtown claimed the life of one man and injured another person.

    Elizabethtown police responded to the 600 block of Westport Road just after midnight when a caller said she heard a loud crash outside. When police arrived, a vehicle was located in the front yard of a residence at 607 Westport Road.

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  • Man killed in Westport Road wreck

    A man was killed early Wednesday morning and a male juvenile sent to Hardin Memorial Hospital after a collision in the 600 block of Westport Road in Elizabethtown.

    According to an Elizabethtown Police Department release, officers responded at 12:52 a.m. to Westport Road after a caller said she had heard a loud crash. When officers arrived, a vehicle was located in the front yard of 607 Westport Road.

    The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The juvenile was treated and released from HMH.