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  • Local mom weaves tale through eyes of her dog

    Naomi Coogle has bottled a portion of her family’s story through the playful voice of her dog.

    Coogle, a Hardin County resident, has penned a book titled “One Lucky Little Girl,” a brief but energetic tale told from the perspective of Katie Sue, a 4-year-old maltese/pomeranian mix. The book started as a joke for the family, but it has blossomed into a fundraising tool for Coogle’s oldest daughter, Carrie, who has severe cerebral palsy.

  • Sonora Veterans Park completion planned for May

    Sonora Veterans Park has taken shape faster than Carol Rogers ever thought it would.

    The project is nearing completion, with expectations of it being finished by the end of May.

    A grassy median across from The Cecilian Bank on East Western Avenue has been transformed since Rogers and other volunteers decided last summer to turn the donated patch into a memorial honoring veterans from the Sonora, Glendale and Upton areas who have died.

  • Beer sales total more than $300,000 in first two weeks

    The first two weeks of beer sales in Elizabethtown were massive.

    Alcoholic Beverage Control Administrator Tom Reynolds told city council members that 27 outlets armed with beer licenses sold $313,941 worth of malt beverages between Dec. 14 and Dec. 31.

    The number, which was outlined in Reynolds’ annual report, floored the Elizabethtown City Council and garnered some laughs.

    “It was party town E’town, wasn’t it?” Councilman Marty Fulkerson said.

  • Diecks Drive business reports second burglary in three days

    Two Elizabethtown businesses reported break-ins Saturday morning, and televisions were taken from both locations.

    At 11:17 a.m. Saturday, Elizabethtown police responded to Hospice & Palliative Care at 105 Diecks Drive in reference to a burglary, according to an EPD news release. The same business reported a burglary three days before.

    Police said suspects entered by shattering a window.

    The same method of entry was used in the March 7 break-in during which suspects attempted to remove a television but were unsuccessful, according to EPD.

  • E'town authorizes coordinator position for events program

    Elizabethtown city officials have authorized creation of an events coordinator position to manage city festivals, concerts and programs and have narrowed down a pool of nearly 50 applicants to two.

  • Library reopens north branch

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  • Radcliff to discontinue funding for One Knox

    One Knox soon could be losing one source of its funding.

    Radcliff City Council plans to vote next Tuesday to discontinue its funding for the program that played a critical role in preparing Hardin County during the Base Realignment and Closure initiative, which was mandated by Congress in 2005 and wrapped up last year.

    The council verbally committed to pulling the city’s funding for One Knox during an informal work session Monday and likely will make the cut before the budget cycle ends in June.

  • Former LaRue teacher's sex abuse case proceeds to grand jury

    Hardin District Judge Kim Shumate found probable cause Monday in the sexual abuse case against former LaRue County High School teacher Natalie C. Gentry but said the decision was “a close call.”

    A preliminary hearing specifically focused on the first-degree sexual abuse charge, the only felony charge against the 33-year-old Hardin County resident. Gentry also faces counts of second-degree official misconduct. The charges stem from alleged encounters with two male LaRue County High School students, one a 17-year-old and the other 18.

  • Donations headed for tornado victims

    Kentucky State Police troopers, personnel and volunteers will gather this morning at Post 4 to prepare to deliver needed supplies to tornado-ravaged Menifee County.

    For the past few days, Post 4 has served as a collection site for supplies needed by victims of the severe weather two weeks ago. The small trailer available to store items proved inadequate because of the volume of donations.

    Dennis and Nancy Robey of Keyboard Carriage offered to provide two 50-foot trailers and volunteered to drive them to the sites.

  • GOP ready to rebuild

    After soundly defeating Democrat Bob Farmer for the office of agriculture commissioner, James Comer accomplished something few Republicans could achieve in 2011: Win an elected office.

    “My election proved Republicans can win in Kentucky,” Comer told a room of GOP supporters Saturday Night during the Hardin County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    Comer said the state is Democratic by registration but Republican in ideology — and state Republicans must rebuild in 2012.