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  • Vine Grove budget process back on track

    Vine Grove Mayor Blake Proffitt didn’t expect to be working on the city’s budget, due by last June, in March.

    Audit updates required city officials to use the city’s fourth-class status to pass a budget identical to that of the previous year with amendments to be made when updates were completed.

    The updates were finished later than expected. Their completion was announced Monday during the city council meeting.

    The late finish wasn’t for lack of trying.

  • E’town in agreement for Hayden School Road improvements

    Elizabethtown City Council on Monday approved an interlocal agreement with Hardin County Government to make improvements to Hayden School Road.

    The improvements to the road have been identified by the Elizabethtown Planning Commission and agreed to by the county and will improve traffic flow on the road as part of the development of Ashton Park Subdivision, which is owned by Silver Gate Properties.

  • Country veteran John Anderson to play State Theater

    A Seminole wind will roll through downtown Elizabethtown in early April.

    Country musician John Anderson — known for hits such as “Swingin,’” “Seminole Wind” and “Straight Tequila Night” — will headline at the Historic State Theater on April 6. The concert kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

  • A lesson on special response teams

    Based on popular culture, one would think a SWAT (special weapons and tactics) team armed with heavy-duty police equipment enters a building with their guns blazing to rescue a hostage.

    That’s not the case, Sgt. Josh Richardson recently informed participants in Elizabethtown Police Department’s citizen police academy.

    EPD’s Special Response Team is the only special operations police unit in the county, said Richardson, the unit’s team leader. It is a part-time team called out for incidents such as hostage rescues or barricaded suspects.

  • Photos: Central Hardin hosts mock car crash
  • Feeling the pinch at the pump

    The gas pump can put a pounding on families with its fluctuations and spikes in prices.

    By the same token, businesses that depend on transportation must find ways to absorb or adjust to the expense when fuel prices soar, as they have done in the past month.

    According to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report, the average price of regular-grade gasoline is hovering around $3.77 per gallon nationally compared to about $3.48 per gallon a month ago and roughly $3.50 per gallon a year ago.

  • Options available to help those affected by tornadoes

    Anyone looking for a way to help those affected by last week’s tornadoes in Kentucky and Indiana have a few options when it comes to donating time, items and money.

    Monetary donations are the best way to help locally, said Sharon Thompson, director of the American Red Cross in Elizabethtown. Thompson said this allows the Red Cross to give families cards they can use to purchase needed items.

  • E’town woman in stable condition after domestic dispute

    An Elizabethtown woman involved in a Sunday morning domestic dispute that culminated in an attempted stabbing was upgraded Monday afternoon to stable condition from serious.

    Elizabethtown police responded at 3:43 a.m. Sunday to the 200 block of Kimball Drive where they found Maila G. Kennedy, 42, bleeding from the neck, according to a news release from the Elizabethtown Police Department.

  • HMH to expand hospital art exhibit

    Elizabethtown resident Wendy Coverson recognized the photography contest at Hardin Memorial Health was a way for her to get her work and name out to a larger audience.

    Now her panorama — capturing the amber essence and rippling splendor of Cumberland Falls in autumn – is splashed on the walls of Hardin Memorial Hospital adjacent to the gift shop.

  • ECTC to host ‘That Takes Ovaries’

    The ovarian fortitude of local women will be celebrated at an international event coming to Hardin County this week.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is hosting an event called That Takes Ovaries, spawned from an international movement started in 2002. The event, which celebrates gutsy actions taken by girls and women, is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, which is International Women’s Day. The event is in room 212 of the Regional Postsecondary Center on campus.