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  • SpringHaven clients relocated after bridge accessing facility downgraded

    Clients at SpringHaven domestic violence shelter in Elizabethtown were filtering back to the facility Friday after they were transplanted to hotels a week before when a state inspector found a bridge leading to the facility was unsafe for large vehicles.

    Tanya Thomas, assistant director of SpringHaven, said the shelter got word to evacuate around 21 clients on May 11 after an inspection found the bridge could not safely sustain weights exceeding three tons.

  • Police to increase seat belt enforcement

    Motorists who attempt to fake out police regarding seat belts soon will be under even more scrutiny.

    Local law enforcement agencies and Kentucky State Police will be participating in the national Click It or Ticket campaign starting Monday and ending June 3. The directive is aimed at reducing the number of highway fatalities through an increased focus on the enforcement of seat belt laws.

  • BeatleMania on tap today at Hardin County Public Library

    Fans of the Beatles can relive the band’s glory Monday at the Hardin County Public Library’s BeatleMania.

    The celebration begins at 6 p.m. in Elizabethtown and features a documentary, a variety of games with prizes, and of course, music from John, Paul, George and Ringo.

    The event celebrates the 50th anniversary of Beatlemania, according to Kathy Shireman, organizer of the celebration and circulation worker at the library.

  • Primary likely to yield low voter turnout

    Tuesday’s primary likely will yield a low voter turnout.

    Because large swaths of the county only have an already decided presidential primary to vote on, Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb said he would not be shocked if the turnout is as low as 10 percent.

  • Escaped inmates caught in Radcliff

    Two inmates who walked away from the restricted custody area of the Hardin County Detention Center early Friday morning were captured riding bikes early Sunday morning in Radcliff on U.S. 31W.

    Brandon Board, 21, of Bardstown, and Vance Tate, 37, of Radcliff, were captured at 12:49 a.m. Sunday by Radcliff Police after a short foot chase. The two were taken in without incident, according to an RPD news release.

  • Radcliff teen’s battle with cancer resumes

    A Radcliff teenager who appeared to thwart cancer in March once again is battling for his life.

    Andrew Holland, diagnosed with a rare form of Ewing’s sarcoma of the spine and who was Radcliff’s junior mayor in April 2011, is back in treatment following the cancer’s aggressive return.

    Holland’s mother, Regina Hensley, said the 15-year-old aspiring writer’s condition has worsened considerably with the emergence of nine cancerous tumors – seven on his spine, one on his liver and another on his brain.

  • Hooray for Heroes to honor military, first responders

    Area residents will honor military members, emergency responders and their families Saturday during the seventh annual Hooray for Heroes celebration.

    The event takes place at Stithton Baptist Church on Park Avenue in Radcliff and is meant to honor local active duty and retired military members and veterans, police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and their families.

  • Event promotes safety for children

    Community organizations and businesses are promoting safety for children Saturday and raising money for sick kids.

    The third annual Fun-Filled Safe Day is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sam’s Club on Ring Road in Elizabethtown.

    The event aims to provide information to children about safety regarding poison control, seat belts, sunscreen, motorcycles, swimming and other issues.

    There are gift bags for children and the first 10 families to arrive receive free University of Kentucky posters.

  • Galenski convicted of compliticty to commit murder

    A man accused of firing the first shot in a series of events that left a Louisville teenager dead off Ky. 313 near Radcliff has been convicted of complicity to commit murder.

    Connor J. Galenski was found guilty Thursday of complicity to commit murder in the shooting death of Mackenzie Smyser, 18.

    A jury convicted him in October of complicity to tampering with physical evidence but was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on a murder charge.

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