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  • Bardstown man picked up on 2,000 counts of child porn possession

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Bardstown man last week on more than 2,000 counts of child pornography-related crimes.

    Richard Keene, 44, is charged with 11 counts of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor and 2,000 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    According to a news release, Keene's arrest was the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation that began in September 2011.

  • Political strategist will speak tonight at GOP gathering

    Political strategist Scott Jennings will be featured at tonight's meeting of the Hardin County Republican Women's Club. The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6 p.m. at Nolin RECC's offices off Ring Road in Elizabethtown.

  • Bowl for Kids' Sake gets funky

    Bowl for Kids’ Sake is giving cause to dust off the go go boots and tie dye this year.

    The annual Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser kicked off this past weekend at Dix-E-Town Lanes in Elizabethtown, where a predominant 1970s theme gave teams a chance to decorate lanes, bring back the funk and relive the disco era one roll at a time.

  • E’town to act on alcohol at city-owned establishments

    If all goes as planned, Elizabethtown City Council will take a stance this week on alcohol use at city-owned establishments.

    After a few rounds of debate, the council is expected to take action today on new policies that would allow alcohol at some city establishments, said Mayor Tim Walker.

    Walkersaid he has spoken to members of the council and believes there is consensus to move forward on a policy for Pritchard Community Center.

  • Cecilia man arrested after runaway minor found in home

    A Cecilia man was arrested Sunday morning after police discovered a runaway juvenile female at his Duvall Lane residence.

    John R. Lashley, 33, is charged with second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, custodial interference and possession of marijuana. Kentucky State Police also served him with an arrest warrant signed in December for a failure to appear at a Hardin Family Court date.

  • Man calls 911, threatens suicide

    Elizabethtown Police Department responded just after 8 p.m. Sunday to the 400 block of West Dixie Avenue in regard to a man threatening suicide. Four hours later, the man was admitted to the hospital.

    Virgil Willoughby, EPD public information officer, said police responded to the man’s residence at 8:08 p.m. He called Hardin County Control several times threatening suicide and told a dispatcher he had a knife at his throat.

    Though a knife was involved, Willoughby said there was no hostage or gun at the residence.

  • 911: Not just a number

    You are traveling on U.S. 31W just after 4 p.m. during the corridor’s busiest time of day when a vehicle in a left turn lane collides with the car in front of you. Your first instinct — and the first instinct of everyone else who witnessed the wreck — is to dial three simple numbers.

    Seconds later, someone on the other end of the line asks, “9-1-1, what is your emergency?”

    However, for emergency officials, 911 is not as simple as punching three numbers into a phone. Maintaining the the emergency number is expensive.

  • Public offered inside look at police agencies

    Four times a year, Hardin County residents are offered a chance at a behind-the-scenes look at area police agencies, and one of those opportunities begins today.

    The Elizabethtown Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy meets for the first time tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and meets every Monday for the next six weeks. The application deadline was Friday.

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 hosts an 11-week academy in the fall, and Radcliff Police Department offers an eight-week program twice a year, in spring and fall.

  • Smile Kentucky gives kids plenty to grin about

    Dr. Marianne Sheroan eased her patient’s fears of a cavity treatment by telling her that she was receiving “princess fillings.”

    And they were indeed pretty special, because for the patient, they were free.

    More than 60 children received free dental work in the past few weeks as part of the Smile Kentucky program. The program in Hardin County screens every third grader and relays the assessments of dental needs to parents. But for about 70 students, the needed treatment is provided free by dental professionals who volunteer with the program.