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  • Missing Vine Grove woman found in Michigan

    A Vine Grove woman reported missing Oct. 9 was found Friday in Michigan, just hours after she was entered into the national missing persons database, police said.

    Vine Grove Police Chief Kenny Mattingly said the 64-year-old woman’s husband first contacted local police Oct. 9.

    The man did not know why his wife left or where she had gone but requested police look for her, Mattingly said.

  • Emergency officials discuss need for search and rescue squad

    A local fire department is spearheading an effort to organize a volunteer search and rescue squad in Hardin County.

    Rineyville Fire Department Chief Shane Crutcher said he has been seeking a way to improve the county’s response to missing person-type situations for more than two years.

  • Radcliff calls on Fiscal Court to make concessions

    Convinced it has the law on its side, Radcliff City Council said it wants to reach a resolution with county government that will keep its trash volume at Pearl Hollow Landfill without disenfranchising city residents.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall said Radcliff will work with state regulators to determine which entity is acting appropriately. During Tuesday night’s council meeting, he called on Hardin Fiscal Court to recognize the viable role Radcliff should play in development of a countywide solid waste development plan because of its status as a second-class city.

  • Judge denies woman’s bond reduction

    A judge denied a bond reduction Tuesday for an Elizabethtown woman accused of helping a man facing a murder charge evade arrest.

    Elizabeth D. Hensley, 23, was indicted in August on a charge of first-degree hindering apprehension or prosecution. According to Elizabethtown police, Hensley helped her on-and-off again boyfriend, Robert J. Tarafa, after he was involved in a shooting June 8 at Memorial Apartments.

  • North Hardin band places first at Barren County

    The Trojan marching band once again found success this past weekend, as all local bands gear up for state competition.

    North Hardin High School was Grand Champion on Saturday in the Barren County Marching Invitational at Barren County High School in Glasgow. The band also placed first in its class and in a majority of individual categories.

    John Hardin and Elizabethtown high schools also competed at Barren County. John Hardin placed fourth overall and first in its class. Elizabethtown placed third in its class.

  • E'town man sentenced in sexting case

    An Elizabethtown man accused of attempting to solicit sex from a minor via text messaging was sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Jakeb L. Meredith, 22, was indicted last October on a charge of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities. On Tuesday, Judge Ken Howard sentenced Meredith to one year in prison.

    Meredith also is required to register as a sex offender for five years, Howard said.

  • HMH postpones vote on health benefits plan

    Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees has deferred a vote on its annual employee health benefits plan until Tuesday’s Fiscal Court meeting to allow administrators time to analyze the impacts of an incremental increase in rates.

    HMH proposed a plan Tuesday morning that would have kept employee premiums level but produced an increase in HMH’s portion of the plan by roughly 1 percent. At present, employees are paying about 14 percent of single coverage plans and 28 percent of dependent coverage plans.

  • Emergency drill tests first responders

    The corridors of Towne Mall resounded with wails, moans and screams of the injured and dying after a mock explosion and shooting.

    The victims wore makeup applied by Hardin Memorial Hospital employees that made them appear to have glass shards in their skin or bone and organs exposed.

    The scene was the beginning of a surprise mass casualty training exercise set up for Hardin County’s emergency responders.

    Dustin Downard of Elizabethtown rested his head in the lap of his wife, Bailey, as they waited for emergency assistance.

  • Domestic violence event to focus on survivors

    An annual event focusing on domestic violence, child abuse and other issues is planned to be more upbeat than in past years.

    Domestic Violence Awareness Day is Thursday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s student center.

    The event, hosted by the Phoenix Club, is planned to include information sharing about issues surrounding family violence from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. with food, music and door prizes.