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  • Police launch two-week Click It or Ticket campaign

    Beginning this week, area police are participating in a two-week nationwide campaign to crack down on seat belt usage.

    According to law enforcement officials, Click It or Ticket officially began Monday and will run through June 2.

    “Too many drivers and passengers on the road at night are not wearing their seat belts, and it all too often ends in tragedy,” said Lt. Billy Watts with the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office in a news release. “Our goal is to save more lives, so deputies will be out enforcing seat belt laws day and night.”

  • Three killed in wrecks in Nelson County over weekend

    Three young adults were killed in two separate wrecks that occurred within hours of each other Saturday morning in Nelson County.

    Morehead State University student Molly McBride, 21, was killed in a wreck at 6 a.m. Saturday on Blue Grass Parkway near Bardstown, according to a news release from the university.

    McBride was a junior biomedical sciences major and daughter of the university’s dean of the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, according to the release. A funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday in Morehead.

  • Meade County joins E'town MSA

    The Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area has made room for another county and thousands more residents.

    The U.S. Census Bureau has modified the MSA, formerly consisting of Hardin and LaRue counties, to add Meade County, which formerly was part of the Louisville-Jefferson County MSA.

  • BBQ, Blues and Bikes kicks off this week

    The streets of downtown Elizabethtown are expected to be roaring with hundreds of motorcycle engines, thrumming with blues bands and smelling like tender barbecue Saturday.

    BBQ, Blues and Bikes is scheduled from noon to 10 p.m. and is expected to bring in motorcycles and visitors from as far as Arkansas, Illinois, Georgia and Ohio.

  • Brandenburg man remembered after being lost in Vietnam

    Lora Carson still has the last letter Lt. John Douglas Hale wrote her before he was lost in Vietnam.

    The Brandenburg man’s letters were usually brief and down-to-earth.

    Carson, of Brandenburg, dated the man before he was deployed, and she still has the journal entries she wrote when he left and when word came that the helicopter he was on was shot down March 8, 1971.

  • Damaged bridge overpass to be demolished

    Following Memorial Day weekend, New Glendale Road will be closed and a bridge damaged in November by a commercial vehicle carrying an oversized load will be demolished and replaced.

    The New Glendale Road overpass at Western Kentucky Parkway will be demolished May 28 and 29 with work expected to wrap up on its replacement by July 31 in time for the start of school, said Chris Jessie, public information officer for the KYTC District 4 Office in Elizabethtown.

  • Hail covers areas in LaRue County

    The ground in some areas in LaRue County was white from the amount of hail that fell Sunday afternoon, said Troy Williams with the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

    At times, the hail reached golf-ball size, Williams said. The county hadn’t sustained any damage as of early Sunday evening, he said.

  • Hardin County says 'Hooray' for its heroes

    The sacrifice of military families was recognized this weekend by the Hardin County community.

    Hooray for Heroes marched on Saturday under cloudy skies. The lack of sun didn’t deter families from enjoying the event staged between Stithton Baptist Church and Wal-Mart in Radcliff, which serves as a celebration and thank-you to military members, first responders and their families.

    The event included live entertainment, horseback rides, bounce houses for children and free food for military members and first responders.

  • Training accident kills Navy SEAL at Fort Knox

    A U.S. Navy SEAL was killed during a training accident this week at Fort Knox. Seven other service members were injured.

    Special Warfare Operator 3rd Class Jonathan H. Kaloust, 23, died Wednesday when the Humvee he was in overturned during a training exercise, according to a news release from the Naval Special Warfare Group Two.

    Seven others received minor injuries in the accident, according to the news release.

  • Japanese student exchange program still looking for local host families

    CCI Greenheart is still looking for local host families to welcome Japanese students to Elizabethtown this summer.

    The Tomodachi Coca-Cola Homestay program returns to the city from July 26 to Aug. 6 and supports Japan’s recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake by building cultural and economic ties between the two countries.