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  • Funding for county government center design survives with budget

    Hardin Fiscal Court approved the county’s 2012-13 budget without providing an answer to Elizabethtown City Council’s offer to assist in the design and construction of a new county government center downtown.

  • Jimmie Lee cruises to 11th term

    Jimmie Lee is going back to Frankfort for two more years to serve his 11th term in the state House of Representatives.

    The incumbent state representative in the 25th District, Lee reclaimed his seat in resounding fashion Tuesday, capturing 77.6 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary.

    In doing so, Lee defeated two challengers: Kendrick Bryan in his first run for public office and Glenn Fonda, whom he bested three times before.

  • Civil suit targets Cecilia farm land wanted for elementary school

    A hearing is scheduled for this afternoon in Hardin District Court related to the 38.54-acre farm land off Ky. 86 in Cecilia where Hardin County Schools is waiting to build an elementary school.

    Cecilia resident David Miller farms the land in question, leasing it from the landowner, Bill Cecil, for the last 20 years. The lease runs through 2013, according to copy attached to a defense motion in the case.

    However, Cecil said Miller has not upheld the terms of his lease, and any contract between the men is at an end.

  • Fort Knox to open renovated welcome center

    With a renovated welcome center at Fort Knox comes a hope that the installation will foster a more welcoming atmosphere to the community.

    “We truly are saying ‘our gates are open,’” said Col. Bruce Jenkins, Fort Knox garrison commander. “We want you to come onto Fort Knox and take advantage of everything we have to offer.”

    The made-over welcome center officially opens at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Chaffee Gate and will unveil many new features designed to lend guests a smoother visit.

  • Morning collision on Dixie leaves six injured

    Six people were injured Tuesday morning in a two-car collision at U.S. 31W and First Street between Elizabethtown and Radcliff.

    William Lobb, 40, of Elizabethtown, was making a left turn onto U.S. 31W when police say he failed to yield the right of way to northbound traffic, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

    Lobb’s 1993 Buick Regal pulled into the path of a northbound 2007 Dodge Caliber driven by Juanita Shoulders, 40, of Radcliff, according to the release. Troopers responded around 9:43 a.m.

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  • 9-year-old killed in Meade County wreck

    A 9-year-old boy was killed Tuesday when the car he was a passenger in left Ky. 228 near Battletown and overturned.

    Sarah Lewis, 34, was driving a 2002 Chevy Blazer when the vehicle left the south side of the roadway, according to a news release from the Meade County Sheriff’s Office.

    Lewis and her son, Joseph, were ejected from the vehicle. According to the release, the child was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Former LaRue sheriff's deputy indicted

    A former LaRue County Sheriff’s Deputy was indicted this week on theft and tampering charges.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Joshua Matthew Darst, 31, recovered a stolen motorcycle during the course of an investigation but kept it as his own. He altered the motorcycle’s appearance to mask its identity.

    All alleged offenses occurred while he was acting in his capacity as a sheriff’s deputy. The complaint was reported to KSP by LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Schoffner, according to state police.

  • Jimmie Lee records landslide in Democratic primary

    Jimmie Lee will receive another two-year term in the state House of Representatives after winning more than three-quarters of the votes cast Tuesday in a three-way Democratic primary.

    In the only contested race with impact on ballots in Hardin County, Lee earned his party's nomination for the 25th District seat. The final totals posted by the Hardin County clerk's office show Lee had 77.6 percent of the vote.

  • Holt House fundraiser to raise money for restoration

    On the Lincoln Heritage Trail that snakes throughout central Kentucky rests the Holt House in Breckinridge County, the last remaining historic site on the trail yet to be restored.

    In an effort to rectify the situation, Friends of the Holt House plans a free fundraiser at 6 p.m. June 14 at the Breckinridge County Community Building in Hardinsburg to raise money for the restoration.