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  • Road crews beat back latest storm as salt dwindles

    Road crews were hard at work again Sunday night into Monday morning, combating a storm early that spewed sheets of sleet and dumped a few inches of snow on Hardin County by early morning.

    Local crews used salt and plowing to clear roads with some placing an underpinning of salt or brine to serve as a buffer between the thin layer of icy precipitation that fell and the pavement.

  • Council reacts to Berger announcement

    The majority of Elizabethtown City Council vocally supported Mayor Edna Berger’s decision to run for a full four- year term in November, but a few said they have mixed emotions or misgivings about the announcement.

    In discussions with all six council members Monday, surprise and concern surfaced about Berger’s decision to press on as mayor after she fulfills her appointment at the end of the year.

  • Former officers to face grand jury

    A sex case against four individuals, including two former law enforcement officers, is moving forward.

    According to Jefferson County Commonwealth Attorney Tom Wine, prosecutors will make a grand jury presentation March 17 seeking indictments in Meade County against former Kentucky State Police Troopers Jerry Clanton and Stratford Young and two other individuals.

  • Major snowfall falls short of projections

    Hardin County residents once again awoke to a blanket of snow, but the wintry precipitation was considerably less than anticipated.

    Though there were warnings of snowfall that could accumulate up to 8 inches or more, Monday’s snowfall totaled about 3 inches, according to Tim Deely with the National Weather Service at Fort Knox.

    The accumulation was less than expected, but still put the month of March on its way to meeting snowfall totals of January and February.

  • Students invited to take part in Transfer Madness

    March commonly is known for its “madness” in Kentucky, but state officials are focusing on something that’s not related to basketball.

  • Snow jobs mean extra money, good deeds

    When the weather forecast offers the potential for ice and snow, Levi Hardin pays special attention.
    Like late Sunday and early Monday, for example.
    “I probably was watching the forecast from about 9 Sunday night until 4 on Monday morning,” he said.
    Hardin, who runs Hardin’s Diamond Cut Lawn Service, is a man for all seasons. A birthday gift of a snow blower from his grandfather has been put to good use this winter.
    For many, bad weather means big business.

  • PHOTO: Designed by snow
  • Eastview man arrested after police pursuit

    An Eastview man was arrested and faces 16 charges after leading police on a brief pursuit Sunday night.

    Kentucky State Police troopers arrested Justin S. Gibson, 29, on Hawkins Drive in Elizabethtown following a pursuit that began around mile-marker 91 on Interstate 65 after troopers responded to a possible hit-and-run, according to a news release.

  • School districts announce Tuesday closures

    Road conditions have caused most area school districts to call off classes again Tuesday.

    Hardin County and Elizabethtown schools will be closed Tuesday as will Elizabethtown Christian Academy. Meade County and LaRue County schools also will be out Tuesday as well as neighboring districts serving Bullitt, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hart and Nelson counties plus the Bardstown Independent Schools.

    Fort Knox Community Schools will open on a two-hour delay.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is scheduled to reopen at noon Tuesday.

  • Hendrickson lands incentives

    Elizabethtown City Council approved a tax incentives package Monday for suspension systems manufacturer Hendrickson USA, which plans to open a manufacturing facility in the city.

    The package includes a five-year property tax abatement and a partial refund of Elizabethtown occupational license fees at 1 percent annually for 10 years. The city typically offers this industrial development incentives package to incoming industry.