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  • LaRue Fair starts soon with 'a better carnival'

    The longest continuously running county fair in Kentucky will be one of the earliest this year.

    The LaRue County Fair, historically held the first week of August or the last week of July, is Friday through June 22.

    Ann “Snookie” Morrison, president of the LaRue County Fair Board, said the earlier date made it possible to book “a better carnival.”

    Kissel Brothers Shows will supply 14 to 15 carnival rides, games and food booths.

  • Hardin County case to be heard in Ky. Supreme Court

    The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in Frankfort concerning an April 2009 drug bust in Elizabethtown.

    Asia F. Bucalo, 36, was sentenced in January 2010 after entering a conditional guilty plea to charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    She was sentenced to 12 years in prison with seven years to serve and five years probated.

  • Man pleads guilty in connection to Boone Road fatal wreck

    The brother of a man charged with murder in connection to an April 2012 fatal wreck pleaded guilty Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court to drug-related charges.

    Matthew S. Stallins, 26, of Elizabethtown was a passenger in the Honda Accord that hit a tree April 24, 2012, on Boone Road in Elizabethtown. His brother, David L. Stallins II, was the driver.

    The wreck left the brothers seriously injured and killed passenger Jessica L. Fisher, 30, of Elizabethtown.

  • One injured in wreck on South Dixie Highway
  • Study at Fort Duffield uncovering the past

    A University of Kentucky study seeks to unearth the past at Fort Duffield without digging a single hole.

    Philip Mink, an archeologist and anthropologist at UK, paced a $40,000 piece of equipment on small wheels back and forth along measured paths in an area that might have been a burial site for Civil War soldiers.

    “It’s not very exciting to watch,” he said. “It’s like mowing the grass.”

  • Celebrating with service: Belk volunteers help at Helmwood Heights for company's 125th anniversary

    A local department store spruced up an elementary school in Elizabethtown as an anniversary present to the community.

    Volunteers from Belk in Elizabethtown and Hands On Nashville, an agency that coordinates volunteerism projects, offered their time and services Monday to Helmwood Heights Elementary School. The volunteer project is part of Belk’s 125 Days of Service, a celebration of the department store’s 125th anniversary.

  • Photo: Safety first
  • E'town, Radcliff clear first readings of budgets

    Elizabethtown and Radcliff heard first readings of their operating budgets Monday as the two cities look to make adjustments for the new fiscal year.

    Elizabethtown’s budget will borrow nearly $1 million from reserves to offset costs of capital projects paid for through the general fund while Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall successfully lobbied for the removal of $1 million from reserves to pay off the outstanding debt on the Challenger Learning Center, which is being rented to the Regional Education Center.

  • Elizabethtown reviewing annexation of Hardin County Schools property

    Hardin County Schools has requested Elizabethtown annex property at 1323 St. John Road that will serve as the future home of G.C. Burkhead Elementary School.

    Planning Director Ed Poppe submitted the request to Elizabethtown City Council for review during its work session Monday. Poppe said the school district is requesting the property be annexed so it can take advantage of city utilities once the new school is built.

  • Organizers crown Fiddler’s Contest a success

    Organizers of the Official Kentucky State Championship Old Time Fiddler’s Contest are used to the occasional complaint when hosting the musical showcase, but they said everyone was complimentary of this year’s contest, the first since moving to Elizabethtown.

    Likewise, Elizabethtown Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn has welcomed both praise and criticism after taking control of several city-managed events and was shocked by the response.