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  • Tony Scott remembered for loyalty, determination

    Family, friends and former co-workers of Tony Scott said Elizabethtown is nursing a gaping void with the death of one its most resilient residents.

    Scott, a fixture in Elizabethtown government for 38 years, died shortly after midnight Tuesday at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. He was 67.

    Carla Scott, Scott’s daughter-in-law, said he contracted cerebral palsy at birth and was not expected to live past age 16. The prognosis proved false, she said, as he tackled every aspect of his life with enthusiasm and vigor.

  • Fourth-grade teacher honored for excellence

    Pam Hinton said her husband was frightened when he received a phone call with her and her entire fourth-grade class shouting something incoherent.

    The class at Helmwood Heights Elementary School in Elizabethtown was shouting, “We won.”

    Hinton shouted in surprise when school and district officials showed up with balloons at her class to congratulate her being among the winners of the WHAS-11 ExCEL Award. She then told her class the award was for all of them.

  • Gospel Musical celebrates Black History Month

    A longstanding Black History Month tradition is taking place this week.

    The annual Gospel Musical celebrating Black History Month, sponsored by the First Baptist Church Scholarship Committee and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, is at 7 p.m. Friday at the church.

    This is the 27th year for the event that includes performances from multiple gospel musicians and groups.

  • E'town men indicted in Plaza 94 robbery

    Two Elizabethtown men accused of attempting to rob a North Mulberry Street gas station late last year have been indicted into Hardin Circuit Court.

    Chase A. Dunaway, 19, and Nathaniel J. Restivo, 21, were indicted on charges of complicity to commit first-degree robbery.

    The two men were arrested Dec. 7 after Elizabethtown Police Department responded to Plaza 94 at 2022 N. Mulberry St. in reference to a robbery, according to police.

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  • Former LaRue County teacher appears in court

    The Commonwealth Attorney’s Office requested Tuesday to continue a hearing in the case against a former LaRue County High School teacher accused of having a sexual encounter with a male student.

    Natalie C. Gentry, 34, is charged with first-degree sexual abuse. She appeared in court Tuesday for a pretrial conference with attorney Roger Rigney, who was standing in for Louisville attorneys Scott C. Cox and Rob Eggert.

  • Bond reduction denied in attempted murder, rape case

    Judge Ken Howard denied a motion for bond reduction Tuesday in the case against an Elizabethtown man accused of repeatedly striking his wife with a revolver.

    Michael R. Odom, 42, was indicted in November for charges of attempted murder, first-degree rape, second-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.

    Odom has been lodged since Oct. 15 at Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond.

  • EPD accepting applications for Citizens Police Academy

    Elizabethtown Police Department is accepting applications for its next Citizens Police Academy.

    The academy runs from Feb. 25 through April 1 and is held at the department's headquarters at 300 S. Mulberry St. Participants meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each Monday.

    According to a news release, the Citizens Police Academy includes a ride-along with an officer and examines at crime in Elizabethtown and operations within the police department.

  • Maintaining Millpond

    Mike Weaver believes the unkempt appearance of Millpond Business Center is stifling economic recruitment for the Radcliff site, and his concerns have stoked the city’s interest.

    The North Hardin Economic Development Authority has partnered with Radcliff to clear a large portion of Millpond during winter months, creating a more aesthetically pleasing location and making the ground hospitable for routine mowing, Weaver said.

  • Man serving sentence in La Grange indicted for sex crimes in Hardin County

    A man serving a 25-year sentence in La Grange for sex crimes involving a minor was indicted last week in Hardin County on nine new charges.

    William L. Chisolm, 32, has been indicted on charges of first-degree rape, criminal attempt to commit first-degree rape and six counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

    According to the indictment, the alleged contact occurred between 2002 and 2004 and involved a girl who was younger than 12 at the time.