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  • PHOTO: Back-to-school training
  • Circuit clerk named to state leadership post

    Budget cuts require new solutions and cooperation, said the new president of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks.

    Hardin County Circuit Clerk Loretta Crady anticipates the most challenging part of the state post will be dealing with thin budgets across the commonwealth.

    This is a particularly important time for circuit clerks to work together to find creative ways to carry out duties, such as keeping staff members updated in training and equipment, Crady said.

  • War of 1812 hero honored

    Cassandra Carroll solemnly accepted the folded flag Monday honoring Capt. Christopher Miller, a distant ancestor who served in the War of 1812.

    Cassandra, a seventh-grader at Bluegrass Middle School, said it was special to accept the flag during the grave-marking ceremony at Miller’s burial site in Freeman Lake Park.              

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker said it was great to gather to honor a war hero with area historical groups and Miller’s descendants.

  • Group to help select Vine Grove police chief

    Vine Grove Mayor Blake Proffitt is taking a community approach to selecting the town’s next police chief.

    Proffitt is putting together a small group to help with the selection.

    Plans so far call for the group to include a Vine Grove resident, city council member and a city employee. The group also likely will include a representative of a law enforcement agency other than Vine Grove Police Department, Proffitt said.

  • Sparks of restoration
  • Johnstown Road closing next week for E2RC work

    Johnstown Road in Elizabethtown will close for a week to 10 days starting Monday as crews continue work on the Elizabethtown to Radcliff Connector.

    During the closure, motorists are encouraged to use Ring Road to access Amanda Jo Drive to Ruby Drive, which feeds into Woodland Drive to the Elizabethtown Bypass and West Dixie Avenue, as an alternate route, said Elizabethtown City Engineer Scott Reynolds.

  • Historic State Theater hosts such goings on for The Mayberry Man

    Emily West’s fascination with Andy Griffith was cultivated as a child, joining her mother every day after school to enjoy “”The Andy Griffith Show” during dinner.

    “It was our routine,” she said.

    While West is too young to recall the show’s first run on television, she fell in love with characters who inhabited the fictional sleepy town of Mayberry through reruns, she said.

    When Griffith died earlier this month at age 86, the Historic State Theater’s executive director felt a part of her world die too.

  • Reward goes to Trooper Island
  • County government to funnel quarter million into reserves

    Hardin County government is adding more money to its reserves.

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry said the county completed the 2011-12 fiscal year with a $662,227 surplus, a portion of which will be poured into reserves.

    Berry will present a full report on the county’s fiscal performance to Hardin Fiscal Court today during its regular meeting. Berry said it is the eighth year in a row the county has stayed near the “zero line” to close out a fiscal year, seven of which revenues surpassed expenses.

  • KSP post welcomes first female trooper

    Shannan White always wanted to be a trooper.

    That was her ultimate goal even when she worked for six years in the Hopkinsville Police Department.

    She said the perception in Kentucky’s law enforcement community is that the image and professionalism of the Kentucky State Police is second to none.

    “That’s were you get to work with the best of the best,” she said.

    White’s recent addition to KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown has made local history.

    She is the post’s first female trooper.