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  • Technology plays big role in sex crimes, investigations

    New technology like social networking sites and smart phones have infiltrated our lives, making it easier to communicate with one another at any hour and across any distance.

    However, local law enforcement officials say this technology also has created an avenue of criminal activity that occurs online or via cellphones.

    “Almost every crime that we work now has some facet where technology is somehow involved in it,” said Detective Terry Whittaker with Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • Summer a challenging time for meeting blood donation needs

    With upcoming summer vacations, holidays and activities, giving blood may be one of the last tasks to cross people’s minds.

    But the need for blood donors during these months is higher than most others.

    “Summer presents a challenging time for blood collection because blood donors tend to get busy, and donating blood may not be the first thing on their to-do list,’’ said Katy Maloy, program manager for the Mid-America Blood Services Division of the American Red Cross.

  • Refreshing the view
  • Senior Celebration to recognize older members of community


    9-9:30 a.m.: Welcome with Ken Schultz and Rep. Jimmie Lee; AARP presentation

    9:30-10:30 a.m.: Miss Kentucky, Ann Blair Thornton; Alzheimer's Awareness and Research

    10-11 a.m.: Exercise Activities: Zumba, Karen Elliott, Curves with Zumba (low-impact); Tai Chi, Diane Buckles, E'town Swim & Fitness; Silver Sneakers, Sara Knight, Energy Sports & Fitness

    10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Exhibit booths and health screenings

    11 a.m.-noon: Allegro dancers

  • E'town chosen for student exchange program

    For more info:

    If you would like to learn more about the program or apply to be a host family, contact Whisper Teel at (270) 505-2494 or whisper.teel@yahoo.com.

     E’town selected for student exchange program




    Elizabethtown is welcoming Japanese students this summer from the regions afflicted by a March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

  • A man of honor

    One year after he was commissioned out of Eastern Kentucky University, a 23-year-old soldier from Rineyville is working his way back to jump status after losing his left foot to an improvised explosive device last month in Afghanistan.

    Last May, Josh Pitcher, a 2007 graduate of John Hardin High School, was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

  • E'town council wants meeting with Fiscal Court

    Elizabethtown Councilman Larry Ashlock on Monday said he wanted to launch a debate about the city’s inclusion in a unification review commission following what he called a “unilateral” decision to move county offices out of downtown.

    Ashlock criticized a proposal by Judge-Executive Harry Berry to allocate $500,000 from the county’s general reserves for design of a new county government center, describing it as a poor step toward a united government.

  • Festival for shelter lacks attendance

    The latest fundraiser for a new Hardin County Animal Shelter didn’t meet fundraising expectations.

    Diane Shoffner, marketing and donation coordinator for PAWS, remains confident the community will contribute the estimated $900,000 remaining of the $1 million the organization has set out to raise to complete outfitting the building on Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown bought to house the new shelter.

    About $2,300 was raised at Saturday’s Mutts, Moms and Music Festival, the kickoff event for PAWS’ shelter fundraising this year.

  • Say goodbye to old fridges, freezers with new KU program

    Kentucky Utilities customers interested in a lower energy bills and clearing space in their houses can do both with a new program through the company.

    LG&E and KU have launched a Fridge and Freezer Recycling Program in which customers can have an old, inefficient refrigerator or freezer hauled away and properly recycled, and earn $30 in the process.

    The energy companies introduced the program as a way to help customers manage their energy costs as well as the companies’ costs, spokeswoman Liz Pratt said.

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