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  • Club members see value in volunteering

    While most students headed home after school Thursday, around 40 members of a Lincoln Trail Elementary School club stayed behind to volunteer.

    Fellowship of Christian Athlete members spent an hour pulling weeds, raking leaves, laying mulch and spreading topsoil in an effort to beautify the school’s grounds and prepare a garden outside the Family Resource Center.

  • Site for YMCA unveiled

    The property is nothing more than overgrown wilderness right now, but the Hardin County YMCA steering committee sees opportunity amidst the weeds of the open field.

    Following a tour of YMCA facilities in Louisville, the steering committee — joined by a number of community leaders and elected officials — unveiled the future site of a local YMCA facility: 14 acres of land behind Best Buy off Veterans Way in Elizabethtown, near the entrance of Wise Lane.

  • Duke memorial re-dedicated

    Merrilee Carlson traveled to Fort Knox from Minnesota to see her son’s name on a memorial Wednesday morning.

    Carlson’s son, Sgt. Michael C. Carlson, was killed in January 2005 when the Bradley vehicle he was riding in rolled over into a canal while on deployment. However, his efforts to free his comrades likely led to the survival of two soldiers, she said.

    “That was Michael being Michael,” she said.

  • E'town woman arrested twice in less than 24 hours

    In a span of about 21 hours, an Elizabethtown woman was arrested and booked on drug charges, released and then booked again on additional drug charges at the Hardin County Detention Center.

    Caroline M. Stanley, 42, of the 400 block of Pleasant Colony Drive, was arrested twice by Elizabethtown police.

  • State warns about sign placement

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is warning candidates for public office not to place campaign signs in state-owned rights of way because they will be removed.

    Chris Jessie, public information officer for the KYTC District 4 office in Elizabethtown, said the main goal is to protect the safety of motorists by ensuring signs do not obstruct vision or site distance on roadways maintained by the state.

  • North Hardin band invited to 2015 Macy’s Parade

    In an afternoon celebration today, the North Hardin High School marching band received news that it has  been selected to perform in the iconic 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

    “Our music program has a long-standing tradition of excellence,” Principal Lonnie Dennis said. “Today’s announcement is another remarkable reminder of that.”

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  • Ohio man takes plea agreement for abusing relatives in his care

    An Ohio man was sentenced Tuesday afternoon in Hardin Circuit Court to three years for abusing two children he was watching while their parents were out of town.

    Zachary Moeller, 22, accepted a plea agreement for one count of second-degree criminal abuse of a child younger than 12. He originally was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal abuse of a child younger than 12, a Class D felony that carries the possibility of up to five years in prison for each count.

    Moeller may be eligible for parole in 5 months.

  • Area post offices taking food donations Saturday

    The U.S. Postal Service will feed millions of hungry families through its annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive this Saturday. Locally, Radcliff and Elizabethtown post offices are participating.

    Mail customers can donate canned goods and non-perishable foods by dropping them off at the Radcliff or Elizabethtown post offices or by placing grocery bags of food next to their mailbox Saturday. Mail carriers collect the donations and take care of the rest.

  • E'town man sentenced to 10 years for sex crimes

    An Elizabethtown man was sentenced Tuesday morning in Hardin Circuit Court on sex crime charges and a family member said the charges are a result of a family dispute.

    Christopher Allen Spellings, 31, was sentenced to 10 years for incest by forcible compulsion and incapable of consent (or victim younger than 18), third-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse.

    The incest charge resulted in 10 years, while the other two charges resulted in five years each. The sentences are to run concurrently.