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  • Ethics complaint against Oldham dismissed

    Hardin County Attorney Jenny Oldham has been cleared of ethics violation allegations made by Elizabethtown resident Richard Leal.

    The Hardin County Board of Ethics unanimously voted Wednesday to terminate the complaint against Oldham. Leal accused her of violating the county’s code of ethics by using county time and resources in an unauthorized manner.

  • Moore seeks to lead new 18th District

    State Rep. Tim Moore of the 26th District filed Wednesday to seek election in the newly formed 18th District.

    The 18th District combines Grayson County with a portion of Hardin County.

    In a Moore-issued news release, the Republican said “he aspires to continue serving the citizens of Grayson and Hardin counties in order to continue providing a strong voice for growth and development, and the conservative values that we treasure in Kentucky’s Heartland.”

  • Festival supplies more questions than answers

    When Virginia Gilpin began planning this year’s Festival of Healing and Spiritual Awareness, she said spirits woke her to give her the opening message for the event.

    “They woke me up and said to write it down,” she said.

    The message was: “Welcome to the festival. We are not here to give you answers. We are here to give you questions. May you find the treasure in you.”

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  • Sav-A-Lot in Radcliff robbed

    Radcliff police worked an armed robbery Wednesday night at the Sav-A-Lot grocery store on West Mill Creek Road at South Dixie Boulevard in the city.

    RPD spokesman Bryce Shumate said a black man fled on foot after robbing the store of an undetermined amount of cash. The store was open when the robbery occurred, Shumate said, and a handgun was used.

    Police hope to be able to provide video of the suspect on Thursday.

  • Country artist to perform in SpringHaven benefit concert

    SpringHaven has lured another country hitmaker to Hardin County in hopes of raising financial support and awareness for the work of the local domestic violence shelter.

    The Historic State Theater will host Jason Michael Carroll for the second SpringHaven concert fundraiser at 7 p.m. March 1. Carroll is set to release a new album and is known for his hits “Alyssa Lies,” “Livin’ Our Love Song” and “I Can Sleep When I’m Dead.”

  • Resident: County attorney violated ordinance

    Elizabethtown resident and veteran Richard Leal confronted Hardin County Attorney Jenny Oldham during Hardin Fiscal Court’s voting meeting Tuesday, accusing her of being affiliated with an organization that discriminates against homosexuals.

    He also accused her of using county time and resources to advocate for the agency’s cause.

  • Teenager remembered for kind, generous spirit

    When Paige Pettell met Justin Hornback in sixth grade, he described himself as a “big ol’ country boy,” she said.

    “It was the first thing he said to me,” she said, recalling how the two became best friends.

  • North Main property could be new United Way home

    Local businessman Kevin Addington has purchased a home at 604 N. Main St. in Elizabethtown he aims to renovate into a new headquarters for United Way of Central Kentucky.

    City officials this week said improvements to the water system in the area must be made before the agency could occupy the property because it does not meet commercial standards for fire protection.

    Fire Chief Mike Hulsey said the area needs fire protection flow of about 1,500 gallons per minute but currently has 650 to 700 gallons per minute.

  • Leitchfield woman dies in crash

    A Grayson County woman was killed Tuesday morning when her vehicle was struck by another vehicle that had lost control on slick roads.

    Carol Helphenstine, 64, of Leitchfield, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Kentucky State Police were called to the scene at 6:50 a.m. CST in the 4000 block of Lilac Road, police said. A jeep driven by Lucia Taylor, 16, of Leitchfield crested a hill that was covered in black ice and she lost control, crossed the center line and struck Helphenstine’s vehicle.