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  • Elizabethtown to annex G.C. Burkhead property

    Elizabethtown City Council this week took the first step to annex property at 1323 St. John Road designated for a new school.

    The property, owned by Hardin County Schools, is the future home of the new G.C. Burkhead Elementary School, which is relocating from Charlemagne Boulevard in Elizabethtown.

    The cost of the project is estimated at around $17.2 million, according to construction documents. Net program space for the building is projected at roughly 74,301 square feet. The school should be completed next December.

  • Abramson to forgo run for governor

    Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson knows where his heart lies, and it no longer involves politics.

    Abramson, the former five-term mayor of Louisville, announced he will not pursue the governor’s seat in 2015 when Steve Beshear’s final term ends, leveling the field for another Democrat to step forward.

    “That’s not what I want to do in the next chapter of my life,” he said.

  • Loans available to farmers for June tornado

    LaRue County has been declared a disaster area because of physical damages and losses caused by a June 26 tornado.

    As a result of the declaration, six Kentucky counties were named as contiguous counties where eligible family farmers may qualify for Farm Service Agency loan assistance pursuant to Section 321(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act. Those counties are Hardin, Green, Hart, Marion, Nelson and Taylor.

  • Abramson announces he won't run for governor at E'town visit

    Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson announced he will not run for governor at today's noon Rotary Club meeting at Stone Hearth restaurant in Elizabethtown.

    The Democrat told the luncheon meeting he will "focus solely on education" after his term ends in 2015. He said he has no plans to seek another elective office.

  • Family Resource and Youth Services Centers at the center of it all

    In the Family Resource and Youth Services Center at Panther Academy, the phone rings every few minutes, even in the middle of July and the start of school still weeks away. Summer is not much of a break for the center’s employees.

  • E'town man faces 18 charges
  • Church leaders address back-to-school hygiene needs

    An annual effort to help students get school supplies is shifting to meet a slightly different need.

    The Radcliff-North Hardin Ministerial Association is hosting a social at 6 p.m. Aug. 19 at Full Gospel Community Baptist Church on Shelton Road in Radcliff to present supplies to the resource center coordinators for North Hardin High School, John Hardin High School and Brown Street Alternative Education Center.

  • Officials decry legislative redistricting plan

    With the threat of Hardin County being fractured into six legislative districts and Radcliff into three or four, Radcliff Councilman Stan Holmes suggested residents get angry and proactive.

  • New sports park sponsor on board

    The Elizabethtown Sports Park has added another corporate sponsor into the fold.

    The Kentucky National Guard has entered a one-year agreement with the park valued at $25,000 in which it retains the naming rights of the Walk of Champions, which runs between the championship pavilion and the soccer pavilion, said park director Seth Breitner.

    Elizabethtown City Council approved the deal during its Monday voting session after Breitner introduced the agreement two weeks ago.

  • EPD offering Citizens Police Academy

    Elizabethtown Police Department is seeking applications for its next Citizens Police Academy, which runs Aug. 26-Sept. 30.

    According to a news release, the group will meet 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday. The program is designed to provide community members with insight into the department’s operations and crime in Elizabethtown.

    Classes cover topics including death and drug investigations and Kentucky criminal law. The program culminates with a ride-a-long.