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  • For some, trials not so speedy

    Two Hardin County men were indicted last month in connection to alleged rape offenses that occurred more than a year ago.

    Robert W. Wilson, 22, was indicted on charges of second-degree rape while James T. Robinson III, 35, faces allegations of third-degree rape and third-degree sodomy.

    Forcible contact is not alleged and, in both cases, the victim was younger than 16 at the time of the offense.

  • HMH approves $12.1 million capital budget

    Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees approved a capital budget and compensation plan Tuesday that President and CEO Dennis Johnson said will keep the health system competitive in the region and keep technology and equipment up-to-date.

    The capital budget was approved at $12.1 million, a significant increase over the $10.4 million capital spending plan approved last year, and dwarfs the austere $6 million plan approved two years ago at the height of the economic downturn.

  • Veterans Tribute: Rich Griendling delivers final sculpture

    With months dedicated to the intricate construction of sculptures to be placed later this year at the Hardin County Veterans Tribute off Ring Road, Rich Griendling opened his home Tuesday for a viewing of his final creation in the series.

    Griendling, a local sculptor and member of the Veterans Tribute committee, unveiled a seated civil service worker crafted in a studious pose reading a dedication to civil servants.

  • E'town considering timing restriction on fireworks use

    Elizabethtown City Council this week discussed potential new restrictions on residential fireworks use.

    Council members said they were open to stipulating hours in which fireworks could be fired because currently there are no timing restrictions.

  • Glendale Spring Fest: 'a fun, family-oriented event'

    The third Saturday of May in Glendale means celebration of its annual spring festival.

    The Glendale Spring Festival, headed by the Glendale Merchants Association, hosts arts and crafts vendors, food booths, kid-friendly activities and a slew of other events from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday on the town’s main road.

    “This event is for the whole family and is to promote what we have available to people in Glendale,” said Mike Cummins, owner of the Whistle Stop and president of the Glendale Merchants Association.

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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

    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    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