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Local News

  • Fiscal Court honors local Habitat for Humanity director

    In its final meeting of the year, Hardin Fiscal Court recognized the executive director of Hardin County’s Habitat for Humanity as an “outstanding citizen.”

    On Friday, Judge-Executive Harry Berry presented Larry Mengel with an Outstanding Citizen Award and a plaque from Gov. Steve Beshear recognizing him as a Kentucky Colonel.

  • Court approves measure banning concealed weapons in gov’t buildings

    Hardin Fiscal Court unanimously approved an ordinance Friday tightening regulations on the possession of concealed weapons in county government buildings.

    The ordinance, which can be read online on county government’s website, says areas where the possession of concealed weapons is prohibited or limited will be marked by signs.

  • Police net 40 pounds of pot in Breckinridge County bust

    Investigators discovered 40 pounds of marijuana and more than $28,000 in cash last week in Breckinridge County.

    Officers with the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, Breckinridge County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky State Police and KSP Drug Enforcement Special Investigations-West were executing a search warrant at 6149 High Plains Road in Breckinridge County when drugs and cash were seized, according to a news release.

  • Photo: Caroling Trolley sings around county
  • Soldier in Africa uses SKYPE to see child’s birth

    By AMY TAYLOR
    Special to Landmark News Service

    Although Specialist E4 James Francis Osbourne is stationed in Africa, the soldier saw his son’s birth at Flaget Memorial in Bardstown thanks to Internet technology used for the first time at the hospital.

  • Photo: Wet work
  • Library program teaches handyman skills to women

    An ongoing library program is teaching local women to be self-sufficient in their homes.

    Handyman Projects for Women has been drawing about 14 participants a month to the Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown since it began in June.

    Participants have learned through hands-on activities to fix leaky toilets, install tile backsplashes, caulk, repair drywall and perform other home projects.

  • Police: Man arrested after trying to cash forged check

    A Louisville man was arrested Wednesday in Elizabethtown after police said he attempted to cash a forged check at The Cecilian Bank on Ring Road.

    Anthony R. Croswait, 39, is charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Elizabethtown police responded at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to the 2920 Ring Road location of Cecilian Bank in regards to a suspect attempting to cash a forged check, according to a news release.

  • Christmas program serving more families

    David Dozer has seen impressive giving this season.

    The Helping Hand of Hope director met a girl with special needs who wanted to help with the organization’s annual service program.

    Seeing all the gifts she collected for the cause was touching. So was seeing a man who donated 20 bicycles, high-ticket items, Dozer said.

    “What a gift,” he said. “How wonderful is it that in this community people, good, caring, Christian people, will step up?”

  • Investigation continues into bomb threats at Meade County High School

    The Meade County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two bomb threats made at Meade County High School, one of which forced an evacuation of the building for several hours Tuesday.

    The first note was found Monday in a girls’ bathroom, Sheriff Butch Kerrick said.

    The sheriff’s office and school staff checked the building and determined there was no threat, he said.