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  • Making hay while the sun shines
  • Motorcycle collisions on the increase

    After a mild winter and warm March, Kentucky roadways saw a 69 percent increase in motorcycle-related wrecks from the same time last year, state police report.

    Through April 4, troopers have responded to 249 motorcycle-related wrecks resulting in 167 injuries and nine deaths, according to Kentucky State Police.

    These numbers translate to a 75 percent increase in injuries and a 44 percent increase in deaths, police say.

  • Illinois students use spring break to help others

    Alex Check is spending spring break surrounded by friends, but the Illinois teenagers passed up sandy beaches for sawdust and hammers.

    Nearly 30 students from Boylan Catholic High School in Rockford, Ill., partnered with Hardin County Habitat for Humanity this week. The students are working on construction of a house near the intersection of Haycraft and East Poplar streets in Elizabethtown while another group of students helps construct a storage shed and assists with landscaping across the street. The school is expected to assist on the projects through Friday.

  • Radcliff police seek robbery, assault suspect

    Radcliff police are searching for an unidentified teenager wanted in connection to two assaults and a robbery the night of March 28 in the area of Elm Road and North Woodland Drive.

    Four men were walking together in the area when police said one of them “beat up” a man in the parking lot of an apartment complex. The suspect allegedly took the man’s cellphone before continuing north on North Woodland Drive.

    Police said the injured man was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released.

  • Environmental advocates discuss national topics locally

    A small crowd learned Tuesday about the importance of maintaining environments, from their own bodies to the earth.

    The League of Women Voters of Hardin County hosted the program “Environmental Health in Kentucky: Making Decisions as if Our Health Matters” at Pritchard Community Center.

    The program was aimed at observing Earth Day, which takes place later this month, and discussing environmental factors recognized as negatively impacting public health and how such issues are being addressed nationally.

  • Swopes to host cornhole tournament

    The Swope family is looking for volunteers willing to unleash their inner competitors for a charitable cause.

    The family is hosting a single-elimination cornhole tournament May 11 and 12 and proceeds from the tournament will benefit United Way of Central Kentucky.

    Carl Swope announced the tournament during the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon Wednesday. Swope said the tournament can accommodate anywhere from 100 to 200 teams and will be played around the area of the newly opened Swope Nissan building in Elizabethtown.

  • Head-on crash near White Mills sends two motorists to hospital

    A head-on collision Wednesday morning on Center Point Road near White Mills sent two men to area hospitals.

    Wesley L. Logsdon, 30, of Sonora was traveling west on Center Point Road in a pick-up truck. As he approached a curve in the road, the pickup collided head on with a red Monte Carlo, driven by Lowell Richardson, 62, of White Mills.

    Kentucky State Police report Richardson was traveling east on the wrong side of the road, said Trooper Scott Rafferty with KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • 11th Aviation Command unveils memorial at private event Saturday

    A memorial honoring soldiers under the 11th Aviation Command and its subordinate units killed during the global war on terror will be unveiled Saturday morning at Fort Knox.

    A Hollywood celebrity will participate in ceremonies planned for families serving as guests of honor.

  • Car collides with ambulance carrying injured man

    A Hardin County ambulance carrying a Fischbach USA employee with an injured hand was involved in a two-vehicle collision Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Ring Road and North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown.

    Don Howard, a Hardin County EMS shift supervisor, said at 1:13 p.m. the ambulance service was called to the plant at 900 Peterson Drive regarding an employee with an injured hand.

    Raymond F. Clark, 44, of Elizabethtown, sustained a serious but non-life threatening injury, Howard said.

  • More than 30 indictments returned for drug offenses

    In total, a Hardin County grand jury returned 50 indictments in March, with more than half of those involving drug offenses.

    With a total of 33 indicted for drug-related felonies, 24 involved methamphetamine, 14 marijuana and seven prescription drugs. Eight indictments involved two or more substances.

    In addition to the drug offenses, three were indicted for sex crimes.

    The Hardin County grand jury returned an indictment in March against a 62-year-old man accused of having forcible sexual contact with a minor under the age of 16.