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  • E'town to restrict firework use

    Elizabethtown made a move Monday to limit the window for fireworks use and banned unregulated fireworks on city property.

    Elizabethtown City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance amending the city’s fireworks policy that would bar ignition of fireworks between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. in city limits.

    The ordinance also prohibits ignition of fireworks on city property, including city parks, except for professional displays.

    A second reading and adoption of changes is scheduled for June 4.

  • HCS starts new tech camp

    Many Hardin County students headed back to the classroom Monday to spend the day refining their 21st-century skills.

    Hardin County Schools opened a new educational camp for students Monday at Bluegrass Middle School. The camp focused on technology and tied into the Student Technology Leadership Program, which gives students opportunities to develop technology projects and share them with others.

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  • Dairy Dog opens in Sonora

    Sonora’s newest restaurant, Dairy Dog, opened its doors Monday morning and owner/operator Chris Smith said he sold the first hot dog at 10:45 a.m.

    The hot dog and ice cream stand is on East Western Avenue in the former Hardin Pharmacy building next to The Cecilian Bank.

    Smith and his fiancee, Lisa Price, recently moved to Sonora and wanted to get to know their new neighbors and help the local economy.

    “That’s what sparked the idea,” Smith said, “And we’re following that dream.”

  • Alcohol sales suspended until polls close


    Consumers will have to wait to purchase alcohol until after the polls close today.

    State law restricts the sale of distilled spirits, malt beverages and wine in the state while polls are open during regular or primary elections.

    The temporary restrictions include Hardin County, Elizabethtown Alcoholic Beverage Control Officer Tom Reynolds said.

  • '56 at 56: Class recalls hijinks on 56th anniversary

    Robert Stevens said his class is numerically appropriate.

    There were 56 members in the Vine Grove High School graduating class of 1956. Many of the remaining members met up again at their old elementary and high schools Friday for the class’s 56th graduation anniversary.

    About 30 class members pored over yearbooks and reminisced as they walked through the gym where they graduated on a stage that has since been bricked over.

  • Filling in the gaps: Substitute teachers find variety of ways into field

    As the last local school sets to embark on summer break, substitute teachers and full-time staff step back to enjoy a break before the August start date nears.

    With teachers in local districts receiving three personal days and 10 sick days a year, substitute teachers are called on every day to fill in gaps. Subs get into the line of work for a multitude of reasons, but typically stay for one common one: They enjoy time with students.

  • Jail escapees captured in Radcliff

    The two men who escaped the Hardin County Detention Center early Friday morning have been apprehended, a spokesman for Radcliff Police Department said.

    RPD found the two men, Brandon Board, 21, of Bardstown, and Vance Tate, 37, of Radcliff, riding bicycles on U.S. 31W shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, Bryce Shumate said in an email. Shumate said an officer stopped them because he found it odd two men were riding bikes at that time of night.

    A short chase ensued and Board and Tate were taken into custody and returned to the detention center, Shumate said.

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  • NHHS senior dies week after crash

    A North Hardin High School student has died the day after what should have been his graduation day.

    Senior Thomas Carmen died at 2:40 Sunday afternoon, Vine Grove Police Chief Dale Riggs said, after sustaining injuries May 12 in a car wreck. 

    Carmen was a passenger in a vehicle that appeared to have spun out on Crume Road in Vine Grove because of slick road conditions. The car turned about 165 degrees and hit the front of an oncoming vehicle with its back end.