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  • Mengel focuses on youth during award ceremony

    Larry Mengel thought it was fine to make Cs in school and excel in sports until his history teacher, who also was his basketball coach, pulled him aside one day.

    He told Mengel he had a lot of potential and could go to college if he wanted, especially on a sports scholarship. He also said the boy was on a track to nowhere if he didn’t get his grades up.

    Mengel had never considered college before.

  • St. Baldrick's event organizer works to find a cure

    The organizer for the local St. Baldrick’s Foundation event is hoping to raise a lot of money and lose a lot of hair to find a cure for cancer.

    The local fundraising event is at 2 p.m. March 16 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. This is the third year the foundation, which raises money to fight childhood cancer, has hosted a local event.

  • Carl Swope fills vacancy on tourism commission

    Elizabethtown City Council on Monday filled a vacancy on the Elizabethtown Tourism Commission left by Jim Long’s sudden resignation last month.

    Walker recommended local businessman Carl Swope as Long's successor for a three-year term set to expire on March 15, 2016. The council also reappointed Heidi Patterson to the commission as a motel representative and Chris Flanagan as a restaurant representative for three-year terms.

  • AG says E'town violated open records law

    The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office said Elizabethtown violated open records procedures by heavily redacting information on requested accident reports.

    In a written decision, The Attorney General’s Office instructed the city to provide Capitol Radio Traffic Systems — which produces Spanish-language traffic report content, such as live traffic and news stories, for radio stations — with unredacted copies of accident reports the organization requested.

  • Radcliff man injured in Ky. 313 wreck

    Less than four hours before six travelers were killed in a fiery wreck Saturday on the interstate near Sonora, police say a Radcliff man was critically injured in a two-vehicle collision on Ky. 313.

    Michael L. Arnold, 37, of Brooks, was driving east at 7:30 a.m. on Ky. 313 when he lost control of his 2001 Ford F-150, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police Post 4.

  • Six-vehicle crash shuts down southbound I-65

    For at least the third time in three days, a portion of Interstate 65 shut down Monday afternoon while emergency crews worked the scene of a multi-vehicle wreck.

    At 2:30 p.m. Monday, Kentucky State Police, Elizabethtown Fire Department and Hardin County EMS responded near mile-marker 94 on I-65 South in reference to an injury collision.

    Elizabethtown Fire Chief Mike Hulsey said among the vehicles involved were two semi-trucks and two vans.

  • I-65 southbound reopens following wreck near E'town exit

    Interstate 65 southbound reopened just before 6 p.m. after a traffic crash this afternoon near mile marker 94 at the northern Elizabethtown exit.

    Five vehicles, including two tractor-trailers, were involved in the wreck, which occurred just before 2:30 p.m. One person removed from the crash was taken from the scene by emergency helicopter.

    Southbound traffic was detoured onto Ky. 313 at Exit 102 and routed on U.S. 31W to rejoin I-65 on the south side of Elizabethtown at Exit 91.

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  • Phone service restored at E'town City Hall

    The phone system at Elizabethtown City Hall is working again.

    Earlier Monday, city officials alerted the public to an outage through its official Facebook page, apologizing for any inconveniences the downed line may have caused.

  • Louisville man indicted for trafficking in heroin, cocaine

    A Louisville man has been indicted this week for trafficking in heroin and cocaine in Hardin County.

    Shaumbi Trenon Clay, 37, faces two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating on a suspended license, failure to use a turn signal and operating with an expired license plate.