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  • EFD puts out fire at Keeneland Drive duplex

    Elizabethtown Fire Department extinguished a structure fire Tuesday night at a Keeneland Drive duplex.

    Maj. Mark Malone said the residents were not inside the home when firefighters made entry and found a fire in the apartment’s laundry room. Fire officials believe the flames were caused by a problem with the dryer, he said.

    The fire was contained to the apartment’s laundry room and the other half of the duplex was not affected, Malone said.

  • Man arrested in death of 1-month-old son

    A Radcliff man has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the Tuesday death of his 1-month-old son.

    Jarrod Duvante Davis, 23, was arrested at Radcliff Police headquarters around noon Wednesday.

    According to a citation, Davis told police he was caring for his son and admitted to dropping the child. Davis said the child struck his head on the side of his crib.

    Police say Davis did not report the incident until confronted by investigators. According to the citation, the child died from blunt force trauma to the head.

  • Meade County Schools closed today

    Icy conditions forecast for the area arrived after dark but were not as serious locally as forecast.

    Meade County Schools are closed today because of weather and road conditions. Breckinridge County Schools are on a one-hour delay. Hardin County, Elizabethtown and other districts in neighboring counties are on schedule today.

    McKendree University's campus in Radcliff also is closed today.

  • Local Habitat for Humanity appoints new director

    A year ago, Scott Turner worked at a corporation and spent most of his time traveling across the country. He left the company last May and began assisting a friend in his local business.

  • AARP helps tackle tax time

    Volunteers in the area are gearing up to offer income tax assistance.

    The service, provided through the Tax-Aide program of the Association of American Retired Persons foundation, is available to residents of Hardin and surrounding counties Feb. 5-April 11 at the Hardin County Public Library branch on Jim Owen Drive in Elizabethtown.

    Volunteers help residents complete state and federal returns and take advantage of tax benefits.

  • Vine Grove boy remembered by J.T. Alton faculty

    Students and staff at J.T. Alton Middle School are grieving this week after losing a student to cancer.

    Tyler Hendrieth, 13, of Vine Grove died Monday. Tyler received a diagnosis of leukemia in June. Faculty members at J.T. Alton remember him as a happy student.

  • The Cecilian Bank robbed in Sonora

    Shortly before The Cecilian Bank branch in Sonora closed its doors for the day Tuesday afternoon, the bank was robbed.

  • Hospital bad debt up $2 million

    Hardin Memorial Hospital has recorded a $2 million spike in its bad debt for the first six months of the fiscal cycle, offset in part by a noticeable decrease in charity care.

  • Photo: Pass it on down the line
  • Winter weather warning issued for area tonight

    Freezing rain and sleet forecast by the National Weather Service arrived in the area tonight. Ice accumulations will make travel hazardous.

    Hardin and several neighboring counties are under a winter storm warning.

    The latest update from the National Weather Service revises the timing of the storm but not details of the forecast. Light precipitation will begin across the warning area this evening and intensity will pick up tonight and continue into early Wednesday morning.