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  • Preparing for good times at the Hardin County Fair

    Though the Hardin County Fair doesn’t begin until today, workers were scattered across the fair grounds Sunday afternoon preparing for the week ahead.

    At the horse show ring, Leslie Tharpe decorated the judge’s box while her husband, Brian, dragged gravel in the track to prepare for a miniature horse show tonight.

    While Leslie Tharpe hung decorations to make the box more festive, Shelby Floyd did some landscaping around the outside, planting shrubbery which will be removed when the fair concludes Sunday.

  • UPS to sponsor mud volleyball fundraiser

    UPS Supply Chain Solutions in Elizabethtown is sponsoring a mud volleyball tournament Saturday at Freeman Lake Park to benefit United Way of Central Kentucky.

    Organizer Scott Tabor said about six teams were registered as of Friday. With only two courts available, he said the tournament is limited to eight teams with a maximum of eight players per group.

    Team registration is open to the public.

    According to Tabor, one court will be in the mud while the loser’s bracket will play in sand.

  • Two injured in wreck in Breckinridge County

    Two Hardinsburg residents were seriously injured Saturday morning in a two-vehicle collision at the insertion of U.S. 60 and Ky. 992.

    Breckinridge County dispatch contacted Kentucky State Police Post 4 at 11:09 a.m. EST requesting assistance in responding to an injury collision at the intersection, according to a news release from the Elizabethtown post.

    According to police, Bradley Keller, 50, of Roseville, Mich., was driving a 2007 Freightliner west on U.S. 60. Autumn Emery, 20, of Hardinsburg was south on Ky. 992 and attempting to turn east onto U.S. 60.

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  • Woman charged with attempting to assist assault suspect

    An Elizabethtown woman is charged with assisting a man police say assaulted a probation and parole officer and then ran away.

    Ashleigh N. Wright, 25, was arrested Wednesday afternoon near East Poplar Street on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment — probation officer and second-degree hindering apprehension or prosecution.

    Wright is accused of helping Quintin D. Lackey, 30, of Elizabethtown, who police said shoved a probation and parole officer attempting to adjust the man’s handcuffs.

  • Fair tradition spans 50 years

    Hardin County is celebrating 50 years of rides, cotton candy, games, livestock shows and tractor pulls.

    County fairs existed before the summer of 1963, but they were more loosely organized, fair board President Larry Jaggers said.

    “We know there have been fairs in Hardin County for years and years and then some more years,” he said.

    In 1963, 10 Hardin County residents decided to reorganize the fair under the bylaws that still govern it today, Jaggers said.

  • Mayoral candidates ready to lead

    No matter who is named mayor of Elizabethtown Monday to close out the final 18 months of Tim Walker’s term, the three candidates eligible for the position say they will run the city through his eyes.

    Councilwoman Edna Berger and Councilmen Bill Bennett and Tony Bishop are the three candidates for the vacant position, which will be filled by Elizabethtown City Council after a week of public input.

    All three said the position and issues facing the mayor should be funneled through the lens of what Walker envisioned for the job.

  • Three dogs die in E'town fire

    Three dogs were killed Saturday evening in a house fire on Stewart Street in Elizabethtown.

    Elizabethtown Fire Chief Mike Hulsey said firefighters responded at 5:20 p.m. to 517 Stewart St. to find heavy smoke and flames emerging from the back of the house.

    Although the dogs were in the home, the three adults who lived in the house were gone, Hulsey said. The neighbors saw the fire and called 911, according to the chief.

    Hulsey was not able to provide the names of the residents.

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