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  • Dodgeball challenge inspires competition, community support

    At the count of three, teachers rushed for balls lined up across the center of the gym at Elizabethtown High School.

    The teachers from Helmwood and Morningside elementary schools, T.K. Stone Middle School and Elizabethtown High School launched balls at each other, the barrage echoing loud thunks throughout the gym. They ducked and wove to avoid the projectiles being hurled Friday during the Clash of the Commonwealth.

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  • Elizabethtown supports child, sexual abuse prevention efforts

    City officials issued proclamations Friday to raise awareness about sexual abuse and child abuse and show support for the work of the Advocacy and Support Center on Rineyville Road in Elizabethtown.

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker signed a proclamation declaring this March as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

    The proclamation states that “sexual violence is a continuum of intolerable and violent crimes with public health implications for every person in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.”

  • Senate vote on unification bill expected this week

    The state Senate is expected to vote this week on House Bill 189, which would ensure the law regarding unification of local governments is clarified to state cities whose voters opt out of unification would not be absorbed into a unified government.

    Should the bill pass, it would succeed where a similar bill, HB 190, faltered after other cities interested in merged government expressed some concerns about its language, said Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown.

  • Traveling WWI exhibit to financially aid Radcliff vets cemetery

    A traveling tribute to World War I history will provide financial assistance to one of Hardin County’s military memorials.

  • Lane changes coming to 31W Bypass Monday

    Ongoing work on the new Ky. 361 interchange and rehabilitation of the U.S. 31W Bypass will involve several changes beginning Monday for motorists.

    All traffic will be switched to the northbound lanes from Ky. 1357 to U.S. 31W as crews begin work on resurfacing the southbound lanes. Southbound U.S. 31W traffic entering the bypass will not be able to use the existing merge ramp. In order to enter the bypass southbound, motorists will be subject to the traffic signal at the U.S. 31W and the U.S. 31W Bypass intersection.

  • Police find more than 150 marijuana plants in home

    Kentucky State Police on Wednesday executed a warrant on a Boston residence and discovered an indoor marijuana growing operation.

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 Detective J.D. Stroop and KSP Cannabis Suppression Detective Jason Woodside executed a search warrant at the residence of Daniel Culver on Nat Rogers Road in Boston in Nelson County.

    The search resulted in the seizure of an indoor marijuana grow with over 150 plants, numerous firearms, a significant amount of processed marijuana, cash and two motor vehicles.

  • E'town man arrested for string of burglaries

    An Elizabethtown man was arrested early Friday morning and charged with a string of recent burglaries.

    Jerome Mayo, 34, was arrested for burglaries at Healthway Internal Medicine, Dr. Campbell’s Optometry, Hospice and Palliative Care, and Tony’s Collision Center.

    Mayo stole television sets and other electronic equipment during the burglaries, according to an Elizabethtown Police Department news release. Several pieces of property were recovered from the suspect’s residence, police said.

  • Toadvine says HMH position 'ideal situation'

    Dr. Stephen Toadvine said his business relationship with Hardin Memorial Hospital President and CEO Dennis Johnson and the sterling reputation of HMH in the health-care industry made the hospital an attractive new home.

    Toadvine, a Florence native, was announced Tuesday as new chief medical officer at HMH. His scheduled start date is April 30.

    “I’m extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity,” he said.

  • Donations requested to help dogs

    Anyone who wishes to help the 103 dogs recovered Wednesday from a Vine Grove mobile home is encouraged to do so through donations.

    The dogs are not available for adoption because they are being held as evidence.

    The dogs were taken to the Hardin County Animal Control shelter on Nicholas Street and Pet Protection Inc. on West Dixie Avenue, both in Elizabethtown, after owners Brian McCarthy, 48, and his wife, Joyce McCarthy, 47, were arrested and charged with 103 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals.