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  • School day disrupted by threatening note

    Central Hardin High School received its third bomb threat in almost three months Monday, causing students and staff once again to evacuate the building briefly around noon.

    It, like the past two, came to the attention of school administrators through a note. Monday’s message specified a time in which the building allegedly would be in danger.

  • Avis pleads not guilty to murder charge

    A man charged with murder after a vehicle pursuit led to the death of a Hodgenville police officer pleaded not guilty Monday in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Jason Avis, 29, of Vine Grove was indicted in November on charges of wanton murder, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree fleeing or evading police, leaving the scene of an accident and first-degree persistent felony offense.

    A jury trial has been set for May 8.

    Avis is lodged in LaRue County Detention Center in lieu of a $1 million cash bond.

  • New signal being activated on Ring Road

    Installation has been completed and a new traffic signal on the west side of Ring Road will be activated this week.

    When initially switched on today or Wednesday, the light will be activated simply in “flash mode” to alert motorists to it, Transportation Cabinet spokesman Chris Jessie said in a statement.

    Motorists should expect the stoplight to become fully active on or about Dec. 19, Jessie said.

    The signal is at Ring Road’s intersection with West Park Road, which provides the primary access to Elizabethtown Sports Park.

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  • Former school buildings, equipment for sale

    Want to buy a school building? Bidding begins today on Meade County Schools’ surplus property. Two empty school buildings and some second-hand school and office equipment are on the auction block.

    Meade County Superintendent Mitch Crump announced the former Battletown and Muldraugh elementary school buildings will be sold later this month. Barr Realty and Auction, which is handling the property, will accept bids for 10 days beginning at 1 p.m. today.

  • Offering comfort amidst grief during holidays

    C.J. Shepard is planning a minimal Christmas celebration. No big holiday traditions, just a Nativity scene and some reflection on the religious reason for the day.

    “I can’t do the rest,” she said.

    Shepard’s husband died on Christmas two years ago, and the holiday season has been tough ever since. This is why Shepard and many others seek out solace and comfort at the Hosparus of Central Kentucky Celebration of Remembrance event, which took place Sunday at First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown.

  • Hardin County native featured in movie 'Lincoln'

    President Abraham Lincoln isn’t the only Kentucky native to grace the big screen in the movie bearing his name.

    Hardin County native George Helm Yeaman is featured in the movie as one of the Congressmen on whom the future of the 13th Amendment rests.

    The movie centers on the last few months of Lincoln’s life. During that time, he worked to convince congressmen and make deals with them to ensure passage of the constitutional amendment that would outlaw slavery.

  • Adults, kids and Elvis celebrate Christmas in the Country

    The first day of Christmas in the Country took place Saturday in Glendale.

    Children stood in line to meet Santa Claus while grownups spent time Christmas shopping in downtown stores.

    The man in the red suit is what keeps Lynn Braner and her family coming back every year.

    “Kids like to see Santa and Mrs. Claus,” Braner said.

    Along with getting a photo taken with Santa, children can write him a letter with the help of Mrs. Claus. The children receive personalized letters in return, Braner said.