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  • Swopes to host cornhole tournament

    The Swope family is looking for volunteers willing to unleash their inner competitors for a charitable cause.

    The family is hosting a single-elimination cornhole tournament May 11 and 12 and proceeds from the tournament will benefit United Way of Central Kentucky.

    Carl Swope announced the tournament during the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon Wednesday. Swope said the tournament can accommodate anywhere from 100 to 200 teams and will be played around the area of the newly opened Swope Nissan building in Elizabethtown.

  • Head-on crash near White Mills sends two motorists to hospital

    A head-on collision Wednesday morning on Center Point Road near White Mills sent two men to area hospitals.

    Wesley L. Logsdon, 30, of Sonora was traveling west on Center Point Road in a pick-up truck. As he approached a curve in the road, the pickup collided head on with a red Monte Carlo, driven by Lowell Richardson, 62, of White Mills.

    Kentucky State Police report Richardson was traveling east on the wrong side of the road, said Trooper Scott Rafferty with KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • 11th Aviation Command unveils memorial at private event Saturday

    A memorial honoring soldiers under the 11th Aviation Command and its subordinate units killed during the global war on terror will be unveiled Saturday morning at Fort Knox.

    A Hollywood celebrity will participate in ceremonies planned for families serving as guests of honor.

  • Car collides with ambulance carrying injured man

    A Hardin County ambulance carrying a Fischbach USA employee with an injured hand was involved in a two-vehicle collision Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Ring Road and North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown.

    Don Howard, a Hardin County EMS shift supervisor, said at 1:13 p.m. the ambulance service was called to the plant at 900 Peterson Drive regarding an employee with an injured hand.

    Raymond F. Clark, 44, of Elizabethtown, sustained a serious but non-life threatening injury, Howard said.

  • More than 30 indictments returned for drug offenses

    In total, a Hardin County grand jury returned 50 indictments in March, with more than half of those involving drug offenses.

    With a total of 33 indicted for drug-related felonies, 24 involved methamphetamine, 14 marijuana and seven prescription drugs. Eight indictments involved two or more substances.

    In addition to the drug offenses, three were indicted for sex crimes.

    The Hardin County grand jury returned an indictment in March against a 62-year-old man accused of having forcible sexual contact with a minor under the age of 16.

  • E'town to tweak Heartland fest but retain traditions

    Elizabethtown Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn has little time to plan the 30th  Heartland Festival. She said festivalgoers should not expect drastic changes in the city’s first year coordinating the August event.

    Vaughn said the city plans to retain programs that have worked in the past while removing or tweaking elements considered detrimental.

  • Tax preparers discuss five most common mistakes

    With the deadline to file taxes approaching, some area tax preparers shared five of the most common mistakes and confusions they observe in taxpayers who file tax returns on their own.

    The deadline to file taxes this year is Tuesday because April 15 is a Sunday and the following day is a holiday in Washington, D.C.

    Filers missing credits to which they’re entitled is the most common mistake observed by Epolita Delbosque, owner of Delbosque Tax Service on South Dixie Boulevard in Radcliff.

  • Local banker files libel suit

    A local banker and member of the Elizabethtown Planning Commission has filed suit in Hardin Circuit Court claiming another local member of the National Wild Turkey Federation wrote libelous letters damaging his reputation.

  • Food for furry friends

    Area agriculture groups are making their third annual donation to a Vine Grove animal shelter to support the community and show their commitment to making sure animals are treated well.

    Southern States in Elizabethtown sold 500 pounds of dog and cat food at cost so Hardin County Farm Bureau, the Hardin County Cattlemen’s Association and Farm Credit Services could pool enough money to donate the food to the Animal Refuge Center on Basham Trail in Vine Grove.

  • E’town third-grader to be honored for selflessness

    An Elizabethtown third-grader is being honored by state officials for his volunteer work and optimistic attitude in the face of his own challenges.

    Shawn Aberl II has been selected to receive the Kentucky Governor’s Ambassador Award for Volunteer Service for his work with the Save-A-Limb Bike Ride in Maryland.

    The ride helps support the efforts of Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, to prevent limbs from being amputated when they can be saved.