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  • Rock and bowl: Musical theme headlines Bowl for Kids' Sake kickoff luncheon

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana embraced the bygone era of hair metal Thursday during a rock-infused Hardin/LaRue kickoff luncheon for the 2013 Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser, which starts March 15.

    The luncheon at American Legion Post 113 in Elizabethtown stressed the importance of the fundraiser’s contributions to the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ budget and its ability to make matches locally. The organization serves families in Hardin, LaRue, Taylor, Nelson and Grayson counties.

  • Scenes from the 5th Region Cheerleading competition
  • Arrival of freezing rain creates road hazards

    Icy conditions arrived in Hardin County shortly after 4 a.m. today and roads soon were becoming hazardous.

    Police and rescue crews were called to mile-marker 83 on Interstate 65 shortly after 4 where a motorist was trapped in an overturned vehicle in the southbound lanes. About an hour later, police received reports of multiple trucks jackknifed around the Glendale exit, which also was blocking southbound traffic. At one point, interstate traffic was reported at a standstill with dozens of traffic mishaps reported.

  • Trial begins in incest case

    The prosecution in a local sexual abuse trial involving an underage girl began presenting its case Wednesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    The girl’s mother was a witness for the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office as the case opened against George William Beason, 32, of Elizabethtown.

    Beason is charged with third-degree rape, three counts of incest, three counts of third-degree sodomy, six counts of first-degree sexual abuse and distribution of obscene matter to minors.

  • County seeks new Animal Control director

    The search for Gerald Foley’s replacement as animal control director could commence as early as next week.

    Hardin Fiscal Court approved an updated job description for the position Tuesday and should advertise it internally no later than next week, Judge-Executive Harry Berry said.

    The county wanted to tweak the position’s requirements before beginning the search, Berry said. Deputy Judge-Executive Jim Roberts said holiday vacations slowed the process.

  • Firefighters respond to kitchen fire

    Three fire departments responded to a fire in a home late Wednesday afternoon in the 19000-block of Sonora-Hardin Springs Road in the Eastview area.

    An occupant of the residence told West 84 Fire Department Chief Steve Gore the blaze started as a grease fire on the stove.

    Firefighters were able to contain it mainly to the kitchen area, Gore said, and no injuries were reported.

    Gore noted there was a good response time to the scene because of the time of day — most of the firefighters in the responding volunteer departments were home from work.

  • Photo: A school-free zone
  • Mayor's Breakfast returns Saturday for third outing

    The tastes and smells of breakfast treats and sweets will break partisan lines and competitive boundaries Saturday, bringing politicians, businesses and civic organizations together to serve the community.

    The third annual Mayor’s Breakfast is from 9 to 11 a.m. at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff, where political dignitaries and local officials will serve residents food in the spirit of fellowship. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Local Realtors donate land to pregnancy center

    Clarity Solutions for Women received a surprising Christmas present from two local Realtors.

    Lamonte and Mimi Hornback, owners of Hornback Realty Co., fully donated the land and building at 105 E. Memorial Drive in Elizabethtown to the pregnancy center in December, deeding the property for future expansion of facilities.

    Peggy Adams, director of development for Clarity Solutions for Women, said the donation came without financial strings.

  • Court to withhold payments for several local fire departments

    Hardin Fiscal Court is withholding monthly financial allotments for five volunteer fire departments after they failed to submit a series of test results set by the state as a minimum standard.

    The enforcement action was approved through a resolution Tuesday evening that will withhold monthly allotments for February, March and April for those departments that failed to submit the results of four tests — ladder, hose, self-contained breathing apparatus and pump — by Jan. 17.