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  • Roadside farms highlighted by Kentucky Farm Bureau

    Two Hardin County businesses are among Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2013 Roadside Farm Markets.

    Wooden Farm on Wooden Lane and Crawford Farms on Hodgenville Road in Elizabethtown are among 103 markets in the state to be accepted into this year’s Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program.

    The program is meant to honor businesses that have shown commitment to offering quality products and service to their customers.

    Wooden Farm is a third-generation old-fashioned country market open from September through November.

  • City Field Gardens embraces age-old farming technique

    Roy Harned of Elizabethtown has spent much of his 78 years behind a hand plow and a pair of horses.

    “It’s just something that you’re raised up doing,” he said.

    Farm technology that was used as long ago as ancient Egypt and as recently as Harned’s adult farming years was used Saturday to turn dirt at City Field Gardens in Radcliff.

    Plowing was the main event at City Field Gardens Field Day.

  • Update: KSP investigating shooting

    Kentucky State Police are investigating a shooting Friday night in Radcliff that left an adult male with a gunshot wound to the head.

    The victim was discovered at the T-Mart convenience store in Radcliff on the corner of South Dixie and Blackjack Road. The Radcliff Police Department received a call about the shooting at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

    A KSP statement said the preliminary investigation revealed someone fired several gunshots into a Ford passenger car in which five men were traveling. 

  • Council cancels voting meeting

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Spring break in Hardin County has forced a local government to forgo its Monday meeting.

    Elizabethtown City Council canceled its 4:30 p.m. regular voting meeting Monday at City Hall for lack of a quorum, said City Clerk Mary Chaudoin. A majority of city officials must be present for official action to be taken.

    The council will reconvene at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, for its regular work session.

  • The Color Run coming to Elizabethtown

    Freeman Lake Park will be drenched in color this fall.

    The Color Run, a national and international race dubbed the “Happiest 5K on the Planet,” has added Elizabethtown to its 2013 tour schedule, which is expected to include around 100 events and attract a million individuals this year. Runners are set to start at 9 a.m. Oct. 12 inside the park.

  • Rural police departments receive new tools

    Seven area law enforcement agencies received in-car computers from the state Attorney General’s Office in an effort to provide police in rural areas access to the e-warrant system.

    Using money received from the Rural Law Enforcement Grant, Attorney General Jack Conway’s office purchased 100 mobile-data terminals that were distributed in the last week to 78 rural law enforcement agencies, spokeswoman Allison Gardner Martin said.

  • Photo: Helmwood Heights playground opens
  • Church hopes to raise ‘Good Friday Experience’ attendance

    The first attempt to recreate the Biblical account of Jesus’ final days of life was a success last year at Severns Valley Baptist Church, and organizers hope to top last year’s attendance today.

    More than 2,000 people visited the “Good Friday Experience” last year at the church on Ring Road in Elizabethtown, said the Rev. Bill Langley, pastor.

    “We were amazed,” he said.

    The event, which takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, includes multi-sensory experiences based on accounts, such as a scene of the Last Supper.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters to relocate local office

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana is swapping its offices for a more modern and centralized location.

    Kevin Clark, community engagement branch manager, said the organization will relocate its local office from 617 N. Mulberry St. in Elizabethtown to 2491 S. Dixie Blvd. in Radcliff. The agency intends to be operational in Radcliff by May 1.

  • County hosting tire amnesty program

    Residents wanting to rid their properties of unwanted or unused tires will have several opportunities to dispose of them next month.

    Hardin County government and the Kentucky Division of Waste Management are hosting a tire amnesty program from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 11-13.

    Bob Hall, county solid waste coordinator, said the primary staging area is the Kentucky Highway Maintenance Garage at 310 Valley Creek Road in Elizabethtown.