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  • A standout student: Matthew Pinkham receives honor from state for musical ability

    A local student’s musical talent has been recognized from among dozens of gifted children in the state.

    Matthew Pinkham, 11, a student at Morningside Elementary School, was named the 2013 Nicholas Green Distinguished Student by the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education. Each of 174 districts names a student representative, and the Distinguished Student is chosen from the pool.

  • RPD hunts for attempted robbery suspect

    Police are searching for a man who fired four shots Monday morning during an attempted robbery at a Radcliff market.

    Radcliff police responded to a call at 8:50 a.m. regarding a robbery at Brooks Market on South Wilson Road, spokesman Bryce Shumate said.

    Responding officers discovered it was an attempted robbery, according to police officials. The suspect fired four gunshots at the clerk, Shumate said, but nothing was taken and the employee was not injured.

  • Sessions to help with Alzheimer's preparation

    There are more people in the country with Alzheimer’s disease than there are Kentucky residents.

    The Alzheimer’s Association office in Louisville plans to help some of the 15 million unpaid caregivers with a presentation Thursday about what to expect from the disease.

    The presentation, called “Living with Alzheimer’s for caregivers: Early stage,” is the first of a three-part series aimed at helping families and friends affected by the disease know what to expect physically, emotionally and financially.

  • Training program available for first responders

    The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium is providing first responders and others with the planning and management-level skills needed to develop and implement resource management strategies for rural communities in a free Department of Homeland Security-certified course.

  • E'town to purchase new fire truck

    Elizabethtown Fire Department is looking to expand its truck fleet.

    Fire Chief Mike Hulsey presented two bids Monday to Elizabethtown City Council to purchase a custom ladder truck. The recommended bid was made by Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. at $735,591. The second bid was produced by Rosenberger South Dakota LLC at $698,868.

  • Two men arrested in E'town burglary

    Two Elizabethtown men were arrested Saturday night in connection to a burglary during which suspects kicked open a door and stole jewelry and cash from an apartment, police said.

    Jim S. Allen, 23, and Justus K. Allen, 21, each are charged with second-degree burglary. Jim Allen also faces charges of receiving a stolen firearm and second-degree burglary.

  • CHHS students donate to cancer center
  • Leitchfield man arrested after foot chase with police

    A Leitchfield man fled Friday from a Wal-Mart loss prevention employee only to be arrested several minutes later by Elizabethtown police.

    Shawn D. Logsdon, 30, faces charges of third-degree assault, second-degree fleeing or evading police and resisting arrest. He also was served bench warrants out of Hardin District Court and Grayson Circuit Court.

  • Stories from the Heartland: Writer details historic diamond hoax

    Ron Elliot hated his history classes in school.

    He didn’t like memorizing names, facts and dates.

    That’s why the Bardstown author of 10 nonfiction books about historical people and events tries to help his readers relate to the things he writes about.

    His latest book, “American El Dorado: The Great Diamond Hoax of 1872,” examines the life of slick operator Phillip Arnold, a Hardin County native who briefly pulled off a gem of a con.

  • Justice Place entering final phase of renovation

    Roxann Smalley’s deep desire to own a restaurant has proven painstaking, but the payoff is nearing.

    Smalley, an Elizabethtown attorney, is entering the final legs of renovation to the nearly 11,000-square-foot space at 114 E. Dixie Ave. beside the Hardin County Justice Center, which she has restored with a modern flourish and dubbed Justice Place, an airy attraction with a legal appeal for downtown clientele.