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  • Wild Rose holds grand opening for veterans therapeutic riding program

    Three veterans moved their arms in slow circles stretched to their sides as they swayed slightly on walking horses at the Wild Rose Equestrian Center on Franklin Lane in Elizabethtown.

    Each of the three horses were surrounded by three staff members who led the animals and stood ready to help while veterans lifted themselves a few inches out of the saddles and completed other exercises meant to relieve their bodies and eyes.

  • Ekron man sentenced in attempted kidnapping at North Hardin

    After pleading guilty to amended charges, Kyle Thompson was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison followed by five years probation.

    Thompson, who is from Ekron, pleaded guilty to criminal attempt to commit kidnapping, unlawful possession of a weapon on school property, third-degree terroristic threatening and possession of marijuana.

    The 21-year-old was arrested last October after he brought a gun to North Hardin High School.

  • County hears first reading to refinance bond

    Hardin Fiscal Court heard first reading Tuesday of a proposal to refinance a county bond that will lower the interest rate to historic levels and save money without extending the bond's life.

    Berry presented the plan to refinance a bond taken out in 2002 for improvements at the Hardin County Detention Center, which started at  $8 million and has an outstanding principal amount of about $3.9 million.

  • Police search for suspect in E'town bank robbery

    A man robbed the 3030 Ring Road branch of First Citizens Bank on Tuesday afternoon in Elizabethtown.

    Elizabethtown Police Department responded to a call reporting a robbery at 2:13 p.m.

    Witnesses described the suspect as a white male wearing gray sweatpants and large sunglasses, according to an EPD news release. He had a closely shaved head and a large tattoo on the right side of his neck, police said.

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  • Radcliff considers shoring up grant shortfall to purchase generator

    If Radcliff wants to place a generator at Colvin Community Center, it likely will have to dip into reserves to do so.

    City officials on Tuesday learned a community development block grant received for the generator will not cover the costs of the project because the city underestimated the cost based on estimates it received.

  • ECTC students make pledge to earn degrees

    An honor society at the local community college is asking students to keep a promise, but the main beneficiaries are the students themselves.

    The Phi Theta Kappa honor society at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is sponsoring a Pledge to Completion project, which asks students to make the commitment to themselves to complete their degree, diploma or certificate.

    The pledge is part of an international push to increase the graduation rates for community colleges that’s sponsored by the society and several other organizations.

  • Grand jury returns more than 50 indictments in September

    The Hardin County grand jury returned 56 indictments in September, mostly populated by theft and drug-related offenses.

    Leading the indictments were the cases of Arturo Rodriguez-Martinez and Kelly C. Ferguson.

    Martinez, 22, was indicted on charges of murder, driving under the influence with an aggravated circumstance, failure to use a child restraint and driving without a license and insurance.

  • Calli formally sentenced in sex abuse case

    Edward Calli was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for each of three counts of first-degree sexual abuse to be served consecutively for a total of 15 years.

    Originally charged with three counts of rape and one count of sodomy, Calli pleaded guilty in July to amended charges of first-degree sexual abuse, a Class C felony.

    Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton said in court Tuesday he believes Calli, an Elizabethtown resident, is in need of correctional confinement and it is appropriate for him to serve a “substantial sentence.”

  • Grayson County deputy jailer charged with promoting contraband

    A Grayson County Detention Center deputy jailer was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree promoting contraband.

    John T. Young of Millwood is accused of bringing contraband into the jail and selling it to inmates, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. Police say the jail reported the original complaint.

    Young was lodged at the Grayson County Detention Center, and according to the jail, he was released on a $2,500 surety bond.

    KSP's investigation is ongoing and more arrests are possible, according to a police statement.