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  • Authorities looking for leads on rash of trash can, dumpster fires

    Elizabethtown police and fire officials are investigating a rash of trash can and dumpster fires downtown.

    Rusty Todd, fire investigator for the Elizabethtown Fire Department, said five fires have been set since March 25 involving trash cans or dumpsters, including one Sunday morning that damaged Halls Supply and Tool Repair on South Main Street.

    Todd said the fire started in a dumpster behind the business and spread to the back of the building, burning through a doorway to the interior wall.

  • Photo: Water under the bridge
  • Farmers market participation fosters relationships

    Russell and Lois Strader of Sonora meet people from around the world when they sell at the Hardin County Farmers Market Inc.

    The Straders are entering their fourth year of selling produce from their garden at the market, including okra, green beans, watermelons, blackberries, cucumbers and squash.

    Russell Strader focused on gardening after retiring from the auto manufacturing industry in 2007. That interest led him to sell his surplus produce at the farmers market.

  • Amateur radio operators stop in E'town for annual 'HamFest'

    Elizabethtown played host Saturday to hundreds of radio enthusiasts as the Lincoln Trail Amateur Radio Club sponsored its annual Amateur Radio HamFest.

    Club president Archie Mack of Radcliff estimated 300 to 400 patrons attend each year. He has seen attendees from as far away as California make the trip to the State Fire Training School at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • Library week events honor poetry, feed people in need

    Parts of the local library will look more like a creative coffee house and food pantry than a place to check out books this month.

    Hardin County Public Library has a lineup of ways to celebrate National Library Week, which begins this week.

    Local activities aren’t confined to this week and include a poetry reading and open microphone meant to honor the celebratory week for libraries and National Poetry Month.

  • Photos: Pink Heals truck unveiled
  • Disabled soldier files complaint against Hardin County Attorney's Child Support Division

    A disabled Fort Knox soldier is filing a complaint under the Americans with Disabilities Act, saying he and his service dog were mistreated by a supervisor at the Hardin County Attorney’s Child Support Division Office.

    Sgt. Andrew Mclean has been deployed four times, most recently to Iraq, he said. The sergeant has post-traumatic stress disorder and a traumatic brain injury, he said.

  • Greeting the Easter sunrise

    Though the sunrise wasn’t evident on a gray, overcast Sunday, a crowd of about 50 attended the annual outdoor Sunrise Easter Service hosted by the Elizabethtown Ministerial Association at the Freeman Lake Bandstand.

    Rev. Coleman Howlett, secretary of the ministerial association, said the timing of the 7 a.m. sunrise service is significant. According to the gospels, the three women approached Jesus’ tomb at sunrise only to learn he had resurrected.

    “It’s a tradition,” Howlett explained.

  • Believers sense Christ's final days

    Visitors walking through the halls of Severns Valley Baptist Church on Friday did more than read about Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection: They lived and breathed it.

    The church on Ring Road in Elizabethtown hosted the first ever “Grace on Display” Good Friday Experience as believers started celebrating Easter weekend by using their senses to drink in Christ’s final week.

  • Teen charged in attempted murder case released on property bond

    A Vine Grove teen accused of stabbing a former boyfriend was released Friday on a $100,000 property bond.

    Jierianna LaPorte, 18, was arrested a week ago on an attempted murder charge. She appeared Friday in Hardin District Court when her attorney, Dwight Preston, presented a motion for bond reduction.

    The defense’s written motion referred to the teen’s $50,000 cash bond as “oppressive” and requested it either be significantly lowered or for LaPorte to be released on her own recognizance.