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  • Elizabethtown mare gives birth to rare twins

    He might as well have bought a lottery ticket.

    That’s what Danny Benning­field’s veterinarian told him when his 4-year-old mare, Blue, gave birth to healthy twin foals early Thursday morning. With a body unequipped to carry multiples, a mare birthing twins is considered extremely rare.

    “When I came out and saw two colts instead of one, I knew it was highly unusual,” Benningfield said. “I didn’t realize how rare it was until I did a little reading and talking to my vet. It’s very exciting to be a part of this.”

  • Man shoots at neighbors, releases dogs, police say

    An Elizabethtown man has been indicted this week for five counts of wanton endangerment after police say he discharged his gun at neighbors and then released his dogs to attack responding officers.

    A Hardin County grand jury indicted Jerry L. Wilkins, 74, on four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one count of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer.

  • Vietnam veterans hold a state convention

    The Kentucky State Council of the Vietnam Veterans of America held its convention this weekend in Elizabethtown over two activity-filled days.

    Veterans were picked up Friday in Radcliff’s trolley, ate lunch at the dining facility on post, had a guided tour of Fort Knox, stopped at the PX, and visited Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central, Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum, the Hardin County History Museum and saw the Hardin County Veterans Tribute.

  • Tourism board member resigns

    Chris Flanagan, owner of the Elizabethtown Chick-fil-A restaurant, has resigned from the Elizabethtown Tourism Commission after seven years of service.

    Flanagan resigned Wednesday in response to a state law, which states a member appointed by the mayor must live in the jurisdiction of the commission. If no restaurant association exists in an area, the mayor is given the role of making the appointment.

  • Country artists flock to Hardin County

    If the upcoming concert season is any indication, Hardin County has gone country.

    The lineup of summer concerts ranges from up-and-coming country artists to older stars and current chart toppers.

    The concerts kick off Saturday at Summer Blast in Radcliff with Collin Raye. A constant on country radio stations in the 1990s, Raye had hits such as “Little Rock” and “One Boy, One Girl.”

    According to WKMO 99.3 radio personality Mac Daniels, country artists appear in Hardin County for several reasons.

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  • Pusey Museum revamped

    The Brown-Pusey House has redeveloped its museum dedicated to the belongings of Dr. William Allen Pusey, focusing less on the items he owned and more on what those items represent and what stories they tell of the time period.

    The change comes as the his­to­ric home’s caretakers are attempting to catalog all the objects and papers in their possession, feeding the information into a computer database that will put history a few keystrokes from their grasp. Zoey Larson, curator of the museum, said about 5,000 items already have been cataloged.

  • E'town MSA falls in Leading Location rankings

    After two years in the top 50 of Area Develop­ment Magazine’s Leading Locations based on economic and job development, the Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area has fallen out of the top 100.

    Area Development Magazine, an executive publication covering corporate site selection and relocation, ranked 379 MSAs through 21 economic and work force indicators based on information collected from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Census Amer­ican Community Survey and Moody’s Analytics.

  • Board members agree to dissolve economic authority

    In a Radcliff City Council budget work session, a proposal to eliminate $30,000 in funding to the North Hardin Economic Development Authority was presented and it was no surprise to the board. In fact, board members said it was what they would recommend.

    In a special meeting Thursday, the board voted unanimously to dissolve the authority and turn its assets, including Millpond Business Center on Ky. 313 in Radcliff, over to the city. As part of the vote, the board expressed a desire to remain in tact as an advisory council for economic development to the mayor.

  • Children in fatal wreck remain hospitalized

    Two of the three children involved in Tuesday night’s fatal crash on Joe Prather Highway remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon at Kosair Chil­dren’s Hospital. The 7-month-old was upgraded to stable condition.

    The crash involved a Dodge Caravan driven by Kyle David Thompson, 24, and a Jeep driven by Ashlee Nicole Berry, 22.