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  • Candidates set in legislative elections

    With the Kentucky Supreme Court siding with a Franklin Circuit Judge’s ruling to throw out a state redistricting plan that would have displaced some legislators and split Hardin County into six House Districts, the Kentucky Secretary of State certified candidates for statewide legislative races Monday.

    The affirmation places incumbents back into the districts they were elected in and creates a less competitive political landscape locally. A handful of local representatives now are running unopposed, and a few races will be determined during the May primaries.

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  • Judge finds probable cause in rape case

    District Judge John Simcoe found probable cause Monday in a case against an Elizabethtown man accused of raping a mentally handicapped woman, and the case will proceed to grand jury.

    Shawn C. Mansfield, 37, appeared Monday morning in district court for a preliminary hearing. Arrested earlier this month, he’s charged with two counts of third-degree rape, one count of third-degree sodomy, one count of criminal attempt to commit third-degree sodomy and two counts of second-degree sexual abuse.

  • Homeowners disturbed by early morning DUI crash

    Melissa and Robert Wyatt were asleep in their bedroom at 1:35 a.m. when a “big thump” jolted their South Wilson Road home between Elizabethtown and Radcliff, causing the couple to wake up. While Melissa called 911, she said her husband ran outside and found a pick-up truck against the house, right underneath their bedroom window, and a man laying in the middle of their yard.

  • Construction on E2RC expected to ratchet up in spring

    Construction on the Elizabethtown to Radcliff Connector continues with the state expecting to release the third section for bid in April, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 spokesman Chris Jessie said.

    Clearing for the second section could begin the same month as crews are expected to ramp up construction once warmer weather returns.

  • Leitchfield hospital affiliates with Norton

    The hospital in Grayson County is entering into a formal affiliation agreement with Norton Healthcare of Louisville.

    Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center, a 75-bed regional facility, will gain access to management support, staff training and expanded clinical programs and services, according to a joint announcement made Monday afternoon.

  • UPDATE: Child involved in Sonora crash dies

    The rash of serious vehicle crashes that have hit Hardin County over the last several days continued Monday afternoon, and the latest  involved a child in Sonora.

    A GMC Jimmy and a dump truck collided at the intersection of U.S. 31W and Ky. 84 in Sonora around 3:20 p.m. Monday.

    A 10-year-old passenger in the GMC, Ruby Salinas, died Tuesday morning at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky State Police reported today.

  • St. Baldrick's event coming to E'town for second year

    After finding success in its first year, the organizer of a local fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s Foundation is hoping to shave even more heads this year.

    The second St. Baldrick’s Foundation event takes place in Elizabethtown this spring and organizer Tessa Wilkinson is using her experience from last year to improve this year’s event.

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  • Committee to explore Civil War battle-site designation for E'town

    Area history lovers are joining together to more efficiently promote Hardin County’s past.

    They plan to do that by forming a history and heritage committee through the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council, the Ancestral Trails Historical Society and the Hardin County History Museum, said Heath Seymor, executive director of the Heritage Council.

    “This is a Heritage Council committee, but it involves everybody,” he said.