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  • E’town considers deal for naming rights of miracle field

    City officials are considering a sponsorship proposal at the Elizabethtown Sports Park that would offer revenue to cover the cost of a full-time trainer in exchange for the naming rights to the miracle field.

    Park Director Seth Breitner presented two proposals to Elizabethtown City Council Monday relating to medical coverage needed for events on the park’s upcoming 2013 schedule. Of the 45 or so events already booked, at least 23 will require the services of a trainer, Breitner said.

  • LaRue County deputy who shot suspect placed on leave

    The suspect, Thomas E. Ferguson, 38, of Magnolia, was fatally shot in the head and died at University Hospital in Louisville, according to police.

    A funeral is at 2 p.m. today at Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia.

    Deputy James E. Williamson, 24, has been placed on administrative leave per LaRue County Sheriff’s Office protocol, Sheriff Bobby Shoffner said.

  • December rain good for wheat

    Warm temperatures and heavy rain in early December have helped with the growth of winter wheat in Hardin County and helped with soil preparation for spring planting.

    Farmers also are planting more wheat than is typical for the area, said Matt Adams, a Hardin County Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources. Wheat is used for grain-based foods and livestock feed.

  • E'town man indicted for attempted murder, rape

    More serious charges have been brought against a 42-year-old Elizabethtown man who was arrested in October after reportedly threatening his wife with a revolver and eventually hitting her with it.

    A Hardin County grand jury indicted Michael R. Odom for criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree rape, tampering with physical evidence and second-degree assault.

    He’s been in the Hardin County Detention Center since his Oct. 15 arrest on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment and second-degree assault.

  • The new Christmas cards

    Before taking that gift card to the cashier, holiday shoppers should know whether the card will empty their wallet while filling stocking.

    Gift cards have become popular Christmas gift items, but can come with strings attached that can prevent them from being fully utilized. Thanks to a federal law that went into effect in 2010, owners of gift cards are more likely to get the full value of their card, but there still are issues consumers need to know, according to the Better Business Bureau.

  • Radcliff Fire responds to chimney blaze

    Radcliff firefighters responded Monday night to a chimney blaze in a Timberwood Drive home.

    Capt. Bob Mahanna said 14 firefighters and three trucks arrived at 939 Timberwood Drive to see small flames emerging from the residence's chimney.

    No one at the single-family residence was injured, Mahanna said, and emergency crews were able to extinguish the fire before damage spread to the home.

    "The damage is pretty much limited to the upper chimney," the captain said.

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  • E'town to rock in the New Year

    Sleep is optional this New Year’s Eve in Elizabethtown.

    The city plans to ring in 2013 in high fashion, hosting a party on New Year’s Eve that will give way to a 5K (3.1-mile) run or walk to help residents start their resolutions off right just hours later on New Year’s Day.

    The city’s Red Carpet New Year’s Eve Party will envelop the Historic State Theater, bringing an end-of-year bash downtown.

  • Radcliff City Council work session canceled

    Radcliff City Council canceled its 1:30 p.m. work session today.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall said at least two council members had called in sick and would be unable to attend today's meeting, which jeopardized the council's ability to reach a quorum, a majority of the council required by law.

    The city's agenda only contained one item for discussion: Potential changes to the policies and procedures handbook regarding holidays. The meeting would have closed with updates from the mayor and city council.

  • E'town man arrested for abuse, growing marijuana

    An investigation into alleged child abuse led to police discovering a marijuana-growing operation in an Elizabethtown home.

    Michael J. Murray, 33, was arrested Sunday on charges of second-degree criminal abuse of a child 12 or younger, cultivating marijuana fewer than five plants, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby said police responded to Murray’s Tami Court address following a complaint by the child’s mother.