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  • Walk MS to include surrounding counties

    The area’s sixth annual Walk MS event Saturday will be larger than any in the past as surrounding counties walk in Radcliff.

    The local event will include participants from Breckinridge, Bullitt, Grayson, Hart, LaRue, Meade and Nelson County to promote awareness about the disease and raise money to help people affected by it.

    The county events were merged to cut down on the amount of resources needed to host multiple events in the area, said Theresa Steinemann, an organizer for the walk.

  • EPD sergeant promoted to deputy chief of patrol

    After two of Elizabethtown Police Department’s three deputy chiefs retired July 31, the department promoted Sgt. Jamie Land to deputy chief of patrol.

    Now a major, Land has been with the department since May 1998 and he was promoted to sergeant seven years later, Chief Tracy Schiller said at Friday’s promotion ceremony. He has been serving the department as the commander of the special response team.

  • 9/11 monument to be dedicated on 10th anniversary

    The community will remember the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, with a piece of the wreckage.

    Work on a monument to the event is on schedule to be completed in time for a memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central on North Dixie Avenue in Radcliff.

    The dedication will commemorate the 10th anniversary of terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. It is free and open to the public.

    The monument includes pieces of the World Trade Center towers, which were destroyed during the attacks.

  • Group buys building for animal shelter

    Pets up for adoption soon might have better living conditions before going to permanent homes.

    PAWS Shelter Foundation Inc. has entered an agreement to purchase a single-level, 17,000-square-foot shell of a building at 220 Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown to give Hardin County a newer, larger facility for Hardin County Animal Control.

    Foundation members expect to close on the building around Oct. 1 and raise $1 million to prepare the building to operate as a shelter.

  • Applications being accepted for community leadership program

    The deadline to enroll in the new Hardin County Community Leadership Program is Friday.

    Applicants will be chosen based on potential, dedication and interest in the communities of Hardin County. The program is self-funded through tuition fees paid by class members or their employers. The fee is $800.

  • Coaching minor in fight leads to arrest

    A West Point man was arrested Thursday after allegedly coaching a minor to perform a choke hold on a second minor, who suffered multiple injuries, police say.

    Paul M. Hollister, 22, was giving advice to a male relative who was in a fight with another boy, according to the arrest warrant. Both are younger than 14.

  • Menifee County Sheriff's Office bikes into E'town in cross-state fundraiser

    A group from the Menifee County Sheriff’s Office is riding their bicycles across the state to raise money for the Kentucky Sheriffs Boys and Girls Ranch and stopped in Elizabethtown on Friday night.

    Sheriff Rodney Coffey said there are about five or six bicyclists making the entire trip, which began at 8 a.m. Friday in Lexington. Though more signed up for the three-day bike ride, several backed out because of the heat, he said.

  • Success is 'All in a Day' for CHHS band

    Central Hardin High School band members are excited about the possibilities of this year’s season, which mirrors the theme of their new show.

    The premise of this year’s show for the Central Hardin marching band contemplates all the possibilities a day can hold, and is called “All in a Day.”

    Band director David Centers said the idea revolves around everything having a beginning and everything from meeting someone new to starting a job starts with that first day.

  • Area springs into ‘action’ against hunger

    Hunger can happen to anyone at anytime, said Tami Delaney, development director for Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland.

    The need is even greater as the holiday season approaches, she said.

    Local and state officials, including Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown; Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown; Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown; Judge-Executive Harry Berry; and Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker, met Thursday at the Feeding America volunteer center on Peterson Drive. They signed a proclamation declaring September  “Hunger Action Month.”

  • E'town man pleads guilty to sex charges

    An Elizabethtown man pleaded guilty in Hardin District Court Wednesday to misdemeanor charges of attempted sodomy and incest.

    Kelly Shawn Bottoms, 37, was arrested last August after a police investigation revealed a female relative under the age of 16 had cell phone recordings of Bottoms stating he wanted to perform sex acts with her, according to an arrest citation.

    The citation also alleged Bottoms offered to pay the victim for sexual favors.