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  • Family Resource and Youth Services Centers at the center of it all

    In the Family Resource and Youth Services Center at Panther Academy, the phone rings every few minutes, even in the middle of July and the start of school still weeks away. Summer is not much of a break for the center’s employees.

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  • Church leaders address back-to-school hygiene needs

    An annual effort to help students get school supplies is shifting to meet a slightly different need.

    The Radcliff-North Hardin Ministerial Association is hosting a social at 6 p.m. Aug. 19 at Full Gospel Community Baptist Church on Shelton Road in Radcliff to present supplies to the resource center coordinators for North Hardin High School, John Hardin High School and Brown Street Alternative Education Center.

  • Officials decry legislative redistricting plan

    With the threat of Hardin County being fractured into six legislative districts and Radcliff into three or four, Radcliff Councilman Stan Holmes suggested residents get angry and proactive.

  • New sports park sponsor on board

    The Elizabethtown Sports Park has added another corporate sponsor into the fold.

    The Kentucky National Guard has entered a one-year agreement with the park valued at $25,000 in which it retains the naming rights of the Walk of Champions, which runs between the championship pavilion and the soccer pavilion, said park director Seth Breitner.

    Elizabethtown City Council approved the deal during its Monday voting session after Breitner introduced the agreement two weeks ago.

  • EPD offering Citizens Police Academy

    Elizabethtown Police Department is seeking applications for its next Citizens Police Academy, which runs Aug. 26-Sept. 30.

    According to a news release, the group will meet 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday. The program is designed to provide community members with insight into the department’s operations and crime in Elizabethtown.

    Classes cover topics including death and drug investigations and Kentucky criminal law. The program culminates with a ride-a-long.

  • 1 dead, 1 injured in motorcycle wrecks

    Vine Grove Police Department responded at 10:32 a.m. Monday to the intersection of Ky. 313 and Cole Ridge Drive in reference to a wreck involving a motorcycle and passenger car.

    Hardin County Coroner Dr. Bill Lee pronounced the motorcyclist dead at the scene, Vine Grove Chief Kenny Mattingly said.

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  • Police remind residents of school-zone safety

    As school resumes session, police are warning residents to observe school zone speeds and watch out for children darting into the path of vehicles.

    “Those flashing lights are there for a reason,” said Virgil Willoughby, spokesman at Elizabethtown Police Department.

    Speeding in a school zone results in a double fine with the maximum set at $220, Hardin County Attorney Jenny Oldham said. The offender also pays court costs, which typically average $144.

  • Photo: New Glendale Road bridge reopens