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  • Turkey gobbling up more cash

    Turkey prices are expected to increase a little nationwide, along with other foods for traditional Thanksgiving meals.
    The cost is not expected to affect Hardin County as much as other areas.

    The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 26th annual price survey of such items listed an increase of about 13 percent for the cost of a classic Thanksgiving meal, including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and trimmings.

  • Defense wants to relocate trial of former Central Hardin teacher

    With a jury trial scheduled to begin in less than two weeks, defense attorneys for former Central Hardin High School teacher Steven Gray filed several motions Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court, including requests for a change of venue and a new judge.

    Gray, 29, was fired last November after Hardin County Schools received an anonymous phone tip alleging the teacher engaged in sexual contact with more than one female student. He was arrested in December and charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

  • Lincoln birthplace memorial celebrates centennial

    Rabbi Joseph Rapport opened a prayer by saying five score years ago the first memorial to President Abraham Lincoln was created.

    The structure loomed behind the man as he led a prayer beginning a ceremony observing the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial Monday at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park near Hodgenville.

  • E'town nixes distance restrictions on liquor stores

    Elizabethtown city officials agreed Monday to stay away from location restrictions and distance requirements concerning package liquor stores.

    The Elizabethtown City Council reached the conclusion as it discussed last-minute changes to an ordinance outlining new alcohol regulations, which is set for a second and final reading on Nov. 21.

    City Attorney D. Dee Shaw once again discouraged the city from placing any location restrictions in the ordinance at the suggestion of the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

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  • December court date set for Hines' trial

    The next court date against Joshua Hines, who is accused of killing his neighbor, is less than three weeks away after he was ruled competent to stand trial in October.

    Hines, 24, is accused in the shooting death of his neighbor, Toni M. Ballard, in April. Police say Hines called 911 and informed the operator he shot his neighbor and might have killed her. He also told investigators the revolver recovered from his home was the murder weapon.

    A competency hearing began in the case in September and was continued Oct. 28.

  • Central Hardin reaches Bands of America semifinals

    Central Hardin High School’s marching band this past weekend earned a place in the semifinals of the Bands of America competition for the first time in the band’s history.

    The band placed 26th place overall out of 92 bands from across the nation that competed Thursday and Friday. The top 30 bands from that competition were accepted into the semifinals at Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts.

  • String of E'town businesses broken into over weekend

    A string of Elizabethtown businesses on the 2400 block of Ring Road and Towne Drive were broken into over the weekend.

    Elizabethtown Police Department report various tools were used to break into the locked businesses. In some cases, the neighboring business was entered before entry was forced through an interior wall.

    No video footage was recovered from the businesses, said Virgil Willoughby, EPD public information officer. Police are continuing to investigate.

  • St. Christopher seeks community's help for Thanksgiving meal

    St. Christopher Church in Radcliff is asking for the community’s help in delivering Thanksgiving meals to Hardin County families who cannot provide one for themselves.

    Parish administrator Dean Sears said the church has been sponsoring the Thanksgiving meal with the help of other area churches for more than 10 years. The event is conducted through Hardin County Helping Hand of Hope.

    Community members donate cooked turkeys and pies as well as cans of corn, green beans and jellied cranberry sauce, and volunteers prepare and deliver the meals to families.

  • Civic groups back creation of commission to review unification

    Two rural civic groups have approved resolutions in favor of studying government unification in Hardin County.

    The Cecilia Ruritan Club and Glendale Lions Club voted to endorse formation of a unification review commission that would draft a plan for consideration by voters.

    Members of both clubs said the decisions were reached to resolve lingering questions they feel cannot be answered without the review commission’s creation.