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  • Winter weather causes many roadway crashes, most injury free

    Thursday’s winter weather caused several crashes around the county, most of which caused no injuries.

    Elizabethtown Police Department worked one of the worst wrecks Thursday evening, when 71-year-old Mila S. Whitler’s Chevrolet Blazer left the roadway near the 800 block of Ring Road and overturned several times, coming to rest in a ditch, said EPD spokesman Virgil Willoughby. The Hardinsburg resident’s vehicle hit a guard rail, which caused it to leave the road.

  • 'Dad' introduces latest in movie series

    Jamey Sampley plays the lead role in a series of "Dad the Hero" faith-based movies with his wife and children also featured prominently. It's an outreach of Family Brothers International Ministries, based in Elizabethtown, and produced by his family's Take 7 Films company.

    The latest offering, "Dad the Hero on Vacation," made its public debut Friday with a free showing at Grace Heartland Church in Elizabethtown, where Sampley is a member.

  • Teen MOPS group offers support

    Madge Hearne had always been a big supporter of Mothers of Preschoolers. During her second time attending a MOPS program, she began to realize the need for a Teen MOPS chapter in Hardin County.

    “My oldest son was a student at Central Hardin High School and the summer before his senior year, a friend of his had a baby,” she said.

  • Ex-teacher due back in court Feb. 3

    Two days after a Hardin County prosecutor filed a motion to dismiss Steven Gray’s sexual abuse charges, another former teacher was under arrest by Kentucky State Police, charged with having sexual relations with a student.

    Natalie C. Gentry, 33, of Elizabethtown, was fired from LaRue County High School on Oct. 24 after KSP began investigating allegations the English teacher was having sexual contact with male students.

    All alleged victims in both cases were older than 16 years of age.

  • Vote on unification bill may be looming

    A House bill filed to clear up vague language in the state’s unification law could reach the floor for a vote this week.

    Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, is one of the sponsors of House Bill 190 and said the proposed legislation is positioned for a potential vote by Wednesday.

  • Ex-LaRue teacher accused of having sexual contact with student

    A former LaRue County High School English teacher relieved of her duties in October was arrested Thursday morning and charged with a sex crime that is alleged to have involved students at the school.

    Natalie C. Gentry, 33, of Elizabethtown was charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse, a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison, and two counts of second-degree official misconduct, a Class B misdemeanor.
    According to an arrest citation, the alleged sexual abuse happened in Hardin County on or around June 1, 2011, with a 17-year-old student.

  • Wintery conditions result in roadway mishaps

    Thursday’s winter weather caused several accidents around the county, most of which, luckily, didn’t cause any injuries.

    Elizabethtown Police Department worked one of the worst wrecks Thursday evening, when 71-year-old Mila S. Whitler’s Chevrolet Blazer left the roadway near the 800 block of Ring Road and overturned several times, coming to rest in ditch, EPD spokesman Virgil Willoughby said. The Hardinsburg resident's vehicle hit a guard rail, which caused it to leave the road.

  • Congressman's listening party at ECTC

    Following his presentation of the House Republicans’ plan to reduce the national deficit, U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie fielded questions from constituents Thursday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    He emphasized in order to seriously dent the debt, entitlement spending, specifically Medicare and Social Security, must be addressed. He compared the GOP plan to President Barack Obama’s budget proposal, which he said didn’t do enough to address the debt through taxes on high-income earners.

  • Freeman Lake Park shelter reservations begin Saturday

    Reservations  for shelters at Freeman Lake Park begin Saturday at the Elizabethtown Parks and Recreation Department on a first come, first served basis.

    Reservations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Pritchard Community Center. Beginning Sunday, reservations need to be made at the Freeman Lake Park office.

    For information, call 769-3916.

     

  • Duke Brigade commander: Afghanistan finding stability

    Col. Chris Toner said the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, left Afghanistan a more stable place as signs of a free society start to emerge.

    Toner, commander of the 3/1, discussed the unit’s mission and its reintegration into the Fort Knox community following the final welcome home ceremony for the unit, which recently finished a yearlong operation providing security and stability to the Khowst and Paktya provinces and offering assistance to Afghan National Security Forces.