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  • Probable cause found in deadly I-65 crash

    The faint sound of a woman speaking Spanish filled the lulls in questioning at Wednesday’s probable cause hearing for Arturo Rodriguez Martinez, an illegal immigrant charged with murder and driving under the influence.

    The sound originated from a set of headphones that covered Martinez’s ears. It stopped only when Hardin District Judge John Simcoe declared the commonwealth met the burden of probable cause.

  • Under Construction: Gap outlet

    Under Construction will appear each Thursday on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

    What is it? Gap Outlet Store
    Location: Mall Park Center in Elizabethtown, next to Old Navy
    When will it open? Grand opening planned for Sept. 9
    Store size: The store will be 10,431 square feet. 

  • Vine Grove council member speaks against unification

    Vine Grove City Council member Garry McCoy won’t attend meetings scheduled this week to discuss unifying local governments in Hardin County.

    He spoke during the council’s monthly meeting Monday when Mayor Blake Proffitt asked council members if they had been invited to an informational session scheduled for today to help explain the proposal to elected officials.

  • First day can be harder for those new to elementary, middle or high school

    As Kim Crowder called out colors, the children circled around her feet happily responded back with “I have orange on!” or “Call green!” Crowder, a kindergarten teacher at Howevalley Elementary School, was showing students how to line up to leave the classroom and was choosing them by the color of their clothes.

    They weren’t technically students yet, however; Crowder and her fellow kindergarten teachers were working with incoming kindergartners July 27 to prepare them for the first day of school today as part of a program called Kindercamp.

  • Y.E.S. submits petitions for alcohol vote

    Yes for Economic Success has submitted its petitions to Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb, hoping a confirmation follows so a local option election for expanded alcohol sales can be scheduled in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove by fall.

    Tabb on Tuesday said a ruling could come as early as today.

    Tabb’s staff received the petitions last week and has been meticulously reviewing the signatures ever since, using as many as seven people to verify the names are legitimate, he said.

  • Governor visits troops in Iraq

    Gov. Steve Beshear spent Tuesday in body armor and a Kevlar helmet.

    He and the governors of Nevada, Tennessee and Utah were in Kuwait and Iraq visiting members of the military stationed in Iraq and being briefed about the war.

    Beshear said during a telephone news conference on Tuesday afternoon, 9:30 p.m. in Kuwait, that he has had to order troops into dangerous situations as commander-in-chief of the Kentucky National Guard.

  • Radcliff resident found guilty of stealing from employer

    Landmark News Service

    A former retail store manager was sentenced to one year in jail after being found guilty of theft by unlawful taking.

    Bill Woodrow Willis, 30, of Radcliff was accused of making illegal transactions on cash registers without items being purchased at Pamida in Hodgenville. According to court records, Willis falsely entered transactions into the store’s computer, claiming they were returns and taking the cash for himself.

  • Leitchfield man assumes new role at E'town KSP post

    Kentucky State Trooper Norm Chaffins has been tapped as the Elizabethtown post's new public affairs officer.

    A 17-year KSP veteran, Chaffins is from Leitchfield and has served most of his time at the post as a trooper, he said. From 2001-2004, he was a detective.

    In conjunction with his time as a trooper, Chaffins said he was involved in several KSP programs, including the drug-prevention program Here's Looking at You.

  • Elizabethtown man sentenced in 2010 arson case

    An Elizabethtown man received a five-year probation sentence for second-degree arson stemming from a 2010 flash fire inside a trash receptacle at Standard Register’s plant in Radcliff.

    Philip Hudson, 21, will spend his probation time in Breckinridge County with his father and is not allowed to leave the county during that time, Hardin Circuit Court Judge Ken Howard said at Tuesday’s sentencing.

  • Photos: Men at work