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  • Three vehicles involved in interstate head-on collision

    A head-on collision Sunday night near the 101-mile marker of Interstate 65 left two women and a 9-year-old child injured.

    Shelly Thrasher, 30, of Louisville was driving north on I-65 in a 2006 Toyota Corolla, according to Kentucky State Police. For unknown reasons, the Corolla drifted right and struck the guardrail, causing her to veer left, crossing the northbound lanes and median and into the path of southbound traffic.

  • Cyclist injured in collision on Dixie

    Elizabethtown Police Department responded to an injury wreck involving a motorcycle Monday morning on West Dixie Avenue.

    David K. Curry, 42, of Elizabethtown, was riding a blue 2006 Yamaha motorcycle, police say. Curry had just turned from North Mantle Avenue and was northbound on Dixie when the cycle collided with the left side of a silver 2005 GMC driven by Willis E. Rich Jr., 76, of Elizabethtown.

    Rich was leaving the McDonald's parking lot to pull onto the road when the wreck occurred just after 7:30 a.m., according to an EPD news release.

  • Area agencies to host community baby shower today

    A number of community agencies will come together this week to assist new and expectant mothers in Hardin County.

    Local organizations are hosting a community baby shower from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. The shower will offer baby gifts and information on having a healthy baby and the local resources to make that possible.

    The event is sponsored by Communicare, Family Resource Centers of local school districts, Hardin County Schools Cradle School and the Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

  • Senior Life: Life after caregiving

    Change is constant.

    It’s actually the only thing in life that is. Just as a routine begins and life seems to settle, there’s a bump in the road and everything is thrown off course.

  • Photo: Spring is near
  • Volunteerism fills retiree’s time

    Joyce Mercer of Vine Grove never thought when she retired that she would continue working for no pay.

    She decided she wanted to give back to the community after she and her husband sold their dry cleaning business in Vine Grove in 1990.

    Mercer began volunteering at the greeter’s desk at Hardin Memorial Hospital, where she has pitched in for more than 25 years.

  • Narcotics investigator teaches residents about drug abuse in Hardin County

    In 1968, when law enforcement officers discovered the first methamphetamine lab in California, it was just that — a laboratory. Those manufacturing it truly were chemists.

    Today, the majority of methamphetamine production takes place in a portable lab, but it’s not really a lab. It’s a plastic soda bottle, Sgt. Billy Edwards told Elizabethtown Police Department’s citizen police academy last Monday.

  • Elizabethtown to establish pill disposal site

    Elizabethtown is implementing a prescription drug disposal site to combat the dangers of pill abuse.

    The site will be located in the main entrance lobby of the police department at 300 S. Mulberry St. Beginning March 28, citizens are able to dispose of unwanted medication 24/7, according to an EPD news release.

  • E-warrant system ready for roll out

    If a law enforcement officer in Pike County conducted a routine traffic stop last week and pulled over a driver wanted in Hardin County for felony assault, that officer may have issued the driver a warning and released him. He could not have known the driver was wanted in connection to a violent crime.

    Beginning Wednesday, Hardin County launches its new e-warrant system, transforming from a paper-based system to web-based. It allows all law enforcement agencies and judicial officials full-time access to warrants from agencies throughout the state.

  • Another leadership change in motion at Fort Knox

    Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald, who became post commander at Fort Knox in January, received a new assignment Friday that transfers him to Fort Sill, Okla.

    McDonald, who had been at Fort Knox since November 2010 as commanding general of the U.S. Army Cadet Command, is taking command of the U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, Okla., the Department of the Army announced Friday.