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  • Lawn care operator pleads guilty to theft

    The former owner of Hardin County Lawn Care has entered a guilty plea to multiple felony theft charges.

    Donald Simoneit Jr., 44, is the subject of three cases in Hardin Circuit Court and has been lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center since July 20. He pleaded guilty March 1 to four counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of property more than $500, theft by deception more than $500 and theft by failure to make required disposition of property under $500.

  • Coca-Cola museum catalogs available for next auction

    The catalog for the next round of auctions at the Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia in Elizabethtown is now available.

    The catalog is $45, which covers shipping, and details the latest items available during the March 23-24 auctions, such as an 1893 marble and alabaster soda fountain, posters, signs, window displays, calendars, trays, bottles and a life-sized R2D2 robot for toy collectors Star Wars fans.

  • Area high-schoolers to compete in state academic competition

    Students from across Hardin County will represent the area at a state competition this weekend.

    Six local high school students will compete in the Governor’s Cup State Finals, an academic competition in Lexington. Participants will compete in written assessment, in which a student takes a test on a particular subject. Students advance to the state level by ranking in the top five in a written assessment category in regional competition.

    Hardin County has a competitor in each written assessment category except composition.

  • Alcohol not considered an immediate concern for sports park

    Janna Clark’s message to the Elizabethtown community Wednesday was pointed and precise.

    Alcohol is not a part of the Elizabethtown Sports Park’s plan and it never will be a good idea to include adult beverages as part of youth sporting events, said the sports and sales director for the Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau.

  • Parrett pushing for committee on redistricting

    Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, is pushing for redistricting to be handled by an independent committee, rather than have the Kentucky General Assembly draw up the plans.

    Parrett, who represents the 10th District, is sponsoring Senate Bill 210 that would establish a citizen committee – the Kentucky Committee on Legislative Redistricting — to draw lines for Kentucky House, Kentucky Senate and U.S. Congressional districts. That committee would be appointed by presidents of public universities in the commonwealth.

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  • EPD arrests two in connection to car and garage break-ins

    Police responded to a series of early morning burglaries Wednesday in Elizabethtown in the areas of Diecks Drive and Pine Valley Drive.

    Two suspects were arrested after police responded at 2:04 a.m. to the area of Pine Valley Drive at St. Andrews Way in regards to someone breaking into vehicles and attempting to enter a garage, according to an Elizabethtown Police Department news release.

  • Lincoln Day Dinner hosted by GOP on Saturday

    Local residents have a chance to  dine with some of their Republican representatives this weekend.

    The annual Lincoln Day Dinner, a fundraiser for the Hardin County GOP, is at 5 p.m. Saturday at Pritchard Community Center.

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, speaks along with Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and State Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown. Mike Phillips, vice-chairman of the local GOP and organizer of the event, said voters will be able to hear an update on what’s happening on state and federal levels.

  • Single-vehicle wreck leaves two injured in LaRue County

    Two Hodgenville residents were injured in a single-vehicle wreck Wednesday morning on Dan Dunn Road in LaRue County.

    Christina Murphy, 40, of Hodgenville was traveling north in a Chevrolet Malibu when she said a white pick-up truck ran her off the roadway, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.

    She hit a patch of gravel, causing her to overcorrect and run off the west side of the roadway, police said. The vehicle came to a rest in an embankment.