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  • Ready, aim, shoot: Kids' archery camp teaches skills outside of classroom

    Kids are getting a shot at something that is brand new for most of them: archery.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College hosts Kids' College archery camp this week for children in sixth through eighth grades to try their hand at a bow and arrow.

    Instructor Daniel Thorn, also a physical education teacher at T.K. Stone Middle School, said the camp teaches not only archery skills but life skills such as patience and focus.

  • Tourism commission votes to accelerate release of Vets Tribute donation

    The Hardin County Veterans Tribute should soon receive an infusion of cash.

    The Elizabethtown Tourism Commission unanimously voted  Wednesday to release a $100,000 donation for the tribute originally approved last year. Relase of the money hinges on the caveat that the donation does not imperil the cash flow of the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau.

    Mayor Tim Walker requested release of the money because of the committee’s need to pay for expenses as it mobilizes construction.

  • Local girls take top roles at state conference

    Several girls from Hardin County were among leaders holding office at this year’s American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program at University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg.

    Girls State provides a mock state government experience, with rising seniors running for offices such as governor and then debating and passing bills proposed by peers. Officers also receive the chance to meet their state counterparts.

  • Volunteers organize to fight funeral-time crime

    LEITCHFIELD — Motivated by outrage, Clydean Cooper set out to do something about funeral-time crime.

    After meeting with funeral directors, the county attorney and law-enforcement officials, Cooper is collecting members for a new organization called Looking Out For Each Other. Once established, it would provide volunteers to house sit for grieving families attending funerals and visitation.

  • Bond lowered for man accused of rape

    A judge agreed Wednesday to lower the bond of a Glendale man accused of rape and sodomy.

    The $20,000 bond on Kevin Dale Floyd, 22, was lowered to a total of $4,500 cash during a preliminary hearing in Hardin District Court.

    That would be 10 percent of $45,000 — $5,000 required for each of the nine charges filed against him.
    Floyd faces six counts of third-degree rape, two counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

  • Comley brings magic to fair

    Mark Comley smiled to himself when an audience member asked how he did it after one of his comedic magic shows at the Hardin County fair.

    He said he gets that question 90 times each day.

    The trick Kaye Litherland of Sonora asked about was one in which Comley planned out an imaginary date for a man and woman, though they never had met before the show.

  • EPD to conduct traffic safety stops

    Elizabethtown Police Department will conduct traffic safety checkpoints this month on U.S. 62 and Ky. 251.

    Officers will check drivers for compliance with motor vehicle laws including driving under the influence, seat belt use, appropriate vehicle registration and insurance, and valid driver’s licenses.

    Law violations and other public safety issues that arise will be addressed, according to police.

  • Missing Radcliff man found

    A missing Radcliff man was found about three hours after he was last seen.

    Matthew Runtime, who had not been seen since 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, was found at 10:33 a.m., according to the Radcliff Police Department. Runtime was in good condition when found, according to the police statement.

  • Duck, goose, duck: Golf club considers controlled shoot

    Just months after purchasing the former Pine Valley Country Club from South Central Bank, the golf course’s new owners have a fatal solution for a fowl problem.

    Heartland Golf Club is looking for viable alternatives to remove a population of geese from the course, which club representative Neal Brashear said is causing a problem because the birds are populating the fairways and greens, eating large amounts of grass and leaving excrement around the course.

    “It’s a mess,” Brashear told Elizabethtown City Council.

  • Fairest of the county fair chosen

    For Jenna Walters, the first time was the charm.

    Walters, 17, was crowned Miss Hardin County Fair on Monday night, making her first entry into the pageant world a success.

    Walters had watched several past fair pageants, and many of her friends and family encouraged her to be a contestant. Her aunt, a makeup artist, especially was encouraging, and Walters finally decided to try it after watching last year’s competition.