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  • E'town nixes distance restrictions on liquor stores

    Elizabethtown city officials agreed Monday to stay away from location restrictions and distance requirements concerning package liquor stores.

    The Elizabethtown City Council reached the conclusion as it discussed last-minute changes to an ordinance outlining new alcohol regulations, which is set for a second and final reading on Nov. 21.

    City Attorney D. Dee Shaw once again discouraged the city from placing any location restrictions in the ordinance at the suggestion of the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

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  • December court date set for Hines' trial

    The next court date against Joshua Hines, who is accused of killing his neighbor, is less than three weeks away after he was ruled competent to stand trial in October.

    Hines, 24, is accused in the shooting death of his neighbor, Toni M. Ballard, in April. Police say Hines called 911 and informed the operator he shot his neighbor and might have killed her. He also told investigators the revolver recovered from his home was the murder weapon.

    A competency hearing began in the case in September and was continued Oct. 28.

  • Central Hardin reaches Bands of America semifinals

    Central Hardin High School’s marching band this past weekend earned a place in the semifinals of the Bands of America competition for the first time in the band’s history.

    The band placed 26th place overall out of 92 bands from across the nation that competed Thursday and Friday. The top 30 bands from that competition were accepted into the semifinals at Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts.

  • String of E'town businesses broken into over weekend

    A string of Elizabethtown businesses on the 2400 block of Ring Road and Towne Drive were broken into over the weekend.

    Elizabethtown Police Department report various tools were used to break into the locked businesses. In some cases, the neighboring business was entered before entry was forced through an interior wall.

    No video footage was recovered from the businesses, said Virgil Willoughby, EPD public information officer. Police are continuing to investigate.

  • St. Christopher seeks community's help for Thanksgiving meal

    St. Christopher Church in Radcliff is asking for the community’s help in delivering Thanksgiving meals to Hardin County families who cannot provide one for themselves.

    Parish administrator Dean Sears said the church has been sponsoring the Thanksgiving meal with the help of other area churches for more than 10 years. The event is conducted through Hardin County Helping Hand of Hope.

    Community members donate cooked turkeys and pies as well as cans of corn, green beans and jellied cranberry sauce, and volunteers prepare and deliver the meals to families.

  • Civic groups back creation of commission to review unification

    Two rural civic groups have approved resolutions in favor of studying government unification in Hardin County.

    The Cecilia Ruritan Club and Glendale Lions Club voted to endorse formation of a unification review commission that would draft a plan for consideration by voters.

    Members of both clubs said the decisions were reached to resolve lingering questions they feel cannot be answered without the review commission’s creation.

  • Farm-City Day offers Fort Knox tour today

    Tuesday marks this year’s Farm-City Day, an annual event during which the farming community and Hardin County Chamber of Commerce get together and “share notes,” chamber President Brad Richardson said.

    This year the chamber was responsible for organizing the event, which changes hands year-to-year, he said.

    Farm-City Day begins at 8 a.m. at the American Legion Post on Ring Road, where pastries and coffee will be offered, he said, and at 8:30 a.m. a bus will transport participants to Fort Knox for a tour.

  • Diabetes Day meant to educate residents

    Area medical representatives and community service organizations will try today to educate residents about managing diabetes and avoiding the disease.

    The disease is a metabolic disorder in which a person doesn’t produce enough insulin, which is used to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy.

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and today is World Diabetes Day.

  • Senior life: Answering a child’s questions about Alzheimer’s disease

    Kids ask the darnest questions. While a child’s questions often test an adult’s knowledge or skill level, and sometimes can push their patience, their questions have value and must be acknowledged.
    “Why does grandpa act like he’s forgotten everyone?”
    “Will I catch Alzheimer’s from grandma?”
    “How come grandpa keeps calling me by dad’s name?”
    “Will grandma die from Alzheimer’s?”