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  • Five indicted for attempted murder charges in February

    A Hardin County grand jury returned more than 50 indictments in February, including five for attempted murder.

    Radcliff residents Stacey G. Ford, 30, and Kelly L. Kennedy, 33, were indicted for multiple felonies, including attempted murder, in connection to a Jan. 3 incident in Elizabethtown.

    Police say Ford and Kennedy were at a North Mantle Avenue residence when a drug-related argument culminated in Ford firing a gun.

  • Purple Heart veteran promotes area support for troops

    Irvin Lyons Jr. remembers rocks being thrown at his car by civilians when he was stationed with the U.S. Army at Fort Hood, Texas.

    Lyons, now a Vine Grove resident, was disheartened when he came home from serving in Vietnam with two Purple Heart medals for being injured and twice during that year was faced with crowds of people furious with him and other military members.

    They were called baby killers and told to go back where they came from, he said.

  • North branch of library reopening Monday

    Nearly five months out of commission, the north branch of the Hardin County Public Library is reopening its doors next week.

    The Radcliff branch at 800 S. Logsdon Parkway reopens at 9 a.m. Monday and resumes regular hours, said Rene Hutcheson, county library director.

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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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