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  • 23-year-old dies in wreck

    Landmark News Service

    A Buffalo resident died early Monday as a result of injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle crash in Hart County.

    Joshua Wyatt Gibson, 23, was driving a 2004 Pontiac GTO on U.S. 31E near Hammonsville School Road just after 7 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle, according to Kentucky State Trooper Joel Huff.

  • State representative nabs national award

    State Rep. Jimmie Lee has garnered another national honor.

    The Elizabethtown Democrat was awarded the Sen. John Heinz Memorial Award from the National Adult Day Services Association during its annual conference in Milwaukee, Wis. Lee received the award for his support of the adult day care industry.

    The NADSA solicits nominations from across the country each year for its awards. Lee was nominated by Active Day, a national adult day care provider with 19 facilities in Kentucky, including a location on Woodland Drive in Elizabethtown. 

  • THE ROAD TO WAR: Introduction

    “The Road to War” is a series chronicling 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command’s training and preparation for its first deployment to Afghanistan. They depart in March.
    In addition to logistical and operations support, the 3rd ESC is tasked with retrograding and recovering equipment for transport as well as recovering thousands of troops deployed as part of a 2010 surge.

  • ABC talks drink issue

    Residents of Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove got a glimpse of what their cities might look like should voters choose yes next Tuesday in the wet-dry elections.

    The Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control held an informational forum Monday at the Historic State Theater, where it walked through the licensing process and limitations should the cities go wet.

  • North Hardin band sweeps competition in former director's honor

    North Hardin High School’s marching band wore purple ribbons Saturday as they marched in the Bands of America Regional Championship at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.

    They also were wearing the ribbons when they were named grand champions of the competition among all the bands.

    The last time the band had been awarded that honor was in 2000, during Chuck Campbell’s last year as the school’s marching band director.

  • PAWS celebrates successful weekend

    Pet Palooza Weekend turned out to be a success for the PAWS Shelter Foundation Inc., a foundation created to raise money for a new Hardin County Animal Shelter location.

    In a news release, the foundation reports more than $20,000 was collected last weekend. All money will go toward remodeling a building at 220 Peterson Drive, which will become the animal shelter’s new site.

  • Gun fired during local restaurant robbery

    A gun was fired during a robbery early Sunday morning at Hardee’s on North Dixie Avenue.

    Employees told Elizabethtown police that a black male, about 5-foot-9 and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a bandana across his face, entered the restaurant with a handgun. After demanding money, the man forced employees into the freezer and left, according to an EPD news release.

    Although the man fired once, no witnesses were injured, police said.  He escaped with an undetermined amount of cash.

  • Former deputy jailer pleads guilty

    A former Hardin County Detention Center deputy jailer pleaded guilty to second-degree promoting of contraband Monday in Hardin District Court.

    Randell Lee Jackson, 25, was arrested in May following an investigation by the Hardin County Drug Task Force, Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and jail staff. Through an investigation, officials observed Jackson providing material to inmates on a video monitor.

    Jackson had been working at the detention center for less than a year at the time of his arrest.

  • Burden waives preliminary hearing

    An Indiana man charged with first-degree sexual abuse and burglary waived a preliminary hearing Monday in Hardin District Court.

    William Scott Burden, 49, is out on a $10,000 unsecured bond and appeared in court with a private attorney. His case moves on to a grand jury, which typically returns an indictment within 60 days.

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