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  • Woman's actions key to arrest of jail escapee, police say

    The Kentucky Standard

    A Nelson County woman who feared for her safety led law enforcement Sunday to the hideout of a man who escaped Hardin County Detention Center more than seven months ago.

    Lonnie Ray Coy, 43, of Shepherdsville, was reportedly found at a Grayson County residence around 8 p.m. along with two stolen vehicles, methamphetamine, a firearm, several fake I.D.s, marijuana and a police scanner.

  • June indictments feature drug, theft charges

    Of 58 indictments returned in June by the Hardin County grand jury, drug and theft charges populated the list.

    Of the indictments, 19 were related to theft, burglary or robbery.

    There were 18 indictments returned for drug-related offenses.

    Seven of those charges were for manufacturing methamphetamine.

    Two people were indicted on sex charges.

    The grand jury returned an indictment against Edward E. Renfro, 23, who is accused of having sex with a victim when the victim was 14 and 15 years old.

  • Delays expected on Ky. 1600

    Motorists should anticipate possible delays of 5 to 15 minutes over the next several weeks while traveling Ky. 1600 over the U.S. 31W Bypass, said Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 public information officer Chris Jessie.

    As work progresses on the bridge and the Elizabethtown-to-Radcliff connector, trucks will enter and exit the highway with the aid of flaggers to stop traffic. Both directions of travel will be affected near the bypass overpass, Jessie said.

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  • Closed pet center attracts worries about animals

    Hardin County Animal Control responded Wednesday to multiple complaints of possible animal cruelty at E’town Pet Center in E-Town Plaza but ultimately found no evidence of cruelty or neglect.

    The calls resulted from what appeared to be abandoned animals in the building after the shop was closed July 2 for failing to pay taxes, but the owners have been visiting every four to six hours each day to care for the animals, said Jerry Foley, director of Animal Control.

  • Truck Tuggers go to war: Tug o’ War draws a crowd after two years rained out

    A modest group of onlookers grew to a howling crowd of enthusiasts Tuesday night as the Kentucky Truck Tuggers dug rivets into the soft Hardin County soil under their tire treads.

    After torrential downpours slammed the brakes on their past two visits to the Hardin County Fair, the Truck Tug O’War made up for lost time. The Kentucky Truck Tuggers contorted their rides into wicked disfigurements during a cool night following the brutal heat wave that stalled across the state for days.

  • Two plead guilty to robbery

    Two Elizabethtown men pleaded guilty to robbery Tuesday.

    Brandon R. Daye and Terry Hunter took plea deals Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard’s courtroom. The men were accused of robbing a Radcliff man, who was shot in the leg during the incident.

    They were arrested in February.

    Both men were charged with first-degree complicity to commit robbery and first-degree complicity to commit assault.

    The plea deal amended the robbery charges to second-degree offenses and dismissed the assault charges without prejudice.

  • Tourism commission tweaks sports park agreement

    The Elizabethtown Tourism Commission approved a change to its Elizabethtown Sports Park operations agreement with the city allowing the use of excess revenue from the park to pay off cumulative deficits. It also struck a sentence stating excess revenues would be put back into the sports park’s operational budget.

    Mayor Tim Walker said the Sports Park will be treated as a department and any and all excess revenues will be absorbed into the city’s general fund.

  • 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.