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  • USA Cares sees rise in assistance requests

    While the drawdown in Afghanistan may be sending soldiers home, the personal and financial battles for the military are far from over. Men and women leaving military service are returning to a slow job market where bills are piling up, said Loni White, director of communications for USA Cares.

    The Radcliff-based military charity has witnessed the thrust of needs firsthand, recording a significant uptick of requests for assistance in the last few months, White said.

  • LTES remembers 9/11, thanks military, first responders

    With military deployment hitting close to home, Lincoln Trail Elementary School was inspired to thank public servants Tuesday.

    Lincoln Trail hosted its first Patriots Celebration for Patriot Day. The event acted as a thank-you to military members and first responders, as well as a history lesson on the events of Sept. 11 for the students. The celebration was one of the culminating events for the school’s 400 Days of Service project.

  • Ceremony honors first responders

    Sandy Rogers told a group of first responders and Rotary Club members Tuesday that the thousands who lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001, should be remembered.

    Judy Logsdon, owner of Stone Hearth Restaurant on North Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown,  and employees organized a remembrance ceremony. It included a prayer, moment of silence and meal for Elizabethtown firefighters to remember the attacks and the people affected by them and to thank area first responders for putting their lives on the line every day.

  • Big Clifty woman pleads guilty to starting JC Penney fires

    A Big Clifty woman accused of lighting fires at JC Penney in Towne Mall pleaded guilty Thursday to multiple charges of arson and terroristic threatening.

    Janice M. Coolidge, 24, signed a plea agreement that recommends a 20-year sentence.

    The former JC Penney employee ultimately pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree arson, two counts of criminal attempt to commit first-degree arson, two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening, and second-degree terroristic threatening.

  • USA Cares, Fort Knox to host mini-marathon

    The substance abuse program at Fort Knox and USA Cares are teaming up this weekend to promote suicide prevention and raise money for military families.

    The two groups are sponsoring Saturday’s “13.1 Run for Life,” which begins 7:30 a.m. at North Hardin High School.

  • Bomb threat evacuates CHHS

    Central Hardin High School received a bomb threat Tuesday, but the threat was determined to be non-credible by police and administrators, and students were safely dismissed at the end of the school day.

    A note threatening the school at a specific time was brought to school administrators, said John Wright, community relations director for Hardin County Schools. They didn't believe the threat to be serious, but they notified Elizabethtown Police Department, and officers also didn't feel there was a serious threat against the school.

  • EPD increases traffic enforcement on Dixie

    Throughout the rest of September, Elizabethtown Police Department is increasing its traffic enforcement on Dixie Avenue between St. John Road and Veterans Way.

    According to a news release, the stretch of Dixie Avenue has a high volume of traffic collisions because of speeding, careless driving, following too closely, disregarding traffic control devices and driver inattention.

    The department’s goal is to reduce the number of collisions and injuries, according to the release.

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  • E'town men indicted on murder charges

    Two Elizabethtown men facing murder charges in connection to June deaths have been indicted by a Hardin County grand jury.

    Jamie B. Wagers, 24, is accused of striking Christian F. Higdon, 20, over the head with a hatchet June 16 at 130 Magers Drive in Elizabethtown.

    Robert J. Tarafa is accused of murder for reportedly shooting another man nine times June 8 at an apartment complex in Elizabethtown.

    In the hatchet case, Wagers is charged with murder, criminal attempt to commit murder, tampering with physical evidence and violation of a protective order.

  • Grand jury returns more than 60 indictments

    Grand jury indictments claim a 48-year-old man, who faces two charges of first-degree rape, fathered a child by a teenager. Court documents indicate the girl's child “has been linked to defendant by paternity test.”

    Alfred C. Ivey Jr. is accused of forcibly raping a child who was in his care for years, according to Kentucky State Police. The allegations occurred between 1999 and 2004 when the girl was 9 to 14 years old.