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  • Photo: A point divided
  • EPD search for person of interest in assault case

    Elizabethtown Police Department responded to a felony assault Sunday and are looking for a person of interest.

    A female victim at the 900 block of Mark Court was asleep in her home when she was awakened and beaten, according to an EPD news release. EPD arrived after 3 a.m.

    Justin Michael Smith is a person of interest in the assault. He is a 31-year-old white male, 5 ft. 7 in. in height and 160 pounds. He has short brown hair and was last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt with gray stripes or a blue flannel jacket and dark blue pants.

  • Teen injured in Sunday wreck

    A Rineyville teen was injured in a vehicle crash Sunday.

    Samantha Wheeler, 17, was traveling on New Salem Church Road when her tires dropped off the right side of the road. She overcorrected to the left and then right, causing her 1997 GMC Jimmy to overturn several times, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.

    She was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital and then to Jewish Hospital in Louisville with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to the news release.

  • Convenience stores plan to claim beer licenses

    Beer soon will be coming to a cooler in a convenience store near you.

    Store owners and managers around Hardin County said they plan to scoop up retail beer licenses to sell the beverages in their establishments once they become available, saying the sale of alcohol should improve revenue for their stores and help the county as a whole. Most said they already have filed for the licenses and placed the mandatory legal advertisements declaring intentions to obtain a license.

  • Professional basketball player to share skill, faith

    A former women’s professional basketball player plans to demonstrate her skills and faith Monday in Elizabethtown.

    South Dakota resident Tanya Creiver, who holds the world record of spinning basketballs — 10 — on her body at once, plans to give a free show at 6 p.m. in the gym of John Hardin High School on W.A. Jenkins Road. Tickets aren’t required.

  • Festival brings traditional musicians together

    Musicians from across the nation gathered in Hardin County for a festival of folk music.

    The 17th annual Traditional Music Festival took place at the Historic State Theater this weekend. Musicians traveled to Elizabethtown to teach, learn and perform a variety of instruments.

    The festival is sponsored by the Heartland Dulcimer Club and originally was started by Lorinda Jones. She invited an artist to spend time with the club because she wanted members to see a masterful dulcimer player.

  • Through the lens
  • Area gives 59 pounds of candy for soldiers

    It’s not often one associates pounds of candy with a dental practice, but area families are working with a local dentist to send sweetness overseas.

    Dr. Sarah Proctor of Elizabethtown called for the second year in a row for residents to donate candy at her dental practice on Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown during the Proctor Cosmetic & Family Dentistry’s “Trick or Teeth” event.

    Residents who aren’t patients there gave candy at a rate of $1 per pound and free fluoride treatment.

  • Four hurt in crash near Hardin-Grayson line

    Four people were treated for injuries Friday after a pickup truck driver lost control and crashed into a dump truck on Leitchfield Road near the Grayson County line, Kentucky State Police said.

  • Wreaths Across America returns to honor fallen vets

    Fallen veterans once again will be honored this Christmas season in Hardin County.

    The Wreaths Across America program returns with a 10 a.m. ceremony Dec. 10 at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff, said Donna Betson, the organizer of the program locally and founder of the Kentucky Patriots. Betson said 2,000 wreaths will be laid as part of the ceremony this year.

    It is yet another increase for the program, now in its third year. About 1,000 wreaths were laid at the cemetery the first year and 1,500 were placed last year.