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  • Police: Man arrested after trying to cash forged check

    A Louisville man was arrested Wednesday in Elizabethtown after police said he attempted to cash a forged check at The Cecilian Bank on Ring Road.

    Anthony R. Croswait, 39, is charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Elizabethtown police responded at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to the 2920 Ring Road location of Cecilian Bank in regards to a suspect attempting to cash a forged check, according to a news release.

  • Christmas program serving more families

    David Dozer has seen impressive giving this season.

    The Helping Hand of Hope director met a girl with special needs who wanted to help with the organization’s annual service program.

    Seeing all the gifts she collected for the cause was touching. So was seeing a man who donated 20 bicycles, high-ticket items, Dozer said.

    “What a gift,” he said. “How wonderful is it that in this community people, good, caring, Christian people, will step up?”

  • Investigation continues into bomb threats at Meade County High School

    The Meade County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two bomb threats made at Meade County High School, one of which forced an evacuation of the building for several hours Tuesday.

    The first note was found Monday in a girls’ bathroom, Sheriff Butch Kerrick said.

    The sheriff’s office and school staff checked the building and determined there was no threat, he said.

  • St. James student's penny drive raises $2.6K

    A local middle-school student raised thousands of dollars to help organ transplant patients, one penny at a time.

    Parker Bowman, an eighth-grader at St. James Catholic Regional School, raised more than $2,600 for the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks Trust for Life’s Satterwhite Fund, which assists organ transplant patients with medical expenses. Bowman led a penny drive at the school as a service project for his leadership position in the Kentucky Youth Assembly program.

  • Random draw selects more students for out-of-district enrollment

    A few dozen new students will be able to attend the district of their choice next year.

    The annual random draw for students seeking enrollment in out-of-district schools took place Wednesday afternoon with Hardin County Schools and Elizabethtown Independent Schools officials at the HCS Central Office.

    HCS had 12 students apply to attend the district next year. EIS had 125 applications for the next year, representing 178 children. Families apply as a unit, and if a family is chosen in the draw, all of the children will attend the district.

  • Officials skeptical of Mayan calendar, end of the world suggestions

    Reports of the Earth’s death are greatly exaggerated, according to scientific and religious leaders.

    Friday has been marked as the next potential date for the end of the world based on some interpretations of a Central American calendar associated with the Maya.

    The ancient civilization marked Dec. 21, 2012, as the end of the long-count period on its calendar.

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  • HMH to shut off Christmas lights tonight to honor shooting victims

    Hardin Memorial Health is unplugging its Christmas lights at its main campus on North Dixie Avenue and related facilities under its management to show its sorrow for the tragic shooting last Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., that claimed the lives of more than two dozen people, including 20 children.

  • Living United: United Way moves past $970,000 in giving

    This year’s United Way of Central Kentucky campaign was the first in the local chapter’s history to forgo a monetary goal, and Executive Director Chris Wilborn said that choice was made to change perceptions and “set a new standard.”

    The campaign has so far netted $970,067.98 with a couple months left to go. Wilborn said the campaign will extend through February to give individuals and businesses every chance to make a contribution.

  • Louisville man arrested in Vine Grove in storage-unit burglaries

    A Louisville man faces multiple burglary-related charges after a Vine Grove police officer allegedly discovered him removing items from storage units off Ky. 313.

    Perry J. Probus Jr., 36, is charged with first-degree burglary, receiving stolen property less than $10,000, receiving stolen property less than $500, carrying a concealed and deadly weapon and possession of burglary tools.

    The Vine Grove Police Department received a complaint Sunday afternoon regarding a burglary from a storage unit at Vine Grove Storage off Ky. 313, Chief Kenny Mattingly said.