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  • ECTC celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Students and community members are able to honor their Hispanic roots together at an upcoming event at the local community college.

    A Hispanic Heritage Celebration is at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Student Center at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. The annual event is hosted by the Multi-Cultural Committee.

    Hispanic Heritage Month began Sept. 15 and runs through Oct. 15.

    Alberto Moreno, an associate professor of arts and humanities, said the event is one of the ways the school recognizes student diversity.

  • Sturgill sentenced in sexting case

    A former West Point man found guilty in June of sending explicit Facebook messages to two teenage girls formally was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison.

    A Hardin County jury found Jimmie Sturgill, 66, guilty of 12 of 16 counts of unlawful use of electronic means to engage a minor in sexual or other prohibited activities.

    Though the jury recommended Sturgill serve a five-year sentence, Sturgill’s attorney, Eric Bates, asked for an alternative sentence Tuesday afternoon in Hardin Circuit Court.

  • Night Risers shuffling to E'town

    The dead rise again this weekend.

    Night Risers runs from Friday to Sunday to build on the Zombie Fest that launched last year and is scheduled to take place again next month.

    Night Risers teams up for the first time with a film festival and horror-related festivities at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

  • Grace Unleashed to address 27 community projects

    For the third consecutive year, members of Grace Heartland Church are donating a Saturday to enhance their community.

    The church is hosting Grace Unleashed, a massive day of service that will take the congregation throughout Elizabethtown to tackle landscaping, home repairs and deep cleanings of residences, businesses and local organizations.

  • Washed out White Mills Days leads to 'mini festival'

    The heavy early July rain put a damper on White Mills Days this year. So much so, several events were canceled.

    That has led to a new event: this weekend’s White Mills Festival at the ballpark.

    With fireworks purchased and in need of being set off, several White Mills residents came up with the idea of hosting something else. One idea led to another, said White Mills Civic League President Tim Dennis, and soon, a heavy agenda of activities were scheduled for the community ballpark.

  • Fiscal Court accepts animal shelter

    One day after the PAWS Shelter Foundation turned over its the new animal shelter on Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown to Hardin County Animal Control, Hardin Fiscal Court formally accepted the shelter into the county’s jurisdiction.

    The exchange came after months of fundraising and construction by PAWS to finish the facility, which has modernized equipment, treatment and recovery rooms and communal areas among other features.

  • Radcliff calls special meeting to adopt tax rates

    Radcliff City Council has called a special meeting at 9 a.m. today to hear second reading of proposed property tax rates and consider adoption.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall proposed the city take the reduced real property tax rate of 15.9 cents per $100 of assessed value for the third straight year. The city also has selected a rate of 19.9 cents per $100 of assessed value for both personal property and privately owned registered vehicles and watercraft.

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  • Butler won't seek new term

    Dwight Butler, who has spent 19 years in the House of Representatives out of the 18th District, announced Tuesday he will not seek another term. He would have represented the 10th District following the state’s redistricting effort.

    “After much careful consideration and numerous discussions with my family, I’ve made the decision to not seek re-election as state representative for the 10th District,” he said in a statement.

  • Central grad lost at sea

    A Central Hardin High School graduate who was lost at sea is remembered as a respectful person who loved his family and the military.

    Jon Gibson, a 1999 graduate, is presumed dead after the U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter on which he was a crewmember crashed Sunday into the Red Sea. Three crewmembers were rescued, but the search was suspended Monday for Gibson and another member, according to a news release from the U.S. Navy. Their survival after the amount of time that has passed is “extremely unlikely,” according to the release.