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Local News

  • Area agencies to host community baby shower today

    A number of community agencies will come together this week to assist new and expectant mothers in Hardin County.

    Local organizations are hosting a community baby shower from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. The shower will offer baby gifts and information on having a healthy baby and the local resources to make that possible.

    The event is sponsored by Communicare, Family Resource Centers of local school districts, Hardin County Schools Cradle School and the Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

  • Senior Life: Life after caregiving

    Change is constant.

    It’s actually the only thing in life that is. Just as a routine begins and life seems to settle, there’s a bump in the road and everything is thrown off course.

  • Photo: Spring is near
  • Volunteerism fills retiree’s time

    Joyce Mercer of Vine Grove never thought when she retired that she would continue working for no pay.

    She decided she wanted to give back to the community after she and her husband sold their dry cleaning business in Vine Grove in 1990.

    Mercer began volunteering at the greeter’s desk at Hardin Memorial Hospital, where she has pitched in for more than 25 years.

  • Narcotics investigator teaches residents about drug abuse in Hardin County

    In 1968, when law enforcement officers discovered the first methamphetamine lab in California, it was just that — a laboratory. Those manufacturing it truly were chemists.

    Today, the majority of methamphetamine production takes place in a portable lab, but it’s not really a lab. It’s a plastic soda bottle, Sgt. Billy Edwards told Elizabethtown Police Department’s citizen police academy last Monday.

  • Elizabethtown to establish pill disposal site

    Elizabethtown is implementing a prescription drug disposal site to combat the dangers of pill abuse.

    The site will be located in the main entrance lobby of the police department at 300 S. Mulberry St. Beginning March 28, citizens are able to dispose of unwanted medication 24/7, according to an EPD news release.

  • E-warrant system ready for roll out

    If a law enforcement officer in Pike County conducted a routine traffic stop last week and pulled over a driver wanted in Hardin County for felony assault, that officer may have issued the driver a warning and released him. He could not have known the driver was wanted in connection to a violent crime.

    Beginning Wednesday, Hardin County launches its new e-warrant system, transforming from a paper-based system to web-based. It allows all law enforcement agencies and judicial officials full-time access to warrants from agencies throughout the state.

  • Another leadership change in motion at Fort Knox

    Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald, who became post commander at Fort Knox in January, received a new assignment Friday that transfers him to Fort Sill, Okla.

    McDonald, who had been at Fort Knox since November 2010 as commanding general of the U.S. Army Cadet Command, is taking command of the U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, Okla., the Department of the Army announced Friday.

  • Gun brandished in attempted robbery at Radcliff Walmart

    Radcliff police are asking for help in identifying three suspects in an attempted robbery Thursday night at Walmart.

    An unidentified man and woman, both in their mid-20s, entered the store at off North Dixie Boulevard and Wilson Road at 9:59 p.m., police spokesman Bryce Shumate said. Store video shows the pair taking a shopping cart to the back of the store where they picked up two flat-screen televisions.

    Eight minutes later, the two proceeded to the front of the store, passed the cash registers and attempted to leave with the TVs, Shumate said.

  • Faces and Places: Scenes from the Sweet Sixteen

    John Hardin High School boys’ basketball team made its second trip in school history to the PNC/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen. The Bulldogs opened tournament play Thursday night against Johnson Central chalking up a win and fell prey to Scott County on Friday night. Included are scenes from Rupp Arena where the tournament was held.