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  • E’town man sentenced to five years probation on theft, drug charges

    An Elizabethtown man was sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court on 19 theft and drug-related charges.

    Kyle David Schwanz, 20, was sentenced to five years probation on third-degree burglary; 11 counts of receiving stolen property less than $500; three counts of receiving stolen property less than $10,000; receiving a stolen firearm; theft of a legend drug; possession of drug paraphernalia; and second-degree possession of a controlled substance.

    Schwanz originally was charged with more than 23 crimes, but four charges were dismissed.

  • CASA asks county for temporary office space

    Because of steady growth in staff and children served, CASA of the Heartland is looking for a new home.

    Executive Director Sylvia Griendling asked Hardin Fiscal Court on Tuesday afternoon to authorize use of temporary donated space upstairs at the R.R. Thomas Building. The agency provides court-appointed advocates on behalf of at-risk youth in the judicial system.

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  • Council, state discuss safety of North Miles

    Elizabethtown City Council discussed safety measures that could be taken on North Miles Street to curb the number of collisions at intersections and lessen the likelihood of pedestrian deaths.

    The discussion was held with members of Elizabethtown Police Department, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Elizabethtown High School Principal Steve Smallwood during the council’s Monday work session. The session followed placement of signs near North Miles intersections to alert motorists and pedestrians to the presence of crosswalks.

  • Sonora man pleads guilty to unlawful imprisonment, assault in separate cases

    A Sonora man accused of kidnapping a woman and her 3-year-old son pleaded guilty and was formally sentenced Tuesday to amended charges in Hardin Circuit Court.
    Allen W. Riggs, 25, pleaded guilty in three cases to two counts of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, theft by unlawful taking – automobile, second-degree assault, fourth-degree assault and complicity to promote contraband.
    Riggs was sentenced to 10 years to run concurrently. He will serve five years. Five years of the sentence is probated.

  • Spring cleanup set for April

    If your home is in need of a purge and you are having trouble disposing of discarded junk or old appliances, Elizabethtown and Radcliff have a solution.

    The Elizabethtown Department of Public Works will be collecting junk and debris starting April 1, performing sweeps around the city to rid homeowners of clutter.

  • Area women vie for spot in Survivors Parade

    Fifteen area women are competing for a chance to attend the Kentucky Oaks and participate in the Survivors Parade.

    The Survivors Parade, now in its sixth year, is a march of 140 breast and ovarian cancer survivors on Churchill Down’s racetrack before the Longines Kentucky Oaks race.

  • Ag commissioner’s message includes political topics

    In a visit Monday with Hardin County Republicans, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer offered updates on his efforts to reintroduce hemp as a cash crop in Kentucky and his work to bring accountability into an office with well-documented abuses.

    He also had a political message, but it had nothing to do with his potential campaign in the 2015 governor’s race. Comer repeatedly urged local Republicans to focus on this year’s state House of Representative races.

  • Hodgenville man charged with murder after fatal wreck

    A Hodgenville man charged with two counts of murder after he struck and killed an Elizabethtown couple last August appeared Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Heather Stroutman, public defender for Earl D. Richardson, 46, made a motion to receive medical records of Richardson and copies of the accident, reconstruction and autopsy reports from the prosecution.

    Judge Ken Howard sustained the motion and ordered the documents be submitted by May 20.

  • Republican candidate registered as a Democrat

    Craig Davis, a candidate for the state’s 18th House District, describes himself as a conservative Christian Republican, but he is a registered Democrat in Grayson County.

    County Clerk Sherry Weedman provided a copy of Davis’ voter registration card Tuesday, affirming his affiliation with the Democratic Party.