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  • State requires extensive background checks of potential foster parents

    Although a foster parent has been accused of sending illicit Facebook messages to his young foster child, state officials insist that background checks performed on potential foster parents are extensive.

    “We are a public agency. We are accountable to the public,” said Marcus Haycraft, recruitment and certification supervisor for the district office of the Department of Community Based Services.

  • North Hardin guard member sent to HMH with heat symptoms

    A student in the North Hardin High School color guard was transported Thursday to Hardin Memorial Hospital with symptoms of heat exhaustion.
    North Hardin Principal Bill Dennison said the band member was practicing outside with the guard Thursday morning for about 60 to 90 minutes. Students came inside before noon and had been inside about 20 to 30 minutes when the girl said she did not feel well.
    Two parent volunteers who are nurses attended to her before an ambulance arrived. She was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital around 11:30 a.m., Dennison said.

  • Free concerts scheduled at Fort Knox amphitheater

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  • Single-passenger plane crashes near Elizabethtown airport

    A single-passenger airplane used to tow banners crashed Wednesday afternoon in a ditch near West Park Road.
    Elizabethtown Fire Chief Mike Hulsey said the plane’s pilot, Harry Goss, was displaying a McDonald’s banner over Elizabethtown.

    After stopping to take a break and refuel, Goss was flying above the banner to reconnect it to the plane, Airport Manager Roger Lawson said. He missed the banner when his plane began to stall.

  • Probable cause found in West Point man's sexual abuse case

    District Judge Kim Shumate found probable cause Wednesday in the case against a West Point man accused of sending sexually explicit messages to his foster child.

    Jimmie Sturgill, 64, is charged with one count of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    According to the arrest warrant, Sturgill sent sexually charged Facebook messages to a girl from October to June. She was 14 at the time Sturgill allegedly began sending messages.

  • West Park Road extension to open soon

    With an extension of West Park Road complete and safety concerns leveling off, Elizabethtown soon plans to open the road to the public.

    Mayor Tim Walker said the city is mulling a specific date to open the road to traffic, but plans to do so before Hardin County Schools reconvene classes Aug. 3.

    Major work on the roadway concluded in June, said City Engineer Scott Reynolds, but the city delayed opening the road for safety reasons because contractors at the Elizabethtown Sports Park were using large trucks on the road and transporting heavy machinery.

  • Morrison takes home championship prize in barbecue, chili cook-off

    Brian Morrison of Big B-S BBQ in Tennessee was named grand champion of the Olde Time Glendale BBQ and Chili Cook-off held July 16.

    The reserve grand champion was Josh Lovelady’s Big Bama BBQ. Lovelady is from Elizabethtown.

    Each category — ribs, chili, pork shoulder and brisket — had a respective first place as well.

  • Girl talk: Republican Women hear from female speakers

    David Williams,  Republican nominee for governor, is not seeking power. Just ask his wife.

    “He didn’t make this race because he wanted to be something, he made this race because he wants to do something,” Robyn Williams told the Hardin County Republican Women’s Club. “And that’s a big difference. Because Kentuckians deserve better than a governor who’s every move is calculated on how it will benefit his re-election instead of how it will benefit the next generation.”

  • HCS new student registration is today and Friday

    New student registration for Hardin County Schools is today and Friday.

    Parents should go to the school their child will attend to enroll him or her. Parents can go during the school’s regular operating hours, which can be found at www.hardin.k12.ky.us.

    The one exception is Radcliff Elementary School. Parents of new students at that school should travel to North Park Elementary School on South Logsdon Parkway to complete paperwork. Radcliff Elementary is under construction and is not easily accessible at this time.

  • Hodgenville man struck by lightning

    A Hodgenville man was struck by lightning Tuesday night near the 700 block of South Lincoln Boulevard.

    Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson said dispatch received a call at 10:43 p.m. According to the responding officer, despite the lightning strike, Steven Druen got up and climbed into the ambulance.

    Druen was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital and arrived at 11:05 p.m.