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  • Officer has passion for roadway safety

    James Richardson knew from the time he graduated high school he wanted to be in law enforcement.

    While that career might summon aspirations of murder investigations or busting drug rings, Richardson had a different goal.

    He has spent the past 14 years — the last eight as a patrolman with Elizabethtown Police Department — cracking down on traffic violations.

    “Since I was 19, that’s all I’ve done is write speeding tickets,” he said.

  • Cost of volunteering at schools going up

    Volunteers in Hardin County Schools who work in concession stands, go on field trips with students or help in classrooms now will pay a price for their assistance.

    Recent state budget cuts to the Administrative Office of the Courts has forced Hardin County Schools and other districts to find ways to cover the cost of mandatory criminal background checks for school volunteers. HCS will require school district volunteers to pay $10 each year to cover the cost of filing a background check.

  • Annual job fair scheduled today at Pritchard

    Those in Hardin County and the surrounding area seeking a specific job opening or just wanting to survey the field can do so at a Regional Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown

    Sponsored by the Lincoln Trail Career Centers and Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, the fair will host more than 40 employers offering various positions.

    Among the jobs are nursing, sales and management, law enforcement, customer service, college instructors, accounting, manufacturing and caregivers.

  • Photo: An up and coming businesswoman
  • Torch run returns Tuesday

    Local law enforcement will be hitting the road again Tuesday.

    The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run is scheduled to begin around 8 a.m. at West Hardin Middle School in Stephensburg. The event raises awareness and funds for Special Olympics.

    KSP Post 4 spokesman Norman Chaffins said an Olympian who has participated in the run for years will accompany officers on KSP’s leg.

  • Highway dedicated to fallen soldier from Rineyville

    A Rineyville soldier who died in Afghanistan has been honored by having his name added to those identifying the road on which he grew up.

    St. John Church Road and Ky. 1538, which joins with Rineyville Road at Rineyville Baptist Church, now also is named in honor of 1st. Lt. Eric D. Yates.

    The 2003 graduate of John Hardin High School died in September 2010 and grew up on a farm his family bought when he was 18 months old.

  • Family celebrates three graduations in one week

    Jamie Fulkerson of Elizabethtown didn’t realize until the week before that all three of his children were graduating within a week of each other.

    He had paid attention to each of the graduations individually – his daughter Kelsea’s graduation with a degree in accounting from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green on May 12, his son Aiden’s kindergarten graduation at Lincoln Trail Elementary School in Elizabethtown on May 16, and his son Tad’s graduation from Central Hardin High School on May 17.

  • E'town man charged with rape

    An Elizabethtown man faces a charge of second-degree rape after an interview with police led to his arrest Friday morning.

    Vincent E. Mason Sr., 47, is lodged at Hardin County Detention Center. According to a citation, Mason’s statements to Elizabethtown police corroborate those made by the alleged victim.

    The girl, who is younger than 16, was being treated for an unrelated illness at Hardin Memorial Hospital when she mentioned a sexual encounter with an “Uncle Ben,” according to the citation.

  • Holmes out as shelter director

    SpringHaven domestic violence shelter in Elizabethtown is looking for new leadership.

    Lisa Holmes has departed the shelter after 12 years as executive director and indicated the split was not a friendly one.

    “I have spoken with legal counsel and the facts concerning this situation will be disclosed in court filings,” she said. “I have no further comment.”

  • Williams family defined by service

    A Radcliff man’s quest to trace his family’s military roots has yielded colossal results.

    Joe Williams, a retired veteran who served 30 years in the U.S. Army, has compiled nearly 70 photos of family members who served in the military dating back to his great-grandfather’s service in the Civil War when blacks were allowed to join the Union Army.