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  • Guthrie says fiscal cliff compromise failed to yield needed spending cuts

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Kentucky, said his opposition to a late-night compromise bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives to stave off billions in tax increases was driven by lawmakers’ refusal to address the country’s spending problem.

    Guthrie, who represents the 2nd Congressional District which includes Hardin County, was one of many House Republicans who opposed the measure in a 257-167 vote. He said lawmakers chose a compromise that ignores the country’s fiscal troubles by failing to include an emphasis onspending cuts.

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  • Sonora man charged with 4 DUIs in 2012

    A Sonora man faces a felony charge of driving under the influence after he was arrested Friday on his fourth DUI charge in less than a year.

    Maxwell F. White, 22, has been convicted of three DUI offenses since July 20 — two in Hardin County and one in LaRue County, according to court records.

    A Kentucky State Police trooper arrested White early Friday morning on Western Avenue in Sonora where he was driving in the middle of the roadway without headlights, according to a citation.

  • Louisville woman charged in Dixie wreck

    A Louisville woman has been charged in a single-vehicle crash Monday night that knocked down a utility pole leaving some residents without power and shutting down a portion of Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown for several hours.

    Amber L. Noe, 26, is facing a charge of driving under the influence.

    Noe was arrested and lodged Tuesday morning at Hardin County Detention Center after being treated at Hardin Memorial Hospital for minor injuries, according to Elizabethtown Police Department.

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  • Proffitt sees growth in Vine Grove's future

    State and local projects are the most anticipated items on Mayor Blake Proffitt’s list for changes coming to Vine Grove this year.

    The three main construction efforts planned to begin when the weather warms are a tornado shelter near the Vine Grove Fire Department, a sewer expansion to offer service along Ky. 313 and the renovation of the city water system, Proffitt said.

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  • Dashing through downtown

    Runners and walkers lined up in droves Tuesday to test themselves against the bitter chill of a morning air splashed by rain, shaking off the effects of drowsiness or debauchery from the previous night’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.

    A large crowd welcomed 2013 to Elizabethtown on New Year’s Day by putting on their running shoes and hitting the pavement, ushering in Elizabethtown’s inaugural New Year’s Dash 5K Run-Walk, which lined up in front of Kerr Office Group and traveled 3.1 miles down North Main Street, taking in several side streets.

  • New Haven woman welcomes child on New Year's Day

    One New Haven family welcomed an unexpected bundle to the world just 38 minutes after the confetti fell and party blowers sounded, signaling the entrance of 2013.

    Catrina Lashley gave birth to Alexandra Nicole Lashley, her second child, two weeks before her due date at 12:38 a.m. Tuesday. The early delivery marked Alexandra as the first child born at Hardin Memorial Hospital in the new year.

    Alexandra checked in at 5 pounds, 15 ounces and 17-and-a-half inches long, according to Michelle Murphy, director of marketing and public relations.

  • Pinkham remembered by family, colleagues as good businessman

    A respected local businessman is remembered for his dedication to customers after leaving behind an automotive dealership legacy.

    Bill Pinkham, longtime co-owner of Pinkham Lincoln Automotive in Elizabethtown, died Dec. 26 at the age of 60. Pinkham played professional baseball for three years before working with his father, Les, in the family’s car dealership.

    Bill Pinkham II, his son, also works at the dealership, and said his father taught him everything he knows. His father helped his grandfather get the business up and running, he said.