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  • Louisville teen leads police on 27-mile pursuit

    A 17-year-old from Louisville was arrested Monday in Meade County after he led police on a 27-mile pursuit through Jefferson, Meade and Hardin counties.

    Around 12:38 p.m. Monday, Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown received a request to assist Louisville Metro Police Department in pursuit of a stolen 1991 Jeep Cherokee, according to a news release from the post.

    The pursuit began on Gene Snyder Freeway and was approaching West Point on U.S. 31W when KSP was contacted, police said.

  • Two charged after Radcliff stabbing

    Two Radcliff women were arrested Sunday afternoon after one allegedly stabbed a former boyfriend twice in the leg at their South Wilson Road apartment.

    Jieruanna Laporte, 18, is charged with attempted murder in connection to the stabbing. Joilyn Palacios, 19, faces a charge of tampering with physical evidence for allegedly hiding a machete.

    Bryce Shumate, public information officer at Radcliff Police Department, said the women were engaged in an argument with a male roommate when Laporte stabbed him twice in the upper right leg around 11 a.m. Sunday.

  • E’town designated a Purple Heart city

    Elizabethtown on Monday joined Vine Grove in becoming a Purple Heart city.

    Mayor Tim Walker read a proclamation making the designation official Monday during Elizabethtown City Council’s voting meeting.

  • Two women arrested in connection to Radcliff stabbing

    Two Radcliff women were arrested Sunday afternoon following a stabbing that sent a man to University Hospital in Louisville.

    Jieruanna Laporte, 18, is charged with attempted murder while Joilyn Palacios is facing a charge of tampering with physical evidence.

    According to police, Laporte and Palacios were engaged in an argument with a male roommate, a former boyfriend of Laporte's, when Laporte allegedly stabbed the man twice in the upper right leg.

  • Horse killed in wreck on St. John Road

    One horse was killed and another injured Saturday night in a wreck in the 1700 block of St. John Road in Elizabethtown.

    Greg Lowe, spokesman for the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, said Brandon Whittaker, 20, and Dennis Polensky, 28, were riding horses around 8:30 p.m. Saturday on St. John Road.

    “It was almost totally dark,” Lowe said.

    Because it was dark, an approaching driver, Roger Obenson, failed to see the riders and ended up knocking both men off the horses, he said.

  • Wreck shuts down I-65 lanes while crews clean egg mess

    Two southbound lanes on Interstate 65 were shut down Monday as cleanup crews worked a wreck scene involving a passenger car and semi truck carrying a load of eggs.

    Doug Finlay, deputy director of Hardin County Emergency Management, said the car and truck collided around 2:40 a.m. near the 98-mile marker. The truck flipped and rolled into a creek.

    The car’s driver was airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville while the truck driver was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital and later released, Finlay said.

  • March brought return of Purple Martins

    For some, March means basketball and St. Patrick’s Day.

    The month had others turning their eyes toward the sky for the return of Purple Martins.

    The birds are the largest of the swallows in North America and are totally dependent on man-made housing east of the Rocky Mountains.

    Males have a full dark-purple color. Females have a grey breast.

    Russell Sallee of Elizabethtown saw in 2007 the first pair of Purple Martins to settle overnight in the area he set up for them.

  • Survivors strut their stuff Saturday for Relay for Life

    Old Navy raised money and celebrated overcoming cancer by making survivors the stars of the runway.

    The store hosted a fashion show fundraiser Saturday for Relay for Life, featuring cancer survivors as the models in the show. The Old Navy Relay team raised $676.33 through a bake sale, raffles and donations made to vote on the top models and outfits for the event.

  • Behind the brass

    Before Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald says goodbye to Fort Knox, a piece of the post the public has rarely seen was opened as a parting gift to the community.

    For what’s thought to be the first time ever, Quarters 1, otherwise known as the home to Fort Knox commanding generals and their families was open to the public Sunday. Visitors were able to take a tour through the historic home, now occupied by McDonald and his wife, Connie, for about another week before Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Smith moves in and takes command of the post.

  • PHOTO: Moo-ving along