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  • An explosive education

    Special agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives demonstrated Wednesday how easily a pound of an explosive powder contained in pyrotechnics can shred through a blue post office mailbox.

    The video of the eruption played over several screens in Colvin Community Center, registering responses from those sitting in the class, designed to help local law enforcement and fire officials properly identify explosives they may come across.

  • Contest stirs old-time fellowship

    Leonard Lawson has broken out his fiddle skills in scores of competitions through the years and said the finest compliment he ever received came from a Springfield, Mo., man who commented on what Lawson called his “crazy” dress.  

    “He said you’re a right respectful lookin’ fiddle player, but there’s a lot of Baptist preachers who would say there’s no such thing,” Lawson recalled, laughing.

  • Alleged victims testify in Sturgill trial

    They wiped away tears and spoke quickly in trembling voices. Two girls younger than 18 years old sat in front of a jury Wednesday and read pages of sexually suggestive Facebook and Yahoo! messages allegedly sent to them by a man who is more than four times their age.

    “Do I have to say it word for word?” one girl asked before reading one of the messages.

  • Walking Tour comes alive in E'town tonight

    The shadows of Hardin County’s past are taking to the streets tonight.

    The 26th annual Charles W. Logsdon Historic Downtown Walking Tour begins this evening at 7 on the square in Elizabethtown’s historic downtown. The free tour leaves from outside Town and Country and lasts about an hour, snaking through the downtown area.

    The tours continue each Thursday through September, beginning at the same time and place.

  • Sheriff looking for person of interest in suspected scam

    Investigators with the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office have identified three suspects they believe solicited thousands of dollars from local businesses in a scam to sell calendar advertisements.

    The sheriff’s office began investigating in May after receiving several complaints concerning a man attempting to solicit money for advertisements in a calendar for the Hardin Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, according to police.

  • Photo: Morning snack
  • Semi crash, fire limit I-65 traffic flow

    Traffic in the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 Wednesday had reduced traffic flow after a semi truck ran off the road and another caught fire in separate incidents between the 99- and 100-mile markers.

    A non-injury crash around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday clogged traffic until about 4 a.m., Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Chris Jessie said. At 6 a.m., a semi caught on fire, adding to the morning traffic issues.

  • A powerful concept: Dealership to receive series of cars

    A charcoal gray Chrysler sits front and center inside the Swope Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram showroom in Elizabethtown. But car buyers can only look, this one isn’t for sale.

    Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum is receiving a series of concept cars once featured in the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Michigan. The museum has closed, affording one the local Swope dealership the opportunity to show off some of the cars, which are designed with futuristic features but not put into production.

  • Two local churches cut ties with Boy Scouts

    At least two local churches will dissolve their charters with the Boy Scouts of America once they expire later this year because of a new policy accepting gay youth into the organization, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2014.

    Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown and Rineyville Baptist Church have disavowed their partnerships with scouting because the new policy contradicts Biblical and church standards adhered to by both congregations, church leaders said Tuesday.

  • Area youth, adults encouraged to ‘Dig into Reading’

    Summer means sunscreen, dips in the pool and prizes for reading going to local children and adults.

    Registration for summer reading has begun for children and kicks off Thursday for adults at the Hardin County Public Library.

    This year’s theme for children’s summer reading is “Dig into Reading.” There is a higher-level program for incoming seventh-graders through those who just completed high school.

    The program, which runs through July 12, is scheduled by age groups. Registration is ongoing.