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  • Rineyville woman charged in Louisville murder

    A Rineyville woman was arrested Friday in Louisville after police say she killed her grandmother and stole money and jewelry from the woman’s Okolona residence.

    Ellen Nicole Crawley, 21, is charged with murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse, said Dwight Mitchell, spokesman for Louisville Metro Police.

  • Walker, EIF to recruit industry in India

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker will be looking to recruit more international industry to his city when he embarks on his first overseas business trip.

    Walker and members of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation are heading to India this month on an economic development recruiting trip where they plan to visit Flex Films officials and arrange meetings with other Indian businesses and industries interested in expanding their reach into America.

  • West Nile virus hasn't yet reached Hardin County

    Hardin County thus far has been shielded from the record number of confirmed cases of West Nile virus in the United States this summer.

    The number of cases of West Nile in the U.S. is more than twice the number of 2011 cases, but there have been no instances of the virus in Hardin County. Three cases have been reported in Kentucky.

  • E'town man retires after 35 years of small-town policing

    Mike Smith served the Elizabethtown Police Department for 10 years. He worked as a patrol officer in Vine Grove for more than 13 years and in Brandenburg for 12.

    On Saturday, after 35 years of policing in small-town communities, he retired.

  • Family reacts to accidental shooting death

    Shelby Langley always told his mom he didn’t have 99 cents. He had “four quarters:” Zach, John, Louie and himself.

    As she sat at a kitchen table with photos of her son laid out in front of her, Sandie Sharp explained Langley had many friends, but those three were like brothers.

    “Shelby was very outgoing,” Sharp said. “To all of his friends, Shelby was the one they went to, the go-to guy for counseling.”

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  • Learning to fight back

    Ariel Hines, 15, assumed a combat stance Thursday night before delivering a palm heel strike and then a punch to the thick, black shield Elizabethtown Police Sgt. Tim Cleary held during a self-defense class for women at the Hardin County Public Library.

    The impact of Hines’ punch forced Cleary to take a couple steps backward.

    “That was good,” the sergeant said, and Hines let out a laugh before resuming her attack stance and repeating the strikes.

  • Police: Meth labs found in home

    An Elizabethtown couple faces multiple methamphetamine-related charges after narcotics investigators found two meth labs Thursday in the apartment where the husband and wife were living with their 10- and 7-year-old children.

  • Local Feeding America wins national award

    The local Feeding America food bank increased its produce deliveries by a larger number than any other Feeding America bank in the country last year.

    Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland received the Mighty Apple Award for having the largest percentage increase in produce distribution among all of the Feeding America food banks in the United States.

  • Inmates escape Breckinridge County jail

    Police located an escaped inmate who allegedly overpowered a Breckinridge County deputy jailer Thursday night and stole a van.

    According to The Associated Press, Robert J. Waddell, 41, was lodged at the jail on charges of rape, burglary and assault. The Kentucky Sex Offender Registry lists him as a lifetime-registered offender.