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  • County reimburses state for 'no show' hotel room

    Hardin County government will forward $127 to the Kentucky state treasurer this month after an Elizabethtown resident discovered through an open records request the state reimbursed County Attorney Jenny Oldham for a no-show hotel room last August.

    From Aug. 22 to Aug. 24, 2012, Oldham was scheduled to attend the annual Kentucky Prosecutors Conference in Lexington and booked a room for two nights at the Hyatt Regency, according to records. The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office sponsors the conference with the Prosecutors Advisory Council.

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  • Woman charged after struggle with jail deputies

    A Louisville woman arrested for disorderly conduct Sunday in Radcliff now faces felony assault charges after allegedly striking and threatening to kill several deputies at the Hardin County Detention Center.

    Jade A. Beyer, 23, is charged with three counts of third-degree assault, four counts of first-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree disorderly conduct.

    Jailer Danny Allen said Radcliff Police Department initially brought Beyer to the jail Sunday morning for the second-degree disorderly conduct charge.

  • Eastview man indicted for exchanging sexual texts with minor

    A Hardin County grand jury indicted an Eastview man accused of texting a girl in an attempt to induce her to engage in sexual activity.

    Michael Dewayne Bishop, 30, faces a charge of unlawful use of electronic means to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities.

  • Taiwan native finds a way to give back in the Army

    Spc. Kwanghsin Wang, 27, has accomplished quite a bit since he first immigrated to the United States in 1995.

    Born the son of a pastor in Taiwan, Wang traveled with his family to Dallas when his father relocated to a church there.

    “When I came to the United States, I didn’t speak English,” Wang said.

    For a while, he only knew only a few words and phrases, but just by being in an English-speaking environment and later taking English as a second language, Wang quickly learned.

  • Councilman faces ethics complaints

    A city councilman and a former candidate have filed complaints against Councilman Bill Bennett with the Hardin County Board of Ethics. The men accuse him of violating a code of ethics by supporting a lien amnesty ordinance despite having two outstanding liens against him.

    Marty Fulkerson and Arnold Myers have asked the board to investigate and render a ruling on whether Bennett violated any ethical boundaries in his decision making.

    The complaints are related to two liens totaling about $268 which Bennett paid last week.

  • ECTC grads place in national competition

    Two Elizabethtown Community and Technical College graduates put their skills to the test and came out on top in the nation.

    Jeremy Dones won a gold medal in diesel equipment technology and Jacob Noel won a silver medal in industrial motor controls in the SkillsUSA competition in the summer. The competition tests students in their knowledge of their chosen technical field.

    Both Dones and Noel participated last year and performed well. Dones was asked to take part by his teachers.

  • St. Christopher celebrates furry and feathered Radcliff residents

    While churches generally are concerned with human souls, the focus shifted to other living things this weekend, which is why Leslie Cata was standing in the parking lot of St. Christopher Catholic Church with her two black Labradors.

    “I do believe in doggie heaven and I do want both of them to go there,” she said.

  • First Christian Church made Sunday about service

    In his 19 years with First Christian Church, Youth Minister Chris Kiger has seen lengths to which the church members will go to help.

    “Any time a need arises, this church steps up to the plate,” Kiger said. 

    Members of the Elizabethtown church shared this willingness to assist others Sunday in the church’s annual Day of Service. This is the third year the church has taken on tasks throughout the community. Kiger said it’s important for people to get “out of our comfort zone and serve,” he said.

  • Locals take part in national Life Chains event

    A collection of Hardin County residents exercised their rights Sunday while seeking a right they feel is missing for a vulnerable population.

    Local churches took part in the Life Chains event sponsored by the Right to Life Kentucky Heartland organization. Participants lined up along roadways in the county holding signs with assurances of help for pregnant women and pleas for abortions in the United States to cease.