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  • Task force nets two more wanted for drug-related crimes

    Law enforcement picked up two more individuals Thursday wanted by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force after this week’s roundup in Hardin County.

    The task force obtained 29 drug-related warrants and served 21 Wednesday. The warrants were the result of months-long investigations.

    Adolfo Cardona, 48, was picked up Thursday morning in Muldraugh, said Ron Eckart, task force director.

  • Pound of marijuana seized in Nelson County arrest

    NELSON COUNTY — The Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force arrested a Bloomfield man Wednesday, seizing a pound of marijuana and more than $1,000.

    Patrick Culver, 23, is charged with trafficking in marijuana, more than 8 ounces, and possession of drug paraphernalia after investigators executed a search warrant at his 5636 Yates Cooney Neck Road residence.

    In addition to marijuana, officers seized two firearms, $1,115, scales and other paraphernalia, police said.

  • Veterans flock to Hire a Patriot job fair

    Area veterans expanded their employment opportunities and networked with active employers Thursday.

    A crowd gathered in the morning to partake in the second Hire a Patriot job fair at the American Legion Post 113 headquarters on Ring Road in Elizabethtown.

    The event brought together more than 40 employers to meet prospective applicants. The fair focused intently on veteran employment in the face of a national veteran unemployment rate much higher than the national average, said event coordinator Hector Cruz.

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  • Elizabethtown opens 24-hour prescription disposal site

    Elizabethtown Police Department opened a prescription drug disposal site Wednesday afternoon, just hours after area law enforcement served 21 warrants for drug-related crimes, several of which involved trafficking in pills.

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown conducts a take-back collection twice a year, but EPD’s 24-hour green disposal container is the first permanent drop point in Hardin County.

  • Synthetic drug ban passes Senate committee

    A House bill proposing a statewide ban on synthetic drugs passed the State Judiciary Committee earlier this week.

    House Bill 481 aims to control sale, production and consumption of drugs designed to mimic the effects of marijuana and other illicit substances. Synthetic drugs are sold in smoke shops and gas stations but commonly are labeled “not for human consumption.”

  • Fiscal Court approves Hayden School Road agreement

    Hardin Fiscal Court approved an interlocal agreement Tuesday with Elizabethtown and a second agreement with Silver Gate Properties to green light widening Hayden School Road.

    Elizabethtown City Council already approved the agreement, which identifies needed improvements to the road as part of developing Ashton Park Subdivision by Silver Gate Properties.

    The county agreed to make improvements to Hayden School Road between St. John Road and the corporate limits of Elizabethtown, including drainage and paving upgrades.

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  • Missing teens picked up in Jefferson County

    The two teen girls reported missing from their Elizabethtown homes Sunday morning were found Tuesday night in Shively.

    Virgil Willoughby, Elizabethtown Police Department’s public information officer, said Brianna T. Ray, 16, and Danielle M. Bouvier, 15, were not in danger when Shively Police Department picked them up.

    Shively is on U.S. 31W just south of Louisville.

    The girls were reported missing by their parents after families noticed their absence Sunday morning.

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