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  • U of L professor to discuss biomedical research at ECTC

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will host a discussion today about biomedical research in the next of its LEAF-STEM — Lectures and Exploration Activities For Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — series.

  • Assistant principal remembered as giving, great educator

    Bryan Todd remembered Brent Wagoner as a giving person, someone who always was ready to help another in need.

    “Honestly, I’ve never known a better person than Brent Wagoner,” Todd said.

    Wagoner, assistant principal at East Hardin Middle School, died Saturday at age 45. Wagoner started his teaching career at East Hardin in 1992 and was named Hardin County Schools’ ExCEL award winner in 2004. He coached boys’ basketball at the middle school and was an assistant girls’ basketball coach at John Hardin High School for two seasons.

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  • Alcohol revenue soars in 2013

    Alcohol sales in Elizabethtown reached new highs in 2013.

    A report issued by Alcoholic Beverage Control Administrator Tom Reynolds shows the city collected nearly $1 million from its 5 percent regulatory fee, which must be allocated for regulation and enforcement of alcohol laws, and other license fees in 2013. The total checked in at $955,147.80.

    The city collected more than $800,000 in license and regulatory fees last year.

  • E'town man charged with stealing car

    An Elizabethtown man wanted on numerous driving warrants was arrested by Radcliff police early Monday morning when he was seen driving a stolen vehicle on U.S 31W.

    Charles Westbrook, 27, was spotted at 12:42 a.m. just north of Joe Prather Highway in a red 2014 Volkswagen. The Radcliff officer who stopped Westbrook also was the officer who took the stolen vehicle report, according to an arrest citation.

  • Charity considers backpack program

    The Lord’s Supper Soup Kitchen in Radcliff is seeking partners to provide a better start to the school year for area children.

    The kitchen hopes to fill 1,000 backpacks with shoes, clothes, food, school supplies and vouchers for haircuts for its first Back-to-School-Drive.

    “We have a lot of children that come through our soup kitchen,” said Joyce Hamilton, who runs the kitchen with her husband, Terriance. “When they go back to school it’s important they feel good about themselves.”

  • 3-1 leaves lasting legacy

    When the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division rolls up its flag in May one final time, 3,500 soldiers under six battalions will have seen the end of the Duke Brigade – part of The Big Red One.

    Now as it inactivates, the soldiers moving on to new units, creating a void at Fort Knox, but the brigade leaves a history.

  • Relay teams host unique auction

    Two Relay for Life teams have taken a unique approach to fundraising.

    The Cecilian Bank and Team Flag host Quarters for a Cure at 12:30 p.m. March 16 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. The auction begins at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and include a lunch of hot dogs, chips, drinks and desserts.

    The fast-paced auction puts a different spin on charity events, said coordinator Diane Booker of The Cecilian Bank.

  • Indictments include arson, assault

    Recent indictments in Hardin Circuit Court include an Elizabethtown man charged with arson and a Louisville man charged with assault.

    Elizabethtownresident Garrion Montreal West, 32, was indicted on a charge of first-degree arson after police said he started a fire in an apartment complex on Glenview Drive to harm himself.

    Ronnie Eugene Patton, 35, was indicted on charges of third-degree assault, disarming a peace officer, unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor, resisting arrest, third-degree criminal mischief, and third-degree criminal trespassing.

  • Parrett’s concealed carry bill clears Senate

    A bill allowing honorably discharged veterans to forgo concealed carry weapons training has cleared a hurdle in the Senate and moved on to the House of Representatives.

    Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, is sponsoring the bill, which would require veterans to provide documentation of prior military weapons training allowing them to bypass concealed carry weapons training.

    Under Senate Bill 125, only veterans with an honorable discharge would be eligible for the training waiver and would have to provide documented proof of the honorable discharge.