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  • Bullets, badges and books

    Though snow covered the grass and the high barely rose above 20 degrees, a group of Hardin County Detention Center deputies stood at the bottom of a slope for a pepper spray training exercise.

    Two of the jail’s new hires, Rhonda Rentas and Charles Templeman, were prepared to be contaminated with oleoresin capsicum, also known as pepper spray.

    Deputy Jeff Grigsby, training director at the detention center, said law enforcement officers are required to be contaminated with OC to obtain certification to carry pepper spray.

  • New school gets name

    The new elementary school in Cecilia will be named Cecilia Valley Elementary School after the school name was approved Tuesday night at a Hardin County Board of Education meeting.

    The school will replace the current Howevalley Elementary School. The new school will be built Hwy. 86 in Cecilia. The Board bought the land in 2012 from the Cecil family. However, because of a lease agreement, the district cannot start work on the site until 2014.

  • Edelweiss Club turns 40

    Lunchtime conversation at Prichard Chapel at Fort Knox drifted fluidly between English and German Tuesday.

    Dishes included spatzle, apple strudel and other potluck delicacies cooked with recipes that crossed the Atlantic with members of the German American Edelweiss Club when they came to the United States as military wives.

    The group celebrated its 40th anniversary Tuesday with a couple of original members and later additions who sought out the club as a way to connect with the country they left behind.

  • HMH pursues Magnet award

    Hardin Memorial Health is pursuing a hospital designation validating its commitment to excellent nursing care.

    HMH intends to apply for Magnet recognition, an award distributed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, this fall.

    Linda Bragg, chief nursing officer, said the application and designation process is lengthy and meticulous as HMH must provide accurate documentation that clearly states the excellence of care required under the ANCC’s stringent evaluation standards.

  • Weaver: Millpond could be hub for satellite companies

    Mike Weaver doubts Millpond Business Center will ever attract a major company because of its limited access to transportation routes, but he believes it could be a breeding ground for satellite companies.

    Weaver, a military veteran and former state representative, addressed the future of Millpond on Tuesday night while briefing Radcliff City Council on the recent work of the North Hardin Economic Development Authority, which he chairs.

  • Long resigns from tourism commission

    Jim Long’s time with the Elizabethtown Tourism Commission has come to an end.

    Long announced his resignation, effective immediately, to Elizabethtown City Council on Tuesday following a presentation on recent activity at the Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau.

  • Meth deemed cause of mobile home fire

    Two Elizabethtown residents arrested following a fire in December at a Woodland Mobile Home Park trailer have been indicted in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Christopher Lee Humphrey, 30, and Jennifer Nicole Hazelwood, 24, each face charges of complicity to manufacture methamphetamine, complicity to commit first-degree criminal mischief and complicity to commit first-degree possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine.

    The grand jury also indicted Humphrey for second-degree persistent felony offense.

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  • Drug cases lead indictments

    The Hardin County grand jury returned 18 indictments last week, many of them involving drug possession.

    Commonwealth’s Attorney Shane Young said the high number of indictments could be contributed to a backlog of cases.

    Traditionally, the court system slows down in December, Young said, which creates an influx of cases during the first few weeks of January.

    According to state law, the grand jury must indict a defendant within 60 days or he or she is released from jail.

  • Second Saturday receives state recognition

    Second Saturday in Elizabethtown has been recognized at the state level.

    The Kentucky Travel Industry Association awarded the monthly downtown event the Judge’s Recognition Award as part of its 2013 Spring Top 10 Festivals & Events, according to a KTIA news release.

    The awards are chosen by an impartial panel of judges based on numerous criteria, including popularity, impact on local tourism economy and cultural and historical significance, according to the KTIA.