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  • Students are the scientists at SJS science fair


    Setting one’s school work on fire isn’t usually advised, but every now and then, it’s exactly what’s called for.

    St. James Regional Catholic School held its science fair Tuesday, and students tested hypotheses on subjects ranging from music’s effect on the brain to what beverages do to teeth.

    The fair has been a staple of science classes at St. James for years. But the majority of the work is left to students to do on their own, science teacher Becky McGuffin said.

  • County approves plan to relocate county offices

    Nearly five years after the county rejected a proposal to relocate county offices, Hardin Fiscal Court has approved construction of a new facility off Ring Road that will move the bulk of Hardin County government out of downtown Elizabethtown.

  • Local forestry office closing

    Hardin County native Steve Gray has spent about 30 years of his career with the state Division of Forestry at the division office in Elizabethtown.

    The office where he has spent so much of his time working has been open since 1949, helping with forest fire control, assisting with forest management, inspecting logging work for water quality violations, running educational programs in schools and conducting other work.

  • Hardin Fiscal Court picks site for new government building

    Hardin Fiscal Court took steps Tuesday toward building a new county government office complex.

    The vote on an engineering firm to design the building included a decision to build the $12 million structure on county-owned property along Ring Road in Elizabethtown adjacent to the emergency management building. The measure passed 8-1 with Magistrate Bill Wiseman casting the only dissenting vote.

  • Volunteer jail ministers gather for annual training

    More than 300 volunteers filled the seats Monday night at Vine Grove Baptist Church for an annual training session for the Hardin County Detention Center’s jail ministry.

    According to Jailer Danny Allen and Chaplain Larry Vance, the county’s jail ministry is the largest in Kentucky.

    “There are volunteers in the jail every day of the week, year round,” Allen said.

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  • Woman sentenced for assisting alleged shooter

    The woman accused of helping a murder suspect to evade police was sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Elizabeth D. Hensley, 24, pleaded guilty in January to hindering prosecution or apprehension. Judge Ken Howard sentenced Hensley to three years in prison, which will be probated for five years.

    According to the Elizabethtown Police Department, Hensley assisted Robert Tarafa after he allegedly shot Frank Knapp last June at Memorial Apartments.

  • Elizabethtown woman charged with assault

    An Elizabethtown woman is facing multiple charges after police say she stabbed a man and then lied to officers about her involvement.

    Jessica S. Duren, 27, was arrested Monday night on charges of second-degree assault and falsely reporting an incident.

    According to an arrest warrant, Duren was involved in a verbal argument Feb. 15 at Woodland Mobile Home Park with the alleged victim.

    The altercation concluded when Duren removed a knife from a kitchen drawer and allegedly stabbed the man in the stomach, police said.

  • HMH program strengthens defense against heart attacks

    Hardin Memorial Hospital says it is serious about heart attacks, pointing to a new initiative it believes will save lives and improve the quality of care for heart patients.

    HMH officials said a program developed to shrink the wait period between a patient’s arrival and the start of a balloon angioplasty has exceeded expectations and met markers quicker than anticipated.

  • Work nears on U.S. 31E in LaRue

    Preliminary work begins this week as Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contract crews realign curves and resurface a section of U.S. 31E near the Lincoln Boyhood Home in LaRue County.

    The nearly $2.2 million contract with Salsman Brothers, Inc. from Bardstown will provide a safer and more efficient route through the corridor connecting Hodgenville and Bardstown, according to a KTC news release.