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  • Call of duty: Dispatchers recognized for work behind the scenes

    Imagine one of your greatest fears becomes a reality. A loved one is critically injured or ill and needs immediate medical attention.

    You dial 911. It rings once.

    “911, where is your emergency?” a calm voice answers.

    You speak to the dispatcher for less than a minute, but the efforts to save your loved one started with the voice at the other end of the phone.

  • J.T. Alton teacher terminated

    A male teacher at J.T. Alton Middle School in Vine Grove was fired Tuesday after accusations of inappropriate communications with a student, according to Hardin County Schools officials.

    The allegations are being investigated by Radcliff Police Department to determine if a crime has been committed.

  • Gibson steps into interim principal role at John Hardin

    Lynne Gibson will serve as interim principal next school year at John Hardin High School, after assistant principal Greg Cecil chose not to accept the job.

    Gibson, an assistant principal at the school, will fill in for principal Alvin Garrison, who is leaving Hardin County Schools for a year to participate in the Minority Superintendent Internship Program, a program offered by the Kentucky Department of Education.

  • Cruisin' the Heartland named a Top 10 summer event

    Elizabethtown’s annual classic car showcase has been recognized statewide as a must-see attraction.

    Cruisin’ the Heartland was selected as part of the Top 10 Festivals & Events for summer 2013 by the Kentucky Travel Industry Association, a 950-member statewide association that represents all areas of Kentucky’s tourism and travel industries. The car cruise received a Judges Recognition Award from the association last summer.

  • Juvenile suspect captured in Blackjack Road shooting

    Police have captured a juvenile suspect wanted in connection to a shooting last month on Blackjack Road near Radcliff that left one injured.

    The 17-year-old Radcliff teen is charged with first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

    The teen was arrested April 10 and has been lodged at Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Center, according to the release.

    Because of the teen’s age, additional details will not be released, police said.

  • Women Build Day to raise money for Habitat house

    This year’s Habitat for Humanity Women Build Day plans to raise money to keep houses as affordable as possible, as well as draw new volunteers to work on a Habitat home.

    Registration for the women-only build begins today.

    To get an application to be one of about 35 volunteers, call (270) 268-1947, email info@hardinhabitat.com or stop by the Hardin County Habitat chapter’s office on Pear Orchard Road in Elizabethtown.

  • Elizabethtown High School graduation set for May 31

    The graduation ceremony for Elizabethtown High School is set for 7 p.m. May 31 at the high school’s gym.

    The Elizabethtown Independent Schools board approved the graduation date for the district at its regular meeting Monday night.

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  • JTA teacher fired over alleged communications with student

    A teacher at James T. Alton Middle School in Vine Grove has been terminated from his position after alleged inappropriate communications with a student surfaced Monday.

    Hardin County Schools spokesman John Wright said parents of JTA students were notified about the situation through the district's One Call System on Monday.

    The case is under investigation by the Radcliff Police Department.

    See Wednesday's print edition for additional details on the story.

  • Police: 2 injured in alcohol-related wreck

    A Vine Grove woman and out-of-state man were injured Sunday morning in a single-vehicle wreck and police say alcohol was a factor.