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  • E'town reviews mutual aid agreement

    Elizabethtown officials reviewed a mutual aid agreement with local police departments in Radcliff, Vine Grove and West Point; Hardin County Sheriff’s Office; and Kentucky State Police earlier this week.

    Police Chief Tracy Schiller said the agreement formalizes a process the departments have adhered to in a more informal manner for years, ensuring the agencies are available to one another when and if an emergency strikes or a situation arises endangering the public's welfare and safety.

  • Hardin Water District No. 2 will tap Louisville for supplemental supply

    In the shadow of a million-gallon water tank under construction off Springfield Road, Hardin County Water District No. 2 entered a partnership Tuesday afternoon with Louisville Water.

    The water-purchase agreement is essential for the district to satisfy a growing community, Water District Chairman Mike Bell said at the ceremonial signing.

    “Teaming with you, we’re going to meet those needs and those demands,” he said.

  • David Lee Murphy to perform at Summer Blast

    Country music is dominating Hardin County this summer.

    Radcliff has landed country musician David Lee Murphy to headline its Summer Blast concert on June 29. Murphy announced the stop as part of his summer tour on his official website.

    Known for hits like “Dust on the Bottle” and “Party Crowd,” Murphy’s performance will follow an appearance by Trace Adkins at Fort Knox. Tracy Lawrence also has been scheduled to headline Elizabethtown’s Heartland Festival in late August.

  • Effort could form friends of library group

    Jim Weise is trying to help a friend in need: the Hardin County Public Library.

    “If we’re not friends of the library, our libraries are going to suffer,” he said.

    Weise, a retired lawyer and member of the Elizabethtown Lions Club, is among a group contacted by library director Rene Hutcheson to look for input on ways to improve the library system.

    Weise remembered being part of a friends of the library group years ago.

  • Police: Man accelerated through KSP roadblock

    A Radcliff man was arrested Monday morning after state troopers say he sped through a traffic safety checkpoint on Ky. 313 without stopping and nearly struck several officers with his vehicle.

    Drew M. McCormick, 23, faces three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree criminal mischief, driving under the influence, license to be in possession, reckless driving, resisting arrest, no insurance and menacing.

  • Woodford Reserve finds a spot on post

    The Saber & Quill is introducing its Woodford Reserve Room with a grand opening celebration Wednesday.

    Post residents and the community at large are invited to the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which begins at 4 p.m. Formerly the Tanker's Lounge, the room will be branded in honor of a superior Kentucky bourbon.

  • Rehabbing Newberry's

    Two downtown Elizabethtown properties that cost $85,000 to purchase will require more money to rehab.

    Heath Seymour, executive director of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council, said he believes the investment would prove worthwhile because it will produce a product the city could lease, rent or sell at a competitive price.

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  • Former teacher arrested on indictment warrant

    A former J.T. Alton Middle School teacher facing 30 charges related to exchanging sexually charged text messages with a student was arrested Mother’s Day at his Rineyville home.

    Anthony D. Durrant, 46, was indicted Thursday into Hardin Circuit Court, and on Sunday, Kentucky State Police trooper served the former social studies teacher an indictment warrant at his Labrador Way residence.