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  • E'town man arrested after altercation at restaurant

    An Elizabethtown man is charged with second-degree assault of a police officer after he was involved in an altercation Saturday morning at Las Margaritas in Radcliff.

    According to a citation, security at the restaurant asked James F. Conyers, 23, to leave, but he refused. Police say he swung at the guard when a Radcliff officer stepped in to diffuse the situation. Police said Conyers then pushed the officer in an attempt to stop him.

    Conyers was released Monday from Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a partially secured $10,000 bond.

  • Hardin County's Most Wanted: State police search for bank robbery suspect

    Kentucky State Police is searching for an unidentified suspect wanted for bank robberies in Sonora and LaRue County.

    Investigators believe the suspect captured in surveillance footage at the Bank of Buffalo and The Cecilian Bank branch in Sonora are the same man, according to a news release from Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

    The Cecilian Bank at 235 E. Western Ave. was robbed just before closing time Jan. 15, according to KSP. The suspect handed the teller a note demanding cash and, after receiving the money, fled on foot.

  • Cadets embrace challenges at JROTC drill competition

    Local cadets tested their mettle against schools from several states this weekend.

    Roughly a dozen Kentucky Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps drill teams competed in the Sgt. Maj. Paul C. Gray JROTC Invitational Drill, Marksmanship and Academic Championships in Radcliff Saturday and Sunday.

  • Responders rely on each other, family during tragedy

    Families of those who die in tragic ways, such as the wreck that claimed six lives on Feb. 2 on Interstate 65, usually are those most affected by the terrible losses.

    But families of first responders are also affected and tested emotionally by the loss of life and occasional gruesome circumstances they encounter.

    They put aside that struggle as they sift through wreckage and clues to understand what happened and bring comfort to the loved ones of those who died, but they eventually have to deal with their own feelings.

  • Foley returning to Animal Control

    Gerald Foley’s retirement from Hardin County Animal Control was short lived.

    He has been chosen from a field of 16 candidates to fill the same position he vacated in November after announcing his retirement with nearly 30 years of employment with the county. Hardin Fiscal Court will cast a vote on his reappointment as department head during its meeting Tuesday.

  • Under 4 set at highest risk for fatal abuse

    While the entire Elizabethtown Police Department’s detective division spent 14 hours at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville on Feb. 26, two infants battled for their lives in the intensive care unit.

    One baby survived. The other, Aleyah Noelle Williams, died from her injuries, and her father, Barry Wayne Williams Jr., was indicted Thursday for murder.

    The cases were reported to police within six hours of each other and the infants had a combined age of 9 months.

  • State requires anyone, everyone to report suspected abuse

    Once a child abuse case has been reported, officials say it is “frighteningly common” to hear a neighbor, family friend or someone else familiar with the child say they suspected something but didn’t report it.

    “You’ll have a lot of people going, ‘Gosh, I should have done something,’” said Detective Sgt. Brian Graham of the Elizabethtown Police Department.

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  • Tracy Lawrence to headline Heartland fest

    Responding to repeated requests from local residents, Elizabethtown has secured a veteran of country music to close out the Heartland Festival this August.

    Tracy Lawrence will take the stage at Freeman Lake Park during a free Saturday night concert at Freeman Lake Park on Aug. 24, according to city officials.

    Lawrence, known for hits such as “Alibis,” “Can’t Break it to My Heart,” “My Second Home” and “If the Good Die Young,” is no stranger to Elizabethtown or the park, said Mayor Tim Walker.