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  • Post 4 trooper receives seatbelt award

    A Kentucky State Police Post 4 trooper has been honored by the state for his effort to increase use of seatbelts.

    Trooper Pete Binkley was awarded a Governor’s Occupant Protection Enforcement Award at the second annual awards Thursday in Lexington.

    The awards are given to officers in each agency over six divisions with the most occupant protection citations. Binkley wrote more than 317 seatbelt and child restraint citations, according to KSP.

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  • Task force nets 10 pounds of marijuana during E’town arrest

    Earlier this month, the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force uncovered 10 pounds of marijuana while serving a warrant on an Elizabethtown man.

    Task force Detective Rob Green said officials were serving warrants July 20 at Alphonso L. Cleaver’s Sparrow Court home when they confiscated the marijuana.

    Cleaver, 38, faces a felony charge of trafficking in marijuana greater than 5 pounds and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

  • Former Fort Knox officer welcomes new military role

    Retired Col. David E. Thompson has not drifted far from Fort Knox.

    Gov. Steve Beshear again looked to this area to fill a position in his office, appointing Thompson as executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs and special assistant to the governor on BRAC. He starts Wednesday.  

  • Alcohol petitions closing in on needed signatures

    The deadline is creeping up on two local agencies if they hope to hold special alcohol elections before the Nov. 6 presidential election.

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb has unearthed a decades old court case giving the two organizations some breathing room if they fall short.

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  • 'Bogie' receives spot in the hall

    Rick Games was overjoyed when he heard the list of names being inducted this week into the Kentucky Firefighter’s Association Hall of Fame. He shares a relationship with all three men.

    A past president of the association and former Elizabethtown fire chief, Games reflected on his friend “Bogie” and said he is a highly deserving candidate to enter the hall who was dedicated to the fire service.

  • Weekend events fill local hotels

    With athletes, parents, coaches and fans in town for Cal Ripken regional baseball and a state swim meet, Elizabethtown hotels near Exit 94 are reaping the benefits.

    Vacant rooms are scarce this weekend, said Sue Cundiff, marketing director of four national franchise hotels on Commerce Drive near the Interstate 65 interchange. She said all four are filled for the weekend.

    “We’re sold out until Sunday,” Cundiff said of Comfort Suites, LaQuinta, Baymont Inn and Suites and Ramada Inn.

  • Basketmaker receives Folk Heritage Award

    Cecilia basketmaker Leona Waddell has another recognition to add to her long list of accomplishments.

    Earlier this year, one of her split white oak baskets was placed in the Renwick Gallery Smithsonian American Art Museum’s basket collection in Washington, D.C. Another basket toured with the Southern Arts Federation.

    She received a letter Wednesday from Gov. Steve Beshear informing her she was recognized as recipient of the Folk Heritage Award from the Kentucky Arts Council, which is part of the Governor’s Awards in the Arts.

  • Radcliff transfers $400,000 surplus into reserves

    Radcliff city officials have a reason to smile when reviewing the 2011-12 budget cycle.

    Chief Financial Officer Chance Fox said the city was able to roll over a $400,000 surplus into reserves from a roughly $12 million budget.

    Fox said Thursday the city has transferred about $1.2 million into the reserve account during the past two budget cycles. That was possible, he said, because some accounts brought in more money than expected and departments spent less than expected.