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  • Sheriff's Office plans traffic safety checks

    Over the next few months, the Hardin County Sheriff's Office plans to begin conducting traffic safety evaluations on U.S. 31W and other area roads.

    The checks most often will occur at night on weekends when impaired driving is at its peak, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. Officers may initiate checkpoints at other times during the month, the department said.

  • Photos: Reconnaissance goes green
  • Families, jurors fight Burke dismissal

    Just before closing time Friday, Elizabethtown attorneys Jeremy and Carey Aldridge rushed into the Hardin County Justice Center to file 17 affidavits in an attempt to block Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Shaw’s motion for dismissal of charges against former U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke, which includes two counts of murder.

    Five affidavits were from jurors of the most recent Burke trial in April. Twelve were from family members of victims Tracy Burke and Karen Comer, the women Burke is accused of killing.

  • Extreme savings: Careful planning stacks up coupon savings

    Joking about their desperation, Christy Sauerbrey and Vanessa Hartson dug through a shopping cart of manager’s specials at an Elizabethtown Kroger and fished out a dented package of Quilted Northern.

    For the dent, which damaged a single roll, the premium toilet paper was marked down to $3.99 and Hartson was armed with a $2 digital coupon loaded to her loyalty card through the grocer’s website. Score.

  • Summer Blast fosters sense of community in Radcliff

    The smell of smoke from grills was in the air when 5-year-old Shaun Boykins Jr. launched a small football toward a suspended tire in Colvin Community Center’s parking lot in Radcliff.

    His father, Shaun Boykins, assistant football coach at North Hardin High School, was working in the booth during Radcliff Summer Blast.

    The event was established to encourage a stronger sense of community in Radcliff, a goal of Mayor J.J. Duvall. The boy mostly was glad it also gave him a chance to toss a football.

  • Focus on Finance: Money available to help Kentuckians bridge the gap

    Question: I lost my job last year and I am having trouble keeping up with my mortgage. Is there a program that can help me until I get back on my feet?

  • UPDATE: Murder charge filed related to motel death

    A Noblesville, Ind., man said he helped his wife commit suicide in a hotel room in Elizabethtown, according to Elizabethtown police.

    Police released details and identities late Saturday regarding a death investigation that began Saturday afternoon after emergency responders were called to a local motel to investigate a report of two unresponsive occupants.

    They found a man who had to be hospitalized and a woman who was dead.

  • Hodgenville woman hurt in two-car crash on Dixie

    A Hodgenville woman was injured Friday during a crash Friday on East Dixie Avenue between Bishop Lane and New Glendale Road.

    John Grimm of Elizabethtown was pulling out of the E’town Motel in his 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee because traffic stopped to wave him across one lane, according to police.

    Grimm didn’t see Vanessa McCoy of Hodgenville southbound in the left lane in her 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser, according to police.

  • Rides, lots of cars attract patrons to Stephensburg Days

    Hattie Mae LaFollette craned her neck Saturday to see the approaching parade when she heard horns and sirens coming toward the place her family staked out on U.S. 62 near West Hardin Middle School.

    She watched in rapt attention as tractors, fire trucks, a Girl Scouts troop, and other vehicles and organizations pass by during the parade that kicked off Saturday’s activities at Stephensburg Days.

    The girl’s mother, Shellie LaFollette of Eastview, said Hattie Mae has Down Syndrome and enjoys the cars, fire trucks and candy that accompanies the parade.

  • 3-D viewing can signal eye problems

    This summer 3-D movies are invading local theaters. Many theater patrons are noticing some issues with their eyes when viewing 3-D films.

    Optometrists say 3-D technology is not harmful to eyesight and can help alert people to potential eye problems.

    Dr. Rob Steller of 20/20 Eyecare in Elizabethtown said while there is pending research, so far research shows 3-D films, television and video games are safe for the eyes. In fact, some aspects used in 3-D media have been used in the optometric field for years to train the eyes to work the muscles, Steller said.