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  • Closing a chapter, leaving the force

    After more than 40 years working at the Elizabethtown Police Department, Chief Ruben Gardner said the one thing that continues to baffle him is people’s inhumanity toward one another.

    “I’ve seen brothers kill brothers and a few hours later they’ll be asleep when we go get them,” Gardner said. “It’s really mind boggling to see that kind of behavior.”

  • Banner days for Elizabethtown:

    Several city agencies are working together on a project to create defined entryways to historic downtown Elizabethtown and expect to run the results up a flag pole, or more accurately, quite a few lamp posts.
    Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau executive director Sherry Murphy said banners depicting local historic figures are being prepared for placement on Public Square and along the streets leading to the square. A timeline is not set for when the banners will go up because details are still being worked out, she said.

  • Heritage Council exploring concept of downtown as cultural district

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council is exploring the possibility of participating in a newly created state program designating cultural districts in local communities.

    Executive Director Heath Seymour said he is working on a pre-application to submit downtown Elizabethtown for consideration and will approach Elizabethtown City Council asking for its approval to pursue a formal application for the program.

    “It doesn’t mean we’ll get it, and it doesn’t mean the city will approve it,” Seymour said.

  • Getting a brain freeze
  • Local organization trying to Refresh Your World

    It all started with a concert.

    In August of 2009, Amy Green and her friend Ashley White took Green’s two sons to see the Jonas Brothers.

  • HC gov't nets national award for step-in-grade salary plan

    Hardin County government has been highlighted for innovative management practices on a national level.
    The county has received a 2011 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties for its step-in-grade salary plan, which took effect in January 2010.

  • Camp to make 'superstars' out of these chefs

    Hardin County kids kicked their cooking skills up a notch this week with help from the local extension service.

    Local children are taking part in a Superstar Chef Camp this week at the Hardin County Cooperative Extension Service. Children ages 8 to 12 started Monday by learning to make healthy foods. The camp runs through today.

  • Brent Burke set to walk

    Family members have waited almost four years through four attempts to prosecute former U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke on  charges of murder.

    Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Shaw is expected Tuesday to dismiss without prejudice the charges against Burke, according to a letter Shaw sent to Michelle Kerstetter, daughter of Karen Comer.

    For Stanley and Irene Burke, Brent Burke’s parents, this means a chance to see their son outside a courtroom for the first time since his 2007 arrest.

  • Attorney general candidate makes campaign stop in Hardin County

    The Republican candidate for attorney general made his first campaign visit Tuesday night to Hardin County.
    At a reception at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown, Todd P’Pool addressed about 40 attendees, including former U.S. Rep. Ron Lewis and Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry.

    The GOP views this attorney general’s race against Democratic incumbent Jack Conway as a pivotal one for the state.

  • Recycled oil coming to area Valvoline stations

    Area residents soon will have a green option when they’re having their oil changed.

    Valvoline Instant Oil Change stations in Elizabethtown will join with other Valvoline stations nationwide in offering the company’s NextGen motor oil.

    Manager James Sheehan said the station likely will have the option available later this month.

    The recycled motor oil product is made of 50 percent recycled material.