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  • Senior Life: Fight elder abuse

    Abuse comes in many forms and can happen at any age. From silent mistreatment to exploitation to violent unthinkable acts, abuse happens to the very young, the very old and to the most vulnerable.
    Abuse knows no age boundaries, economic or social limits. It does not have geographical boundaries. Reports of elder abuse are frequent in Hardin and surrounding counties, from the hands of strangers, family members, friends or caregivers.  It often goes unreported by the victim for fear of scandal, retribution or retaliation.

  • Crashes slow I-65 northbound

    A pair of crashes is slowing northbound Interstate 65 traffic Sunday evening.

    At approximately 5 p.m., an injury wreck involving an entrapment was reported at mile marker 83, between Glendale and Sonora.

    A second crash at mile marker 88 was reported at approximately 5:45 p.m.

    Motorists should expect delays.

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  • EPD chief announces retirement

    A job opening for chief of police was posted Friday on Elizabethtown’s city government website.
    Chief Ruben Gardner is retiring effective July 31, Mayor Tim Walker said. Gardner has held the position for 21 years and has been a member of the Elizabethtown Police Department for 41 years.
    According to EPD’s website, Gardner has been a resident of Hardin County since 1965. He began working as a patrolman in 1970, and by 1977, was lieutenant of investigations.

  • Mother plans candlelight vigil Tuesday

    While still experiencing grief and anger, one family is trying to work through their pain to let others know help is available for prescription drug addiction.

    Tina Clark lost her daughter, Jessica Killion, on June 14, 2010, to an accidental prescription drug overdose. Killion was  24.

  • Radcliff Relay for Life on track to meet goal

    Will Yates was 14 when he was diagnosed with melanoma. At 17, he decided to stop receiving treatment. In 2010, he died at age 19.

    Just more than a year later, about 50 of Yates’ family and friends participated in Radcliff’s Relay for Life, said Tina Yates, Will Yates’ grandmother. As a first-year team, Good Clear Will raised about $2,500.

  • Western Kentucky Parkway to receive weather maintenance

    Sections of Western Kentucky Parkway will receive pavement repairs as part of a statewide emergency maintenance project.

    Gov. Steve Beshear directed the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to repair sections of highway pavement damaged by severe weather last winter. In total, the 13 selected projects are expected to cost $13.6 million. Most of the roads are limited access highways but no money was awarded for Interstate 65.

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  • Home damaged by fire on College Street Road

    Eighteen Elizabethtown firefighters responded Friday to a house fire on College Street Road.

    The homeowner at 106 College Street Road noticed flames coming from the laundry room area, Battallion Chief Mark Malone said. Only the homeowner was in the house at the time of the fire and she made it out safely without injury, Malone said.

    When the firefighters arrived, heavy smoke and flames were coming from the laundry room, he said.