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  • Economic hardship motion defeated in E'town

    Old arguments die hard but the debate over declaring an economic hardship has been put to bed for now.

    Elizabethtown City Council on Tuesday nixed the hardship, 4-2, which would have allowed restaurants to garner up to 50 percent of their sales from alcohol. Currently, restaurants in Elizabethtown must collect a minimum of 70 percent of sales from food.

    The motion to declare the hardship was supported by Councilmen Larry Ashlock and Kenny Lewis, but neither man gained much traction in convincing their counterparts to give the motion real consideration.

  • First local Habitat director remembered for his work

    Colleagues of Bob Imel, the first executive director of Hardin County Habitat for Humanity, remember him as instrumental in the organization’s success in its early days.

    Imel, 71, died Friday at the Hospice Center in Bowling Green. Imel was the local Habitat director for a number of years, a deacon at St. Christopher Church in Radcliff, and vice president and director of fixed operations for the Swope Family of Dealerships.

  • Police continue hunt for Abdullah White

    Five days after Kristie L. Allen was found dead in a Buffalo residence, Kentucky State Police continue the manhunt for Abdullah R. White, the Radcliff man seen fleeing the scene in her vehicle.

    Norman Chaffins, public affairs officer at KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown, said Tuesday that White, 35, has a history of “violent crime,” and state police are tracking down numerous leads in the case.

    “We’re receiving tips,” he said. “We’re trying to figure out where he’s at.”

  • E'town man wanted on bench warrant for meth case

    Investigators are searching for an Elizabethtown man who has been wanted on a bench warrant since last June in conjunction with a methamphetamine case.

    Robin McFadden Sr., 65, was arrested May 9 near the Elizabethtown Sports Park and charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, said Detective Rob Green with Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force.

    After being released on bond, Green said McFadden missed a court date and a bench warrant was issued June 3 for failure to appear.

  • Accused killer required to surrender DNA sample

    Accused killer Joshua Hines appeared Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court for 2012’s first motion hour day.

    The Commonwealth’s Attorney Office filed a motion requesting that Hines be swabbed for DNA testing. Defense attorneys did not object and Judge Kelly Mark Easton ultimately approved it.

    Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Heather Paynter said the swabs should have been taken to begin with, referring to the fact that haven’t already been taken as an “oversight.”

  • Bardstown man arrested in shooting

    A Bardstown man stands accused of shooting a man in the stomach on New Year’s Eve.

    Roger Cahoe, 34, of Bardstown, was in stable condition at University Hospital in Louisville late Tuesday morning.

    Edward “Eddie” O’Bryan was charged with first-degree assault after an argument between Cahoe and his girlfriend allegedly escalated into an argument between Cahoe and O’Bryan, according to a news release from the Bardstown Police Department.

  • Infrastructure updates expected in Proffitt's next year

    Residents might not be seeing many effects from Vine Grove Mayor Blake Proffitt’s first year in office.

    That’s because he and city council members have spent much of their time and energy laying the groundwork for coming infrastructure improvements that could begin as early as this spring.

    Proffitt said that was one of the major issues he ran on after serving three two-year terms as a city councilman.

    “We’ve got an old town with old infrastructure,” he said.

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  • Woman arrested in connection to LaRue County slaying

    Another woman has been arrested in connection to Friday’s killing in LaRue County.
    Samantha Kolley, 19, of Elizabethtown, surrendered to police at about 7 p.m. Sunday on Wonderland Cavern Road in Hardin County, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police. Police were searching for Kolley because of her alleged connection to the murder of Kristie Lynne Allen, 28, of Buffalo. Allen was found dead Friday evening in a friend’s home.

  • Residential resolutions: Hardin Countians can reach New Year’s goals at home

    As January begins, the annual negotiations and bargaining to change an aspect of one’s lifestyle is here. But New Year’s resolutions don’t have to end up being failures by February.

    There are resources in Hardin County that can help people meet some of the most common yearly resolutions, which are, according to usa.gov, losing weight, quitting smoking, getting a better education, volunteering, drinking less alcohol, eating healthy food, getting a better job, managing debt and stress, recycling, saving money and traveling.