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  • Lackey found guilty, gets 20 years

    An Elizabethtown man was found guilty Friday of second-degree escape and first-degree being a persistent felony offender following an incident earlier this year.

    Quintin D. Lackey, 31, was arrested July 3 by the Elizabethtown Police Department for violating parole when he shoved a probation and parole officer attempting to adjust his handcuffs at the District 5 office on Mulberry Street and fled. He eventually was found running on East Poplar Street.

  • E85 now an option in E'town

    Phillip Druen saw the sign for E85 fuel at the Speedway on Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown on Friday evening and was compelled to stop after a visit to Louisville. He needed gas anyway, he said.

    “Finally, they’ve got it in Elizabethtown,” he said of the alternative fuel, which is 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline and can be used in flexible fuel vehicles. Ethanol is an alcohol-based fuel created from the fermentation and distillation of starch crops, such as corn, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

  • Bus crash documentary to be available on DVD

    A documentary depicting the events of the May 14, 1988, bus crash in northern Kentucky that killed 27 — including 24 children — from Radcliff First Assembly of God Church, will be available this week on DVD.

    “Impact: After the Crash” was shown twice locally during the 25th anniversary of the bus crash in May. The film is available on DVD through Amazon starting Friday, according to the film’s Facebook page.

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  • E'town couple arrested Thursday

    An Elizabethtown husband and wife, indicted last month on numerous charges, were arrested Thursday night.

    Richard Alan Monroe, 40, was indicted on two counts of theft by unlawful taking more than $500 but less than $10,000; two counts theft by unlawful taking, firearm; fraudulent use of a credit card more than $500 but less than $10,000; first-degree criminal mischief; theft by unlawful taking less than $500; fraudulent use of a credit card less than $500; two counts of third-degree criminal mischief.

  • Radcliff's first family grows

    Add one to Radcliff's next census. Mayor J.J. Duvall's wife, Susan, gave birth Saturday to a son.

    Luke Edward Duvall weighed in at 9 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 21.5 inches long, the mayor reported on Facebook. He was born at 11:25 a.m. Saturday at Norton Suburban Hospital.

    The Duvalls also had a son, Cameron, last October and have a 10-year-old daughter, Hannah Lewis.

  • Murder trial ends in hung jury

    A Hardin County jury ended more than 10 hours of deliberation Friday night with a mistrial in the murder case against Jarrod Davis of Radcliff. Davis was charged with murder in the death of his 1-month-old son, Ja'Vion Davis, earlier this year.

    He was found not guilty of first-degree criminal abuse. The answer to the charges were returned just after 11 p.m. Friday.

  • Hosparus expands Thrift Shoppe

    Hosparus now has more breathing room in its local Thrift Shoppe.

    The organization, which provides care, comfort and counseling for those facing life-reducing illnesses, held a ribbon cutting grand opening Friday for its expanded location at Helmwood Plaza next to Suntan City in Elizabethtown in conjunction with the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Love doesn't have to hurt

    Love comes from the heart. Not from a fist.

    The only power he has over you is the power you give him.

    A message from the heart: Love doesn’t have to hurt.

  • Bands marching off to competition

    The year’s marching season is drawing to a close, but local bands are hoping to make the final two Saturdays count.

    Four high schools are competing in the quarterfinals of the Kentucky Music Education Association State Marching Band Competition.

    Students at John Hardin feel the band has come a long way since the start of the season. Senior Loren Carman said the band improved faster throughout the year than she first anticipated.

    “They’ve exceeded my expectations, most definitely,” Carman said.