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  • Sports Park lands new sponsorship agreement

    The Elizabethtown Sports Park announced Monday at the Elizabethtown City Council meeting that it has landed new sponsorship agreement and has renewed an existing one.

    The park has a new $25,000 sponsorship from the National Guard, according to Seth Breitner, director of the sports park. That agreement also would change the name of the wide sidewalk leading to the championship pavilion from Walk of Champions to the National Guard Walk of Champions.

  • Case continues after man pleads guilty in federal court

    Although a Radcliff man pleaded guilty to federal charges of wire fraud and impersonating a soldier, a local case against him for mimicking a police officer remains active.

    Jonathan W. Short, 23, was indicted in January into Hardin Circuit Court on charges of second-degree burglary and two counts of impersonating a peace officer. Two months later, a complaint was filed in U.S. District Court charging Short with impersonating a soldier, wire fraud and entering government property under false pretenses for the purpose of committing a felony.

  • Hardin County Health Center experiences flooding

    More than 100 appointments at the Hardin County Health Center in Elizabethtown were relocated Monday while workers tended to flood damage in the building.

    Wendy Keown, public information officer with the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, said a pipe in the ceiling connected to the building’s sprinkler system burst around 4:30 p.m. Friday leaving several inches of standing water on both floors of the 580 Westport Road location.

  • Historic hoax to be featured on Travel Channel series

    Hardin County and its own versions of Bernie Madoff will be featured this fall in a series on the Travel Channel.

    A film crew from the cable network spent Monday at the Hardin County History Museum, documenting the diamond hoax of 1872 involving Elizabethtown residents Philip Arnold and John Slack, for an upcoming episode of “Mysteries at the Museum.”

    A firm date to air the episode hasn’t been set, but it’s expected to run in October or November.

  • Living in the home of the homeless

    A Radcliff church working to open a homeless shelter is hosting an event this weekend to raise money for the project and help sponsors and residents understand the challenges facing those who are homeless.

    Organizers for the Heart of Hope Homeless Shelter being built in the basement of Powerhouse of Praise and Deliverance Center are asking shelter sponsors and residents to join in an event beginning at 6 p.m. Friday to experience homelessness.

  • Tennessee man reportedly tried to bite an officer

    A Tennessee man faces a felony assault charge after police say he resisted arrest and attempted to bite an Elizabethtown officer.

    Shannon D. Wooden, 40, of Hendersonville, Tenn., was arrested Sunday morning on charges of third-degree assault of a police officer, third-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

  • County finishes year under budget

    The Hardin County government finished the past fiscal under budget, Judge-Executive Harry Berry said Friday.

    The county ended the 2012-13 fiscal year with $438,094 more in revenue than expenses.

    Of that, more than $124,000 was added to the county’s general reserves, more than $199,000 went to increasing E-911 reserves and $35,000 was added to Pearl Hollow Landfill’s escrow account to help with landfill closure activities expected to take place decades from now.

  • E’town girl has charitable birthday party

    Ellie Paynter did not want anything for her birthday, at least not for herself.

    The 9-year-old Elizabethtown girl decided with her parents her birthday party this past Sunday would be one of the area’s increasing number of charitable birthday parties.

    Friends and families, many of them young, energetic girls who are friends with Ellie, filtered into the Historic State Theater with pasta, soup and other nonperishable goods for St. Vincent de Paul.

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