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  • Amendment would allow building setback alternatives in Glendale overlay zone

    Hardin Fiscal Court heard first reading Tuesday of an ordinance that will create a compromise of sorts for an approved interstate and highway overlay zone near the Glendale industrial mega site.
    Hardin County Planning Director Chris Hunsinger presented amendments to the county’s zoning ordinance that allow for reductions in building setbacks and define the term green space.

  • EIS to use April 1 as make-up day

    The News Enterprise

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools will use April 1 as a make-up day for instructional time lost because of snow. Students were scheduled to be dismissed that day while teachers used it for professional development.
    The district has missed five days of school because of snow. Students attended school on Feb. 18 and 21 to make up two of the days.  

  • Former LaRue deputy jailers charged with providing contraband to inmates

    Landmark News Service
    A two-year investigation by Kentucky State Police has led to allegations against three former LaRue County Detention Center employees.
    All three are accused of bringing banned items into the jail. Two are accused of offering contraband to female inmates in exchange for sexual favors.

  • Tearful man pleads guilty to sex crimes

    A bailiff had to hand Loren Dale Asbell Jr. a tissue so he could wipe away tears as he pleaded guilty Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court to multiple counts of sex crimes with underage boys under a plea agreement with the Hardin County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.
    Under the terms of the plea agreement, Asbell, 48, had to confirm he had committed each of the 20 acts of which he was accused as he stood before Circuit Court Judge Ken Howard and a courtroom nearly full of onlookers, including some of his victims.

  • Spring Fling teaming with KoC car show

    Event planners hope merging two annual community events will double attendance and promote a spirit of cooperation.
    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce Spring Fling and the Knights of Columbus fourth Annual Car & Bike Show will take place from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. April 30.
    The car and bike show has increased in attendance every year and attracted 88 people last year, said John Pike, grand knight for the Knights of Columbus and show organizer.

  • Helping Hand of Hope set to launch in June

    Helping Hand of the Heartland partnered with North Hardin HOPE to build a wall of hunger that shattered a Guiness World Record. Now the two agencies are looking to tear down a few walls.
    Helping Hand and North Hardin HOPE are merging into a single agency serving Hardin County with a tentative completion date of June 30, said David Dozer, executive director of both agencies.

  • Officer commended for work on cold case

    Elizabethtown Police Department Detective Pete Chytla was given a distinguished service award Tuesday.

    He received the award during the Elizabethtown City Council meeting Tuesday for his work on the arrest of Daniel Paynter, 56, on charges of murdering his wife, 35-year-old Lori Paynter. Her body was found in Elizabethtown in December 2002.

    Daniel Paynter was arraigned two weeks ago in Ohio.

    EPD Deputy Chief Carl Bee said the case presented challenges, such as crossing multiple jurisdictions and moving slowly in its prosecution.

  • Nationwide earthquake drill to test preparedness

    The nation is gearing up for an earthquake drill, but it won’t be about diving under desks and avoiding glass objects.
    Countless emergency management organizations, medical service facilities, emergency responders, National Guard posts and volunteer organizations will communicate with each other as if they were responding to earthquakes from May 16-20.
    The exercise is meant to help responders know what they should improve upon to be prepared to respond to an actual emergency.

  • Williams-Farmer campaign visiting Elizabethtown

    A leading Republican candidate in the 2011 Kentucky gubernatorial race will make a stop Wednesday evening in Elizabethtown.

    Senate President David Williams and his running mate, Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, are scheduled to meet with constituents from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brown-Pusey House, said Iris Wilbur, field director for the Williams-Farmer campaign.

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