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  • Shop safely this holiday season

    Holiday season is a time of giving, but it also is a peak time of year for con-artists, pickpockets and thieves, warn area law enforcement officials. With Black Friday close by, police encourage caution and awareness this shopping season.

    If you plan to go holiday shopping, you should go during the day rather than night if possible, according to the Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition's "Christmas Safety Tips." In the event you have to go at night, park in a well-lit area, if possible.

  • E’town council delays maintenance agreement for Veterans Tribute

    Elizabethtown City officials on Monday delayed approval of a maintenance agreement for the Hardin County Veterans Tribute at the Elizabethtown Nature Park off Ring Road because of concerns surrounding its maintenance.

    Councilman Marty Fulkerson told Elizabethtown City Council he could not vote for the agreement as drafted because it contains language releasing the Hardin County Veterans Tribute committee from any responsibility in taking care of memorial once it is completed.

  • Photo: Who’s that peepin’ out the window?
  • Police: Drivers should be safe, avoid distractions during holiday travel

    Thanksgiving is not just a peak travel season, but it's also the deadliest time of year for drivers, according to a Kentucky State Police official.

    Norman Chaffins, public affairs officer at KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown, said more drivers are killed on roadways during the holiday than any other time of the year in Kentucky and nationwide.

    During the holidays, more vehicles hit the roadways for travel season, Chaffins said, and drivers need to be aware of the vehicles around them.

  • Early morning wreck leaves two injured

    LARUE COUNTY — A two-car collision Monday afternoon on U.S. 31E about 7 miles north of Hodgenville left two drivers with serious but non-life threatening injuries, police say.
    Sharon D. Bush, 56, of Elizabethtown, was traveling north on 31E in a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer when her vehicle dropped off the right shoulder of the roadway, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.
    Bush overcorrected and lost control of her vehicle, which crossed the center line and struck a 2003 Ford Explorer driven by Felipe Ramirez, 21, of Hodgenville.

  • A stitch from the heart: Astrid Whitacre crochets afghans for soldiers

    Astrid Whitacre has been crocheting afghans for soldiers for 30 years. She estimates she’s made thousands of blankets, sending them to soldiers all over the world.

    “They’re all my boys,” said Whitacre, a member of the local chapter of Disabled American Veterans. “It’s just a thing I do.”

  • E'town approves new alcohol regulations, zoning standards

    Elizabethtown is ready for whatever the changes in alcohol laws bring.

    City Council on Monday approved new alcohol regulations governing expanded alcohol sales and zoning changes designating where distilled spirits, wine and malt beverages can be sold.

  • Man arrested after running out of family courtroom

    A man was arrested and lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center Monday after he "bolted" out of Family Court, said Greg Lowe, spokesman for the Hardin County Sheriff's Office.

    Bailiffs reported Richard D. Hogue, 33, was "acting strange" prior to the incident, Lowe said. Hogue ran out of the courtroom after a judge gave him 90 days in jail for failure to complete an anger management class.

  • After reviewing documents, judge agrees to end prosecution on Farmer's sex charges

    After reviewing more than 70 pages of police documents and the grand jury proceedings, Judge Kelly Mark Easton has approved the commonwealth attorney’s motion to dismiss charges against Jeff Farmer of Elizabethtown.

    Because Easton dismissed the charges without prejudice, Farmer could be indicted again if new and incriminating evidence surfaces.

  • Escaped inmates still on the run

    Police continue to look for two Hardin County Detention Center inmates who escaped from the jail Saturday night after digging a hole in a fence corner.

    Jailer Danny Allen said Lonnie Ray Coy, 43, of Shepherdsville, and Joshua Nunn, 19, of Edmonton, were minimum security inmates classified for the work-release program. Once captured, the men will be lodged in the main building.

    Coy and Nunn were in the jails Restrictive Custody building as opposed to the main building, Maj. John Timbers said, and the jail staff will not change its protocol following the incident.