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  • Dinosaurs coming to life during White Mills Days

    White Mills Days explores the Jurassic period this weekend.

    Along with the annual festival’s regular favorites, many of the children’s games and prizes feature a dinosaur theme. The celebration is Friday and Saturday at White Mills Christian Camp. The event raises money for local events and organizations.

    Tim Dennis, minister of White Mills Christian Church, said a lot of children enjoy dinosaurs, so the theme seemed appropriate.

  • McDaniels woman dies in shooting

    Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a woman injured Sunday in a home shooting in McDaniels.

    According to a news release, KSP responded after receiving a report of shots being fired at a house on Sandy Beach Lane.
    Initial reports indicated a male at the residence shot his wife, according to the release.

    Upon arrival, two males, Bart and Kyle Edgell, and a female, Susanne Edgell, were found at the residence, according to the release.

  • Helping Hand seeks mold-free headquarters

    Elizabethtown has closed the deals and now owns the properties at 212 and 214 W. Dixie Ave. sought as part of a downtown redevelopment plan.

    The purchases will help former tenant Helping Hand of the Heartland, now Helping Hand of Hope, as it searches for a permanent home in Elizabethtown. It is operating out of temporary quarters in the former Herb Jones property on East Dixie, said the Rev. Art Leach, chairman of the countywide charitable agency.

    “The sale gives us some cash,” he said. “Not enough, but it’s a start.” 

  • Fort Knox provides more land: Tanks a lot for the trails

    While Fort Knox does not hand out gold, it has donated plenty of green.

    The forested Army post over the years has given up land to those who like to get out into nature (and aren’t bothered by periodic booms). These tracts include Fort Duffield Park and the sprawling Otter Creek Park. Another, Saunders Springs Nature Preserve, is expected to more than triple in size thanks to a recently announced – but not yet finalized – lease between the Army and the city of Radcliff.

  • Prepare for new road delays

    Motorists planning to use portions of College Street Road near the U.S. 31W Bypass will have to seek alternate routes starting this week.

    The city of Elizabethtown is closing the roadway today near the bypass for up to 120 days. Traffic headed to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, the West Park Road industrial park or nearby neighborhoods will be detoured as Haydon Bridge Co. builds an 80-foot bridge designed to divert stormwater from local subdivisions and homes.

  • Family installs solar panels to reduce energy costs

    With energy costs rising, many homeowners are trying to find ways to save money on electricity. Turning off lights when  leaving a room or adjusting the thermostat by a few degrees cuts costs. But Hardin County residents Mike and Loretta Fitzpatrick decided to take  a different route.
    For years, Mike Fitzpatrick has looked into the possibility of installing solar panels at his home in the Cecilia area.

  • Man charged in wife's death

    A Noblesville, Ind., man reportedly told police he helped his wife commit suicide by strangling her in an Elizabethtown hotel room.

    Lonnie Daughtery, 37, is charged with first-degree murder. He was lodged Sunday in the Hardin County Detention Center.

    Police released details and identities late Saturday regarding a death investigation that began Saturday afternoon when emergency responders were called to the Holiday Inn Express on Buffalo Creek Drive to investigate a report of two unresponsive occupants.

  • Radcliff man charged with sexual assault of a minor

    A Radcliff man has been arrested on charges of sodomy and sexual abuse of a minor.

    Paul H. Hales, 54, of 624 Cottonwood Drive, was arrested by Radcliff police at 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday and charged with first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree sodomy.

    In both charges, the victim is listed as being younger than 12 years old, said Radcliff Police Department spokesman Bryce Shumate.

  • Sheriff's Office plans traffic safety checks

    Over the next few months, the Hardin County Sheriff's Office plans to begin conducting traffic safety evaluations on U.S. 31W and other area roads.

    The checks most often will occur at night on weekends when impaired driving is at its peak, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. Officers may initiate checkpoints at other times during the month, the department said.

  • Photos: Reconnaissance goes green