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Today's News

  • Cities-county consolidation bill passes Senate

    A bill designed to revise state laws regarding merger of municipal and county governments unanimously passed the state Senate on Monday.

    House Bill 189 previously passed the state House, 93-0, but must return there so a Senate amendment can be affirmed.

    Hardin County United, a volunteer organization that championed discussion of consolidated government locally, encouraged development of the bill to clarify how vote totals would be considered.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Thomas resigns as Central's coach (03/27)

    The Central Hardin girls’ basketball program is undergoing another coaching change as Demond Thomas resigned Monday after one season with the Lady Bruins.

    Thomas led the Lady Bruins to a 9-21 record, but more importantly, he created a buzz around the program that was sorely missing since legendary coach Terry Buckles retired following the 2008-09 season.

  • Job fair today aims to provide assistance to veterans

    A job fair specifically aimed to place veterans in front of prospective employers makes its way to Elizabethtown this week.

    The second Hire a Patriot job fair is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at American Legion Post 113 on Ring Road. The event is hosted by the Office of Employment and Training in conjunction with the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

  • Drive-by memories of a former home and a full life

    The yellow street sign warned: “Stop ahead,” so I tapped my brakes, bringing my car to a complete stop at the intersection. I glanced to the left before releasing stepping on the accelerator.

    Then it hit me.

    No, it wasn’t another vehicle. It was a series of scenes from the past, swirling around my car, streaming by me one by one and all at once, hurling me back in a time warp before swooshing past my car like a comet, leaving me craning my neck to grasp another glimpse as I idled by.

  • Homemakers' Spring Bazaar on Saturday

    Decoraters ready to brighten their homes for spring can find designs with a handmade touch Saturday at the Hardin County Homemakers’ annual Spring Bazaar.

    The Homemakers hosts its second Spring Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hardin County Cooperative Extension Service. Club members began hosting a spring bazaar after the success of a similar event during the holidays, which has been established for several years.

  • E'town police searching for missing girls

    Elizabethtown police are looking for two teenage girls reported missing Sunday by their parents.

    Brianna T. Ray, 16, and Danielle M. Bouvier, 15, are friends. Police believe the girls could be together, said Virgil Willoughby, EPD public information officer.

    The two teens disappeared from their Elizabethtown homes and parents noted their absence between 10 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, he said. The teens still were missing as of Monday afternoon.

    Ray is about 5-foot-5 and 115 pounds, according to EPD. She is a black female with black hair and brown eyes.

  • Horse Cave man charged with murder

    A 41-year-old Horse Cave man was arrested and charged with murder late Saturday by Kentucky State Police.

    Douglas W. Miller is charged with the stabbing death of Patrick L. Dunlap, 52, of Smithville, Tenn., who police found dead in Miller’s home on Hatcher Valley Road.

    Deborah Thistlewaite, 50, of Bloomfield also was at the residence when police arrived Saturday evening. She was arrested by the Hart County Sheriff’s Office on unrelated warrants. She is not charged related to the stabbing.

    Both were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

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  • One woman’s struggle with brain injury is a warning for young drivers

    For Jennifer Hornback, graduation and prom season bring back thoughts of a vehicle collision she can’t remember and the consequences she’ll deal with for the rest of her life.

    Jennifer, 20, has lived in a medical rehabilitation facility in Lexington since a head-on collision near Rineyville just more than three years ago left her in serious condition, in a coma and with a traumatic brain injury.

  • Court records show McCarthy ‘raises dogs’

    The more than 100 dogs confiscated last Wednesday from a Vine Grove residence, where officials say the animals were living in unsanitary conditions, were a woman’s livelihood, according to court records.

    Brian and Joyce McCarthy were arrested and charged with 103 counts of second-degree animal cruelty, a Class A misdemeanor. Officials allege volunteers and law enforcement officers removed 103 dogs from the McCarthy’s 103 Gaylene Drive residence where the animals were living in dirty cages without water.