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Today's News

  • EPD promotes two to sergeant

    Elizabethtown Police Department promoted two of its own to patrol sergeants Wednesday evening during a ceremony.

    Detective Kelly Slone and Officer Joshua Richardson have been with the department since 2002 and will be part of a change in the department's structure, said Virgil Willoughby, EPD's public information officer.

    In its current structure, the department has five patrol sergeants who are assigned to patrol officers and supervise each of the department's three shifts, said Maj. Jamie Land, deputy chief of patrol.

  • Maintaining focus will advance fight against AIDS

    ISSUE: World AIDS Day
    OUR VIEW: Awareness helps beat the threat

    Since the AIDS epidemic began 30 years ago, advances have been made in the medical and awareness arenas, but the disease has an astounding global impact and often a stigma.

    In the United States, about 1.2 million people are living with HIV, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in five of those don’t know they are infected. About 16,000 people with AIDS die each year.

    Last week, communities observed World AIDS Day.

  • Building permits

    The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the cities of Elizabethtown and Radcliff planning and development offices. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

    Keith Parker, 329 Akers School Road, Upton. Use: single wide foundation.

    Double L Construction, lot 27A, Springfield Meadows subdivision, county. Use: single-family residence.

    Double L Construction, lot 28A, Springfield Meadows subdivision, county. Use: single-family residence.

  • Civil suits

    The following civil suits are filed in Hardin County Circuit Court in Elizabethtown. Et al is a Latin abbreviation meaning “and others.” Lawsuits give only one side of a disagreement and do not reflect any counterclaims and/or settlements that may have occurred since the initial suit was filed.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Five locals to play in Battle of the Bluegrass game (12/9)

    Five local football seniors have been selected to play in the Best of the Bluegrass All-Star football game.

    The game pits players from the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association against players from the rest of the state. The game replaced the annual All-Star game between players from Kentucky and Tennessee. The game will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Louisville St. Xavier High School.

  • BASEBALL: Delabar, Adcock to discuss Velocity program Sunday (12/9)

    Stevie Delabar and Nathan Adcock both have reached the Major Leagues, but both still want to help the community where they got their baseball careers started.

    The Players Dugout will host a youth Velocity seminar at 3 p.m. Sunday. Delabar, a Seattle Mariners pitcher, and Adcock, a Kansas City Royals pitcher, will be in attendance and discuss the program and how it’s benefitted them. The seminar is free, but attendees should bring a folding chair with them.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Bruins to receive state championship rings (12/9)

    Central Hardin baseball coach Todd Thompson has had plenty of time to think about what the Bruins accomplished last season when they won the KHSAA state tournament.

    “I’ve had time to reflect back on the year as a whole, and it was just a special year,” Thompson said. “It was a special group of boys.”

    The Bruins will be back together tonight for the first time since July. They won the championship in June and they returned to Whitaker Bank Ballpark in July for a special ceremony prior to a Lexington Legends game.

  • Advocacy Center studies Green Dot program

    The local rape crisis center is working on a proactive approach to violence along with all other centers in the state.

    The Advocacy and Support Center in Elizabethtown is taking part in the statewide research of the violence-prevention program Green Dot. The program, which asks bystanders of violent or potentially violent situations to intervene in safe and possibly non-confrontational ways, is being studied for its effectiveness at the high school level in decreasing the amount of incidents like bullying and dating violence.

  • EPD nabs two for suspected fraudulent credit card use

    Two out-of-state men were arrested Wednesday after one of them allegedly tried to use a fraudulent credit card at the 1600 N. Dixie Ave. location of Five Star.

    Daniel N. Takere, 25, of Washington D.C., and Michael Kadje, 45, of Columbia, Md., have been charged with 50 counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument after a Five Star official reported the attempt to the Elizabethtown Police Department.

  • Removing Barriers for Student Success

    By Gary French