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  • 5K preserves teacher's memory

    Jennifer Payne of Elizabethtown remembers her mother often now that she is a mother herself.

    She remembers Pat French as the most kind-hearted, laid-back person she knew and someone especially dedicated to her family.

    “She would have done anything for us,” she said.

    French’s family especially  remembers her every year during a 5k named in her honor after the Elizabethtown resident died in her sleep at age 46 of cardiac arrhythmia.

    She had run a mini marathon the weekend before.

  • Dispute arises over land for Cecilia school project

    Plans to build a 600-student elementary school in Cecilia conflict with a lease holder’s desires to continue farming the property. A financial settlement offer was rejected and the case could be headed to court.

    Hardin County Schools has approved a purchase option to spend $433,575 for the land off Ky. 86 in Cecilia and plans to open an elementary in time for the 2013-14 school year. For 40 years, the Miller family has farmed the property under a lease agreement that has two years left.

  • Cities preparing for alcohol sales

    Law enforcement officials from Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove say it is hard to predict what is going to happen once expanded alcohol sales are available, but policing agencies are “absolutely” prepared for what lies ahead.

    Hardin County Attorney Jenny Oldham said policing agencies in the three cities are “well prepared” and “well trained” for increased alcohol availability and what that may bring.

  • E’town man charged with rape

    An Elizabethtown man is accused of engaging in sexual activities with a female relative younger than 16.

    George William Beason, 31, is charged with second-degree rape, six counts of incest, three counts of second-degree sodomy, two counts first-degree sexual abuse and distribution of obscene matter to minors.

    According to a police citation, Beason had sexual intercourse Oct. 12 with the alleged victim at his Keeneland Drive residence. He was arrested Wednesday morning at the Elizabethtown Police Department.

  • Faces & Places: Red Cross renovation
  • Incumbent gets nod by default

    ISSUE: Kentucky's next governor
    OUR VIEW: Beshear is the default choice 

    On Nov. 8, Kentucky voters will be presented with the choice of three candidates who endeavor to lead the commonwealth to a more prosperous future. Although they share a common desire and passion for improving quality of life within the state, the means differ by which they intend to make this overarching goal a reality.

  • DUIs

    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown. ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, BAC is the Blood Alcohol Concentration reading, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs, EIP stands for Early Intervention Program and VIP stands for Victims Impact Panel. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.


  • Traffic and misdemeanors

    The following misdemeanor and traffic violation cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown. KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. Totals include court costs and/or public advocacy fees. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    Darrell Glen Cushman (1961). Alcohol intoxication in a public place. Total $235.

    Lamont C. Daniel (1982). Speeding 17 mph over. Total $178.

    Lori A. Smith (1965). Speeding 14 mph over. Total $155.

    Sandra C. Stout (1960). Theft by deception. Total $155.

  • South Hardin community news

    South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 872-3223

    Glendale Days was a huge success. I think there were more people there than ever before. It was hard to walk through with so many people but everyone seemed to have an awesome day.