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  • State takes next step in Race to the Top



    HARDIN COUNTY — Local superintendents are pleased to see Kentucky take another step toward securing federal education funding, now that a key piece of legislation has been passed.

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed House Bill 176 on Thursday, as well as Kentucky’s application for the Race to the Top federal grant. The new law sets provisions for what the state will do for low-achieving schools, which is an aspect of Race to the Top.

  • Former jailer's son files as candidate



    ELIZABETHTOWN – When it comes to running a jail, Joseph Marshall Heady Jr. said he “learned from the best.”

    Joe Marshall “Mutt” Heady Sr., who died 15 years ago, served seven terms as Hardin County jailer spanning the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.

    Now his son hopes to run the jail.

    Heady Jr. filed as a Democratic candidate for the post, making him the seventh person seeking to fill the shoes of veteran Jailer Louis Lawson.

  • ECTC-WKU partnership meets Hardin County's postsecondary needs

    By Dr. Thelma White and Dr. Gary Ransdell

    Education is a driving force in the economic development of Hardin County and the surrounding area. Enrollment at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and at Western Kentucky University’s campuses in Hardin County continues to grow. And, as the area prepares for the changes at Fort Knox brought by the Base Realignment and Closure, postsecondary education will play a major role in making the changes positive.

  • Alcohol measure tabled

    Staff report

    Elizabethtown City Council on Tuesday agreed to table a measure to lift restrictions on alcohol at Pritchard Community Center.

    A preliminary agenda released to the media earlier this week included the city’s alcohol policy as an agenda item, but Councilman Marty Fulkerson requested the item be removed for the finalized agenda.

    Fulkerson, who supports the push for alcohol at Pritchard, said he removed the item after council members asked for additional time for information gathering on the subject.

  • Fla. man admits illegally entering post, stalking

    By NE Staff

    FORT KNOX — A Florida man pleaded guilty  Friday in U.S. District Court to unlawful entry on Fort Knox, among other charges.

    Christon L. Crabtree, 32, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., also pleaded guilty to stalking his wife  and violating a protection order, the U.S. Department of Justice announced in a statement.

    Crabtree allegedly traveled to Fort Knox in September and was apprehended there, despite being barred from post because of an earlier assault on his wife, the statement said.

  • Art and music

    FOR MORE INFORMATION: The non-profit Music & Arts Center of Cultural Learning is located at 790 N. Dixie Ave., Suite 801, in Elizabethtown. To learn more about the programs and instruction offered or how to help, call (270) 234-0007.

  • Restitution effort holds teen offenders accountable


    Anyone interested in Hire-A-Teen classes may contact the Hire-A-Teen coordinator, Will Stolz, at (270) 862-3575, or 735-3000. 

    Businesses interested in participating in the Work Restitution Initiative, as either employers or partners in training, may contact Hardin District Court Judge Kim Shumate at: (270) 766-5004, or via e-mail: kimberlyshumate@KYCOURTS.net.



  • Senior Life: Suddenly, you're a caregiver

    It’s happened, that dreaded phone call in the middle of the night. It’s one of the phone calls that most adult children and family members try not to think will happen.

  • Legislators: Slots an unrealistic choice



    FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear’s proposal to include $780 million in expanded gambling revenue to bridge a sizable shortfall met Wednesday with a chilly reception.

    Some local legislators also greeted the proposal with a cold shoulder, calling the budget “unrealistic.”

    “It gave the governor a way to balance,” Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, said. “Was it realistic? Probably not.”