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  • Sonora commission adopts county-wide smoking ban

    Sometime over the next few months, all businesses in the southern Hardin County town of Sonora will be smoke-free.

    That decision came out of a Sonora City Commission meeting earlier this month and links the town to Eliza­bethtown, Radcliff and the unincorporated areas of the county as being smoke-free.

  • White Mills man charged in rape of teen

    A 50-year-old White Mills resident who admitted to having a sexual relationship with a teenager that started on Valentine’s Day, was arrested Tuesday and now faces six felony charges.

    The teen, who was 13 when the relationship started, is now 14 and pregnant, according to police.

  • Parrett considers statewide office

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett faces no opposition in the Nov. 4 general election but he still may be campaigning a great deal this fall. The Elizabethtown Democrat is a likely candidate in the 2015 race for agriculture commissioner.

    “I am exploring the opportunity to do that,” he said.

  • Meijer plan approved

    A proposed development plan for a Meijer supercenter on Ring Road cleared the Elizabethtown Planning Commission on Tuesday by a unanimous vote.

    The commission previously tabled the plan for 30 days because an easement to the vacant property on the east was not planned, but the proposed plan presented Tuesday rectifies what some on the planning commission saw as an issue.

  • Father who broke infant’s leg sentenced

    When Kathy Davis addressed the court Tuesday on behalf of her granddaughter, Alexis Taylor, 1, she wanted Judge Ken Howard to know she did not agree with the plea offer the child’s father, Shane Jenkins, was offered.

  • Water District No. 1 working on expansion

    Hardin County Water District No. 1 is considering extension of its service to the Constantine area of southwestern Hardin County.

    The district will conduct a public meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 to discuss a county water expansion project. It will be held at Fair Farm Church, 2107 Constantine Road in Cecilia.

  • Hardin County Teen Court now is in session

    All local high school students, public, private and home-schooled are encouraged to attend the Open House today at 6:30 p.m. at the Justice Center. Students and parents will learn about the Teen Court program and see a mock trial by former students.

    For more information contact Judge Shumate at 270-766-5004.

  • Route picked for next leg of Ring Road

    A route has been selected for the Ring Road extension to Interstate 65 and U.S. 31W. Letters could be distributed as soon as this week to property owners impacted by the plans and the transportation cabinet plans to conduct a public meeting next month.

  • Letter-writing campaign to support Fort Knox closes with 15,852 signatures

    A letter-writing campaign to the U.S. Army opposing further cuts at Fort Knox collected a total of 15,852 signatures over almost a two-month period.

  • E'town council discusses speed on Meadow Lane

    In its work session Mon­­­day afternoon, Eliza­bethtown Executive Assistant Charlie Bryant presented a speed study to city council for Meadow Lane, a road situated between Elizabethtown Christian Academy and Morningside Elementary School.