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  • Eagle Scout project in need of volunteers

    Evan Chadwick is looking for a few good hands to clean up what his father says is a beautiful part of Freeman Lake sullied by debris.

    Evan, 14, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 668 and is staging a cleanup of Braddock Bay at Freeman Lake in Elizabethtown this weekend. He is looking for volunteers willing to help him complete an Eagle Scout project and restore some serenity to the lake. 

  • Leitchfield man accused of assault indicted by grand jury

    Among those indicted in October was a Leitchfield man accused of stabbing a Summit man in front of the alleged victim's wife and four children.

    Steven Dewayne Wilson, 38, is charged with first-degree assault and first-degree stalking. He is scheduled for arraignment Nov. 22 in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Wilson on Aug. 27 after he allegedly stabbed James Hodge multiple times with a punch knife and struck him with a crow bar, according to a citation.

  • Photo: Preparing the square for the season
  • Cobbler Palooza set for Saturday

    Cobbler Palooza will host several local bands from noon-6 p.m. Saturday as part of the Second Saturday program and in celebrating the 8th anniversary of Cobbler’s Cafe in downtown Elizabethtown.

    The parking lot on the left side of the café will be blocked off for the free concert.

  • Eastview man sentenced on child porn charges

    An Eastview man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison followed by a life term of supervised release after being convicted by a federal jury of child pornography charges.

    Gary Loyd Keith was found guilty on June 23 of receiving and possessing child pornography following a three-day trial in U.S. District Court. At the time of his arrest in May 2009, Keith was on supervised probation for a 2005 conviction in Hardin Circuit Court for distributing and possessing child pornography.

  • ECTC, WKU entering agreement for seamless transfers

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Western Kentucky University, with its main campus in Bowling Green, are set to enter today into a joint admissions agreement.

    The agreement is meant to expand the partnership between the two schools and allow students easier access to a four-year degree by allowing students to be admitted to ECTC and WKU at the same time.

    ECTC President/CEO Thelma White and WKU President Gary Ransdell plan to sign the agreement at 2:30 p.m. today at ECTC’s Regional Postsecondary Education Center.

  • Rape, theft and drug cases lead October indictments

    After returning more than 50 indictments in September, the Hardin County grand jury returned 43 in October, more than half of which were drug or theft related.

    Leading the list was the case against David B. Dunnivant, a move-in sex offender from Michigan who is accused of forcibly raping an adult female relative.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Dunnivant in August at his Elizabethtown home, charging him with first-degree rape, incest and possession of marijuana. The grand jury returned an additional charge of tampering with a witness.

  • Guthrie, local businesses get up close and personal with consumers

    Local businesses took their offerings directly to consumers Wednesday.

    Hardin County Chamber of Commerce members came together as part of a small business expo at Towne Mall, where they interacted directly with local consumers in a heavily trafficked area within the county. Anthony Conder, a chamber organizer, said about 70 chamber members participated in the expo.

  • ABC announces alcohol license quotas

    Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove have received their alcohol quotas.

    The Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control said Radcliff will receive eight liquor drink licenses and nine package liquor licenses while Elizabethtown will receive 12 package liquor licenses. Vine Grove, which was completely dry prior to the Oct. 4 election, will receive two package liquor licenses.

  • EIS, HCS vote for contract addendum

    Families paying tuition in the Elizabethtown Independent Schools district will have another opportunity to attend without payment.

    The EIS and Hardin County Schools boards adjusted their student enrollment contract at a meeting Wednesday night.

    Both boards voted to add an addendum to the contract that allows for a second random drawing among only students attending EIS on tuition. The drawing is for slots left open by students who opt not to use them after being chosen in the annual name draw.