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  • No charges in North Dixie accident

    Elizabethtown Police Department released the names of the commuters involved in the three-vehicle wreck Monday on North Dixie Avenue.

    Theresa D. Cundiff, 51, of Elizabethtown, was the driver of a white Acura that struck two motorcycles stopped at a traffic light near the 1100 block of Dixie.

    David H. Bundy, 58, and Joel L. Templeton, 44, of Indianapolis, were the riders.

  • Council reviews 31W recommendations

    Feasability studies still required before project can emerge

    By MARTY FINLEY
    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com
    Councilman Larry Ashlock’s plans for interconnections between shopping centers along U.S. 31W were reviewed by Elizabethtown City Council on Monday, and some of the ideas captured interest.
    But City Engineer Scott Reynolds said there would need to be feasibility studies conducted and public input gathered before the proposals could be turned into projects.

  • Brushy Fork Debate boasts handful of political hopefuls

    State politicians again will stand on the bank of the Brushy Fork Creek for old-fashioned debate in front of a feisty crowd during Autumn Daze in Vine Grove.

    So far, gubernatorial candidate Gatewood Galbraith, his running mate Dea Riley, state auditor candidate John T. Kemper III and Commissioner of Agriculture candidate Robert Farmer are scheduled to appear at the second Brushy Fork Debate at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at Optimist Park.

    Galbraith has gained attention for his stance supporting the legalization of marijuana and openness about his own use of the substance.

  • Martinez arraigned Monday

    An illegal immigrant charged with murder and driving under the influence was arraigned Monday in Hardin District Court.

    Arturo Rodriguez Martinez, 22, was arrested Friday night following a single-car wreck on Interstate 65 near the 86-mile marker that resulted in the death of his 2-year-old daughter, Sidolena Martinez. He pleaded not guilty.

    Martinez speaks very little English, said Maj. John Timbers of the Hardin County Detention Center. The jail is searching for an interpreter but in the meantime is using inmates who speak Spanish to translate.

  • West Park Road opening Aug. 2

    The West Park Road extension will open to traffic Aug. 2, just in time to facilitate the start of a new school year.

    Elizabethtown City Engineer Scott Reynolds made the announcement Monday during Elizabethtown City Council’s work session.

    Though the road will be opening to facilitate school and industry traffic, Reynolds said there is still a “major” safety concern because contractors working on the Elizabethtown Sports Park will continue to transport materials and equipment on the road.

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  • Dixie wreck sends one man to HMH

    A three-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon on North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown sent one man to Hardin Memorial Hospital with possible life-threatening injuries.

    At 2:26 p.m., Elizabethtown Police Department received a call regarding a wreck near the 1100 block of Dixie near Peddlers Mall.

    A woman driving a white Acura was traveling northbound on Dixie  Avenue when she failed to stop, said Virgil Willoughby, EPD public information officer.

    Her car simultaneously struck the two motorcycles which were stopped at a red light, Willoughby said.

  • County government finishes fiscal year 'in the black'

    HARDIN COUNTY —  Hardin County government finished the 2010-11 budget cycle in June in sound financial standing.

    Revenues closed at $28.1 million, a 4 percent increase over last year, while expenses finished at $26.9 million, according to a news release issued by Judge-Executive Harry Berry

    The revenue growth will allow the county to place $864,000 in general reserve coffers, Berry said in the release.

  • Man charged with murder also an illegal immigrant

    The Louisville man charged with murder and driving under the influence was arraigned in Hardin District Court Monday morning.

    Arturo Rodriguez Martinez, 22, was arrested Friday night following a single-car wreck on Interstate 65 near the 86-mile marker that resulted in the death of his 2-year-old daughter, Sidolena Martinez. She was not in a child restraint at the time of the accident, police say.

  • Fort Knox Cadet Command hosts Leader's Training Course

    During June and July, U.S. Army ROTC cadets from all over the nation converged at Fort Knox to participate in ROTC’s Leader's Training Course.

    All attendees are current college students or soon-to-be college freshman enrolled in their college or university’s ROTC program. The training is meant to replace part of the cadets’ ROTC course load and enhance their leadership ability.