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  • LINCOLN DAYS: Railsplitter Run moves to Sunday afternoon

     One of the Lincoln Days Festival’s most popular events will be held on a new day this year.

  • New Haven man in critical condition after shooting

     A New Haven man who was shot by a Nelson County sheriff’s deputy Thursday afternoon is still in critical condition at University Hospital in Louisville.

    John Hagan, 61, was taken by ambulance to the Nelson County Fairgrounds after 3 p.m., where he was flown by helicopter to the hospital to be treated for a single gunshot wound.

  • New Haven woman leads police on chase

     Bardstown police were led on a high-speed chase after they tried to pull over a driver reported for reckless driving on New Haven Road Friday.

    According to Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin, officers responded to a citizen’s complaint of a reckless driver around 4:30 p.m. on New Haven Road.

    An officer attempted to pull over Kelley M. Borders, 38, of New Haven, who was allegedly swerving in and out of traffic.

  • Color Run raises money for charities

    The regional domestic violence shelter hopes to raise funds through a benefit road race that doubles as a five-kilometer, sugar-coated kalideoscope of color.
    The Color Run is scheduled for 50 cities this year and already has made 23 commitments next year, including Louisville, Indianapolis and St. Louis. The events raise money for charities and the SpringHaven domestic violence shelter's board of directors are trying to get Elizabethtown on the 2013 schedule.

  • New Haven's Iron Horse Festival is Sept. 8

     The annual Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival is described as a family-fun event that truly has something for everyone.

    “There’s a good assortment of anything anybody wants,” said Linda Mattingly, secretary of the Iron Horse Festival committee.

    The festival will be held Sept. 8 in downtown New Haven. A 5k Run/Fun Walk will be held at 8:30 a.m. Opening ceremonies will follow at 9:30 a.m. in the Town & Country Bank lot. Admission is free.

  • Hardin County designated 'high trafficking area'

     The Office of National Drug Control Policy has designated neighboring Hardin County as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, which potentially could provide more funding and support to the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force.

    The task force consists of 10 full-time and two part-time investigators and covers Hardin, Grayson, Nelson and Hart counties. It has agreements to work in LaRue and Breckinridge counties, Director Ron Eckart said. He estimated about 85 percent of its cases are in Hardin.

  • Former Sonora principal dies

     A longtime principal in the Hardin County Schools system who died last week is being remembered as a firm educator with a sense of humor.

    Carl Henry Ford, 73, died last week after being ill with cancer. Ford taught at Upton Elementary School before serving as a principal there and then at Sonora Elementary School.

    Ford became principal in Upton in 1963 and moved to the position in Sonora in 1971, where he worked until his retirement in 1989.

  • PHOTO: New Power

     Hamilton Power Line Technician Mike Shelton works on a newly set utility pole On Salem Church Road in preparation for the new power lines. The work to the power lines in the Salem Church Road area is expected to last for two to three months.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE: Hike through Nature Preserve

     The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission will conduct a public meeting 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in the city council meeting room of City Hall, 634 Conestoga Parkway, Shepherdsville. The agenda for the meeting includes a presentation by KSNPC ecologist Martina Hines on flatwoods.

  • Recycling center closed through Tuesday

     The Renaissance Recycling Center, located on Water Street in Hodgenville, will be closed through Tuesday, Sept. 4.

    Solid Waste Manager Jill Gray said there will be "no door service" available; however, recyclables can continue to be placed in the wall slots of the building.

    If the bins become full, residents are requested to use the overflow trailers at the City Hall parking lot in Hodgenville.

    "If they can hold off until Wednesday, that will help out a lot," said Gray.