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Local News

  • Hit-and-run vehicle sought

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office is investigating a hit-and-run crash Dec. 5 that occurred at 1721 Greensburg Road. 

    A red mid-sized pickup truck, possibly a Ford Ranger or Chevrolet S-10, struck another vehicle while attempting to pass. The truck, which did not stop, was occupied by two Hispanic males, police said. The truck will have extensive passenger side damage. 

    If you have information about the collision, call the sheriff’s office at 358-3120.

  • Local groups perform at fundraiser tonight

    Warm Blessings Inc., a Hardin County charity that provides meals for the homeless, will hold a celebration and fundraiser tonight at John Hardin High School, 384 W. A. Jenkins Road, Elizabethtown.

    The donation-only event features activities for families, children and youth. Performances start at 8:30 p.m. and include the Jane Rose Band, J Walk, Seth Phelps and Angelia Whitlock providing a mix of oldies, contemporary Christian, country and classic rock, along with Cor 13 performing upbeat contemporary Christian. 

  • Rumpke announces holiday trash collection schedule

    Waste and recycling collection will be delayed one day the week of Christmas and New Years Day for customers whose regular collection occurs on Thursday or Friday.

    The regular collection schedule will resume Jan. 5. Rumpke’s holiday collection schedule can be viewed online at www.rumpke.com.

    For more information, call 1-800-678-6753.

  • Law enforcement to crack down on drunken driving

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety is joining state and local law enforcement agencies in a national enforcement campaign -”Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.” - throughout the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

    The holiday season can be one of the deadliest times of the year for motorists due to an increase of impaired driving.

  • Cookies are coming

    Satisfy your sweet tooth while giving girls the vital skills they need to succeed in life. Local Girl Scouts will soon be out selling cookies to the general public. Girls will start taking orders Jan. 1 and booth sales are set to begin Feb. 23.

    Each box costs $3.50.

  • New Haven man indicted on federal firearm charges

    A federal grand jury in Louisville returned an indictment against Ronnie Earl Johnson, 40, of New Haven, on charges of possessing an illegal short-barreled firearm and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • Canine spots suspicious substance

    Deputy Russell McCoy and K-9 Andy assisted with a Greater Hardin County Drug Task Force arrest Dec. 16. Andy “hit on” a tractor trailer at a traffic stop on Bardstown Road, north of Elizabethtown.

    Officers found a substance believed to be crystal meth inside.

    The driver, Benjamin Hugh Roberts, 53, of New Glendale Road, Elizabethtown, was charged with possession of controlled substance and convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

  • Four face drug charges

    An Upton man was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine by Kentucky State Police on Dec. 20. Three others face related charges.

    Methamphetamine or meth is an addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. It can be produced in small, illegal laboratories with common chemicals such as drain cleaner and matches.

    Trooper Pete Binkley found the components of a lab while making a welfare check on a child, according to KSP spokesperson Steve Pavey.

  • 18-year-old girl gets break after supplying meth cooks

    A Hodgenville teen, facing more than a decade imprisonment if convicted as charged in October with aiding a Motel 6 methamphetamine cook, broke into tears of joy Wednesday after a sentencing deal offered her a break from jail.

    Jessica Miller, 18, was arrested with three people in their 20s on Oct. 10 after Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force agents say someone tipped them off to an active meth lab inside a first floor bathroom of an Elizabethtown Motel 6.

  • Jobs scarce as economy hits home

    Got work?

    If so, count your blessings, because, according to the latest unemployment rates, about 1.2 million jobs have disappeared across the nation.

    The nation’s unemployment rate hit a 14-year high in October at 6.5 percent and set a new high in November at 6.7 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Kentucky’s unemployment rate hit 6.8 percent in October, then jumped to 7 percent in November.