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  • Time at Fort Knox drew Bevin to Kentucky

    While speaking in Radcliff Saturday, GOP gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin said he lived there 25 years ago when he was “stationed at Fort Knox for a time.”

    The U.S. Army has no record placing Bevin there permanently during his four years on active duty, a spokesman from the U.S. Army’s Human Resources Command said.

  • Goodman cites upholding Constitution as reason to continue performing marriages

    The sole Hardin County magistrate still performing marriages after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling late last month legalizing same-sex marriages said he wants to uphold the U.S. Constitution.

    District 2 Magistrate Doug Goodman said he will continue to perform civil ceremonies for couples no matter their sexual orientation.

  • Man charged with assault of girlfriend

    An early morning argument Wednesday escalated to the point of an Elizabethtown man choking his girlfriend, according to an arrest citation.

    Kashief J. Bland, 20, of the 1700 block of Cliff Ridge Court, now faces a felony charge of second-degree assault, domestic violence. Bland faces up to 10 years in prison on the Class C felony charge, if convicted.

  • Judge to review appeals in Sanders case

    A review of submissions regarding the appeal of Samuel D. Sanders’ conviction on two charges was held Monday in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Judge Charles C. Simms, III continued the appeal process, acknowledging a statement of appeal and statement of facts filed by attorneys for Sanders.

  • Photo: Chicago area students help build Habitat house
  • Sharpsten assumes command of 3rd ESC

    The 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command installed a new commander Friday in a ceremony at the unit’s headquarters on Fort Knox.

    Brig. Gen. Christopher J. Sharpsten assumed the command from Brig. Gen. Donnie Walker Jr., who led the ESC the past two years.

  • Jackson tabbed as Hodgenville police chief

    By DOUG PONDER
    Landmark News Service

    The Hodgenville City Council approved acting Chief Marcus Jackson as the city’s new police chief, following a resignation from former Chief Steve Johnson on Monday.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny Devore nominated Jackson at Monday’s council the meeting to fill the position.

  • St. Christopher set to host Ethnic Food Festival

    The second Ethnic Food Festival hosted by St. Christopher Church in Radcliff is July 25 following the 5 p.m. scheduled Mass.

    This is the weekend when the parish celebrates the feast of its patron, St. Christopher. St. Christopher is the patron saint of travelers and motorists.

  • Smith is new Upton mayor

    By DOUG PONDER

    Landmark News Service

    The city of Upton has a new mayor after the recent resignation of Mayor Chris Hines.

    The Upton Town Council voted unanimously to appoint Council member Melissa Smith as mayor during its June meeting. Smith filled the vacancy left by Hines, who resigned May 19 after moving outside of the city limits.

  • E'town man declines rocket docket plea agreements

    An Elizabethtown man charged in two separate cases chose not to accept rocket docket plea agreements Tuesday and his cases will return to the grand jury.

    Derek Lee Daugherty, 35, charged with fourth-degree assault, third or subsequent offense, in one case, declined a rocket docket plea agreement where he would serve two years for the offense on a guilty plea.