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Local News

  • Sonora commission adopts county-wide smoking ban

    Sometime over the next few months, all businesses in the southern Hardin County town of Sonora will be smoke-free.

    That decision came out of a Sonora City Commission meeting earlier this month and links the town to Eliza­bethtown, Radcliff and the unincorporated areas of the county as being smoke-free.

  • Missing teen found in Vine Grove

    A missing 19-year-old male from Rineyville has been found alive at a Valero gas station in Vine Grove.

    Emergency personnel from Rineyville and Vine Grove were among the agencies on the scene looking for him. The man was reported missing around 5 p.m. today, said Rineyville Fire Department Chief Shane Crutcher.

  • Tree falls upon Mulberry-Helm Education Center

    A storm that traveled through Elizabethtown on Wednesday evening caused a tree to fall into the Mulberry-Helm Alternative Education Center in downtown Elizabethtown . Hardin County Schools canceled classes today for Hardin County High School, the alternative education program, which meets at the facility.

  • Rucker, Nettles concert latest high-profile Fort Knox attraction

    Over the last several years, Fort Knox has featured big-name performers at its summer concerts.

  • White Mills man charged in rape of teen

    A 50-year-old White Mills resident who admitted to having a sexual relationship with a teenager that started on Valentine’s Day, was arrested Tuesday and now faces six felony charges.

    The teen, who was 13 when the relationship started, is now 14 and pregnant, according to police.

  • Dennis Parrett considers statewide campaign

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett may become a candidate for state agriculture commissioner.

    “I am exploring the opportunity to do that,” he said.

    The Elizabethtown Democrat, who was elected to the Senate four years ago, said he expects to finalize his decision early next month.

  • Woman charged with sideswiping two vehicles on I-65

    An Elizabethtown woman is facing multiple charges after her vehicle “sideswiped” two vehicles Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 65 and then collided with the cable barrier on the interstate, police said.

  • Parrett considers statewide office

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett faces no opposition in the Nov. 4 general election but he still may be campaigning a great deal this fall. The Elizabethtown Democrat is a likely candidate in the 2015 race for agriculture commissioner.

    “I am exploring the opportunity to do that,” he said.

  • A tree and a prayer

    A 100-year-old oak tree on Campbellsville University’s Stapp Lawn is now an 8-foot, 2,000-3,000-pound set of praying hands.

    Rob Peterson, a Louisville chainsaw artist, carved the praying hands for the university. It will be placed outside the pergola between the Administration Building and Stapp Lawn.

  • Lebanon Junction man sentenced for sexual abuse of minor

    The victim’s mother sat in the courtroom and quietly wept as Michael Joseph Fievet was sentenced in a sexual abuse case involving a minor Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Fievet, 22, of Lebanon Junction, stood silent as he was sentenced to seven years for first-degree sexual abuse of a victim younger than 12, a Class C felony.