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  • Drug arrest leads to more charges for Rineyville man

    An investigation by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force on a Rineyville man led to several other charges in addition to a felony count of trafficking in marijuana.

    Thomas E. Sentell, 34, of the 300 block of Defew Avenue, was arrested and charged with trafficking in more than eight ounces but less than five pounds of marijuana when police found him in a van at a gas station with two teenagers.

  • Study names HMH most affordable in state

    Health care costs continue to rise for patients, but one agency has ranked Hardin Memorial Hospital the most affordable option in the state.

    HMH finished atop the rankings in a study developed by Nerdwallet, a consumer research company that provides data analysis for areas such as education, health care, insurance, investments, mortgages, shopping and travel by comparing prices to help consumers find the best options for their money.

  • Building interest in future careers

    Students at Scott Middle School on Fort Knox got to test their analytical skills and apply engineering techniques Thursday to a series of building exercises that later will be tested under natural conditions.

    Their work was watched under the eyes of engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has partnered with the Department of Defense Education Activity to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematic — STEM — disciplines.

  • Election filings: May 20 primary

    The deadline to file for most public offices passed Tuesday afternoon. This updated list of candidate filings reflects information from the Hardin County Clerk and the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office.

    The primary election will be conducted May 20.

  • KSP searching for suspects in armed robbery

    Kentucky State Police are searching for two suspects after an armed robbery in Brandenburg.

    According to a news release, two white men entered the Friendly Food Mart on Broadway Street around 7:50 p.m. April 6 and showed a knife. They took the cash drawer with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

    Witnesses said the men left in an older-model pickup truck with a black hood and cracked windshield, according to police.

  • Public officials scrutinized in Hodgenville

    The Hodgenville City Council voted Monday to conduct a public hearing next month to consider removing the mayor from office. Meanwhile, across town, the LaRue County School Board considered the fate of Superintendent Sam Sanders.

    The council heard an extensive summary of criminal allegations against Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback at Monday's meeting.

    The council then decided to call a formal public hearing as a prelude to considering the mayor's removal from office. The hearing is at 7 p.m. May 1 at City Hall.

  • Tax filing deadline is Tuesday

    With the conclusion of tax season Tuesday, the U.S. Post Office has announced offices in Kentucky will be open regular hours for last-minute tax filers.

    Jerry Morphis, owner of Accutax in Elizabethtown, said most Americans won’t be bothered by the announcement. Because electronic filing has become standard practice, Morphis believes very few people will mail their tax statements, even if they owe money.

    “Electronic filing is always the best way to go,” he said. “It’s safe and you get a confirmation.”

  • Multiple fire departments on scene of field fire

    Multiple fire departments and the American Red Cross are on the scene of a large field fire in the 1200 block of West Rhudes Creek Road, between U.S. 31W and New Glendale Road, which is closed to traffic.

    At least two barns and a home have burned. First responders report heavy smoke in the area.

    Strong wind gusts are blowing the smoke north into Elizabethtown.

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