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  • Former teacher pleads guilty, will serve no jail time

    A former LaRue County High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student won’t be spending time in jail after pleading guilty to a lesser charge Friday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Natalie Gentry, originally charged with one count of sexual abuse after she was accused of having intercourse with a 17-year-old student at her home in June 2011, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of sexual misconduct, a misdemeanor punishable up to 12 months in jail.

  • Two men wanted for manufacturing meth

    Local narcotics investigators are continuing their search for two men indicted in November just three weeks after the court ordered their release from jail.

    Ellis Beeler, 56, and Ronald E. Brown, 50, both of Hodgenville, and Kenneth W. Priddy, 50, of Sonora originally were arrested Aug. 22 on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine.

  • Police seek Radcliff man wanted on sex charge

    A Radcliff man who was reported missing by his family in February now is wanted by police for a felony charge of sexual abuse.

    Patrick Neal, 29, is wanted for one count of first-degree sexual abuse. According to police, the alleged victim is a female relative who is younger than 12 years old.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said the girl’s mother reported the allegations to police the same day Neal’s family reported him missing.

  • John Hardin students cheer Bulldogs to victory

    LEXINGTON — John Hardin freshman Tyree Moody let out a loud sigh of relief Thursday afternoon when Fleming County's Brady Saunders missed the front end of a one-and-one bonus with the Bulldogs holding a 78-69 lead with 24 seconds left during opening round action in the KHSAA Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena.

    The whole JHHS student section remained on its feet in the final seconds when someone shouted, "start it". Another student hollered, "wait".

  • Photo: Halftime shootout
  • New parents supported through community baby shower

    Hardin County residents with new or forthcoming additions to the family can find information and support at an upcoming event.

    The Family Resource Centers for Hardin County Schools and Elizabethtown Independent Schools are hosting a community baby shower for expectant parents and parents of children younger than 1 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 20 at Pritchard Community Center.

  • HMH acquires Cardinal Drive properties

    Hardin Memorial Hospital has closed on the purchase of two properties on Cardinal Drive — land officials say could be used if the hospital ever decides to expand its facilities.

  • Guthrie advocates for urotrauma commission

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, has reintroduced a bill, H.R. 984, urging lawmakers to create a taskforce designated to “foster inter-agency cooperation” for the treatment of wounded veterans experiencing urotrauma.

    The national commission, if created, would conduct a comprehensive study on urotrauma, which is categorized as trauma to sexual organs or the genitourinary system from the detonation of improvised explosive devices.

  • Hire a Patriot job fair attracts earnest applicants

    Employers from diverse backgrounds filled the American Legion Post 113 on Ring Road on Thursday, courting veterans in the hunt for a career transition or a new source of income.

    The Hire a Patriot job fair brought men and women together representing divergent demographics, all looking for an opportunity to network and share their skill sets with others. Some job seekers had career choices in mind, while others said they were testing the waters to see what was available.

  • Vine Grove rallies around plan for special-needs playground

    The community has embraced the vision of a local girl who thinks all children should have a place to play, including those with disabilities.

    Rachel Ritchie, a third-grader at Vine Grove Elementary School, and her father recommended to the Vine Grove City Council earlier this week a committee be set up to make sure efforts to acquire playground equipment that can be used by children who are disabled aren’t redundant.