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  • Local church exhibit to honor black history

    A local church is working to raise awareness about local and national black history with an exhibit opening Friday at the Hardin County Public Library.

    Embry Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Elizabethtown is working with a local resident and her uncle to set up a black history exhibit at the branch on Jim Owen Drive to highlight figures and moments that demonstrate the importance of black history.

  • Suspect involved in standoff dies

    Police confirmed the suspect involved in a standoff at a Radcliff apartment building on Seminole Road has died and the situation is stable. Because Radcliff police were involved in the fatal shooting, Kentucky State Police will lead the investigation.

    It is unknown what caused the man's death. Police still are on the scene at Foxwood Apartments at 630 Seminole Road at the corner of North Woodland Drive.

    The apartment building and surrounding residences were evacuated, Shumate said.

  • Missing man returns home

    Nearly a week after his family reported him missing, Jeremy J. Lindsay returned home Wednesday afternoon, police said.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said the 23-year-old returned home and police were at his home interviewing him Wednesday afternoon.

    According to Shumate, Lindsay's absence was not an "abduction situation."

    "He's home and he's alive," Shumate said.

    Lindsay had been missing since last Thursday afternoon.

  • County sees high winds, low damage from storm

    Although wind speed peaked at more than 50 mph, the Hardin County area saw minimal damage following Wednesday morning’s storm.

    According to the weather station at Fort Knox, 0.79 inches of rain fell between 4 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesday. The highest gust of wind was recorded at 57 mph. The Mesonet automated weather station at Cecilia recorded winds of 46 mph at 4:20 a.m. and 1.41 inches of rain today.

    Tornado sirens went off around the county at 4:12 a.m. Wednesday, said Doug Finlay, deputy director of Hardin County Emergency Management.

  • Photo: An afternoon with nanna
  • Woman handed 3-year sentence in school burglary

    An out-of-state woman accused of stealing credit cards from a purse in a Radcliff classroom is now serving a three-year sentence for burglary.

    Jazzcelyn D. Glover, 27, was sentenced last week to complicity to commit third-degree burglary and four felony counts and one misdemeanor count of complicity to commit fraudulent use of a credit card.

    A jury trial had been scheduled for Jan. 9. However, Glover pleaded guilty the day before the trial was scheduled to begin, according to court records.

  • Organization’s help brings hope to community

    Helping Hand of Hope is one of five organizations across the country to be honored for the work they do in their communities.

    The organization received a $5,000 check from AT&T on Tuesday in front of volunteers and public officials at Towne Mall.

    The donation came after Martina Kilgo of Vine Grove wrote a short essay on the Web page www.causes.com/att about the organization and its importance to community members.

    AT&T set up an essay contest to recognize five charities with donations.

  • Ag commissioner delivers fair check

    The Hardin County’s fair board showcased its new trophy early Tuesday at a ceremony in which Agriculture Commissioner James Comer delivered another prize.

    Based on a grant application, Comer presented a check for $100,000 for infrastructure improvements to the Hardin County Community Fair. The money will be earmarked for an open-air pavilion to replace a building lost to an April 2011 tornado.

  • E'town teen indicted for attempted arson

    An Elizabethtown teen accused of attempting to start a fire by igniting toilet paper rolls was indicted last week in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Corey David Peake, 18, faces a charge of criminal attempt to commit first-degree arson.

    According to the indictment, Peake attempted to commit arson Nov. 4 at a Hickory Lane residence when he “started a fire and building was inhabited or occupied by the resident.”

  • PHOTO: Solving sign problems