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  • Aaron Vance: McConnell scholar

    When Aaron Vance heard his name called out over a loudspeaker in the middle of a March baseball game, he said it was “kind of shocking” to realize it wasn’t because of his performance in the game but because his parents just learned he received a McConnell Scholarship.

    “Everyone said my reaction was priceless, but I don’t remember that part,” he said.

  • State adopts framework for hemp production

    The Kentucky legislature this week approved regulatory framework to license industrial hemp farming should the federal government relax its prohibitions on production of the crop.

    Local lawmakers celebrated the vote Wednesday and said it would place Kentucky on the cutting edge of hemp production with a relaxation in federal laws while law enforcement officials cited concerns about enforcement and a need for officer education to define the differences between hemp and marijuana.

  • Corrections hosts first family support meeting in E'town

    Last July, Radcliff resident Elke Shea’s grandson was incarcerated, and in a little more than three months, he will be released from Hardin County Detention Centerl.

    Navigating the courts and corrections systems has not been easy for the family, Shea said, and they are looking forward to her grandson’s release.

    “Number one, he is going to have to look for a job,” she said. “He’ll need new friends, new activities.”

  • Agriculture commissioner to visit Hardin County

    Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer and other government officials and agribusiness leaders from across the state are scheduled to visit Hardin County next month.

    Comer’s tentative schedule calls for him to host a public meeting at 2:45 p.m. April 9 at the Hardin County Extension Service and a 4:30 p.m. private tour of Cecilia Farm Service, which specializes in fertilizer, crop protection and farm supplies.

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, is co-owner of the farm service business.

  • Apartment fire displaces several families

    An apartment fire Monday evening on Elmwood Drive in Radcliff displaced seven families, several of which still are waiting to return to their homes.

    Radcliff Fire Chief Jamie Henderson said the fire originated around 5 p.m. in Apartment 4 at 388 Elmwood Drive.

    The fire began while an occupant was preparing food on the stove, Henderson said. The blaze was under control within minutes of the department’s arrival, he said.

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  • Louisville man indicted on drug trafficking charges

    A Louisville man arrested in February following a foot chase with a state trooper near Glendale has been indicted on 11 charges.

  • Teen charged with burglary after fleeing police

    An Elizabethtown teen is charged with burglary after police say he fled to a vacant residence when investigators executed a search warrant at his Churchill Court home.

    Kyle D. Schwanz, 19, was arrested Tuesday on charges of second-degree burglary, receiving a stolen firearm, second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

  • Vine Grove student arrested after swearing at teacher

    A Vine Grove teen was arrested Tuesday at Brown Street Alternative Center on misdemeanor charges after police say he swore and screamed at a teacher and school employees.

    Jabriel J. Lee, 18, is charged with abuse of a teacher and second-degree disorderly conduct.

    According to a citation, Lee was doing computer work in a teacher's classroom when he told the man to “get out of my damn face.”

  • People for PAWS

    James T. Alton Middle School students are using their leadership talents to help the furriest members of the Hardin County community.

    Students in the gifted and talented program at the Vine Grove school are raising money for the planned PAWS animal shelter as a leadership project. Inspired by their own pets, gifted and talented teacher Toni Baldwin said the students have taken the initiative in trying to assist animals.