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  • PHOTO: Milling away in Radcliff
  • Police: Deputy doused with urine

    Clarence C. Skees, 77, was arrested early Monday on charges of first-degree assault, second-degree disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Deputies also served him two bench warrants for failing to appear for hearings in Hardin District Court.

  • Leaders make case to move cadet training to Fort Knox

    Three members of Kentucky’s congressional delegation are pushing to relocate a major ROTC cadet training program to Fort Knox.

    In a letter to Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie and Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul said the Leadership Development and Assessment Course at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., should move to Fort Knox.

    FortKnoxis home to U.S. Army Cadet Command, which oversees LDAC, and hosts the command’s other major training, Leader’s Training Course.

  • Rineyville baby takes top honors in benefit car show

    Klrissa Hancock pumped a trophy into the air after winning first place at a benefit car show earlier this month.

    The 11-month-old sat in an activity center shaped like a red car that was handed down from her older sister. The plastic “car” had a registration tag on the front and the baby girl bouncing in the seat at the center.

    Klrissa’s aunt, Virginia Riggs, said the girl was excited and didn’t want to hand back the small trophy given to her to hold because the trophy she won was too big for her to hold.

  • Rocket docket reboot: Officials pleased with first six months of program

    Within the first 19 weeks of the re-implementation of rocket docket, nearly 60 felony court cases were closed through the county’s program.

    From date of arrest to sentencing, an average of 45 days elapsed, according to the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. Of 58 defendants, 40 were in custody as county inmates, meaning Hardin County foots much of the cost of incarceration.

    Prior to rocket docket’s re-implementation in January, a defendant typically spent six to 10 months in jail as a county prisoner before sentencing, prosecutors said.

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  • Woodland Wildlife manager dies

    A Radcliff wildlife shelter no longer will be in operation after the death of its manager.

    Monika Wilcox, who ran Woodland Wildlife along with her husband, died Thursday at University Hospital in Louisville. The shelter is now closed but is in need of financial and volunteer assistance.

    Wilcox, 59, worked with wildlife for 23 years, specializing in animals that needed extra care and couldn’t be placed elsewhere, said her daughter, Sarah Nickell.

  • State Chamber present MVP award to Rep. Greer

    The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce presented state Rep. Jeff Greer with the chamber MVP Award.

    The Brandeburg Democrat was among a select group of legislators recognized for conspicuous actions to support Kentucky’s business community during the 2013 Kentucky General Assembly. He was presented with a commemorative Louisville Slugger bat.

  • Overzone possible for downtown Elizabethtown

    A possible zoning change could address unique problems faced by property owners in downtown Elizabethtown.

    The city’s planning commission is expected to propose to Elizabethtown City Council that a commercial transition overzone in the area be adopted. It would not change downtown zoning but would provide flexibility by allowing changes to be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Proposed pipeline creates concern

    Plans to run a pipeline across Kentucky to transport natural gas liquids show it likely would pass through southern Hardin County and possibly cross the Glendale industrial development megasite.

    Based on environmental concerns and potential hazards, opposition to the Bluegrass Pipeline project has developed in counties east of Hardin County. A company involved with the transmission project has sent a representative to discuss its plans with Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry.