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  • Patton reborn: Museum welcomes modern changes

    A claustrophobic jungle patterned to mimic the habitat of Vietnam. A World War II trench so narrow and foreboding one false move could place you between the crosshairs of an angry German soldier’s rifle.

    A battered fire truck carrying the damage laid waste to a country more than a decade ago after the Pentagon was targeted by terrorists.

  • E'town man faces additional charges

    An Elizabethtown man charged nearly a year ago with statutory rape now faces additional charges as his case approaches jury trial.

    Edward E. Renfro, 23, was indicted Thursday on two counts of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    First Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris McCrary said though the charges are new, they are not new offenses as they stem from the same allegations that led to Renfro’s arrest last April.

  • Radcliff rejects creation of ethics board

    After a debate that occasionally turned hostile, Radcliff City Council on Monday afternoon resolved to forgo creating its own ethics commission.

    The council resumed a debate left open-ended last month after Councilman Stan Holmes asked its members to consider approving a new ethics ordinance. Holmes said such action would show residents how committed the city is to transparency and personal accountability.

  • Parents indicted on abuse charges to be arraigned today

    Three parents indicted Thursday by a grand jury on felony charges relating to alleged child abuse are scheduled to appear for arraignment today in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Barry Wayne Williams Jr., 21, was indicted Thursday for one count of murder.

    According to the indictment, Williams “wantonly engaged in conduct” Feb. 25, which “created a grave risk of death” to his 6-month-old daughter, Aleyah Noelle Williams.

    Williams remains lodged at Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $250,000 cash bond.

  • Fort Knox wastewater plant receives OSHA designation

    The Fort Knox wastewater treatment facility now is in distinguished company.

    The plant, operated by Veolia Water, has been accepted into the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Partnership Star Program, which is one of the highest site safety recognitions in the country, said Justin Metz, the plant’s operations supervisor.

  • Attorney to address Fiscal Court on office relocation

    Elizabethtown attorney Benjamin Humphries wants those who oppose the relocation of county offices to tell Hardin Fiscal Court how they feel today.

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  • E'town man arrested after altercation at restaurant

    An Elizabethtown man is charged with second-degree assault of a police officer after he was involved in an altercation Saturday morning at Las Margaritas in Radcliff.

    According to a citation, security at the restaurant asked James F. Conyers, 23, to leave, but he refused. Police say he swung at the guard when a Radcliff officer stepped in to diffuse the situation. Police said Conyers then pushed the officer in an attempt to stop him.

    Conyers was released Monday from Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a partially secured $10,000 bond.

  • Hardin County's Most Wanted: State police search for bank robbery suspect

    Kentucky State Police is searching for an unidentified suspect wanted for bank robberies in Sonora and LaRue County.

    Investigators believe the suspect captured in surveillance footage at the Bank of Buffalo and The Cecilian Bank branch in Sonora are the same man, according to a news release from Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

    The Cecilian Bank at 235 E. Western Ave. was robbed just before closing time Jan. 15, according to KSP. The suspect handed the teller a note demanding cash and, after receiving the money, fled on foot.

  • Cadets embrace challenges at JROTC drill competition

    Local cadets tested their mettle against schools from several states this weekend.

    Roughly a dozen Kentucky Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps drill teams competed in the Sgt. Maj. Paul C. Gray JROTC Invitational Drill, Marksmanship and Academic Championships in Radcliff Saturday and Sunday.