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  • Look-alikes on lookout for a good time

    Hattie Duckworth hid a little behind her mother’s arm as the pair walked down the runway at the Hardin County Fair.

    The incoming Creekside Elementary School first-grader became a little bolder when she and her mother, Emily, reached the end of the runway in their matching jean jackets, red blouses, white shorts and red stud earrings.

    The girl kept her grip on her mother’s hand but stepped out from behind her to look around and play to the crowd a little.

  • Jenkins relinquishes Garrison Command

    Col. Thomas J. Edwards Jr. said the relentless pace of his predecessor, Col. Bruce D. Jenkins, has set the bar so high he will have to work tirelessly to match the output.

    “Bruce just gave me the Blackberry,” he said. “It’s a little worn out. I guess that’s a good omen.”

    Edwards took over Thursday as garrison commander of Fort Knox during a change of command ceremony at Waybur Theater, replacing Jenkins, whose next assignment will take him to the Pentagon as a director of military personnel management with the U.S. Army G1.

  • Bond motion denied for Fort Knox soldier charged with rape
  • Shelter gets grant to improve kennels

    Dogs at the Animal Refuge Center in Vine Grove are cozier now that a $1,500 grant has helped the organization make their kennels more weather-tight.

    The grant is one of many funded by $15,000 being distributed over three years to benefit animals shelters throughout the state.

    It is being distributed by the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association. One of its members, Jim Gage of Boyle County, made the donation because of his interest in helping shelters.

  • Trial date set for E'town man accused in infant daughter's death

    Barry W. Williams Jr., 21, faces one charge of murder. He was arrested Feb. 26 after his daughter, Aleyah Noelle Williams, died at Kosair Children’s Hospital from injuries doctors said were consistent with “shaken baby syndrome.”

    During a pre-trial conference Tuesday, Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard scheduled Feb. 3 for a jury trial. Another pre-trial conference is set for Nov. 26.

  • Perkins crowned Miss Hardin County Fair

    Erin Perkins brought the county fair pageant crown back to the family.

    The 16-year-old was crowned Miss Hardin County Fair on Monday, the first night of events for the fair. Perkins, a rising junior at Central Hardin High School, has had past success in the fair’s pageants, as has her sister, Alex.

    Perkins won Miss Teen Hardin County last year and was named Miss Pre-Teen Hardin County in 2008. Her sister has long been involved in pageants, and Alex Perkins was crowned Miss Hardin County Fair in 2009.

  • E'town woman sentenced in receiving property taken from Buffalo home

    An Elizabethtown woman was sentenced Tuesday on charges of receiving property taken from a Buffalo home where a woman was found dead.

    Belinda Rae Martin, 28, was indicted in February 2012 for receiving stolen property more than $500.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Martin received items removed from the residence Kristy L. Allen of Hodgenville was housesitting when she was found dead. Abdullah R. White of Radcliff is accused in Allen’s death.

  • For the bragging rights: Fair exhibits include new contest, encourage participation

    Magistrate Lisa Williams said her experiences qualified her to be one of the judges in the newest Hardin County Fair and Horse Show competition.

    “I have owned a lot of hideous lamps in my life and I yard sale a lot, and you see a lot at yard sales,” she said.

    The fair’s 50th anniversary kicked off Monday with judging in the culinary, flower and garden and fruit departments, as well as for the ugly lamp contest.

  • U.S. Marshals conduct 'Operation Gold Vault'

    The Western District of Kentucky U.S. Marshals’ Office already has conducted similar operations in Louisville, Bowling Green, Owensboro, Paducah and Henderson, U.S. Marshal Jim Clark said.

    With 173 registered sex offenders in Hardin County, the concentration is enough to warrant a compliance operation, he said.

  • Berger named E'town mayor

    Shortly after being appointed Monday to complete the remainder of Tim Walker’s mayoral term, Edna Berger’s easygoing manner and humor bubbled to the surface as she received a congratulatory hug from City Attorney D. Dee Shaw.

    “So you’re going to keep me out of jail, right?” Berger asked Shaw, eliciting laughter from those around her.