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  • Republican dinner dishes out criticism of Democrats

    In a comfortable environment amid fellow Republicans, local GOP candidates promoted their attributes and focused on a common target: Democrats.

    Hardin County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner featured 24 speakers Saturday. Candidates facing primary opposition strived to differentiate themselves based on philosophy, experience or political positions but the audience reserved its most boisterous responses for remarks directed at general election targets.

  • Knox Hills loosens post housing restrictions

    Fort Knox High School Principal Gregg Mowen has lived on post for roughly 15 months, renting a home about a mile from the school he oversees.

    Mowen and his wife, Carol, made the move as they looked to downsize their lives, selling their home in Elizabethtown, where they spent about five years. When their four sons reached adulthood and left home, Mowen said, they had no need for all of the space.

  • Radcliff Small Business Alliance opposes civilian housing options on post

    The decision by Knox Hills to open neighborhoods on Fort Knox for rent to Department of Defense civilians and military retirees has conjured local backlash.

    The Radcliff Small Business Alliance opposes the measure and said it plans to formally protest the eligibility expansion by contacting state and federal representatives, including U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie of Bowling Green and U.S. Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, for assistance.

  • CVS reports missing drugs; pharmacist arrested

    A pharmacist working at the new CVS Pharmacy in Elizabethtown has been charged with stealing drugs.

    After being contacted by the business Friday morning about a suspected theft of medication, Elizabethtown police arrested James B. Arnett, 46, at the store on North Dixie Avenue.

    Jim Crispyn, CVS regional loss prevention manager, reportedly told police Arnett had stolen several pills while working in the pharmacy. Crispyn also displayed store videotape that showed Arnett pocketing Hydrocodone pills, according to Elizabethtown police spokesman Virgil Willoughby.

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  • Vine Grove man leads police on pursuit

    A Vine Grove man is in custody after leading Kentucky State Police on a 6-mile pursuit.

    Martin K. Baldwin, 28, of the 9000 block of Rineyville Road, was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment; first-degree fleeing or evading police, motor vehicle; reckless driving; speeding more than 26 mph over the speed limit, first-degree promoting contraband; tampering with physical evidence; first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense; and second-degree possession of a controlled substance.

  • E’town teen detained by witness to burglary

    An Elizabethtown teen was arrested Thursday after he was detained by a witness after a burglary.

    Nikhilk S. Flores, 18, was taken into custody after Elizabethtown Police arrived at a residence on Lee Road where Flores was being “detained” by a resident, a citation said.

    The citation said witnesses heard glass break and walked next door to investigate. While witnesses walked through the yard, they observed Flores exiting the home through the front door and a second intruder fled on foot.

  • Local woman's body found near parkway

    A body found in woods alongside the Western Kentucky Parkway has been identified as a Vine Grove woman.

    Kentucky State Police is investigating the death of Kimberly R. Snodgrass, 44.

    According to authorities, her body was found Thursday afternoon when Trooper Jerry Knight stopped to check on an unoccupied vehicle parked in the westbound, emergency lane near mile-marker 45 in Muhlenberg County.

  • Bevin headlines Unbridled Liberty conservative rally

    Four conservatives decrying the Democrat-controlled state House of Representatives served as warm-up acts Friday for the rapid-fire rhetoric of U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin.

    The Louisville businessman, who hopes to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, told the Unbridled Liberty gathering in Radcliff his candidacy is based on core convictions, including a constitutionally limited government and defense of the 2nd Amendment and pro-life values.

  • HMH unveils Cancer Care Center

    Hardin Memorial Health unveiled its new Cancer Care Center on Friday in a tour for a few special guests.

    The tour allowed focus group and HMH Board of Trustees members to get a first look at the center’s newly finished space, which officially opens April 7, on Robinbrooke Drive in Elizabethtown.

    Linda Day, whose husband, Frank, died of lung cancer four years ago, was moved to tears when she saw the facility.

    “This is one place Elizabethtown needed,” she said.