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  • E'town man sentenced for assault of 3-month-old son

    An Elizabethtown man who entered a guilty plea to charges of assault and criminal abuse against his 3-month-old son attempted to withdraw the plea during his formal sentencing Tuesday.

    His request was denied and he was sentenced to 15 years of incarceration.

    Alexander Michael Lee Irwin, 19, told Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton he would not have signed the plea deal if asked to do so that day.

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  • More Army reductions expected

    A memorandum released this month by the Department of the Army outlines a plan to make further reductions to satisfy the requirements of the 2011 Budget Control Act.

    The memorandum, signed by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Secretary of the Army John McHugh, details a need to reduce the staffing and funding for institutional and operational headquarters across the Army by 25 percent at the two-star general officer level and above.

  • Elizabethtown woman injured in motorcycle wreck

    An Elizabethtown woman received non-life threatening injuries late Monday afternoon when the motorcycle she was riding ran off the road for unknown reasons.

    Kentucky State Police received a call around 4:45 p.m. about an injury crash on Woolridge Ferry Road, just south of Ky. 313.

    Kimberly C. Marlatt, 49, was operating a 2009 Yamaha motorcycle northbound on Woolridge Ferry Road when she ran off the east side of the road. She was ejected from the motorcycle and hit a tree in a rock cut ditch line, according to police.

  • Bowling Green shooting victim a North Hardin graduate

    Amid the shock of Harold Dean Johnson’s shooting death in Bowling Green, friends and family remembered the former Radcliff resident as someone who enjoyed life and had a “fun-loving” nature.

    “He was always a fun-loving guy with a very good sense of humor about him,” said Mark Johnson, a cousin. “He was a good guy.”

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  • Sonic Drive-in robbed in Radcliff

    At the close of business Saturday night, the manager of the Radcliff Sonic Drive-in prepared to leave to make a bank deposit, police say. He never made it to the bank.

    The manager was robbed as he was leaving and two men have been charged in connection to the offense, according to Radcliff Police Department.

    Richard C. Slaughter, 29, and Adam C. Charney, 30, both of Radcliff, are charged with first-degree robbery.

  • Heartland Festival in the Park crowd exceeds 15,000

    After a few years of lower attendance, a change of management and scheduling alterations, could the Heartland Festival be hitting a new stride?

    Elizabethtown Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn believes so, and she received positive feedback from visitors this weekend who felt the diverse offerings resulted in rejuvenation for the longstanding festival at Freeman Lake Park.

    “Everything was positive, and a number of people feel like the festival is back,” she said, noting many visitors were happy to see carnival rides return.

  • Retired police officer dies in fire

    Elizabethtown Police Department Sgt. Tim Cleary said Monday afternoon he will remember his former co-worker, Michael Stephen McClure, as someone with a near photographic memory of places and people.

    McClure, 52, a retired Elizabethtown police officer and former dispatcher, died early Sunday morning at his residence at 115 Skyblue Ave. behind Kmart in a house fire. The cause of death was smoke inhalation, said Hardin County Deputy Coroner Barry Brown.

  • Sinister Tombs owner seeks appeals process for Heartland parade

    Marvin Skaggs, owner of Sinister Tombs Haunted House in Eastview, told the Heartland Festival parade committee he would leave his hearse at home and tone down his scary characters, but it was not enough.