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  • Judge allows former West Point man to stand on bond

    A Hardin District Court judge found probable cause in the newest allegation against a former West Point man facing 19 sex-related charges but allowed him to stand on bond posted previously.

    Jimmie Sturgill, 65, was arrested Sept. 13 in Boyd County on a charge of first-degree sodomy.

  • Veterans Tribute: Heavy lifting in progress
  • Fort Knox energy saves overseas

    Practices from the award-winning energy conservation program at Fort Knox have been duplicated in Afghanistan and are expected to save millions of dollars in energy costs.

    Pat Appelman, director of public works at Bagram Airfield, said roughly $31 million has been allocated for energy projects and upgrades that are expected to save $20 million in the first year and $50 million annually in coming years.

  • Radcliff man pleads guilty to trespassing, sexual abuse charge dropped

    A Radcliff man accused of entering a woman’s home through a window and requesting she remove her clothes pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of second-degree criminal trespassing.

    David Shin, 19, was arrested Sept. 11 on charges of first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree burglary.

    According to Radcliff Police Department, Shin allegedly told the woman he would leave after she removed her clothing.

    Prosecutors dismissed the sexual abuse charge.

  • Woman accused of hitting officer pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

    An Elizabethtown woman accused of hitting a police officer earlier this month at Hardin County Justice Center pleaded guilty Monday to disorderly conduct.

    Hardin District Judge Kim Shumate sentenced 21-year-old Tia Hager to 20 days in the Hardin County Detention Center.

    Hager was arrested Sept. 11 on charges of third-degree assault and second-degree disorderly conduct after she allegedly struck an investigator with the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force in the chest, according to police. She also allegedly called the officer a derogatory name.

  • Fiddlers to flock to E'town in 2013

    Elizabethtown will welcome a well-established musical competition into its summer 2013 lineup.

    Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn announced Monday the Freeman Lake Park bandstand will play host to the 38th annual Official Kentucky State Championship Old-Time Fiddlers Contest on June 7-8.

    “Just music for two days straight,” Vaughn told Elizabethtown City Council during its Monday work session, where she made the announcement.

  • North Hardin, LaRue County high schools win big in battle of the bands

    North Hardin and LaRue County high schools won the day at their respective band competitions last weekend.

    LaRue County was named grand champion in the Taylor County Marching Invitational at Taylor County High School. The Band of Hawks also received best overall guard, as well as first place, best guard and best percussion in Class AA.

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  • Salvation Army accepting Christmas assistance requests

    HARDIN COUNTY

    The Hardin County unit of The Salvation Army in cooperation with the Community Action Council will take applications Oct. 1-31 for Christmas assistance. Applications will be taken at the Community Action Council office at 1111 N. Dixie Ave. in Elizabethtown. 

    Those seeking assistance must bring picture identification, Social Security cards for everyone in the household, birth certificates for children in the home and documentation of monthly household income and expenses, including food stamp documentation. 

  • Grace Heartland 'unleashes' spirit of service on community

    Jeremiah Mullins was looking for a community project to quench his thirst for helping others, and for  a church to call home.

    He found both at the same time.

    After attending Grace Heartland Church with his wife and child, he learned of its day of service, Grace Unleashed. Come Saturday morning, he was masterfully hefting a chainsaw to eliminate unwieldy tree limbs at Hosparus on Diecks Drive in Elizabethtown.

    “It’s just something we have an interest in,” he said, “giving back and making the community better.”