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  • Attorney for sergeant requests speedy trial

    A sergeant in the U.S. Army Cadet Command 1st Brigade accused of raping a female relative appeared Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Robert McIntosh, an attorney for Sgt. 1st Class Felix Manuel Ayala of Radcliff, made a motion for a speedy trial in his client’s case. He requested the trial date, June 16, be moved up because his client has been in custody for more than nine months.

    The motion was denied because Judge Ken Howard said June 16 is the first available date, but the case would be given “first priority” on that date.

  • E'town man arrested on arson charge

    An Elizabethtown man was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with first-degree arson and alcohol intoxication in a public place after police say they found him riding a neighbor’s bicycle.

    Garrion West, 32, of the 2800 block of Glenview Drive, was arrested just before 3 p.m.

    According to an arrest citation, the Elizabethtown Fire Department responded to an apartment complex on Glenview Drive and requested police assistance. Officials found multiple points of origin and a strong smell of accelerant in the apartment where West lives.

  • Fire damages home

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    Radcliff Fire Department responded to a structure fire Wednesday afternoon that caused damage to one room and smoke damage throughout a single-family home.

    Fire Chief Jamie Henderson said his department received a call around 3:38 p.m. of a structure fire at 105 Anderson Court. There was no immediate appearance of smoke from the exterior upon arrival but firefighters found smoke as they entered the home, he said.

  • Minor wreck blocks I-65 traffic

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    A wreck around 7 a.m. Wednesday caused minor road issues in the northbound lane of Interstate 65.

    A three-vehicle wreck blocked traffic in one of the lanes for less than an hour, according to Kentucky State Police spokesman Jeff Gregory. Only minor injuries were reported.

    That crash was just north of Exit 94 on the interstate.

  • Vine Grove reschedules council meeting

    The Vine Grove City Council meeting that was canceled March 3 has been rescehduled.

    The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. March 10.
     

  • Boy struck by vehicle after running across road

    A boy was injured Tuesday afternoon when he was struck by a vehicle on North Miles Street.

    His injuries are not life-threatening. According to an Elizabethtown Police Department news release, the boy was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital with injuries to his left leg and right arm.

    Elizabethtown police were called to North Miles Street near Beech Street at 5:10 p.m. in reference to a traffic collision involving a pedestrian, according to the release.

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  • Majority of 3/1 soldiers back from deployment

    The majority of troops deployed with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division have returned to Fort Knox,  Media Relations Specialist Kyle Hodges said Tuesday.

    Hodges said roughly 2,250 soldiers from the brigade had successfully returned to the U.S. from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan as of Tuesday afternoon. The post welcomed more than 179 soldiers back on Monday and was expecting roughly 100 on Tuesday, Hodges said.

  • State to appeal gay marriage ruling

    Kentucky won’t relinquish its ban on recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states without a fight.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced Tuesday he will appeal the ruling by federal Judge John G. Heyburn II, who found the state must uphold same sex marriages performed in other states. Heyburn argued this portion of the ban was unconstitutional and violated citizens’ rights to equal protection under the U.S. Constitution.

  • Change of command on post Thursday

    Brig. Gen Peggy Combs will become the first female commanding general of Fort Knox on Thursday morning during a change of command ceremony.

    Combs takes over for Maj. Gen. Jeff Smith, commanding general of U.S. Army Cadet Command. The change of command ceremony is at 10 a.m. at Waybur Theater.

    Combs previously served at Fort Knox from 2011 to 2012 as the deputy commanding general of USACC. She comes back after serving as commandant of the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., according to a post news release.