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  • Big Clifty woman pleads guilty to starting JC Penney fires

    A Big Clifty woman accused of lighting fires at JC Penney in Towne Mall pleaded guilty Thursday to multiple charges of arson and terroristic threatening.

    Janice M. Coolidge, 24, signed a plea agreement that recommends a 20-year sentence.

    The former JC Penney employee ultimately pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree arson, two counts of criminal attempt to commit first-degree arson, two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening, and second-degree terroristic threatening.

  • USA Cares, Fort Knox to host mini-marathon

    The substance abuse program at Fort Knox and USA Cares are teaming up this weekend to promote suicide prevention and raise money for military families.

    The two groups are sponsoring Saturday’s “13.1 Run for Life,” which begins 7:30 a.m. at North Hardin High School.

  • Bomb threat evacuates CHHS

    Central Hardin High School received a bomb threat Tuesday, but the threat was determined to be non-credible by police and administrators, and students were safely dismissed at the end of the school day.

    A note threatening the school at a specific time was brought to school administrators, said John Wright, community relations director for Hardin County Schools. They didn't believe the threat to be serious, but they notified Elizabethtown Police Department, and officers also didn't feel there was a serious threat against the school.

  • EPD increases traffic enforcement on Dixie

    Throughout the rest of September, Elizabethtown Police Department is increasing its traffic enforcement on Dixie Avenue between St. John Road and Veterans Way.

    According to a news release, the stretch of Dixie Avenue has a high volume of traffic collisions because of speeding, careless driving, following too closely, disregarding traffic control devices and driver inattention.

    The department’s goal is to reduce the number of collisions and injuries, according to the release.

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  • E'town men indicted on murder charges

    Two Elizabethtown men facing murder charges in connection to June deaths have been indicted by a Hardin County grand jury.

    Jamie B. Wagers, 24, is accused of striking Christian F. Higdon, 20, over the head with a hatchet June 16 at 130 Magers Drive in Elizabethtown.

    Robert J. Tarafa is accused of murder for reportedly shooting another man nine times June 8 at an apartment complex in Elizabethtown.

    In the hatchet case, Wagers is charged with murder, criminal attempt to commit murder, tampering with physical evidence and violation of a protective order.

  • Grand jury returns more than 60 indictments

    Grand jury indictments claim a 48-year-old man, who faces two charges of first-degree rape, fathered a child by a teenager. Court documents indicate the girl's child “has been linked to defendant by paternity test.”

    Alfred C. Ivey Jr. is accused of forcibly raping a child who was in his care for years, according to Kentucky State Police. The allegations occurred between 1999 and 2004 when the girl was 9 to 14 years old.

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  • Vine Grove police chief sworn in

    An officer who grew up in Vine Grove and began his law-enforcement career in his hometown has been sworn in as its new police chief.

    Kenny Mattingly was announced as the new chief during Monday’s city council meeting in front of about 30 people. He was sworn in after the meeting by Mayor Blake Proffitt.

  • Radcliff shows movie at the park tonight

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall hopes residents have their popcorn handy Saturday.

    The city is hosting a free showing of “Night at the Museum” starring Ben Stiller, the latest installment in its movie night at the park series. Radcliff City Park North opens at 7 p.m. and the movie will start around 8:30 p.m., Duvall said.

    Parking will be available near the front of the park, he said, and the city’s new trolley will be in use.