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  • Fort Knox weighs impact of cuts as sequester looms

    With no resolution on a federal budget and the possibility of across-the-board spending cuts, Fort Knox is strategizing about ways to manage budget cuts without harming its efficiency and essential functions.

    No decision has been made on the need for layoffs or terminations and Media Relations Officer Kyle Hodges said a furlough of government civilians would be a drastic measure.

  • Trial scheduled for birthday party stabbing suspect

    A jury trial begins Monday in the case against a Hardin County man accused of stabbing a guest last year at a birthday party on Roundtop Road.

    Raymond Kendall Wilson, 52, faces charges of criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.

    Wilson has been lodged at Hardin County Detention Center since his arrest April 12. His bond is set at $250,000 cash.

  • Vine Grove girl proposes special needs accessible park

    Rachel Ritchie thinks she should be able to play alongside her friend, who has special needs.

    The 9-year-old proposed to the Vine Grove City Council on Monday night to add playground equipment to the area, possibly at Optimist Park on Knox Avenue, that is accessible to those with special needs.

  • Tony Scott remembered for loyalty, determination

    Family, friends and former co-workers of Tony Scott said Elizabethtown is nursing a gaping void with the death of one its most resilient residents.

    Scott, a fixture in Elizabethtown government for 38 years, died shortly after midnight Tuesday at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. He was 67.

    Carla Scott, Scott’s daughter-in-law, said he contracted cerebral palsy at birth and was not expected to live past age 16. The prognosis proved false, she said, as he tackled every aspect of his life with enthusiasm and vigor.

  • Fourth-grade teacher honored for excellence

    Pam Hinton said her husband was frightened when he received a phone call with her and her entire fourth-grade class shouting something incoherent.

    The class at Helmwood Heights Elementary School in Elizabethtown was shouting, “We won.”

    Hinton shouted in surprise when school and district officials showed up with balloons at her class to congratulate her being among the winners of the WHAS-11 ExCEL Award. She then told her class the award was for all of them.

  • Gospel Musical celebrates Black History Month

    A longstanding Black History Month tradition is taking place this week.

    The annual Gospel Musical celebrating Black History Month, sponsored by the First Baptist Church Scholarship Committee and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, is at 7 p.m. Friday at the church.

    This is the 27th year for the event that includes performances from multiple gospel musicians and groups.

  • E'town men indicted in Plaza 94 robbery

    Two Elizabethtown men accused of attempting to rob a North Mulberry Street gas station late last year have been indicted into Hardin Circuit Court.

    Chase A. Dunaway, 19, and Nathaniel J. Restivo, 21, were indicted on charges of complicity to commit first-degree robbery.

    The two men were arrested Dec. 7 after Elizabethtown Police Department responded to Plaza 94 at 2022 N. Mulberry St. in reference to a robbery, according to police.

  • PHOTO: A clean sweep
  • Former LaRue County teacher appears in court

    The Commonwealth Attorney’s Office requested Tuesday to continue a hearing in the case against a former LaRue County High School teacher accused of having a sexual encounter with a male student.

    Natalie C. Gentry, 34, is charged with first-degree sexual abuse. She appeared in court Tuesday for a pretrial conference with attorney Roger Rigney, who was standing in for Louisville attorneys Scott C. Cox and Rob Eggert.

  • Bond reduction denied in attempted murder, rape case

    Judge Ken Howard denied a motion for bond reduction Tuesday in the case against an Elizabethtown man accused of repeatedly striking his wife with a revolver.

    Michael R. Odom, 42, was indicted in November for charges of attempted murder, first-degree rape, second-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.

    Odom has been lodged since Oct. 15 at Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond.