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  • Meade RECC receives approval for rate increase

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission authorized Meade County RECC to adjust its base rates in order to increase annual revenue by 1.6 percent or $683,517.

    The PSC also revised rates to reflect the pass through of a wholesale rate increase of approximately $5.8 million from Big Rivers Electric Corp. to Meade RECC. The combined wholesale and distribution rate changes increase the average residential customer’s monthly bill by $15.42 or about 17 percent.

  • Former Radcliff Huddle House owner indicted on theft charge

    The former owner of Huddle House in Radcliff has been indicted on a felony theft charge related to allegedly withholding more than $85,000 in sales taxes.

    Roger Stradley, 66, faces a charge of theft by failure to make required disposition of property more than $10,000, which is a Class C felony. According to Kentucky Revised Statutes, the charge is punishable by five to 10 years in prison if found guilty.

  • Bennett issued reprimand by ethics board

    Elizabethtown Councilman Bill Bennett said he feels vindicated by the Hardin County Board of Ethic’s decision not to launch a full investigation into complaints he violated the city’s code of ethics.

    The Board of Ethics issued a written reprimand to Bennett after finding the complaints were in the board’s jurisdiction and there were reasonable grounds a violation may have occurred under the Elizabethtown Ethics Ordinance, said Chairman Matthew Hess, a local attorney.

  • Fire causes heavy damage at E'town's Metalsa plant

    An accidental fire early Monday morning at Metalsa in Elizabethtown temporarily shut down operations and caused extensive damage to a confined area of the plant, according to fire officials.

    Elizabethtown Fire Chief Mike Hulsey said 21 personnel responded around 2 a.m. Monday to the manufacturing plant at 750 North Black Branch Road.

    Metalsa spokesman Mike Marsh confirmed the occurrence of a fire at the Elizabethtown plant. No injuries were reported, he said.

  • Donated shoes for overseas orphans, area children stolen

    Landmark News Service

    The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of about 200 pairs of shoes that were donated for orphans overseas and needy children here at home.

    Ashley Patterson, who was heading up the drive for the Bardstown Rotary Club, arrived at the storage unit Monday where the shoes were kept to find the padlock cut and shoes missing.

    “I just cried and cried,”Patterson said after she made the discovery.

  • John Hardin's Elam receives a special honor

    John Hardin High School senior defensive tackle Matt Elam made history Tuesday afternoon during a celebration at the school.

    Elam received an official invitation to play in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 4 in San Antonio, Texas, becoming the first player from Hardin County selected in the prestigious game’s 14-year history.

  • Second jury trial set for Jarrod Davis

    The Radcliff father accused in the death of his 1-month-old infant will see his second jury trial in March.

    Jarrod D. Davis,  24, was indicted in January on charges of murder and first-degree criminal abuse. A jury trial was held in the case earlier this month, but on Oct. 18, a mistrial was declared after jurors were unable to reach a unanimous decision on the murder charge.

    The 12 men and women found Davis not guilty of first-degree criminal abuse.

  • March jury trial set for E'town mother charged with abuse

    A jury trial date has been set in the case against a 20-year-old Elizabethtown mother charged with abuse of her 3-month-old son.

    Jessica A. Capponi was indicted in March on a charge of first-degree criminal abuse. On Tuesday, Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton set a March 5 jury trial date.

  • Meade County man pleads guilty to possessing illicit photo of minor

    A Brandenburg man arrested just more than a year ago after allegedly sending sexual text messages to a minor pleaded guilty Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Michael T. Shutt, 47, was arrested Oct. 19, 2012, on a charge of use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities.

    The following month he was indicted on that charge as well as use of a minor in a sexual performance, possession of a matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and first-degree persistent felony offense.

  • Photos: Through the Fog