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  • Shelter gets grant to improve kennels

    Dogs at the Animal Refuge Center in Vine Grove are cozier now that a $1,500 grant has helped the organization make their kennels more weather-tight.

    The grant is one of many funded by $15,000 being distributed over three years to benefit animals shelters throughout the state.

    It is being distributed by the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association. One of its members, Jim Gage of Boyle County, made the donation because of his interest in helping shelters.

  • Trial date set for E'town man accused in infant daughter's death

    Barry W. Williams Jr., 21, faces one charge of murder. He was arrested Feb. 26 after his daughter, Aleyah Noelle Williams, died at Kosair Children’s Hospital from injuries doctors said were consistent with “shaken baby syndrome.”

    During a pre-trial conference Tuesday, Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard scheduled Feb. 3 for a jury trial. Another pre-trial conference is set for Nov. 26.

  • Perkins crowned Miss Hardin County Fair

    Erin Perkins brought the county fair pageant crown back to the family.

    The 16-year-old was crowned Miss Hardin County Fair on Monday, the first night of events for the fair. Perkins, a rising junior at Central Hardin High School, has had past success in the fair’s pageants, as has her sister, Alex.

    Perkins won Miss Teen Hardin County last year and was named Miss Pre-Teen Hardin County in 2008. Her sister has long been involved in pageants, and Alex Perkins was crowned Miss Hardin County Fair in 2009.

  • E'town woman sentenced in receiving property taken from Buffalo home

    An Elizabethtown woman was sentenced Tuesday on charges of receiving property taken from a Buffalo home where a woman was found dead.

    Belinda Rae Martin, 28, was indicted in February 2012 for receiving stolen property more than $500.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Martin received items removed from the residence Kristy L. Allen of Hodgenville was housesitting when she was found dead. Abdullah R. White of Radcliff is accused in Allen’s death.

  • For the bragging rights: Fair exhibits include new contest, encourage participation

    Magistrate Lisa Williams said her experiences qualified her to be one of the judges in the newest Hardin County Fair and Horse Show competition.

    “I have owned a lot of hideous lamps in my life and I yard sale a lot, and you see a lot at yard sales,” she said.

    The fair’s 50th anniversary kicked off Monday with judging in the culinary, flower and garden and fruit departments, as well as for the ugly lamp contest.

  • U.S. Marshals conduct 'Operation Gold Vault'

    The Western District of Kentucky U.S. Marshals’ Office already has conducted similar operations in Louisville, Bowling Green, Owensboro, Paducah and Henderson, U.S. Marshal Jim Clark said.

    With 173 registered sex offenders in Hardin County, the concentration is enough to warrant a compliance operation, he said.

  • Berger named E'town mayor

    Shortly after being appointed Monday to complete the remainder of Tim Walker’s mayoral term, Edna Berger’s easygoing manner and humor bubbled to the surface as she received a congratulatory hug from City Attorney D. Dee Shaw.

    “So you’re going to keep me out of jail, right?” Berger asked Shaw, eliciting laughter from those around her.

  • Police searching for missing Harned man

    Police in Breckinridge County continue to search for a Harned man who has been missing for more than 10 days.

    Greg Miller, 57, was reported missing June 27. Breckinridge County Sheriff Todd Pate said Miller is described as 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 190 pounds with gray hair and hazel eyes.

    Miller, a former truck driver, suffers from mental disabilities, Pate said. He has an appointed guardian and prescribed medication he needs to take daily.

    Police are concerned Miller may not be taking that medication, he said.

  • Radcliff author discusses serial killers with mystery book club

    Nelda Shattles Copas knows all about the twisted side of humanity.

    The Radcliff author shared that understanding Monday with 15 members and visitors of the M3 Mystery Club at the North Branch of Hardin County Public Library in Radcliff.

    The author of “Twisted Desires: A Suspenseful Murder Mystery” and “Twisted Revenge” outlined the differences and motivations of some of the nation’s most famous serial killers to interested residents who have spent plenty of time reading about he killers’ fictional counterparts.

  • Veteran throws hat into congressional race early

    A Breckinridge County farmer and veteran has his eyes on Washington, D.C.

    Democrat Ron Leach, who turns 49 this week, announced his candidacy for Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District seat Monday, emerging as the first challenger to Bowling Green Republican Brett Guthrie in 2014.