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  • Battle of Elizabethtown remembered

    With Christmas fast approaching, this week also marks another important date in the history of Hardin County.

    This week is the 150th anniversary of Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s Christmas raid on Elizabethtown that launched 100 cannonballs into the city.

    The raid has been called his most successful of the several raids he launched against Kentucky during the Civil War, said Christopher Kolakowski, director of the General George Patton Museum of Leadership at Fort Knox.

  • Alleged trespassers accused of having gun, pot on bus

    Three people found inside a parked school bus were charged with possession of a weapon on school property as well as marijuana possession by Radcliff police.

    Acting on a tip, police visited Potomac Court earlier this month where a Hardin County Schools bus was parked down the street from the driver’s residence. The caller said three people entered the bus without permission.

  • Photo: Last-minute playing
  • Police: Man arrested after stealing from parked semi

    An Elizabethtown man was arrested last week after police said he removed items from a parked semi-truck while its driver was asleep in the cab.

    Tracey J. Hart, 36, is charged with receiving stolen property less than $10,000, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, driving under the influence — first offense, no insurance — first offense, failure to wear a seatbelt and careless driving.

  • Chance for white Christmas unlikely in Hardin County

    The possibility of a white Christmas this year is looking slim, according to a Fort Knox weather official.

    Mark Adams, a meteorologist at Fort Knox weather operations, said the Hardin County area has a 10 percent chance for snow Christmas Day.

    Across the river in Southern Indiana, there is a 25 percent chance, he said.

    “If I was a betting person, I wouldn’t bet on it,” Adams said.

    On Friday, Adams said a storm is scheduled to hit the area Wednesday that could bring a light dusting.

  • Officials: More DUIs, e-warrant arrests contribute to intake spike

    Spikes in the jail’s monthly intake in the spring and summer could be attributed to increases in arrests and launch of an electronic warrant system in Hardin County, officials said.

    In March, the county switched from a paper-based warrant system to the e-warrant, a web-based system that allows all law enforcement and judicial officials full-time access to warrants from agencies throughout the state.

    That month, the jail’s intake jumped to 773, a 19 percent increase over February, according to jail records.

  • Detention center sees intake surge this year

    The Hardin County Detention Center saw spikes in 2012 in the number of county inmates being booked at the jail, leading to issues of overcrowding in the general population.

    The surge has led to some inmates sleeping on mattresses on the floor, Jailer Danny Allen said.

    For about a month after the county launched its electronic warrant system, he said the jail continuously had about 25 mattresses on the floor of its gym to accommodate the increase in incoming inmates.

  • Michigan students on winter break help local Habitat

    Some college students decided to spend part of their winter break building walls and floors for people in need rather than decking the halls in their own homes.

    A group of 12 students from Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan visited last week to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in Hardin County.

    The students are part of the organization Alternative Breaks, which sends groups in rotation to spend part of their spring, winter or summer breaks volunteering.

  • Posada tradition plays out in Hardin

    The porch stairs to an Elizabethtown home were packed Thursday with visitors singing in Spanish.

    Those at the head of the line held a statue of a donkey with the Virgin Mary on its back.

    The lyrics were a request to be let in because they didn’t have a place to stay.

    They were answered from inside the house with words that meant they couldn’t let the visitors in because they were strangers.

  • Photo: Sign of the times ahead