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  • Guthrie, Parrett not interested in challenging McConnell in 2014

    A Kentucky-based Super Political Action Committee intent on ousting Republican Mitch McConnell from the U.S. Senate next year has launched more than two dozen draft petitions for Kentuckians who could pose a challenge.

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, and U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, have both been mentioned as potential opponents, but both men said they have no interest in the Senate race.

  • Photo: Shopping in the rain
  • 3rd ESC comes home

    Brayden M’Kenzi Hutchinson grew restless Saturday with the delay keeping her from her father, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Justin Hutchinson.

    The energetic 7-year-old held a sign that said “Outta my way!!! I get my daddy back today,” lifting it skyward periodically as the Natcher Physical Fitness Center swelled with a flurry of chatter and voices anxious to reunite with loved ones.

  • Homeless in Hardin County: Seeking shelter

    Louis Ashmore spends nearly every day from the time it opens until closes at the Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown.

    He reads newspapers and western paperbacks all day in the plush chairs near the back of the building.

    He can’t get a library card because he lives under a tarp in the woods.

    Ashmore and others with no place to go may have a new option with establishment of a shelter at Powerhouse of Praise and Deliverance Church in Radcliff. The shelter is scheduled to open by the end of the month.

  • HMH facilities plan under development

    Hardin Memorial Hospital has offered a few details about an upcoming master facilities plan that will address growth and long-term building needs at its main campus on North Dixie Avenue.

    But hospital officials said they are not ready to divulge the entire plan just yet.

  • Faces and places: Lines across our paths
  • Man accused of incest waives jury in favor of bench trial

     

    An Elizabethtown man facing 13 felony sex offenses waived a jury trial Friday in Hardin Circuit Court in favor of a trial by court.

    George W. Beason Jr., 32, is charged with third-degree rape, three counts of incest, three counts of third-degree sodomy, six counts of first-degree sexual abuse, distribution of obscene matter to a minor and second-degree persistent felony offense.

  • Police uncover meth lab in motel room

    Police uncovered a methamphetamine lab and arrested two Hodgenville residents Thursday night after responding to a motel in search of another suspect.

    Tiffany E. Naylor, 23, and James B. Buckles, 33, each face charges of manufacturing methamphetamine. Naylor also is charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and third-degree possession of a controlled substance.

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  • Flood watch includes Hardin County

    A slow moving front loaded with rain caused the National Weather Service to issue a flood watch for Hardin County and \\ has been extended to include all adjacent counties as well.

    The alert, which began at 4 p.m. Saturday, is scheduled to continue through 7 p.m. EST today. Hardin County has received 0.97 inches today as of noon, according to the Kentucky Mesonet site at Cecilia. Meade and Breckinridge counties, by contrast, are closer to two inches of rainfall.