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  • Kroger crash trial set for November

    An Elizabethtown woman facing up to 20 years in prison after police say she drove her vehicle into the front of Kroger on Dolphin Drive  heads to trial in November to face her numerous charges.

    A Nov. 3 court date was set Tuesday for June A. Blocker, 52, of Dixon Avenue in Elizabethtown during a Hardin Circuit Court appearance. She faces nine charges including attempted murder stemming from the Feb. 5 crash, during which police said she crashed a 2006 Lincoln Town Car into the Kroger storefront.

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  • CASA acquires temporary offices

    CASA of the Heartland has secured temporary office space as it searches for more permanent accommodations.

    Hardin Fiscal Court approved a lease agreement with the agency Tuesday permitting temporary use of space on the second floor of the R.R. Thomas Building in downtown Elizabethtown.

    The lease starts May 1 and extends through March 31 at a rental payment of $1 per year.

  • Sparks among runners from area to experience 'amazing' Boston Marathon

    With each step, Alex Sparks could hear cheers and see more signs along the 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon.

    Years from now, the former Elizabethtown resident might not remember the strain a run of that distance put on her body, but she will remember the sights and sounds from her first venture into one of the world’s most famous races, she said.

    “It was one of the best experiences I have ever had in my life,” Sparks said Monday night from Boston.

  • Rineyville area sewer project scaled down

    A Sonora resident and judge-executive candidate accused county officials of stalling the progress of a proposed Rineyville sewer project and said residents with failing septic systems should not have to incur out-of-pocket costs to connect to the system.

    Tim Hinson, who was defeated in the 2010 Democratic primary for judge-executive and is running again, issued the grievances Tuesday during the public comment portion of Hardin Fiscal Court’s meeting.

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  • Rineyville native manages elite equestrian competition in Lexington

    While growing up in Rineyville and attending North Hardin High School, Lee Carter was a baseball enthusiast, playing and loving the sport.

    Carter now surrounds himself with a sport he had little inclination for in his youth: equestrian events.

    “I was not a horse person,” Carter said by phone this week as he prepared for the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, an elite level equestrian challenge that will bring thousands of visitors to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington today through Sunday.

  • HMH charters physician council

    Hardin Memorial Health has chartered a physicians’ council that will impact the direction of Hardin Professional Services, the multispecialty medical group of HMH, and develop policies for its operations with hospital management.

    The 10-member board will feature seven elected members, two ex-officio members in the HMH chief executive officer and chief medical officer and one non-voting member in the HPS president/executive administrator, according to the report.

  • Radcliff officials gain insight on Fort Knox housing

    Officials from Radcliff city government and Fort Knox met Tuesday at Radcliff City Hall to begin a dialogue addressing concerns about Fort Knox’s housing market.

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall, Radcliff City Councilwoman Barbara Baker and Councilman Edward Palmer, Hardin County Property Valuation Administrator Danny Hutcherson met with Fort Knox Garrison Commander Col. T.J. Edwards, Fort Knox Housing Chief J.R. Cardin and Fort Knox Public Affairs Officer Ryan Brus.

    “I know there’s concern in the public’s eye,” Duvall said.

  • Former teacher sentenced to 10 years for sex crimes

    A former middle school teacher convicted on multiple sex crimes involving a student formally was sentenced Tuesday morning in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Anthony Durrant, 47, was found guilty on 19 of 29 charges and sentenced to 10 years in prison, which was the jury’s recommendation.

    Durrant received a 10-year sentence for 14 of the counts and a one-year sentence for the other five. The sentences will run concurrently, or at the same time, for a total of 10 years. He also will have to register as a sex offender upon his release for the rest of his life.