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  • Meade County man indicted in sexting case

    New charges involving the sexual performance of a minor have been brought against a Meade County man accused of sending explicit text messages to a girl younger than 16 years old.

    Michael T. Shutt, 46, of Brandenburg was indicted in November on charges of use of a minor in a sexual performance, unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or prohibited activities, possession of a matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, and first-degree persistent felony offense.

    All counts involve the same girl, according to the indictment.

  • Grand jury indicts more than 50 people in November

    A Hardin County grand jury returned 56 indictments in November with more than half of those involving drug offenses.

    Thirty-three drug-related indictments were returned with 21 involving methamphetamine.

    Additionally, eight defendants were indicted for trafficking in marijuana.

  • DNA connects local man to theft, robbery in Alabama

    A Radcliff man has been connected to a bank robbery in Muscle Shoals, Ala., using DNA evidence, according to a report by WAFF-TV in Huntsville, Ala.

    Jarrett McGill, 39, is charged with first-degree theft of property and third-degree robbery.

  • Belgian teen lives life of U.S. Army soldier

    Antoine Brisbois grew up hearing stories about the American military  from the perspective of his grandfather.

    Brisbois’ grandfather witnessed the Nazi occupation of Belgium during World War II and was directly affected by the war: His own father was a leader in the Belgian resistance until he was captured by the Nazis and imprisoned inside a German concentration camp, where he lost his life.

  • Study outlines space needed for new county offices

    Hardin Fiscal Court now has an idea about the amount of space it will need to relocate its offices out of downtown and into one centralized building.

    ICON Engineering & Inspection Services presented a summary Tuesday afternoon of a comprehensive programming study commissioned by Hardin County Government to determine the unique needs of 10 departments and the office space required to meet those needs.

  • County hears concealed weapons ordinance

    Hardin Fiscal Court heard the first reading of an ordinance Tuesday tightening its regulations on the possession of concealed weapons in county government buildings.

    All areas where the possession or carrying of concealed weapons is prohibited or limited shall be noted with signs at the entrance of the restricted area, according to the proposed ordinance.

  • Ceremony honors soldiers after Sandy relief

    Masonry specialist Tyson Klemm of Radcliff is from New York.

    He never had seen that part of the state when he responded with the U.S. Army 19th Engineer Battalion to assist after Hurricane Sandy devastated the area.

    About 200 soldiers from the battalion were honored Tuesday at Fort Knox after returning from a deployment to New York to help with relief efforts.

  • Vine Grove man charged with sexual abuse of minor

    A Vine Grove man was arrested early Tuesday morning on a charge of first-degree sexual abuse involving a girl younger than 16.

    David L. Shumake, 39, is accused of performing a sexual act on the teen in October at his Rose Creek Drive residence, according to a police citation. The girl reported an attack to Vine Grove police, who interviewed Shumake, according to a citation.

  • Schmidt Collection completely sold

    After more than a year, the Schmidt family has said goodbye to the collection they’ve owned for decades.

    The Schmidt Collection of Coca-Cola Memorabilia has been completely sold, Larry Schmidt announced Monday. An auction planned for March no longer will take place.

    The family had its last auction in September, and a substantial amount of the collection remained afterward, Schmidt said. But pieces continued to sell and the family made its final transaction at the end of November.

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