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  • Furniture experts open new door to Lincoln’s heritage

    By DeANNA LASLEY
    Landmark News Service

    An expert in carpentry believes a door at the Jack Thomas House was handcrafted by Thomas Lincoln, father of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States.

    Mike Fleener, vice president of Grayson County Historical Society and a carpenter, called on Steve Haaff to come see the door and make an evaluation.

    Haaff is an industrial arts teacher at South Spencer High School in Rockport, Ind. Haaff is also an expert on furniture made by Thomas Lincoln.

  • Bardstown doctor part of vaccine study

    For the last four years, a pediatrician in Bardstown has been working with doctors around the country on a vaccine for a strain of meningococcal disease.

    Dr. Stanley Block’s work deals with the research side of the vaccine. His office has been chosen as one of about 50 locations to administer vaccine trials in order to collect data on its effectiveness.

    Most babies are immunized for two of the three types of bacteria in the meningococcal disease. A strain of the third bacteria is what the meningococcal B vaccine is being made to cover.

  • Pentagon firefighters to revisit 9/11 attacks at Fort Knox

    A foam fire truck, battered from the wreckage of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon, joined the General George Patton Museum of Leadership’s collection last fall. The facility has adopted it as a perpetual symbol of heroism and hope in the midst of chaos.

  • Man charged with assault in alleged stabbing

    An Elizabethtown man was charged with felony assault after police said an argument escalated to stabbing.

    According to a citation, 24-year-old Johnny E. Daugherty and another man were involved in a verbal argument early Sunday when the suspect reportedly stabbed the other man. Police said the person had cuts to his back and arm.

    Daugherty, who is charged with second-degree assault, remains lodged at Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond.

  • PHOTO: Milling away in Radcliff
  • Police: Deputy doused with urine

    Clarence C. Skees, 77, was arrested early Monday on charges of first-degree assault, second-degree disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Deputies also served him two bench warrants for failing to appear for hearings in Hardin District Court.

  • Leaders make case to move cadet training to Fort Knox

    Three members of Kentucky’s congressional delegation are pushing to relocate a major ROTC cadet training program to Fort Knox.

    In a letter to Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie and Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul said the Leadership Development and Assessment Course at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., should move to Fort Knox.

    FortKnoxis home to U.S. Army Cadet Command, which oversees LDAC, and hosts the command’s other major training, Leader’s Training Course.

  • Rineyville baby takes top honors in benefit car show

    Klrissa Hancock pumped a trophy into the air after winning first place at a benefit car show earlier this month.

    The 11-month-old sat in an activity center shaped like a red car that was handed down from her older sister. The plastic “car” had a registration tag on the front and the baby girl bouncing in the seat at the center.

    Klrissa’s aunt, Virginia Riggs, said the girl was excited and didn’t want to hand back the small trophy given to her to hold because the trophy she won was too big for her to hold.

  • Rocket docket reboot: Officials pleased with first six months of program

    Within the first 19 weeks of the re-implementation of rocket docket, nearly 60 felony court cases were closed through the county’s program.

    From date of arrest to sentencing, an average of 45 days elapsed, according to the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. Of 58 defendants, 40 were in custody as county inmates, meaning Hardin County foots much of the cost of incarceration.

    Prior to rocket docket’s re-implementation in January, a defendant typically spent six to 10 months in jail as a county prisoner before sentencing, prosecutors said.

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