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  • County sees high winds, low damage from storm

    Although wind speed peaked at more than 50 mph, the Hardin County area saw minimal damage following Wednesday morning’s storm.

    According to the weather station at Fort Knox, 0.79 inches of rain fell between 4 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesday. The highest gust of wind was recorded at 57 mph. The Mesonet automated weather station at Cecilia recorded winds of 46 mph at 4:20 a.m. and 1.41 inches of rain today.

    Tornado sirens went off around the county at 4:12 a.m. Wednesday, said Doug Finlay, deputy director of Hardin County Emergency Management.

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  • Woman handed 3-year sentence in school burglary

    An out-of-state woman accused of stealing credit cards from a purse in a Radcliff classroom is now serving a three-year sentence for burglary.

    Jazzcelyn D. Glover, 27, was sentenced last week to complicity to commit third-degree burglary and four felony counts and one misdemeanor count of complicity to commit fraudulent use of a credit card.

    A jury trial had been scheduled for Jan. 9. However, Glover pleaded guilty the day before the trial was scheduled to begin, according to court records.

  • Organization’s help brings hope to community

    Helping Hand of Hope is one of five organizations across the country to be honored for the work they do in their communities.

    The organization received a $5,000 check from AT&T on Tuesday in front of volunteers and public officials at Towne Mall.

    The donation came after Martina Kilgo of Vine Grove wrote a short essay on the Web page www.causes.com/att about the organization and its importance to community members.

    AT&T set up an essay contest to recognize five charities with donations.

  • Ag commissioner delivers fair check

    The Hardin County’s fair board showcased its new trophy early Tuesday at a ceremony in which Agriculture Commissioner James Comer delivered another prize.

    Based on a grant application, Comer presented a check for $100,000 for infrastructure improvements to the Hardin County Community Fair. The money will be earmarked for an open-air pavilion to replace a building lost to an April 2011 tornado.

  • E'town teen indicted for attempted arson

    An Elizabethtown teen accused of attempting to start a fire by igniting toilet paper rolls was indicted last week in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Corey David Peake, 18, faces a charge of criminal attempt to commit first-degree arson.

    According to the indictment, Peake attempted to commit arson Nov. 4 at a Hickory Lane residence when he “started a fire and building was inhabited or occupied by the resident.”

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  • Storm warnings issued

    A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Hardin, LaRue, Nelson and Hart counties as part of a severe storm front now passing through the region.

    The strongest storm issues now appear to be in area south and east of Elizabethtown, including Glendale and southern Hardin County, Bonnieville, Hodgenville and heading toward New Haven.

    This thunderstorm warning follows a tornado warning for Hardin, Meade, Bullitt and Jefferson County, which was issued shortly after 4 a.m. today. The tornado warning has expired but a watch area continues for the entire region.

  • I-65 south down to one lane for about 12 hours

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews will have southbound traffic pushed down to one lane from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. between Horse Cave and Cave City (mile markers 54-56) for paving operations, weather permitting.

    Drivers are asked to use caution during this time.

  • Police continue search for missing Radcliff man

    More than five days have passed since anyone last saw Jeremy J. Lindsay, 23, and Radcliff police say they have received no new leads since releasing information Monday about his disappearance to the media.

    According to police, Lindsay was last seen around 4 p.m. Thursday leaving his Radcliff residence following an argument with his wife, who reported his absence to Radcliff Police Department. There has been no communication from Lindsay to family or friends, police say.