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  • LaRue County moves trick-or-treating to today

    Trick-or-treating in LaRue County will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. today, due to the inclement weather that was expected Thursday night.

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce event, Trick or Treating on the Square, and the costume contest have moved to tonight as well, according to the Chamber of Commerce website.

    Registration for the contest is at 5 p.m., and the contest begins at 5:30 p.m.

  • KSP trooper injured in wreck

    A Kentucky State Police Post 4 trooper was injured Thursday night in a single-vehicle wreck on New Glendale Road near the West Rhudes Creek intersection.

    Trooper Shannan White, 34, was in stable condition at Hardin Memorial Hospital as of Thursday night, said Post 4 spokesman Jeff Gregory.

    Gregory said officials were unsure if White was in pursuit when the wreck occurred around 7 p.m.

  • Arrest made in Family Dollar robbery

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 arrested a Louisville man Thursday and charged him with the Oct. 6 armed robbery at the Family Dollar Store in Brandenburg.

    Joshua Yeager, 24, who was being detained at the Hardin County Detention Center on unrelated charges, was served an arrest warrant for first-degree robbery.

    The investigation is ongoing and is being handled by Detective Jason Propes.

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  • Moving for a cause

    Radcliff-based military charity USA Cares has coordinated an indoor relay team fundraiser later this month, partnering with 41 fitness clubs across 15 states in honor of Veterans Day.

    Teams are encouraged to register and raise money as part of the new initiative Military in Motion, in which teams of 8 to 10 individuals will assemble at clubs and gyms across America on Nov. 9 to secure money for a charity while focusing on health and fitness.

  • Fort Knox soldier reported missing by family

    A soldier stationed at Fort Knox is missing after a recent visit to his family in Florida.

    Pfc. Daniel Dezinno, 30, a soldier in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, visited his family Oct. 24 in Sarasota, Fla. He left to return to Fort Knox and hasn’t been seen since, according to an incident report from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office in Bradenton, Fla.

    His family reported him missing Saturday to the sheriff’s office. They also contacted Florida and Georgia highway patrols.

  • Buffalo Post Office reopens Saturday

    The Buffalo Post Office will reopen Saturday.

    The post office was closed in July because of a brown recluse spider infestation.

    “We apologize for any inconvenience this caused our customers,” said Rosemary Miller, manager of post office operations. “As you can imagine, we are very happy to be able to reopen the Buffalo Post Office for the community.”

  • Law enforcement tactical first aid course taught in E'town

    A wounded police officer was on his hands and knees next to a black Ford SUV when a back-up unit pulled up to the scene Thursday at the Kocholaty Farm in Elizabethtown.

    As the back-up officers approached their companion, a suspect emerged and began firing. The injured officer, who already had suffered facial wounds, took a bullet to the upper leg.

    “What kind of treatment can you start right now?” an instructor yelled as one officer kept a weapon on the suspect and another turned his attention to the officer on the ground.

  • No plans to change trick-or-treating in Hardin County

    Cities around Hardin County and unincorporated parts of Hardin County will move forward with their plans to host trick-or-treating tonight, in spite of the inclement weather that is expected.

    Hardin County and the cities of Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove are holding steady on their original Halloween plans. Hodgenville has moved trick-or-treating to 6 to 8 p.m Friday, according to the LaRue County Herald-News.

  • Bennett found guilty of campaign finance violations

    FRANKFORT — Elizabethtown Councilman Bill Bennett was found guilty Wednesday of state campaign finance violations related to the 2010 and 2012 elections for city council. The finding was made by the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance during a hearing.

    The violations stemmed from complaints filed by council candidate Arnold Myers, who accused Bennett of declaring his intent to spend $1,000 or less during both the 2008 and 2010 elections and spending more without proper disclosure.