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  • Young ready to prosecute

    In just more than a month, a new Commonwealth’s Attorney will be prosecuting felony cases in Hardin Circuit Court. Incoming felony prosecutor Shane Young currently works in Hardin County Attorney Jenny Oldham’s office.

    Young, who ran unopposed, will take office Jan. 1. Current Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Shaw did not attempt re-election and completes his second six-year term Dec. 31.

  • Meet the prosecutors of the Ninth Circuit Commonwealth Attorney's office

    Shane Young’s staff is the same size as the current commonwealth attorney’s staff. They take office Jan. 1.

    Young said he “handpicked” his staff, which includes four full-time prosecutors and two part-time.

    As he approached attorneys, Young looked for lawyers of different backgrounds who possessed “good courtroom presence,” he said.

    Nearly all of the attorneys on staff have experience prosecuting and defending, which Young said allows them to see “both sides of the fence.”

  • BBB provides tips for safe online shopping

    According to the Better Business Bureau, more shoppers are waiting to purchase Christmas gifts online. Retailers refer to the online shopping day as Cyber Monday.

    Although online shopping means no long lines or fighting crowds, the BBB warns it can open consumers to attacks from scammers and hackers.

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  • Prosecutor, family court judge to serve on child fatality review panel

    Created by an executive order in July, the Child Fatality and Near Fatality External Review Panel holds its first meeting Tuesday in Frankfort.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced the 17 members of the panel, which includes Hardin County Attorney Jenny Oldham and Hardin Family Court Judge Brent Hall. Hall is a nonvoting member, according to a news release from the governor’s office.

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  • Going Geek: Collecting and cosplay

    Many weekends, Aaron Taylor can be found hitting yard sales, surfing the Web or rummaging through boxes from his parents’ attic discovering treasures from his childhood.

    Many sci-fi enthusiasts, such as Taylor of Elizabethtown, have personal connections to their memorabilia collections and valid reasons for loving them.

    Around every corner of his office and home are bits and pieces of his collection, mostly Transformers and “Star Wars” merchandise.

  • Beating the Black Friday rush

    Roger Keith and his friend, Seth Phipps, set up camp at 2 p.m. Wednesday outside Sears at Towne Mall in Elizabethtown with a “24-hour kit,” including a tent, heater, lawn chairs and a cooler.

    Keith made the trip from Lebanon Junction to Elizabethtown for a 50-inch LED television, he said.

    He and his wife lost two televisions within a month, and Keith waited four months to purchase a new TV to secure a Black Friday deal, he said.

  • Puppy injured in Thursday wreck dies

    A 3-month-old puppy injured in a head-on collision Thanksgiving night on South Dixie Highway died from his injuries, according to his owner.

    Wookiebahr, a chocolate Shih Tzu, was seated on a lap in the passenger’s seat in a silver Ford Escape when a white Pontiac Grand Am collided with the SUV, according to officials.

    Wookie took the brunt of the Escape’s airbag, emergency personnel said, and he was transported from the scene by Hardin County Animal Control.

  • Thursday start affects Friday shopping

    An early start on Black Friday changed the traffic local stores saw during the official kickoff of the Christmas shopping season.

    Some stores opened earlier this year, pushing the first Black Friday sales promotions into Thanksgiving Day. With large retailers like Walmart and Target opening Thursday evening, other stores saw a change in the number of shoppers on Friday.

    Kohl’s opened at midnight Friday and manager Krista Shipley said its doorbuster sales brought in a lot of people.