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  • Numerous Easter celebrations planned for this weekend

    As Christians prepare to reflect on the death and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Hardin County has a number of Easter services and celebrations planned this weekend to accommodate worshippers.

    Activities kick off today with Good Friday services, which will include musical cantatas in numerous corners of the county.

  • Radcliff, state at odds over street lights

    Radcliff city officials have been working on a plan for the past year to reduce the amount of street lighting on U.S. 31W in an attempt to beautify the area and save money.

    But the state has thrown a wrench in the works, according to city officials.

    Radcliff City Council discussed its options Thursday after the state rejected a plan by the city to remove several street lights on U.S. 31W. City Engineer Toby Spalding said the city had looked at removing lights through the corridor between Vine Street and Knox Boulevard.

  • Bond reduction sought in teen’s attempted murder case

    A Vine Grove teen accused of stabbing an ex-boyfriend in the leg will appear today in Hardin District Court when her attorney presents a motion to reduce bond.

    Jierianna LaPorte, 18, was arrested Sunday and charged with attempted murder. LaPorte is lodged at Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond, which her defense counsel Dwight Preston argues is “oppressive” in a written motion for bond reduction.

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  • FFA gets donation from local winner

    Local students are benefiting from a Cecilia farmer’s luck and generosity.

    Will Simcoe of Cecilia donated $2,500, which he won from a program to help nonprofit organizations in farming communities, to the Central Hardin High School FFA.

    He won the money from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program through the Monsanto Fund. The program randomly selects an entrant from qualifying counties throughout the nation and awards each of those farmers money to donate to a nonprofit organization of choice.

  • E'town police describe bogus jackpot prize

    Elizabethtown Police Department took a report Wednesday regarding a Publisher’s Clearing House scam involving a prepaid debit card.

    According to a release, the complainant reported his mother-in-law told him she won $250,000 in a random drawing and she needed to send in $155 for processing and delivery of the prize money.

    The woman woke him to go to Walmart to obtain a MoneyPak Card. Once the complainant provided the purported clearing house access to the card, he realized it was not legitimate, police said.

  • EPD continues hunt for unidentified suspect wanted for sexual abuse

    Elizabethtown Police Department continues its search for an unidentified male wanted in connection to three incidents during which he allegedly grabbed women and exposed himself.

    Though there are three reported incidents, Virgil Willoughby, EPD public information officer, said there are two victims in the case. One of the women encountered the man on two separate occasions.

  • State police searching for runaway Clarkson teen

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 is searching for a 16-year-old Clarkson girl who has been missing since Monday.

    Brandi E. Higdon last was seen being dropped off at a restaurant in Clarkson where she told a friend she was going to be picked up by someone else and taken to school. However, she never showed up at school, police said.

    Higdon left behind a note indicating her intent to run away for a few years before returning home, according to a KSP news release. The teen also took clothes with her.

  • KSP searching for missing Grayson teen

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 is requesting assistance in its search for a Clarkson teen who has been missing since Monday.

    Brandi E. Higdon, 16, was last seen being dropped off at a restaurant in Clarkson where she told a friend she was going to be picked up by someone else and taken to school. She never showed up for school, police say.

    According to a news release, police believe Higdon to be with 18-year-old Tyler Hill, who also has been missing from school since Monday.

  • The Road to War: 3rd ESC cases colors as deployment nears

    The road to war for the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command is nearing its end.

    The senior logistics unit cased its colors Wednesday during a ceremony on Brooks Field at Fort Knox as one of the final acts before it departs to Afghanistan in less than two weeks. Roughly 250 soldiers are expected to deploy.

    Col. Kristin French, commander of the 3rd ESC, said an advance party of soldiers was en route to Afghanistan while another advance unit has been on the ground for weeks making preparations for the main body’s arrival.