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  • Judge enters not guilty plea on teacher's behalf

    A former LaRue County High School teacher had a not guilty plea entered on her behalf Tuesday in court.

    Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard entered the plea on behalf of Natalie C. Gentry regarding a sexual abuse case against her.

    Gentry, 33, a Hardin County resident, is charged with first-degree sexual abuse. She is accused of having encounters with two male LaRue County High School students, one a 17-year-old and the other 18.

  • PHOTOS: Installing a grease trap
  • Weather theme: Hot, dry, bad for corn

    Nine days into July, the average temperature is 100 degrees. Precipitation was less than an inch for June.

    The first nine days in July in Hardin County charted five days of temperatures of more than 100 degrees, as did the last three days of June.

    The average high for June is 85.5 degrees and 86 degrees for July, said Mark Adams at Fort Knox.

    Last July at the Kentucky Mesonet Center in Cecilia, the average high temperature was 88.6 degrees — but no day reached 100 degrees.

  • Photo: At the fair
  • Best of the blooms

    A group of three women huddle in front of a tiered platform, examining what is perched on the lowest shelf in front of them.

    “Looks pretty darn good,” Marie Miskell said.

    Another woman scribbles on a tag as the trio move on to their next subject.

    This is the practiced method for flower judging at the Hardin County Fair on Monday — hushed murmuring, rotating of vases, pointing of fingers at petals or stems.

  • Jail escapee arrested

    An escaped inmate from the Hardin County Detention Center was arrested Sunday night in Grayson County.

    Lonnie Ray Coy of Shepherdsville was arrested by Kentucky State Police and faces additional charges after being accused of escaping from the detention center on Thanksgiving by crawling with fellow inmate Joshua Nunn, of Edmonton, through a hole they had dug in fence corner.

  • Animal abuse case nearing trial

    Two Vine Grove residents each accused of more than 100 counts of second-hand cruelty to animals are set to go to trial Sept. 5.

    Brian McCarthy, 48, and his wife, Joyce McCarthy, 47, were released from the Hardin County Detention Center on a $2,500 unsecured bond each after being charged in March.

    Joyce McCarthy faces 105 counts, and Brian McCarthy faces 103 counts.

    Police said there is evidence more than 100 dogs in their home, mostly Chihuahuas, were living in unsanitary conditions without water available and were being sold.

  • Radcliff approves bid for North Wilson Road reconstruction

    Radcliff City Council approved the bid for the Wilson Road Bypass reconstruction project and also reviewed a site plan and zoning change for new housing units off Battle Training Road.

    During a special meeting Monday afternoon, the council approved a bid from Filcon Construction at $3,479,000 for the North Wilson Road reconstruction, which will be funded by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet — money that will be expended by the city and reimbursed by the state.

  • Photo: A clean sweep
  • Local hygienist to offer free dental screenings for students entering school

    Elizabethtown’s upcoming Second Saturday is offering a service not always readily available — free dental screenings for children.

    Rachel Todd, dental hygienist, will perform the screenings July 14 in the Downtown Square for those who need the check-up mandated by state legislation.

    House Bill 186 requires kindergartners and children of any age who are new to Kentucky schools — many who are children in a military family — to have a dental screening on record. However, this isn’t an easy thing for some.