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  • Larry Smith remembered for tough but lovable nature

    Lawrence “Larry” Smith never was one to show his age and fought attempts from friends and associates who tried to unearth the truth.

    Chris Gohman, a Radcliff attorney, joked with Smith about his age years ago because he frequently would see 5K results in which Smith topped his age group, listed among runners older than 40. When pressed by Gohman, Smith would flatly deny it and claim it was a misprint.

    “He would never let anyone know his age,” he said with a laugh.

  • Police: Father arrested after girl, 3, found walking alone

    For the second time in 13 months, a Vine Grove man has been arrested after his 3-year-old daughter was found walking alone on her way to a school playground.

    Gabriel A. Smith, 29, was arrested Friday night on a charge of second-degree criminal abuse.

    According to the citation, a witness saw Smith’s 3-year-old daughter walking unattended around 5:30 p.m. east on Alton Street on her way to the nearby playground at Vine Grove Elementary School.

  • PHOTO: Cloudy with a chance of tennis balls
  • Scout troop recognized for conservation efforts

    A local Boy Scout troop was commended Monday for its work to conserve sand dunes in Gulf Shores, Ala.

    Troop 369, based at Locust Grove Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, was honored by Mayor Tim Walker and Elizabethtown City Council for assisting the Alabama Fish and Wildlife Service plant grasses on dunes situated near condominiums last month. The goal of the project was to conserve the habitat of the Alabama beach mouse, a federally endangered species that lives inside the dunes.

  • E'town man arrested in connection to burglary

    Robert Lee Flores III, 25, is charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree assault.

    According to an arrest warrant, someone entered a private residence at 6:19 p.m. Dec. 16 in the 1700 block of South Wilson Road in Radcliff. Police said the burglar entered through a rear door by “apparently breaking the door glass” and reaching through to unlock it.

  • PHOTO: Up close with nature
  • Fort Knox to relaunch Adopt a Platoon

    John Campbell received a lot of mail during his deployments, but he never hoarded the contents. He often would pick out a soldier having a bad day or otherwise down on his luck and share the messages from home.

    Campbell, a community relations officer at Fort Knox, said personal touches from America can brighten a soldier’s day if they are wrestling with emotions or struggling with loneliness.

  • Toddler among three dead in fire

    By DeANNA LASLEY
    Landmark News Service

    A toddler and two men lost their lives Sunday night in a residential fire in Grayson County.

    The fire started just before 11 p.m. CDT at a trailer on VanMeter Lane off Ky. 920. Firefighters say it took moments to get to the residence but it was fully engulfed and they couldn’t enter the structure.

    Eddie Clouse and his son, Cole Clause, who would have celebrated his second birthday next month, died in the fire along with a family friend, Kalvin King.

  • Hearing delayed in Fort Knox shooting

    An Article 32 hearing in the shooting death of a civilian U.S. Army employee has been delayed.

    Originally set to begin Wednesday, Fort Knox officials said Monday the hearing has been postponed. A new date has not been announced.

    Sgt. Marquinta Jacobs, 36, of Radcliff is accused of shooting Lloyd R. Gibert, 51, of Elizabethtown last month in a parking lot near the Human Resources Command building on post.

    Jacobs, who is lodged at Marion County Detention Center, is charged with premeditated murder and aggravated assault.

  • Fallen Hodgenville officer to be honored in Richmond

    A Hodgenville police officer killed in September during a vehicle pursuit will be honored Tuesday during a ceremony for fallen officers at the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond.

    Mark A. Taulbee, 43, was killed Sept. 16 while pursuing Jason Avis, 30, of Vine Grove on Ky. 210. According to Kentucky State Police, Avis was a suspect in a domestic disturbance.