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  • Police find more than 150 marijuana plants in home

    Kentucky State Police on Wednesday executed a warrant on a Boston residence and discovered an indoor marijuana growing operation.

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 Detective J.D. Stroop and KSP Cannabis Suppression Detective Jason Woodside executed a search warrant at the residence of Daniel Culver on Nat Rogers Road in Boston in Nelson County.

    The search resulted in the seizure of an indoor marijuana grow with over 150 plants, numerous firearms, a significant amount of processed marijuana, cash and two motor vehicles.

  • E'town man arrested for string of burglaries

    An Elizabethtown man was arrested early Friday morning and charged with a string of recent burglaries.

    Jerome Mayo, 34, was arrested for burglaries at Healthway Internal Medicine, Dr. Campbell’s Optometry, Hospice and Palliative Care, and Tony’s Collision Center.

    Mayo stole television sets and other electronic equipment during the burglaries, according to an Elizabethtown Police Department news release. Several pieces of property were recovered from the suspect’s residence, police said.

  • Toadvine says HMH position 'ideal situation'

    Dr. Stephen Toadvine said his business relationship with Hardin Memorial Hospital President and CEO Dennis Johnson and the sterling reputation of HMH in the health-care industry made the hospital an attractive new home.

    Toadvine, a Florence native, was announced Tuesday as new chief medical officer at HMH. His scheduled start date is April 30.

    “I’m extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity,” he said.

  • Donations requested to help dogs

    Anyone who wishes to help the 103 dogs recovered Wednesday from a Vine Grove mobile home is encouraged to do so through donations.

    The dogs are not available for adoption because they are being held as evidence.

    The dogs were taken to the Hardin County Animal Control shelter on Nicholas Street and Pet Protection Inc. on West Dixie Avenue, both in Elizabethtown, after owners Brian McCarthy, 48, and his wife, Joyce McCarthy, 47, were arrested and charged with 103 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals.

  • 233rd headed to Fort Stewart

    The 233rd Transportation Company, which left Fort Knox last summer for duty in Kuwait, won't be coming back to the post for very long.

    The U.S. Army Forces Command released a permanent order Thursday which stations the 233rd units at Fort Stewart, Ga., by Oct. 16.

    The decision to move the heavy equipment transporters, which will entail 178 military positions, was made to better support training needs of the unit and transportation needs of the three heavy brigade combat teams at Fort Stewart, according to a Fort Knox news release.

  • Two men in fair condition after I-65 wreck

    Two men are in fair condition after being flown Wednesday to University Hospital in Louisville after a car wreck on Interstate 65.

    Sang Hyun Song, 23, of LaCrescenta, Calif., and Tae Wha Seong, 24, a Korean national, were traveling south on I-65. Their 2010 Chevrolet Aveo dropped off the road into the median, according to  Kentucky State Police. Song, who was driving, lost control and the vehicle began to overturn, police said.

    The two men were taken to the hospital with serious injuries but were listed in fair condition Thursday. 

  • Change of command set for April 6

    A change of command ceremony at Fort Knox is April 6 at the Brooks Field parade grounds.

    Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald, who is being transferred to Fort Sill, Okla., will relinquish responsibilities as post commander and as head of the U.S. Army Cadet Command to Brig. Gen. Jefforey Smith. The formal program is scheduled for 3 p.m.

    Earlier that day, Smith will receive a second star and become a major general in a promotion ceremony. Smith, who already is stationed at Fort Knox, serves as director of the Accessions Command's inactivation task force.

  • Cruelty counts added in 'puppy mill' case

    A Vine Grove couple arrested Wednesday on charges of second-degree cruelty to animals now faces 103 counts, rather than the 89 counts originally filed.

    Brian McCarthy, 48, and his wife, Joyce McCarthy, 47, were released Wednesday night from the Hardin County Detention Center on a $2,500 unsecured bond each.

    Arraignment for both has been set for April 4 at the Hardin County Justice Center.

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  • Suspected ‘puppy mill’ busted

    About 100 dogs and puppies are being held as evidence against two Vine Grove residents who have been charged with 89 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals.

    Brian McCarthy, 48, and his wife, Joyce McCarthy, 47, were arrested Wednesday on those charges, which are Class A misdemeanors and punishable by up to one year in jail, Vine Grove Police Capt. Dale Riggs said.

    There is evidence the dogs were being sold, he said.