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  • Custer woman dies in Friday crash

    A housewife and mother was killed and her teenage son was injured Friday in the latest in a rash of deadly car crashes in Hardin County over the last few months.

  • Custer woman dies in single-vehicle wreck

    A woman is dead and her son is in the hospital after a single-vehicle wreck Friday afternoon at the intersection of St. John and Howevalley roads in northwestern Hardin County.

    Sarah Martin, 32, of Custer was dead at the scene, according to Hardin County Deputy Coroner Kenneth Spangenberger. He said Martin's 1996 Jeep Cherokee left the road, "spiraled" and overturned multiple times before coming to a stop. A Kentucky State Police statement said Martin overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle at about  2:30 p.m. Friday.

  • Families reflect on the fallen

    The unveiling of the Duke Brigade Memorial at Fort Knox left Jim and Ann Gould coping with a barrage of emotions.

    Their son, Sgt. Kristopher J. Gould, was killed in combat Feb. 27, 2011, while serving with the 2-2 Infantry Battalion with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.

    Jim Gould said the U.S. Army has provided shelter and comfort to his family since his son’s death and his name now is immortalized at the site of the memorial, where it can be viewed for years to come.

  • Five indicted for attempted murder charges in February

    A Hardin County grand jury returned more than 50 indictments in February, including five for attempted murder.

    Radcliff residents Stacey G. Ford, 30, and Kelly L. Kennedy, 33, were indicted for multiple felonies, including attempted murder, in connection to a Jan. 3 incident in Elizabethtown.

    Police say Ford and Kennedy were at a North Mantle Avenue residence when a drug-related argument culminated in Ford firing a gun.

  • Purple Heart veteran promotes area support for troops

    Irvin Lyons Jr. remembers rocks being thrown at his car by civilians when he was stationed with the U.S. Army at Fort Hood, Texas.

    Lyons, now a Vine Grove resident, was disheartened when he came home from serving in Vietnam with two Purple Heart medals for being injured and twice during that year was faced with crowds of people furious with him and other military members.

    They were called baby killers and told to go back where they came from, he said.

  • North branch of library reopening Monday

    Nearly five months out of commission, the north branch of the Hardin County Public Library is reopening its doors next week.

    The Radcliff branch at 800 S. Logsdon Parkway reopens at 9 a.m. Monday and resumes regular hours, said Rene Hutcheson, county library director.

  • Photo: Rising above the clouds
  • Lawn care operator pleads guilty to theft

    The former owner of Hardin County Lawn Care has entered a guilty plea to multiple felony theft charges.

    Donald Simoneit Jr., 44, is the subject of three cases in Hardin Circuit Court and has been lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center since July 20. He pleaded guilty March 1 to four counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of property more than $500, theft by deception more than $500 and theft by failure to make required disposition of property under $500.

  • Coca-Cola museum catalogs available for next auction

    The catalog for the next round of auctions at the Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia in Elizabethtown is now available.

    The catalog is $45, which covers shipping, and details the latest items available during the March 23-24 auctions, such as an 1893 marble and alabaster soda fountain, posters, signs, window displays, calendars, trays, bottles and a life-sized R2D2 robot for toy collectors Star Wars fans.

  • Area high-schoolers to compete in state academic competition

    Students from across Hardin County will represent the area at a state competition this weekend.

    Six local high school students will compete in the Governor’s Cup State Finals, an academic competition in Lexington. Participants will compete in written assessment, in which a student takes a test on a particular subject. Students advance to the state level by ranking in the top five in a written assessment category in regional competition.

    Hardin County has a competitor in each written assessment category except composition.