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  • Fort Duffield to host annual Park Day event

    Fort Duffield Park and Historic Site will be one of more than 98 historic sites in the country to participate in Park Day.

    The annual Park Day Clean Up and Wildflower Walk at Fort Duffield in West Point begins at 10 a.m. Saturday.

    The nationwide historic preservation event is in its 18th year. Nearly 8,000 volunteers at 105 historic sites in the United States took part in 2013, donating more than 36,000 service hours to help clean and maintain the historic sites.

  • Judge Shumate recognized for civic education work

    Hardin District Judge Kimberly Shumate was recognized for her work to promote civic education March 21 at Rupp Arena during the boys’ state basketball tournament.

    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes recognized 12 Kentucky educators and community leaders for their work to promote civic education.

  • Striving for greatness: Two Army Reserve soldiers earn title of 80th Training Command Best Warriors


    80th Training Command Public Affairs

    Staff Sgt. Kathleen Justice of Jacksonville, Fla., and Spc. Curtis Anderson of Albuquerque, N.M., earned the best warrior title in the noncommissioned officer and enlisted categories, respectively at the 80th Training Command annual Best Warrior Competition, March 17-21 on Fort Knox.

    Hosted by the 100th Training Division, the BWC focused on identifying the best competitors in the enlisted and noncommissioned officer categories.

  • Officials at odds over jail budget

    Hardin County Jailer Danny Allen and Judge-Executive Harry Berry clashed on this year’s proposal for the jail budget.

    Berry said he plans to reduce the Hardin County Detention Center budget by $540,000 over the current year’s roughly $8.2 million to $7.7 million, but a proposal from Allen cuts close to $1 million in revenue at nearly $7.4 million.

    Allen said Berry could be overestimating revenue for Class D felony prisoners by $300,000. Berry disagrees.

  • Exploring cultures: Local students receive hands-on learning opportunity at festival

    Cultures from all over the world were on display Thursday as students from Hardin and Nelson counties gathered for the Music and Arts Cultural Center of Learning Special Arts Festival at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    More than 215 special needs students from the Hardin County, Elizabethtown Independent, Fort Knox, Bardstown Independent and Nelson County school systems were dressed in party garb to learn about cultures ranging from Spanish to Japanese.

  • Councilman pays fine for campaign violations

    The Kentucky Registry of Election Finance penalized Elizabethtown City Councilman Bill Bennett for campaign violations tied to the 2010 and 2012 general elections.

    Bennett was fined $200 and ordered to complete the agency’s online election finance training seminar.

  • Radcliff man pleads guilty to impersonating an officer

    A local case against a Radcliff man who pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges has concluded after more than a year.

    Jonathan W. Short, 24, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court to second-degree burglary and two counts of impersonating a peace officer. His formal sentencing is April 15.

    Short’s recommended sentence was to serve six years for burglary and two years each for impersonating an officer to run consecutively for a total of 10 years, probated to five years. He also is to serve an alternate sentence of 12 weekends, one weekend a month.

  • West Point K-9 apprehends suspect after first tracking experience

    West Point Police Department’s newest addition, Rex, a black and red German shepherd, apprehended his first tracking suspect Sunday.

    According to officer Gary Heavrin, he and Rex responded to a stolen vehicle call at a residence in West Point. Once police arrived, a suspect fled on foot. Another officer was not able to catch the suspect and Rex tracked him a few hundred yards down a ditch line to the basement of an empty building.

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  • Parrett supports Special Olympics Day