Local News

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  • Fatal crash victims were returning from Florida

    The identity of a man who drove a tractor-trailer involved in a crash Saturday, which resulted in the death of six people, and more information about a second wreck that followed have been released.

    Ibrahim Fetic, 47, of Troy, Mich., was driving a 2012 Kenworth tractor-trailer northbound on Interstate 65 when his vehicle struck a 1999 Ford Expedition in front of him at about 11:13 a.m. near mile marker 83 near Sonora, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Flipped car leads to DUI arrest

    A Brandenburg man’s vehicle flipped onto its roof in the Radcliff Wal-Mart parking lot after being accused of shoplifting.

    Radcliff police responded to a call at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday that Jimmy A. Lewis, 37, was shoplifting at the store.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for the Radcliff Police Department, said he doesn’t know if Lewis was approached by Wal-Mart security or left for another reason, but he took off in his car before officers arrived.

  • North Hardin grad receives Purple Heart

    A North Hardin High School graduate has been awarded a Purple Heart two years after receiving an injury that still affects her life.

    Staff Sgt. Jasmine Russell, a U.S. Air Force medic, was riding in a convoy of 167 trucks in January 2011 during her first deployment to Afghanistan, which began the month before.

    Russell was assigned with the U.S. Army as a logistics convoy medic.

    There were many improvised explosive devices along the path that day, Russell said in a news release.

  • Downtown business owners pan decision to move county services

    Hardin County government’s decision to relocate the bulk of its services out of downtown Elizabethtown has left a sour taste in the mouths of many business owners located nearby.

    Pointing to vacant buildings, they said the loss of county offices will further deplete the downtown district, leaving older structures to crumble and sucking away an established customer base.

  • Guthrie says Obama leveraging military cuts for new spending

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie described President Barack Obama’s governing practices as “irresponsible” and said the president is trying to use the military as leverage for new spending.

    With sequestration taking effect forcing automatic cuts to the military and other federal services, Guthrie said Friday that he believes a proposal will be made before the end of the month to replace cuts proposed for national security with more “equal” cuts that may be even greater in scope than the roughly $85 billion proposed this year.

  • Students embrace cultural differences at Diversity Fair

    Metal masks, clay animal statuettes, poetry, drawings and other art and food representing cultures from around the world were on display Friday at John Hardin High School.

    Most of the art was created by students from Hardin County Schools, such as Virginia Camp, a sophomore at John Hardin.

    She pieced together a work of art depicting a human face made up of pieces from many drawings of faces to create a whole from various races and backgrounds to demonstrate elements such diverse people have in common.

  • Radcliff man reported missing

    Radcliff Police are looking for a missing man who family members fear might be distraught and could try to harm himself.

    Police received a missing persons report Saturday after Grady Davis, 50, last was seen at 2 p.m. that day at his Radcliff home.

    Davis is a white man who is 5-foot-11 and weighs 185 pounds. He last was seen wearing blue jeans and a tan Carhart jacket, according to police.

    He is driving a burgundy 2004 Ford F-150 pick-up truck with the license plate 479-HXF, according to police.

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  • Pancake breakfast promotes community, charity

    Jim Deneen chatted with people in line as he flipped golden-brown pancakes over on the griddle in front of him and stacked them onto plates.

    The Elizabethtown Lions Club member has been helping for about 15 years with the club’s pancake breakfast.

    He pitched in again Saturday with the meal at Elizabethtown High School to help raise money for the causes his group supports.