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  • Former representative finds more money for barracks

    A former local lawmaker is helping to restore the community’s past and his own.

  • E’town man charged after seven-car wreck

    An Elizabethtown man faces 10 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment after a seven-car wreck Monday on North Dixie Avenue.

    Police said James J. Duke, 36, was southbound in the left lane of North Dixie Avenue at Nalls Road near Target shortly after noon when his 2002 Ford Expedition crossed the median into northbound lanes and sideswiped six vehicles before stopping.

    There were no visible injuries to the 10 passengers and drivers of the other vehicles.

  • Radcliff restaurateur can fight guilty plea, judge says

    LOUISVILLE — A federal judge has ruled that a man cannot immediately be sent to back China because he wasn’t told of the risk of being deported when he pleaded guilty to illegally harboring immigrants.

    The ruling from U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II in Louisville means Jian Tian Lin, 39,will be allowed to fight the guilty plea to charges that he knowingly hired at least 10 illegal immigrants at The Golden China Buffet in Radcliff.

  • Photo: One soggy Christmas Eve
  • It's a wrap: Shoppers flock to stores to find last-minute gifts

    Elizabethtown residents Martin and Martha Moreman and their son, Matthew, 18, made a last-minute stop Sunday at Kohl’s to find a final Christmas gift.

    The gift was for the couple’s 8-year-old great-nephew.

    Though Martin Moreman said they didn’t have a specific toy in mind, the couple brought their son along to make sure the right present was chosen.

    Ultimately, the family picked out a remote control-operated truck.

    “We know him; we know what he likes,” Martin Moreman said.

  • Battle of Elizabethtown remembered

    With Christmas fast approaching, this week also marks another important date in the history of Hardin County.

    This week is the 150th anniversary of Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s Christmas raid on Elizabethtown that launched 100 cannonballs into the city.

    The raid has been called his most successful of the several raids he launched against Kentucky during the Civil War, said Christopher Kolakowski, director of the General George Patton Museum of Leadership at Fort Knox.

  • Alleged trespassers accused of having gun, pot on bus

    Three people found inside a parked school bus were charged with possession of a weapon on school property as well as marijuana possession by Radcliff police.

    Acting on a tip, police visited Potomac Court earlier this month where a Hardin County Schools bus was parked down the street from the driver’s residence. The caller said three people entered the bus without permission.

  • Photo: Last-minute playing
  • Police: Man arrested after stealing from parked semi

    An Elizabethtown man was arrested last week after police said he removed items from a parked semi-truck while its driver was asleep in the cab.

    Tracey J. Hart, 36, is charged with receiving stolen property less than $10,000, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, driving under the influence — first offense, no insurance — first offense, failure to wear a seatbelt and careless driving.

  • Chance for white Christmas unlikely in Hardin County

    The possibility of a white Christmas this year is looking slim, according to a Fort Knox weather official.

    Mark Adams, a meteorologist at Fort Knox weather operations, said the Hardin County area has a 10 percent chance for snow Christmas Day.

    Across the river in Southern Indiana, there is a 25 percent chance, he said.

    “If I was a betting person, I wouldn’t bet on it,” Adams said.

    On Friday, Adams said a storm is scheduled to hit the area Wednesday that could bring a light dusting.