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  • Commander discusses new arrivals at Fort Knox

    Describing her roots in the Army ROTC, her love for Kentucky and pride in Fort Knox, the new post commander received a hearty ovation following her speech Wednesday at the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

    Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs predicted an environment of continued change for the post and hinted of good news which can help offset the economic impact of the deactivation of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.

    Combs took over as commander of Cadet Command and Fort Knox less than five weeks ago.

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  • ECTC offers benefits assistance to veterans

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is offering assistance to anyone who needs help or information about the Department of Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits for veterans and dependents.

    The ECTC Veterans Affairs Office will hold briefings on VA educational benefits at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday, April 25, in Room 108 of the Regional Postsecondary Center on ECTC’s Elizabethtown campus. These sessions are open to the public and no reservations are needed.

  • Man enters not-guilty plea in sex case

    A Radcliff man indicted on multiple sex crime charges involving a teenager over an 18-month period was arraigned Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    James R. Ogg, 31, who was indicted on three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, 12 counts of third-degree rape and one count of third-degree sodomy last week, entered a not-guilty plea.

    All charges are Class D felonies and Ogg faces up to 5 years in prison on each count if convicted, up to 20 years total.

  • EPD to crack down on solicitors

    A wave of complaints from residents tired of door-to-door solicitation has caused Elizabethtown Police Department to review its policies on the practice.

    Police Chief Tracy Schiller and Sgt. Merle Young said the department is confident in the process set up to manage door-to-door solicitors, but it will be more diligent in enforcing those policies going forward.

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  • E'town approves real estate option for Ring Road acreage

    Following a closed session Monday evening, Elizabethtown City Council approved a real estate option with Aulbach Pence LLC on nearly 6 acres of property on Ring Road.

    The purchase price for the land, which sits near Heartland Elementary School and First Federal Savings Bank, is $1,197,000.

  • Speaker addresses pipeline at Rotary Club meeting

    Tom FitzGerald said Bluegrass Pipeline officials would have a tough fight on their hands if they tried to condemn a landowner’s property through eminent domain to attain easement rights.

    FitzGerald, director of the nonprofit Kentucky Resources Council, addressed the pipeline as a speaker Tuesday at an Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting at Stone Hearth restaurant.

  • Rineyville man accused of rape gets new trial date

    The trial date for Reiner Legaspi, a Rineyville man accused of first-degree rape, has been moved a week after his attorney requested a postponement.

    Hardin Circuit Court Judge Ken Howard granted the postponement and set a new trial date for Aug. 25 after Commonwealth Attorney Shane Young made no argument against the postponement.

    In an interview, Young said the defense missed some procedural deadlines, but he felt the postponement was in the best interest for all parties in order for all evidence to be presented.

  • Attorney requests counseling records in sex abuse case

    A Vine Grove man indicted on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse appeared Tuesday afternoon in Hardin Circuit Court.
    An attorney for David B. Duckworth, 39, requested counseling records of Duckworth’s family be provided for his defense.
    Duckworth’s trial date is Oct. 8.
    He was arrested in November by the Vine Grove Police Department after police said he allegedly forced a girl younger than 16 to touch his genitals. The incidents reportedly occurred in September and October of 2012.