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  • Man accused of incest waives jury in favor of bench trial


    An Elizabethtown man facing 13 felony sex offenses waived a jury trial Friday in Hardin Circuit Court in favor of a trial by court.

    George W. Beason Jr., 32, is charged with third-degree rape, three counts of incest, three counts of third-degree sodomy, six counts of first-degree sexual abuse, distribution of obscene matter to a minor and second-degree persistent felony offense.

  • Police uncover meth lab in motel room

    Police uncovered a methamphetamine lab and arrested two Hodgenville residents Thursday night after responding to a motel in search of another suspect.

    Tiffany E. Naylor, 23, and James B. Buckles, 33, each face charges of manufacturing methamphetamine. Naylor also is charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and third-degree possession of a controlled substance.

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  • Flood watch includes Hardin County

    A slow moving front loaded with rain caused the National Weather Service to issue a flood watch for Hardin County and \\ has been extended to include all adjacent counties as well.

    The alert, which began at 4 p.m. Saturday, is scheduled to continue through 7 p.m. EST today. Hardin County has received 0.97 inches today as of noon, according to the Kentucky Mesonet site at Cecilia. Meade and Breckinridge counties, by contrast, are closer to two inches of rainfall.

  • HMH organizing flu clinic

    Hardin Memorial Hospital is mobilizing a flu clinic on its Wellness on Wheels mobile health unit this week to combat the widespread presence of influenza in its service area.

  • Police seek help in locating three men indicted for meth manufacturing

    Local investigators are searching for three men indicted in November, three weeks after the court ordered them to be released from jail.

    Ellis Beeler, 56, and Ronald Earl Brown, 50, both of Hodgenville, and Kenneth W. Priddy, 50, of Sonora originally were arrested Aug. 22 on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine.

  • Third-generation Ranger on the run for veterans

    A third-generation U.S. Army Ranger and Fort Knox soldier will spend most of February running.

    Patrick Kelley, commander of Charlie Company of the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Knox, has assembled a team of family and friends around the U.S. to participate in the Run Ranger! Run campaign, a national effort organized by Army Cpl. Corey Smith to bring awareness to the plight soldiers face transitioning from active duty to civilian life in a turbulent economy.

  • Mother killed in fatal wreck in Meade County

    A Brandenburg pharmacist and mother of a 10-month-old baby was killed Thursday night in a three-vehicle wreck on Ky. 313 near Flaherty.

    Sarah S. Hottell, 27, was dead at the scene, police said. Her child, who police said was properly restrained in a car seat, was taken to Kosair Children’s Hospital with minor injuries, according to a news release.

  • Suspect in E'town barn fire indicted for arson

    An Elizabethtown man accused of igniting a barn fire in October was indicted last week by the Hardin County grand jury.

    As emergency officials responded to the blaze at 734 Hawkins Drive, Elizabethtown police say Jesse M. Gallardo, 21, was seen walking in the area. He was taken to the Elizabethtown Police Department to be interviewed by detectives and later was charged with third-degree arson.

  • UPDATED: 27-year-old dies in crash on 313 near Flaherty

    A crash reconstructionist from Kentucky State Police reports that a fatal collision Thursday night on Ky. 313 in Meade County began when a 2008 Pontiac failed to stop at an intersection.

    The car's driver, 27-year-old Sarah S. Hottell of Brandenburg, died in the collision with a Meade County ambulance. Her 10-month-old child, who was restrained in a car seat, was transported to Kosair Children's Hospital for care, KSP reported.