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  • Locals say military retiree cuts unfair

    A budget feature set to reduce cost-of-living adjustments by 1 percent annually next year for military retirees younger than 62 has earned criticism from Hardin County veterans and drawn the ire of one of Kentucky’s most powerful lawmakers.

    Local veterans said reducing benefits built into retirement packages earned by veterans is an “unfair” practice and an unjustified way to save money.

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  • Duvall files for judge-executive

    If J.J. Duvall has his way, Harry Berry’s years as judge-executive of Hardin County will end at 12.

    Radcliff’s mayor won’t return to that job after this year’s general election as he filed last week for the county’s top political position, promising to cut a stark contrast from Berry during his campaign.

  • Deliberation begins Monday in teacher trial

    By the end of testimony Friday, the jury in the trial of Anthony Durrant had heard two versions of events.

    In one, a then-13-year-old girl was coaxed into sending intimate photos and messages to her middle school teacher. In the other, the teacher was the recipient of unwanted sexual material from the girl.

    Jurors will try to decide Monday which version evidence supports, as the case is set to be deliberated after they receive instructions and hear closing arguments beginning at 10 a.m.

  • Local inmates search for balance behind bars

    Joseph LaFleur knew he needed to change his life when his stepson asked about a mathematical fraction and he was unable to help, lost in the numbers.

    LaFleur, a Louisiana native and inmate at the Hardin County Detention Center, said his inability to help with basic homework was a humbling moment.

    Instead of biding his time until his release, LaFleur is joining other inmates at the jail who are studying for the GED exam in a new digital format effective this month.

  • Fort Knox to welcome community care units

    Two community care units treating hundreds of wounded and ill soldiers will arrive at Fort Knox by early fall.

    The units will fall under the post’s Warrior Transition Battalion and are part of a larger restructuring announced by the Department of Defense.

    With combat missions winding down in Afghanistan and reduced numbers of combat wounded, there is less need for the number of existing warrior transition units, according to the DOD.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline doles out grants

    Bluegrass Pipeline has awarded grants to several local agencies as it beefs up its outreach in counties that will be impacted by construction of the natural gas liquids pipeline.

    According to the company, 17 organizations around Kentucky have been awarded $136,000 in direct funding for projects.

  • Radcliff man indicted on attempted murder charge

    A Radcliff man arrested Dec. 31 and charged with the attempted murder of a store clerk early last year at Brooks Market on South Wilson Road in Radcliff was indicted by a Hardin County grand jury this week.

    Russell Mario Hughes, 24, was indicted on charges of attempted murder, first-degree robbery, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and second-degree persistent felony offender.

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  • Duvall enters judge-executive race

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall announced his decision Friday, filing for Hardin County judge-executive to challenge incumbent Republican Harry Berry.

    Duvall, a Democrat, signed his paperwork surrounded by his wife and children, family members, friends and supporters, including members of Radcliff City Council and Hardin County Magistrate Doug Goodman.

    After the paperwork was notarized and signed, he turned to the crowd and said “It’s time to go to work” to applause.