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  • Man arrested for trafficking after KSP finds pot, nearly $5,000 in vehicle

    An out-of-state man was arrested for marijuana trafficking after a state trooper stopped him for speeding and detected a “strong odor” of marijuana wafting from the vehicle, police say.

    James Lee Guthrie III, 24, of Stone Mountain, Ga., was lodged Thursday at Hardin County Detention Center and charged with trafficking in marijuana more than 8 ounces, speeding 25 mph more than the speed limit, driving under the influence and drug paraphernalia, according to jail records.

  • KSP Post 4 raises more than $14,000 for Shop with a Trooper

    Norman Chaffins has been involved with Kentucky State Police’s Shop with a Trooper for 17 years, and while the world has changed significantly since then, he said what hasn’t changed is the “giving spirit” of residents in the Post 4 area.

    Post 4 raised $14,865 for SWAT this year, Chaffins wrote in a news release. That is the most they’ve ever raised for the annual shopping spree that benefits needy children throughout the post area, which includes Hardin, LaRue, Meade, Grayson, Breckinridge, Nelson, Bullitt and Jefferson counties.

  • Photo: Warm Blessings hosts Christmas dinner
  • Don’t let gift returns ruin holiday cheer

    The holiday returns season is just getting started.

    More than a third of shoppers are expected to return gifts this holiday season, according to the National Retail Federation, and there are several ways to make the process as painless as possible.

    The best way to make returning an item easy is to have a receipt ready to hand back along with the sweater that didn’t quite fit.

  • More 3/1 soldiers return
  • White Christmas is unpredictable for area

    It is expected to be too warm for a white Christmas this year.

    A white Christmas in Hardin County is a rare sight, although there have been some flurries the last two years here. The area has seen flakes fly on Christmas twice during the past five years, with flurries in 2009 and 0.02 inches last year.

    Mark Adams, lead forecaster at the Fort Knox Weather Station, gets many questions from people who know his line of work about whether there will be snow on Christmas and whether to expect much snow during the winter.

  • Tips for holiday travelers to stay safe on roadways

    The number of holiday travelers is up, which means the need for safe traveling is increasing this season.

    The American Automobile Association expects an increase in the number of Americans who will be traveling for the holidays this year, according to a news release from the organization. The 91.9 million who will be traveling 50 miles or more can take several steps to ensure the safety of themselves and their possessions.

  • Memorial for Vine Grove man is next Thursday

    David Daniel Pandy III started attending church in September and had completed the first year of an associate’s degree program.

    “He was starting to get his life back together,” said Deshana Pandy, his sister.

    Monday, the 35-year-old Vine Grove man died in a four-car crash on U.S. 31W, one mile south of Muldraugh in Meade County.

  • Donations bring Christmas to military families

    Area donations are helping military families have a more bountiful Christmas this year.

    Rae Darefsky of Fort Knox clasped a hand over her chest as she viewed the stack of presents meant for her three children and talked about how much they’ll enjoy the gifts when unwrapping them on Christmas day.

    “I need a bigger tree,” she said.

    A Louisville-based corporation gave USA Cares $3,100 worth of Christmas toys to give to three Kentucky military families. The toys were delivered this week.

  • Thieves target automobiles in series of break-ins

    Several vehicle break-ins along Routt Drive in Elizabethtown have been reported within the last couple days, but law enforcement officials say this is not an isolated case.

    Virgil Willoughby, public information officer with Elizabethtown Police Department, said vehicle break-ins are happening all over the place, and often victims left their doors unlocked and valuables in sight.