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  • Rocket docket off to strong, fast start

    Three weeks have passed since rocket docket was re-implemented in Hardin County and local prosecutors say approximately 30 cases have entered the expedited program.

    The Hardin County Attorney and Ninth Circuit Commonwealth’s Attorney’s offices combined efforts to revive the rocket docket program earlier this month when new felony prosecutor Shane Young took office.

    The program allows defendants to bypass multiple hearings and a grand jury review to reach quicker dispositions of their cases.

  • United Way surpasses last year's campaign total

    United Way of Central Kentucky has reached another landmark as it races toward an all-time campaign high.

    Executive Director Christopher Wilborn said the agency has surpassed last year’s campaign goal of $1,025,000 and is still calculating money as it pours in.

    United Way will announce its final totals Feb. 28, Wilborn said.

    Asked for the latest tally Friday, Wilborn said he could not provide a definitive figure because all contributions had not been tally.

  • Heart fair focuses on screenings, lifestyles

    Good diet and exercise became more important to Gayle Robbins of Sonora after she learned she has diabetes.

    She was among hundreds Saturday seeking more information about their health and ways to maintain their bodies during Heart Fair 2013 at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    Booths offered body fat percentage screenings, blood pressure checks, information about diet and exercise, other materials and expert advice about managing health problems and maintaining healthy lifestyles.

  • Police seize 2 pounds of marijuana in drug bust

    Local investigators uncovered more than 2 pounds of marijuana and $6,300 in cash Thursday when they executed a search warrant at a Radcliff man’s home on Wintergreen Drive.

    Henry L. Butler Jr., 35, was arrested on charges of trafficking in marijuana — more than 8 ounces and less than 5 pounds, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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  • The Marines of Fort Knox

    The Marines of Company E, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division often get the same question when seen on post, “There are Marines at Fort Knox?”

    Yes, there are Marines on post and they’ve been here since the 1980s. They are one of the only remaining groups to use the tank training ranges that remain at Fort Knox.

    The reserve unit has an inspector instructor staff of about 15 Marines who are active duty and 120 reservists who train at least one weekend a month and two weeks a year.

  • Man charged with 20 counts of distributing child porn

    A Grayson County man faces child pornography charges after state police say a search uncovered sexually explicit photos of children.

    Michael E. Alcorn, 48, was arrested Wednesday at his Orchard Street residence in Leitchfield after police executed a search warrant. He is charged with 20 counts of distribution of a matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

  • Slick spots, extreme cold influence school closings today

    Snowy weather and excessively cold conditions have led school districts in Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties plus Elizabethtown and West Point to close today.

    Early morning classes at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College are canceled today. ECTC will open at 10 a.m. today.

    Fort Knox Community Schools are on a two-hour delay. Hart, Nelson, Breckinridge and Bullitt county schools also are closed today as well as Bardstown and Cloverport independent districts. Grayson County Schools are opening one hour later than normal.

  • Coroner: Burglary suspect died of self-inflicted gunshot

    A Radcliff man who opened fire on police officers Wednesday night at a Seminole Road apartment building died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, officials say.

    Michael Strand, 47, was found dead inside his residence less than two hours after Radcliff police arrived at Foxwood Apartments to investigate a burglary in which Strand was considered a suspect.

    Because Radcliff police were involved in the shooting, Kentucky State Police Post 4 is investigating.