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  • Hardin County Detention Center escapee caught on Thanksgiving

    One of the men who escaped from the Hardin County Detention Center last week was captured Thursday.

    Joshua Nunn, 19, who was serving time for manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of a hand gun, was found at a Rineyville residence after Kentucky State Police received an anonymous tip through Hardin County Crimestoppers, according to a KSP news release.

    Nunn, a resident of Edmonton in Metcalfe County, was found hiding in a closet at 764 Blackburn Road. He was arrested at about 12:30 a.m. and is back at the detention center, according to the news release.

  • Hundreds work, are served at St. James Thanksgiving meal

    Hosting multiple family members at Thanksgiving can seem like a daunting and overwhelming task. The volunteers at St. James Catholic Church can commiserate. Every year, they prepare a meal for hundreds.

    St. James serves its annual Thanksgiving meal today. To do so, it collects a team of about 200 volunteers to cook, pack delivery boxes, deliver meals to recipients in their homes and serve those who dine in the cafeteria at St. James School.

  • Holiday season increases fire hazards

    Cooking is considered the greatest cause of fires annually, and Thanksgiving is one of the top days for home cooking fires.

    The number of home cooking fires last Thanksgiving was three times the national average of that day the year before, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

    Thanksgiving also kicks off a holiday season marked by a number of other fire hazards that area families should be careful of, said Rusty Todd, investigator and chief fire inspector for the Elizabethtown Fire Department.

  • Black Friday a time to shop wisely

    Bargain hunters are ready for a head start on Black Friday.

    The after-Thanksgiving shopping rush begins earlier this year, with several stores opening at midnight Friday and some pushing into the late hours of today. Shoppers have extra hours to search for great deals, but that makes planning ahead and being aware of possible pitfalls more important than ever.

    Kohl’s opens at midnight Friday, with the shopping day lasting a full 24 hours until midnight Saturday. Last year the store opened at 3 a.m., so shoppers have an extra three hours to sniff out deals.

  • Police trying to piece together fatal shooting

    A day after three people died in a shooting on a rural road in LaRue County, investigators were trying to piece together the events that led to the shooting.

    Police say they believe the altercation stemmed from a domestic dispute and multiple weapons were used.

    “There are probably 100 different scenarios out there to what happened,’’ said Norman Chaffins, Kentucky State Police spokesman. “We’re just not sure who shot who or why anyone was shooting.’’

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  • Local mail processing services could move to Louisville

    The U.S. Postal Service is giving residents a chance this week to weigh in on a proposal to move mail processing operations from the Elizabethtown Customer Service Mail Processing Center to its Louisville Processing and Distribution Center.

    A public meeting is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Elizabethtown Performing Arts Center at T.K. Stone Middle School in Elizabethtown. Postal Service managers will provide visitors with an overview of why the proposal is being considered and the ramifications of the decision while addressing input or concerns from the public.

  • Lighting up Freeman Lake

    Those who want a tiny taste of Christmas before they move on to their Thanksgiving meals on Thursday need only visit Freeman Lake Park tonight.

    Christmas in the Park returns to Freeman Lake Park today and continues 6 to 11 p.m. daily through Jan. 1. There is no admission charge.

  • Prosecution argues pattern in Gray case

    The prosecution in the sexual abuse case against former Central Hardin High School teacher Steven Gray argued Tuesday that Gray used his position as a teacher to take advantage of the two alleged victims identified in the case, “plucking” them out specifically for his own sexual gain.

    Defense attorney Rob Eggert quickly panned Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Heather Paynter’s argument during a motion hearing in which the defense pushed for the two counts to be severed and tried separately.

  • Three dead, one injured after shooting

    A shooting Tuesday morning in rural LaRue County left three Hardin Countians dead and another injured in what police describe as a domestic dispute.

    Elizabethtown couple Barbara and David Walker, both 51, and Steve L. Bottoms, 55, of Radcliff, were found dead around 11:30 a.m. near Heying Lane near the LaRue-Hardin County line close to Sonora, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Police had responded to  calls in the past two weeks involving the Walkers, said Norman Chaffins, KSP Post 4’s public affairs officer.