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  • Vine Grove couple pleads not guilty in dog abuse case

    A Vine Grove couple facing more than 100 counts of second-degree animal cruelty entered pleas of not guilty Wednesday morning during an arraignment in Hardin District Court.

    Brian and Joyce McCarthy were arrested March 21 after 103 dogs were confiscated from their residence at 103 Gaylene Drive where officials said the animals were living in unsanitary conditions and without water. The couple left jail the day of their arrests after posting bond.

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  • United Way hosts first Community Conversation

    The United Way of Central Kentucky is taking a look at local education with the help of community members.

    The United Way hosted its first Community Conversation on Tuesday evening at the Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown. The roundtable discussion acted as a follow-up to the March 27 viewing of “American Teacher,” a documentary about the state of education that was screened at the Elizabethtown Performing Arts Center.

  • Radcliff women sentenced to weekends in financial exploitation case

    Two Radcliff women who pleaded guilty last August to financial exploitation of an elderly Clinton County woman were sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Hazel F. Martin, 74, and Iris Hodge, 63, paid full restitution of $118,000, and Judge Kelly Mark Easton sentenced the two to weekend jail terms at the Hardin County Detention Center for the next year.

  • Identities of suspect, officer involved in Harned shooting revealed

    A preliminary autopsy reveals the man killed Tuesday during a drug investigation in Harned sustained a fatal gunshot that was not self-inflicted.

    Since the shooting, police have released the identities of the suspect and officer involved in the deadly shooting as Brice T. Horn, 46, of Harned and Detective Scott McMichael.

    According to Kentucky State Police Post 4, McMichael and a Breckinridge County Sheriff’s deputy were conducting a drug investigation at a residence in the 1000 block of Ky. 259 where Horn was staying.

  • Hardin County maintains status as one of state's healthiest counties

    Hardin County once again is among the healthiest counties in the state.

    The third annual County Health Rankings issued Tuesday by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute placed Hardin County 15th out of 120 counties in Kentucky — falling from the 14 spot last year.

    Meade County saw improvements this year, jumping from 16 to 13 in the rankings. LaRue County surged from 32 to 26.

    Oldham County finished first while Owsley County was named the unhealthiest county in the state.

  • Good Friday program to draw attention to sacrifice

     Believers can experience Friday re-creations and reminders of the Biblical account of Jesus’ final days of life.

    A new Good Friday Experience provides that opportunity at Severns Valley Baptist Church.

    The presentation features eight areas that represent images from the events leading up to Jesus’ death. It presents opportunities to read about the Biblical account and reflect and pray about the events they experience through sight, touch, sound and scent.

  • Communion class collects shoes for Haitian parish

     Students preparing to take a step in their spiritual lives are helping another community take its own steps.

    Second-graders at St. James Catholic Regional School hosted a drive for shoes to send to St. Marc’s Parish, their sister parish in Haiti. The school collected almost 600 pairs of shoes that were boxed Tuesday morning in Batcheldor Hall on the school’s campus.

  • Plea offer rejected in rape case

    A Michigan man facing rape and other charges in Hardin County rejected a plea offer from prosecutors Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    David B. Dunnivant, 46, appeared in court Tuesday with public defender Susie Hurst. He originally was on the docket to enter a plea, but Dunnivant told Judge Ken Howard that after considering the commonwealth’s offer, Dunnivant decided not to accept it.

  • Suspect in Breckinridge County drug investigation killed during pursuit

    A Breckinridge County drug investigation turned deadly Tuesday when a Kentucky State Police investigator shot a suspect after the man allegedly pulled out a weapon during a pursuit.

    During a drug investigation Tuesday morning, a KSP Drug Task Force investigator and a Breckinridge County Sheriff’s deputy knocked on a door in the 1000 block of Ky. 259 in Harned, according to a news release from Post 4 in Elizabethtown.