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  • Hardin County Distinguished Citizen: Former Habitat director to receive annual award

    Larry Mengel doesn’t drive his kids to and from sporting events or school, but he still drives a van. He calls his Toyota Sienna his “construction vehicle.”

    “That van is full of tools,” the retired U.S. Army colonel said. “I can build anything you want built or I can destroy anything you want destroyed out of the back of my van.”

  • Family celebrates milestone anniversaries

    Evelyn Fulkerson cried when her daughter decided to get married two weeks before her 16th birthday, the age she was when she married her husband.

    Evelyn’s husband, Bill, told their daughter, now Betty Walters, he would sign paperwork for her to marry her 17-year-old sweetheart if she stayed with the family long enough to help her pregnant mother until the birth of the youngest of nine children to survive infancy.

  • Welcome to Z'town

    On a sloping field about six miles outside of Elizabethtown off U.S. 62, a team of survivalists clad in dark coats and camouflage gather in the chilly Sunday morning air around their newest weapon in the fight against zombies: a “Doom Buggy.”

    “There’s apparently an apocalypse,” said Tim Garrett, a leader of the Zombie Killers who is rattling off to the team the Doom Buggy’s accouterments, which include a Browning 1919 machine gun. “It’s very bad.”

  • Photo: Annual Lincoln Trail Homebuilders Association Expo
  • Trace Adkins coming to Fort Knox

    Fort Knox will host a concert by an award-winning country music star this summer when Trace Adkins performs June 22 at Godman Army Airfield.

    More information about the concert, including ticket prices and purchasing information, is expected to be released later.

    A Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry, Adkins has sold more than 10 million albums.

    He has had more than 30 hits on singles charts, four Grammy nominations and five Academy of Country Music and Country Music Television awards.

  • Jury finds Wilson guilty in birthday party stabbing

    A Hardin County jury deliberated for little more than an hour Friday before returning a guilty verdict in the case against an Elizabethtown man accused of stabbing a man whom he called his “brother” last April at a birthday party.

    Moments after hearing Judge Kelly Mark Easton read the verdict, Raymond Kendall Wilson, 52, sat slumped in his seat between his attorneys from the Department of Public Advocacy.

    Wilson’s family, who filled two benches in the gallery directly behind him, quietly sobbed and embraced.

  • Photo: Putting it in place
  • Two seriously injured in Thursday night wreck

    Two people were critically injured Thursday night in two-vehicle wreck on St. John Road near Rineyville.

    Post 4 Trooper Shannan White said Kentucky State Police received the call just before 7 p.m. Thursday.

    Sandra Hatcher, 68, of Elizabethtown was pulling out of her driveway in a Toyota Prius and preparing to turn left on St. John Road, White said.

  • Photo: 'Top the Teacher'
  • Grand jury indicts Radcliff man for marijuana possession

    A Hardin County grand jury returned an indictment Thursday against a Radcliff man facing a felony count of possession of marijuana.

    Michael Derrill Mangum Jr., 40, was indicted on charges of possession of marijuana and driving under the influence with aggravating circumstance.

    Because Mangum was found in possession of a firearm at the time of arrest, the drug charge is elevated to a Class D felony.

    The remaining indictments returned Thursday were not available before the Hardin Circuit Court Clerk's Office closed Friday.