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  • Trial date set in robbery, attempted murder case

    A trial date has been set for a Radcliff man charged with a number of crimes in a Radcliff business last year, including attempted murder.

    Russell Mario Hughes, 24, was arrested Dec. 30 and charged with attempted murder of a store clerk last January at Brooks Market on South Wilson Road in Radcliff. 

    A trial date of June 11 was set Tuesday during a pre-trial conference in Hardin Circuit Court.

  • Fiscal Court initiates bonding process

    Approving a resolution that requests state review and approval of plans for financing the new county government is one of several steps in coming weeks.

    That resolution passed unanimously during Tuesday's meeting of Hardin Fiscal Court. The March 11 and March 25 meetings are expected to include two readings on the ordinance to sell the bonds.

  • Trial set for woman accused of selling her baby

    A trial date has been set in the case of an Elizabethtown mother accused of selling her days-old baby last November.

    Leeanna Brown, 24, was scheduled Tuesday afternoon for a pretrial conference in Hardin Circuit Court, but before she appeared, a trial date was set for Sept. 8, said Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Eric Carr.

    Brown was indicted Dec. 5 on the charge, a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison if found guilty.

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  • Brown-Pusey wants to sell beer at May festival

    The Brown-Pusey House in downtown Elizabethtown will partake in the city’s second BBQ, Blues and Bikes festival in May and intends to serve alcohol during the all-day event.

    The historic home needs to obtain a temporary event license to sell beer on its premises. Officials said Monday afternoon they want to extend the space in which patrons can enjoy adult beverages.

  • Are you bold enough to take the Penguin Plunge?

    While some residents are looking forward to the day when cold temperatures are a thing of the past, one group may not mind so much if they hang around for a few more weeks.

    The Hardin County Junior Achievement Chapter will host its third annual Penguin Plunge on March 1 to benefit Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana. Check-in begins at 10 a.m. followed by a costume parade at 10:30 a.m.

    Participants, or penguins, must be at least 17 years old and raise at least $50 to take the plunge. They can pre-register or sign up the morning of the event.

  • Winter 2014: Area plagued by frigid temperatures, more snow

    With another modest covering Sunday night into Monday morning, the area’s snowfall totals continue to grow with more than four inches this month.

    To complicate the situation, the previous snow has not melted because of cloud cover and freezing temperatures, but a warming trend is expected later in the week.

    “We haven’t seen the sun, except for (Monday),” said Mark Adams, meteorologist with the National Weather Service at Fort Knox.

  • Pet owners should be mindful of cold

    While the snow and cold temperatures can be an inconvenience for Hardin County residents, it can be much more than uncomfortable for pets left to spend too much time outdoors.

    The number of calls to Hardin County Animal Control regarding animals left in the cold has increased in the past month as temperatures have stayed low and snow has blanketed the county. Each winter, Animal Control confiscates animals they’ve found left in the cold without adequate shelter, Director Jerry Foley said.

  • YMCA officials address city pool needs

    Officials with the steering committee pursuing a Hardin County YMCA said the facility should meet and even may exceed the needs of Elizabethtown residents longing for a new municipal pool.

    The committee briefed Elizabethtown City Council on the YMCA’s progress Monday while discussing a collaboration with the city to provide aquatic services.