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  • HMH joins anti distracted driving campaign

    Hardin Memorial Health has joined an effort to discourage distracted driving.

    HMH has partnered with the “One Text or Call Could Wreck it All” campaign through the Department of Health and Wellness to promote the hazards of distracted driving and how it not only endangers the driver, but everyone around them.

  • AmeriCorps team tackles community garden

    Haycraft Street was relatively quiet this week as an AmeriCorps team from Mississippi diligently toiled on the construction of a community garden designed to benefit the Elizabethtown neighborhood.

    A gentle shuffle could be heard as a wheelbarrow clattered across the tightly packed earth, transporting mulch from an open space next door to the garden site. Rasps of a hand saw sounded briefly from the home next door as a dog barked.

  • Cecilia man arrested for burglary of Radcliff home

    A Cecilia man was found Tuesday night inside a South Boundary Road home in Radcliff with two duffel bags full of items taken from the residence, police said.
    James M. Ladiner, 46, of the 6700 block of North Long Grove Road, broke a window and entered the home where he was found stealing items, police said.
    According to an arrest citation, Ladiner was advised of his rights and “waived his rights and admitted to entering the home through the broken window.”

  • Guthrie backs Alzheimer's research bill

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, has joined a New York Democrat, Rep. Paul Tonko, in sponsoring a bill to advance Alzheimer’s research.

    H.R. 4351, the Alzheimer’s Accountability Act, would provide mechanisms to ensure the research and resources required to find a cure for the disease will be adequately presented to lawmakers in Congress.

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  • LaRue deputy coroner charged with DUI

    Just days after LaRue County Schools Superintendent Sam Sanders was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, another community official has been charged with drunken driving.

    LaRue County Deputy Coroner Wesley L. Warren was arrested shortly after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday on West Water Street near his home for operating an all-terrain vehicle while drunk, police said. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, first offense.

  • Woman accused of driving wrong way on WK parkway

    A Bowling Green woman driving the wrong way on the Western Kentucky Parkway was arrested Wednesday morning after admitting to smoking marijuana, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Anna M. Spencer, 23, is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $5,000 full cash bond.

  • Radcliff man charged with 20 counts of child porn

    An investigation that started last summer in Arizona led to the arrest Monday afternoon of a Radcliff man by the Kentucky State Police Electronics Crime Branch on 20 charges of possessing/viewing matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

  • Kentucky House, Senate pass budget

    The state House and Senate approved a budget bill Monday that provides pay raises for teachers and state workers, fully funds the Kentucky’s pension system and places top priorities on education.

    Through compromise, the legislature likely has avoided the need for an expensive special session.

    “To me, that’s a highlight,” said state Sen. Dennis Parrett, an Elizabethtown Democrat who commended both houses for working hours on end in conference committee to develop a plan. Both houses now are on a two-week break.

  • Indiana man withdraws from rocket docket

    An Indiana man who was indicted last week in Hardin Circuit Court after he led police on a foot pursuit in February did not enter a guilty plea Tuesday as part of rocket docket.

    Justin Wayne Jarrell, 22, of North Vernon, Ind., was indicted on theft by unlawful taking less than $500, first-degree wanton endangerment, receiving stolen property less than $10,000 and second-degree fleeing and evading police.

    The guilty plea was signed and entered into court documents, but never officially entered into court.