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  • Indictments include arson, assault

    Recent indictments in Hardin Circuit Court include an Elizabethtown man charged with arson and a Louisville man charged with assault.

    Elizabethtownresident Garrion Montreal West, 32, was indicted on a charge of first-degree arson after police said he started a fire in an apartment complex on Glenview Drive to harm himself.

    Ronnie Eugene Patton, 35, was indicted on charges of third-degree assault, disarming a peace officer, unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor, resisting arrest, third-degree criminal mischief, and third-degree criminal trespassing.

  • Parrett’s concealed carry bill clears Senate

    A bill allowing honorably discharged veterans to forgo concealed carry weapons training has cleared a hurdle in the Senate and moved on to the House of Representatives.

    Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, is sponsoring the bill, which would require veterans to provide documentation of prior military weapons training allowing them to bypass concealed carry weapons training.

    Under Senate Bill 125, only veterans with an honorable discharge would be eligible for the training waiver and would have to provide documented proof of the honorable discharge.

  • Skilled teacher resolves 'nightmare' on a stormy Sunday

    Caught in a downpour with an inoperative van nearly 20 miles from home, Dori Sedano’s afternoon looked bleak.

    The engine wouldn’t start. On their way home from church, her four children were stranded with her. She couldn’t contact her husband in Upton. Rain soaked, she began to feel the chill and she knew forecasters were predicting freezing rain and snow.

    “I was in a nightmare situation,” she recalls.

  • Radcliff man arrested twice Sunday morning

    A Radcliff man was arrested Sunday morning on multiple charges resulting from a traffic stop.

    Andreas M. Gardin, 31, of South Wilson Road, was booked at the Hardin County Detention Center on charges of third-degree assault of a police officer, third offense operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs with aggravating circumstances, third-degree escape, resisting arrest and failure to or improper signal.

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  • 3/1 manages simultaneous inactivation, redeployment

    Change is a constant in the U.S. Army.

    The thousands of soldiers in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division – the Big Red One – are experiencing two changes that may not be unique to the Army, but are to Fort Knox: redeployment and inactivation at the same time.

    “The Army is constantly in transformation and change. Anyone who has been around the Army for a while has experienced change,” said Col. T.J. Edwards, Fort Knox garrison commander.

  • Push on to illuminate dangerous roadway

    Following the January death of a 23-year-old Lebanon Junction man, Hardin County Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Spangenberger is pushing for streetlights to be installed along the stretch of road where the man was struck.

    Spangenberger said he has worked at least five fatalities on a small stretch of Ky. 313 that runs near its intersections with Dixie Highway and South Boundary Road to near its intersection with Shepherdsville Road.

    “It is darker than a stack of black cats,” Spangenberger said of the road.

  • ECTC hosts SkillsUSA competition

    Students from around the area gathered Friday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College to prove their expertise in a variety of technical fields.

    ECTC hosted the regional SkillsUSA competition at which ECTC and area high school students competed in fields such as carpentry, firefighting and cake decorating. Almost 200 students participated.

    ECTC has hosted the competition for years, and generally has success every year, said Arthur Hendricks, event coordinator.

  • LaRue middle schooler charged with bringing knife to school

    A LaRue County Middle School student faces criminal charges and school discipline after allegedly recently pulling a lock-blade knife on other students at school.

    Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson said the student was “showing off” with the knife and “poked” a couple of students with it.
    No injuries were reported.

    The 13- or 14-year-old was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property; wanton endangerment; and second-degree terroristic threatening. Two of the charges are class D felonies.

  • American Legion serves breakfast sunny side up

    Each month, breakfast is served at American Legion Hardin Post No. 113. The all-you-can-eat meal benefits various programs at the post and the charities they support.

    Members serve each guest with a smile and a light-hearted attitude. Some arrived early to prepare the breakfast after being at a morning welcome-home ceremony for soldiers at Fort Knox, 1st Vice Commander Randy Harris said.