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  • Abdullah White indicted for murder in Buffalo death

    Nearly two months after Kristie L. Allen was found dead inside a burglarized Buffalo residence, Abdullah R. White, the Radcliff man seen fleeing the scene, has been indicted for murder.

    LaRue County Coroner Todd Skaggs said Tuesday the 28-year-old died by asphyxia, which he defined as “a type of suffocation.” The autopsy report, completed earlier this month, ruled Allen’s death a homicide.

  • ECTC concert canceled

    The Old Toad Guitar Duo performance set for Wednesday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has been canceled.

  • Suppression hearing scheduled in murder case

    Joshua Hines, who is accused of murder, appeared Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court for motion hour.

    Defense counsel presented two motions, which were passed to next Tuesday’s motion day. A hearing to suppress evidence also was scheduled for 2 p.m. March 1.

    Hines, 25, is accused in the shooting death of his neighbor Toni Ballard, 36. Police say he entered her Bardstown Road residence and shot her before calling 911.

    A jury trial in the case is scheduled to begin March 12.

  • Diane Logsdon awarded for support of Scouts

    Community leader Diane Logsdon was honored Monday for her dedication to area Scouts and other community organizations and causes.

    Logsdon, vice president and chief operating officer at Hardin Memorial Hospital, received the 2012 Hardin County Friends of Scouting Distinguished Citizen award surrounded by local politicians, Fort Knox representatives, area business leaders and other community members at the Historic State Theater.

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  • Bardstown man picked up on 2,000 counts of child porn possession

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Bardstown man last week on more than 2,000 counts of child pornography-related crimes.

    Richard Keene, 44, is charged with 11 counts of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor and 2,000 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    According to a news release, Keene's arrest was the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation that began in September 2011.

  • Political strategist will speak tonight at GOP gathering

    Political strategist Scott Jennings will be featured at tonight's meeting of the Hardin County Republican Women's Club. The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6 p.m. at Nolin RECC's offices off Ring Road in Elizabethtown.

  • Bowl for Kids' Sake gets funky

    Bowl for Kids’ Sake is giving cause to dust off the go go boots and tie dye this year.

    The annual Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser kicked off this past weekend at Dix-E-Town Lanes in Elizabethtown, where a predominant 1970s theme gave teams a chance to decorate lanes, bring back the funk and relive the disco era one roll at a time.

  • E’town to act on alcohol at city-owned establishments

    If all goes as planned, Elizabethtown City Council will take a stance this week on alcohol use at city-owned establishments.

    After a few rounds of debate, the council is expected to take action today on new policies that would allow alcohol at some city establishments, said Mayor Tim Walker.

    Walkersaid he has spoken to members of the council and believes there is consensus to move forward on a policy for Pritchard Community Center.