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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.

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  • ECTC to host first Earth Fair

    For the first time on the campus of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, students, faculty, staff and the community are coming together to celebrate Earth Day.

    Earth Fair, co-sponsored by ECTC’s sustainability committee and Hardin County Earthcare Collaboration, a community organization, is from noon to 6:30 p.m. April 10 at the college’s Regional Postsecondary building.

    The organization, which wanted to become involved in sustainable Earth practices, approached the college about the fair, said Martha Wolfe, ECTC professor of biology.

  • Teen mom accused of abuse has trial date set

    A Radcliff teen mother accused of abusing her 3-month-old son will stand trial later this year.

    Lindsay M. Montjoy, 19, was indicted in February on a charge of first-degree child abuse of a child younger than 12 and now has a trial date set for Oct. 22. The date was set Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    The charge is a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

    An indictment is an allegation, not a proof of guilt.

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  • State Theater offering free tickets to city council

    The Historic State Theater is now offering event and movie tickets to members of Elizabethtown City Council at no charge.

    Director Emily West said the policy is effective immediately and was implemented as an incentive for members of the council to attend events at the theater.

    “Our whole goal was just to get the council here,” West said.