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  • Police uncover meth lab at Vine Grove residence

    A Vine Grove man was arrested Tuesday after investigators discovered a meth lab at a Shot Hunt Road residence in Meade County.

    Investigators with Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown and the Meade County Sheriff's Office served an active warrant on 22-year-old Joseph Milby, who was renting a detached garage at the Meade County home, according to a KSP news release. His girlfriend, Emily Dunn, owned the residence, police say.

  • ECTC offers Super Sunday program today in Radcliff

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is planning on this Sunday being super.

    The second Super Sunday, an information fair sponsored by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Radcliff.

  • Zumba for Paws to benefit new animal shelter

    Hardin County residents can shake it for a cause this weekend.

    Zumba for Paws is from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at E-town Swim & Fitness Center, offering visitors a Zumba class as well as a chance to view pets from the Hardin County Animal Shelter and fill out adoption applications.

    E-town Swim & Fitness Center has teamed up with Zumba instructors at the facility to raise money for PAWS Shelter Foundation Inc. The organization is in the process of raising around $1 million to transform a facility on Peterson Drive into a new county animal shelter.

  • Meade County man arrested after wife shot

    A Meade County woman is in a Louisville hospital after suffering a gunshot wound police believe was delivered by her husband.

    Terry C. Lawhorn, 55, was charged Wednesday morning with first-degree assault after police arrested him for shooting his wife, Toni M. Lawhorn, 34, once in the stomach at their residence, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Lawhorn also is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment for shooting at police as they arrived, said Norman Chaffins, public affairs officer for KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • Water districts inching closer to treatment solution

    Two county water districts may be closer to finding a solution to a lingering problem regarding the use of Louisville Water Co.’s supply from the Ohio River.

    Hardin County Water District Nos. 1 and 2 have joined Louisville Water Co. to determine how best to leapfrog treatment discrepancies between their systems and the analysis should be finished by September, said James Jeffries, general manager of Hardin County Water District No. 2.

  • Judge strikes down state redistricting plan as unconstitutional

    A state plan to redistrict Kentucky’s House and Senate districts was struck down Tuesday by a judge in Franklin Circuit Court.

    Judge Phillip Shepherd issued an order calling into question the constitutionality of the plan and extended the filing deadline for legislative districts to Friday. Shepherd last week issued a restraining order pushing the deadline back a week so he could hold a hearing and allow both sides to argue their cases.

  • Man sentenced to two years for sexual abuse

    An out-of-state man accused of having sexual contact with his stepdaughter in an Elizabethtown motel was sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court to two years in prison.

    Christifer P. Davis, 28, previously pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree sexual abuse. He was arrested April 5 by Kentucky State Police after he forcibly touched the breasts and buttocks of his stepdaughter last January at E’town Motel, according to the arrest warrant.

    The girl was younger than 16, the age of consent by Kentucky law.

  • Attorney, former basketball player dies

    By DeANNA LASLEY
    Landmark News Service

    Leitchfield attorney and former University of Kentucky basketball player Jim Dinwiddie was discovered shot to death Tuesday morning in his home, an apartment that’s part of a former hotel on the Public Square in Leitchfield.

    Authorities believe the 63-year-old took his own life.

    Dinwiddie was found in a bedroom by staff members from his law office, which is just below the residence. He was the only resident of the hotel building, which he owned.

  • Radcliff police arrest two for cultivating marijuana

    Radcliff police nabbed two people for cultivating marijuana after finding 67 marijuana plants and numerous growing materials in a Vine Street residence in Radcliff.

    Antonio Jones, 38, and Janet Jones, 34, were arrested last Thursday after police received information that Antonio Jones, wanted for a warrant out of Jefferson County, was living at the Vine Street home, according to a news release from Radcliff Police Department.

  • Grand jury returns 50 indictments in January

    During the first month of 2012, the Hardin County grand jury returned 50 indictments, more than half of which involved drugs.

    The grand jury indicted 27 with drug-related charges. Of those, 18 involved methamphetamine and 13 involved more than one drug.

    Leading the indictments was Belinda Rae Martin, an Elizabethtown woman accused of receiving stolen property taken from the Buffalo residence where Kristie L. Allen was found dead Dec. 30, 2011.

    Martin, 26, was indicted with receiving stolen property more than $500.