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  • Reforms, redistricting could define ’13 legislative session

    When the Kentucky General Assembly reconvenes Tuesday for the start of its 30-day session, legislators will be met with a retirement system and tax code in need of reform and a redistricting process left unresolved from last year.

    Local legislators said all three issues are complex and had mixed feelings about Frankfort’s ability to make comprehensive changes in such a small window of time.

    “I think it’s going to be a crackerjack of a session,” said Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown.

  • Former State Rep. Straney remembered for generosity

    Radcliff businessman Jay Duvall remembers Martin Louis Straney as a generous man who would always help out a friend.

    Straney, a former Hardin County farmer, business owner, real estate developer and state representative for the 26th District, passed away Jan. 1 at Richmond Place in Lexington. He was 86.

    Duvall, who had lost contact with Straney, said he was saddened to read about the death of a man he considered a longtime friend.

  • Photo: U.S. Rep. Guthrie sworn in for third term
  • E'town teen served warrants

    An Elizabethtown teen who has been wanted by police since June was arrested Thursday morning on outstanding bench warrants in five Hardin District Court cases as well as warrants out of Madison and Rockcastle counties.

    Dominique Barnett, 19, had evaded police since June 18, according to court records.

    With the exception of an arrest warrant for robbery in Madison County, all of the warrants were in connection to misdemeanor offenses, according to the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Family thanks community through blood drive

    Family members of a local girl fighting cancer bled Wednesday to show their gratitude to community members.

    The family of Brooklyn Disselkamp, 15 months, gave blood at the Hardin/LaRue Service Center of the American Red Cross in Elizabethtown to thank area people for their support as the Elizabethtown girl fights Stage 4 neuroblastoma – a pediatric cancer that creates tumors in the body and tumor cells in bone marrow.

  • Police: Radcliff teen charged with breaking into police officer's garage

    A Vine Grove police officer headed home only to find a burglary in progress at his own residence.

    A Radcliff teenager was arrested Monday morning after police said he was discovered burglarizing the garage of Vine Grove Police Lt. James Karr.

    Richard T. Johnson, 18, is charged with third-degree burglary, second-degree fleeing or evading police, alcohol intoxication in public and theft by unlawful taking from an automobile.

    Vine Grove Chief Kenny Mattingly said as Karr was returning home Monday, he saw a man in his garage.

  • Guthrie rejoins House Education and Workforce Committee

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie is returning to the committee where he got his start in Washington.

    The Kentucky Republican has been reassigned to the Education and the Workforce Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, giving him two committee postings in the 113th Congress.

    Guthrie in a statement said he looks forward to working with the committee and its members to advance education and job training in Kentucky. He served on the committee during his first term in Congress.

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  • Guthrie says fiscal cliff compromise failed to yield needed spending cuts

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Kentucky, said his opposition to a late-night compromise bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives to stave off billions in tax increases was driven by lawmakers’ refusal to address the country’s spending problem.

    Guthrie, who represents the 2nd Congressional District which includes Hardin County, was one of many House Republicans who opposed the measure in a 257-167 vote. He said lawmakers chose a compromise that ignores the country’s fiscal troubles by failing to include an emphasis onspending cuts.

  • E'town woman accused of cutting friend