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  • Man arrested after running out of family courtroom

    A man was arrested and lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center Monday after he "bolted" out of Family Court, said Greg Lowe, spokesman for the Hardin County Sheriff's Office.

    Bailiffs reported Richard D. Hogue, 33, was "acting strange" prior to the incident, Lowe said. Hogue ran out of the courtroom after a judge gave him 90 days in jail for failure to complete an anger management class.

  • After reviewing documents, judge agrees to end prosecution on Farmer's sex charges

    After reviewing more than 70 pages of police documents and the grand jury proceedings, Judge Kelly Mark Easton has approved the commonwealth attorney’s motion to dismiss charges against Jeff Farmer of Elizabethtown.

    Because Easton dismissed the charges without prejudice, Farmer could be indicted again if new and incriminating evidence surfaces.

  • Escaped inmates still on the run

    Police continue to look for two Hardin County Detention Center inmates who escaped from the jail Saturday night after digging a hole in a fence corner.

    Jailer Danny Allen said Lonnie Ray Coy, 43, of Shepherdsville, and Joshua Nunn, 19, of Edmonton, were minimum security inmates classified for the work-release program. Once captured, the men will be lodged in the main building.

    Coy and Nunn were in the jails Restrictive Custody building as opposed to the main building, Maj. John Timbers said, and the jail staff will not change its protocol following the incident.

  • The Road to War: Simulation places 3rd ESC in realistic scenarios

    The 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command spent nearly two weeks this month at Fort Lee, Va., honing its skill sets during a highly realistic simulation designed to test soldiers’ limits and replicate real life scenarios they will face overseas.
    Col. Kristin French, commander of the 3rd ESC, said she has no doubt the simulation has refined the unit and made the soldiers in the command better war fighters as it races near the home stretch of training for its deployment to Afghanistan early next year in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • The Road to War: 3rd ESC reaches out to families during pre-deployment briefing

    Command Sgt. Maj. Willie Tennant used a young private and his wife to make a strong statement Thursday at  Fort Knox’s Olive Theater.
    Tennant, of the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, said he has spent more than 30 years in the U.S. Army and knows the decisions made by the unit will affect and shape the future of Pvt. Isaac Montalvo and his wife, both of whom were brought to the stage to emphasize the point.
    “It’s all predicated on what we do as leaders,” he said

  • The Road to War: Mission Command readies 3rd ESC for operating environment


    As the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command looks ahead to simulations in January at Fort Knox, it laid the groundwork to effectively manage operations in the classroom.
    Members of the command participated in October in a multi-day training program known as Mission Command, which helps units work on aspects of combat such as counter insurgency, information operations, distribution management and synchronization of logistics, said Col. Clay Hatcher, chief of Operations Group Sierra for the Mission Command Training Program at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

  • Vine Grove couple captures equestrian honors

    Debra and Jim Bramblett think their quarterhorse, Maxxis, knows when he has done a good job and when his owners are proud of him.

    “When he gets in his pictures, he perks right up for them,” Jim Bramblett said.

    The horse, a 2004 bay stallion, has had a lot to be proud of during the past two weeks.

    He took the Reserve World Championship Performance Halter Stallions title in the amateur competition of the 2011 American Quarter Horse Association FedEX Open World Championship Show on Nov. 12 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

  • Bikers defy rain to collect toys for kids

    Sunday’s afternoon downpour was hardly a deterrent for a collection of bikers who strapped on denim and leather for a good cause.

    The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive made its way to Staples in Elizabethtown, the launching of a bike run attracting 60 or more bikers despite the brisk air and the slippery riding conditions.

  • Traffic stop nets cash

    Kentucky State Police are investigatng a large sum of cash confiscated Friday night.

    Troopers took custody of more than $300,000 in cash during a routine commercial vehicle trafffic stop at 10:45 p.m. Friday on Interstate 65 in Hardin County.

    The name of the driver and the reason for confiscation the money had not been released as of Sunday evening. An investigation is ongoing.

  • KSP looking for two escaped inmates

    Kentucky State Police are looking for two inmates who escaped the Hardin County Detention Center late Saturday night.

    Police are looking for Lonnie Ray Coy, 43, and Joshua Nunn, 19, after they were absent for a 2 a.m. head count today, when jail deputies first noticed their disappearance.

    "They escaped by walking out while jail deputies were making their rounds," said KSP Post 4 spokesman Norman Chaffins in a news release. "It appeared that the two inmates were able to dig a hole in the corner of the fence and crawl under it."