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  • Fiscal Court contributes $1,000 to veterans tribute

    Hardin Fiscal Court agreed to donate $1,000 to the Hardin County Veterans Tribute in time to meet the July deadline on bricks and pavers.

    Magistrate Roy Easter made the motion Tuesday and Magistrate E.G. Thompson said it was proper for Hardin Fiscal Court to honor the county’s veterans by placing a paver at the tribute with Hardin Fiscal Court’s name on it. The tribute is being constructed at the Elizabethtown Nature Park off Ring Road.

  • Glendale man faces rape charges

    A Glendale resident is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. today in Hardin District Judge Kimberly Shumate’s courtroom as he faces charges of rape and sodomy.

    Kevin Dale Floyd, 22, is charged with six counts of third-degree rape, two counts of third-degree sodomy and second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    The minor, a 14-year-old female, told police Floyd had sexual contact with her on six occasions and oral sexual contact with her on two occasions between April 13 and 15, according to the arrest citation.

  • Elizabethtown man accepts plea offer in sexting case

    A 21-year-old Elizabethtown man accepted a deal to plead guilty Tuesday to soliciting sex from a minor via cellphone.

    Under the agreement reached with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, Jakeb Meredith would serve one year in prison with parole possible after half of that time.

    Meredith was arrested in August at the Budget Holiday Motel after allegedly transmitting a photograph of his genitals along with a sexually graphic text message.

  • Judge enters not guilty plea on teacher's behalf

    A former LaRue County High School teacher had a not guilty plea entered on her behalf Tuesday in court.

    Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard entered the plea on behalf of Natalie C. Gentry regarding a sexual abuse case against her.

    Gentry, 33, a Hardin County resident, is charged with first-degree sexual abuse. She is accused of having encounters with two male LaRue County High School students, one a 17-year-old and the other 18.

  • PHOTOS: Installing a grease trap
  • Weather theme: Hot, dry, bad for corn

    Nine days into July, the average temperature is 100 degrees. Precipitation was less than an inch for June.

    The first nine days in July in Hardin County charted five days of temperatures of more than 100 degrees, as did the last three days of June.

    The average high for June is 85.5 degrees and 86 degrees for July, said Mark Adams at Fort Knox.

    Last July at the Kentucky Mesonet Center in Cecilia, the average high temperature was 88.6 degrees — but no day reached 100 degrees.

  • Photo: At the fair
  • Best of the blooms

    A group of three women huddle in front of a tiered platform, examining what is perched on the lowest shelf in front of them.

    “Looks pretty darn good,” Marie Miskell said.

    Another woman scribbles on a tag as the trio move on to their next subject.

    This is the practiced method for flower judging at the Hardin County Fair on Monday — hushed murmuring, rotating of vases, pointing of fingers at petals or stems.

  • Jail escapee arrested

    An escaped inmate from the Hardin County Detention Center was arrested Sunday night in Grayson County.

    Lonnie Ray Coy of Shepherdsville was arrested by Kentucky State Police and faces additional charges after being accused of escaping from the detention center on Thanksgiving by crawling with fellow inmate Joshua Nunn, of Edmonton, through a hole they had dug in fence corner.

  • Animal abuse case nearing trial

    Two Vine Grove residents each accused of more than 100 counts of second-hand cruelty to animals are set to go to trial Sept. 5.

    Brian McCarthy, 48, and his wife, Joyce McCarthy, 47, were released from the Hardin County Detention Center on a $2,500 unsecured bond each after being charged in March.

    Joyce McCarthy faces 105 counts, and Brian McCarthy faces 103 counts.

    Police said there is evidence more than 100 dogs in their home, mostly Chihuahuas, were living in unsanitary conditions without water available and were being sold.