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  • Former Nappy Roots member arrested in Hardin County

    A Louisville man faces a felony assault charge following an altercation with police Saturday morning at a traffic safety checkpoint on Ky. 313.

    Kenneth Ryan Anthony, 35, was arrested on charges of third-degree assault — police officer, second-degree criminal mischief, second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, menacing and alcohol intoxication in public.

    Anthony, also known as R. Prophet, is a former member of Nappy Roots, a Louisville-based hip-hop group that formed in Bowling Green. Anthony left the outfit in 2006.

  • Capital projects headline county's budget

    After Hardin Fiscal Court affirmed its commitment to relocating county offices by casting a second 8-1 vote, Judge-Executive Harry Berry presented a roadmap Tuesday to pay for the design and construction of the facility.

    Berry proposed a $31.4 million operational budget and $16.3 million in capital projects that is expected to roughly double the debt yet keep the county well beneath its debt limit.

  • Holland's bone marrow transplant moved up

    A bone marrow transplant for a local teenager that was scheduled for May has been moved to late April.

    Andrew Holland, 16, will undergo the transplant April 30 in Louisville, bumped up from May 13. The bone marrow was harvested from Holland’s own stem cells.

  • Hardin County gears up for March for Babies

    Hardin County residents will be asked to stretch their legs this weekend in the fight against pre-term births.

    The annual March for Babies, a fundraising walk for March of Dimes, is Saturday at Elizabethtown High School. Registration for the walk is at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m.

  • Man indicted for solicitation to commit murder

    BARDSTOWN —  A Nelson County grand jury indicted a Bardstown man Friday for solicitation to commit murder.

    David O. Smith Jr., 35, is accused of soliciting another person to kill three Bardstown residents, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police Post 4.

    He was arrested April 22 and lodged at Nelson County Detention Center, police said. He is scheduled to appear for arraignment May 2 in Nelson Circuit Court.

    Post 4 Detective Terry Whittaker is leading the investigation.

  • Judge approves motion to consolidate cases against professional shoplifters

    A Hardin Circuit Court judge approved a motion Tuesday to consolidate the jury trials for two out-of-state women police say are involved in a “professional shoplifting” ring.

    Darlene Burnett, 59, and Amber Burnett, 35, both of Cleveland, were indicted in September for charges of theft of identity, complicity to commit tampering with physical evidence, three counts of complicity to commit second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, complicity to commit theft by unlawful taking less than $500 and second-degree disorderly conduct.

  • State Theater closing gap on expenses

    The Historic State Theater is edging closer to the break-even point as it attempts to steer more live concerts and performances to Elizabethtown.

    Executive Director Emily West presented a report to Elizabethtown City Council this week showing a significant boost in revenue that is cutting deeper into the expenses needed to run the facility.

    The theater recorded $290,671 in revenue last year compared to expenses of $297,496, a difference of $6,825.

  • Elizabethtown could toughen stance on standing liens

    Elizabethtown is reviewing a series of policy recommendations to toughen its stance on lien enforcement as the number and cost of liens rise, creating a financial strain and an administrative burden.

    Planning Director Ed Poppe recommended the city place limits on a lien’s age, amount and property value before a property is foreclosed on while also restricting the number of abatement actions the city can take to clean up a property.

  • Boyd County man indicted for rape, sodomy

    A Hardin County grand jury indicted an Ashland man Thursday who faces four felony sex charges stemming from alleged encounters with girls who were younger than 12 at the time.

    Edward P. Rogers, 34, was indicted on charges of first-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of first-degree sodomy. The case was presented to the grand jury as a direct indictment.

    Rogers is accused of subjecting two girls to forcible sexual contact, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Teresa Logsdon said.