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  • Celebrating history

    “We are people of worth who can achieve anything on this earth,” read Irvin Lyons Jr. from a poem titled “Remember” to a crowd gathered Friday to celebrate Black History Month.

    After the reading, gospel music filled the room as those in attendance sang along, danced and clapped during Hardin County’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Black History Program at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff.

  • Four indicted for growing pot

    Four Hardin County residents were indicted this week in Hardin Circuit Court on cultivating marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges.

    Paul D. Cripps, Heather Leighan Cripps, Charles B. Cripps Jr., and Patty Lynn Cummins were indicted for planting, cultivating or harvesting with intent to sell or transfer more than five plants of marijuana at a residence in Big Cliffty.

    According to the indictment, they also had in their possession grow lights, ventilation equipment, plastic containers and bags used for cultivating, packaging and storing controlled substances.

  • Burglary investigation turns into meth bust

    What started as a burglary investigation more than a week ago turned into much more for two Cecilia residents at a home along Hardinsburg Road.

    Frankie Vertrees, 40, and Bobbie Crowder, 20, were arrested and charged manufacturing methaphetamine when Kentucky State Police troopers, who were at the residence assisting the Meade County Sheriff’s Office, found a meth lab Thursday afternoon.

  • All Fort Knox shelter animals adopted before euthanization deadline

    An animal caretaker at the Fort Knox Stray Animal Shelter said all of the facilities' adoptable animals were to be euthanized by 4 p.m. Friday if they were not adopted. 

    As of the deadline, all eligible animals were adopted, said Kyle Hodges, Fort Knox media relations officer.

  • Retired soldier honored for valor

    A soldier injured by a mortar blast during a deployment to Iraq in 2004 was honored for his valor Friday at Fort Knox.

    Retired 1st Sgt. Denis Viau was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor at Fort Knox Garrison Command headquarters Friday afternoon by Garrison Commander Col. Thomas Edwards.

    “I jumped at the chance to do this,” Edwards said.

  • Moore files resolution challenging gay marriage ruling

    A local lawmaker has challenged Gov. Steve Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway to uphold and defend the state’s Constitution after a federal judge ruled a portion of Kentucky’s same sex marriage ban unconstitutional.

  • Junior Firefighters learn skills to serve, lead

    When Vine Grove firefighter Phillip Johnston drove Truck 6050 – a ladder truck – from the firehouse, eight teens with a thirst for knowledge, dressed in firefighting gear gathered around it.

    They were there as part of a junior firefighter program, through which participants can work toward certification in fire service and rescue. The experience participants receive applies to the 150 hours of training required for fire rescue certification, which can’t legally be completed until a participant is 18 years old.

  • Remington leaving E'town?

    Unconfirmed reports persist in Elizabethtown this week that Remington Arms Co. is relocating jobs and potentially closing its facility on Ring Road. The rumors follow an announcement Monday that the nation’s oldest gunmaker will expand its enterprise in Huntsville, Ala.

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