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  • Fort Knox to welcome community care units

    Two community care units treating hundreds of wounded and ill soldiers will arrive at Fort Knox by early fall.

    The units will fall under the post’s Warrior Transition Battalion and are part of a larger restructuring announced by the Department of Defense.

    With combat missions winding down in Afghanistan and reduced numbers of combat wounded, there is less need for the number of existing warrior transition units, according to the DOD.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline doles out grants

    Bluegrass Pipeline has awarded grants to several local agencies as it beefs up its outreach in counties that will be impacted by construction of the natural gas liquids pipeline.

    According to the company, 17 organizations around Kentucky have been awarded $136,000 in direct funding for projects.

  • Radcliff man indicted on attempted murder charge

    A Radcliff man arrested Dec. 31 and charged with the attempted murder of a store clerk early last year at Brooks Market on South Wilson Road in Radcliff was indicted by a Hardin County grand jury this week.

    Russell Mario Hughes, 24, was indicted on charges of attempted murder, first-degree robbery, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and second-degree persistent felony offender.

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  • Duvall enters judge-executive race

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall announced his decision Friday, filing for Hardin County judge-executive to challenge incumbent Republican Harry Berry.

    Duvall, a Democrat, signed his paperwork surrounded by his wife and children, family members, friends and supporters, including members of Radcliff City Council and Hardin County Magistrate Doug Goodman.

    After the paperwork was notarized and signed, he turned to the crowd and said “It’s time to go to work” to applause.

  • Travel Channel to air story on diamond hoax

    Hardin County’s own Ponzi scheme will be brought to a national television audience at the end of January.

    “Mysteries at the Museum” on the Travel Channel will air a segment 9 p.m. Jan. 30 documenting the diamond hoax of 1872 involving Elizabethtown residents Philip Arnold and John Slack.

    Some diamonds used in the hoax are on display at the Hardin County History Museum where Bardstown resident Ron Elliott, author of “American El Dorado: The Great Diamond Hoax of 1872,” was interviewed in July.

  • Sexting trial of former teacher begins

    A former Hardin County Schools teacher is standing trial on allegations of sexting with a student.

    The trial of Anthony Durrant, a former teacher at J.T. Alton Middle School, began Thursday and included testimony from a teenage girl at the center of the charges against Durrant.

  • Accused shooter pleads guilty

    As his court martial began Thursday in a small Fort Knox courtroom filled with spectators, U.S. Army Sgt. Marquinta Jacobs entered a guilty plea to a charge of premeditated murder in the shooting death of Army civilian employee Lloyd R. Gibert, 51, and to a charge of aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon for discharging a firearm near an officer who witnessed the April 3, 2013 shooting.

  • Pearman files to run for mayor

    After a few months of deliberating, Radcliff City Councilman Jacob Pearman has thrown his hat into the ring for the city’s top elected position.

    Pearman, a councilman for a total of 12 years, said he was holding out for Mayor J.J. Duvall to make a decision about whether he was running for a second term or Hardin County judge-executive, but felt he had waited long enough.

  • Feline frenzy

    Those looking for a furry feline companion have a financial incentive this month.

    The Hardin County Animal Shelter is reducing its fees on cat adoptions the next two Saturdays, Jan. 11 and Jan. 18, Director Jerry Foley said.