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  • Three men charged with sex offenses, 19 face drug charges

    A Hardin County grand jury returned more than 40 indictments in July with 37 of those relating to drugs or theft.

    The grand jury returned 18 theft-related indictments and 19 involving drug allegations. Of those relating to drug offense, 13 involved methamphetamine.

    Three indictments were returned against men accused of sex offenses, and two of those involve rape charges.

    Vincent Edward Mason, 47, faces charges of second- and third-degree rape relating to alleged incidents occurring between November 2010 and May 2012.

  • Election filing deadline today

    Time is running out for candidates wishing to file for the Nov. 6 general election.

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb said the deadline to be placed on the November ballot is 4 p.m. today.

    “If they’re not here and they come after, I can’t accept it,” Tabb said of the deadline, which is set by state law.

    Several local offices only had one candidate while some had none as of Monday afternoon, according to the Hardin County Clerk website.

  • Radcliff men plead guilty to robbery

    Two Radcliff men slated to go to jury trials Monday in connection to robberies at multiple local businesses pleaded guilty in July.

    Terrell D. Boyd, 19, pleaded guilty July 10 to four counts of complicity to commit first-degree robbery and one count of second-degree assault. Co-defendant James M. Smalley, 23, pleaded guilty July 11 to the same charges, according to court records.

    Boyd also pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree robbery.

  • EPD accepting applications for Citizens Police Academy

    Elizabethtown Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy, which runs Aug. 27 to Oct. 1.

    Classes meet 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each Monday at the department at 300 S. Mulberry St.

    Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. Aug. 22. Those accepted must undergo a background check.

    Anyone with questions may contact Public Information Officer Virgil Willoughby at 765-4125, Ext. 111.

  • Change of Command
  • Camp Knox Masonic Lodge turning 90

    Dave Peterson said he hopes to extinguish the perception of freemasonry as a practice shrouded in secrecy and mysticism.

    “It’s not nearly as diabolical and secretive as people may think,” he said.

    Peterson is master of Camp Knox Masonic Lodge No. 919 on Dixie Boulevard in Radcliff, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary in October. The lodge plans a three-day open house in late August to share its history and civic activities with Hardin County and the outside world.

  • Cecilia residents prove they 'almost' have talent

    After crowds gathered for the Cecilia Days parade Saturday morning, the town’s residents came together again that night for an event a little sillier and a little more unpredictable.

    Cecilia hosted its 45th Cecilia Days festival this weekend, and for the past 15 years, the festival has featured a skit show the residents affectionately call the “Almost Talent Show.”

    The idea for a show was born in a Cecilia Ruritan meeting, Ruritan President David Yates said. The show has become a staple of the weekend.

  • Radcliff celebrates its diverse family

    The city of Radcliff celebrated the family unit this weekend.

    Residents gathered at the second Radcliff Family Reunion on Saturday night to listen to music and visit with their neighbors in the northern end of Hardin County.

    The event was created by Radcliff City Councilman Stan Holmes, as a way to bring the diverse community of Radcliff together and give them an opportunity to have fun together.

    “That’s what families do,” he said.

  • Stamp collection preserves memory of husband


    Two bookshelves in one room of Alli Pleasonton’s home in Elizabethtown are crowded with inch-thick binders labeled with the names of Peru, Cuba, Belgium, Albania and various other nations.

    The binders contain stamps cut from envelopes sent from around the world and information about what each could mean in relation to history and their worth.

    Other stamps hail from the United States.

  • Putting down a new layer