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  • Missouri church partners with local agency to host sports camp, VBS

    A Missouri church is traveling to Kentucky this week to assist a local agency reach children through a multi-day sports camp and vacation Bible school.

    First Baptist Church of Plattsburg, Missouri, has partnered with Mission Hope for Kids, a local agency that mentors and feeds children, to host the camp and VBS, starting Monday and extending through July 11.

  • Louisville man admits to 2012 Radcliff robbery

    A Louisville man pleaded guilty during a trial Tuesday to a string of armed robberies, including one in Radcliff from 2012.

    Troy Lamont Gaines Jr., 23, admitted his guilt to 11 armed robberies of convenient stores and fast-food restaurants, primarily in Louisville.

    Gaines said one of the armed robberies was of Circle P Shell Food Mart at 1500 North Dixie Highway in Radcliff on or about Dec. 19, 2012.

    The second day of testimony in the jury trial of Gaines ended with his admission of guilt to the armed robberies in December 2012 and January 2013.

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  • Vine Grove man dies after motorcycle crash

    A Vine Grove man died Sunday after sustaining injuries in a motorcycle collision at the intersection of Globe and Hill streets in Radcliff.

    Kenneth Holberg Jr., 47, was flown to University Hospital in Louisville, where he later died, after colliding with a driver of a Dodge Neon.

    Radcliff police spokesman Bryce Shumate said the driver of the Neon was turning left from Globe Street to head south on Hill Street and pulled into the path of Holberg, who was heading north on Hill Street.

  • Vine Grove budget proposed at work session

    Radcliff’s antenna problems have now become Vine Grove’s.

    When Vine Grove Mayor Blake Proffitt presented a budget proposal to city council in a work session Monday night, he highlighted a $95,000 expenditure to update the city’s radio communications system for its police and fire departments.

  • Area events to celebrate July 4

    After rain dampened most activities last year, Independence Day will be celebrated Friday all over the Hardin County area.

    The third annual Founders’ Day festival returns to Freeman Lake while Fort Knox will host its annual celebration. Rumble over Rineyville also returns this year after last year’s rainout with an expanded lineup of activities.

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  • Fort Knox soldiers care for pets at county shelter

    On a typical day, Spc. Jalesa Ruiz would be sitting at her desk in an office on Fort Knox doing a tracker for “some outrageous thing.” On Monday, her job required a little less work and a little more play as Ruiz and nine other soldiers volunteered with dogs at the Hardin County Animal Shelter.

    “It’s something different,” Ruiz said. “It gets us out of the office.”

  • WKU riders plan outings in Hardin County

    The dozen members of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at Western Kentucky University biking cross country to raise $100,000 for Alzheimer’s research arrived Monday afternoon in Elizabethtown and will meet with locals today at two locations.

    The cyclists will be making a visit to Shoney’s restaurant on U.S. 62 off Interstate 65 in Elizabethtown from 7 to 9 a.m. today and will head north on U.S. 31W to Colton’s Steakhouse from roughly 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Septic tanker overturns on Ky. 222

    An employee of Sam’s Septic Tank Cleaning Service & Repair was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital with injuries when a tanker truck he was in overturned on Ky. 222 near Glendale.

    Kentucky State Police said the tanker truck, carrying septic tank waste, overturned after it was forced off the road by an oncoming vehicle in a curve along Ky. 222 near the Western Kentucky overpass. Police responded around 3:36 p.m.

  • Moped traffic stop leads to drug charges

    A traffic stop for driving a moped without a headlight Sunday night led to felony drug charges for an Eliza­bethtown man.

    Elizabethtown police stopped a moped driven by George Aubrey, 36, of the 200 block of Metts Court, when an officer observed Aubrey driving the vehicle with only a flashlight taped to the front of it to serve as a headlamp.