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  • Ex-LaRue teacher accused of having sexual contact with student

    A former LaRue County High School English teacher relieved of her duties in October was arrested Thursday morning and charged with a sex crime that is alleged to have involved students at the school.

    Natalie C. Gentry, 33, of Elizabethtown was charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse, a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison, and two counts of second-degree official misconduct, a Class B misdemeanor.
    According to an arrest citation, the alleged sexual abuse happened in Hardin County on or around June 1, 2011, with a 17-year-old student.

  • Wintery conditions result in roadway mishaps

    Thursday’s winter weather caused several accidents around the county, most of which, luckily, didn’t cause any injuries.

    Elizabethtown Police Department worked one of the worst wrecks Thursday evening, when 71-year-old Mila S. Whitler’s Chevrolet Blazer left the roadway near the 800 block of Ring Road and overturned several times, coming to rest in ditch, EPD spokesman Virgil Willoughby said. The Hardinsburg resident's vehicle hit a guard rail, which caused it to leave the road.

  • Congressman's listening party at ECTC

    Following his presentation of the House Republicans’ plan to reduce the national deficit, U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie fielded questions from constituents Thursday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    He emphasized in order to seriously dent the debt, entitlement spending, specifically Medicare and Social Security, must be addressed. He compared the GOP plan to President Barack Obama’s budget proposal, which he said didn’t do enough to address the debt through taxes on high-income earners.

  • Freeman Lake Park shelter reservations begin Saturday

    Reservations  for shelters at Freeman Lake Park begin Saturday at the Elizabethtown Parks and Recreation Department on a first come, first served basis.

    Reservations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Pritchard Community Center. Beginning Sunday, reservations need to be made at the Freeman Lake Park office.

    For information, call 769-3916.

     

  • Duke Brigade commander: Afghanistan finding stability

    Col. Chris Toner said the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, left Afghanistan a more stable place as signs of a free society start to emerge.

    Toner, commander of the 3/1, discussed the unit’s mission and its reintegration into the Fort Knox community following the final welcome home ceremony for the unit, which recently finished a yearlong operation providing security and stability to the Khowst and Paktya provinces and offering assistance to Afghan National Security Forces.

  • E’town to take over Heartland Festival, Cruisin’ the Heartland

    Elizabethtown is working on an agreement with the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau to take over management of the Heartland Festival and Cruisin’ the Heartland from the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce.

    Mayor Tim Walker said details of how the program will be managed and funded still are being worked out.

  • RPD picks up prisoner on early release for shoplifting

    Eight days after he was released from jail as part of the state’s new mandatory re-entry supervision program, Radcliff Police Department arrested Gary M. Scheese on Wednesday on a shoplifting charge.

    Scheese, 38, was serving time in the Boyle County Jail for third-degree burglary and first-degree wanton endangerment when he received early release last Tuesday, according to the Department of Corrections. He was one of 918 prisoners who were released that day as a portion of House Bill 463 went into effect.

  • Final group of 3/1 soldiers return from Afghanistan

    The music and the setting were familiar, and for families packed into Natcher Physical Fitness Center at Fort Knox, there was no place they would rather be.

    With signs in hand and smiles on faces, the loved ones of the last flight of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division soldiers returning from Afghanistan cheered and screamed as a curtain shrouding the soldiers lifted slowly to reveal boots, uniforms and grins on several faces. About 105 soldiers returned Thursday, according to Fort Knox Public Affairs.

  • Crusade money flows back to Hardin County

    The Lincoln Trail District First Steps Program on New Glendale Road in Elizabethtown has received a grant from the WHAS Crusade for Children.

    The grant was awarded to buy equipment and technology to assist developmentally delayed children younger than 3 years old, the ages served by First Steps.

    First Steps is Kentucky’s Early Intervention Program, which provides services to families with children with developmental delays. Such delays include physical, mental, emotional, cognitive and medical challenges.

  • LaRue County grand jury indicts White on burglary, theft charges

    The man seen fleeing a LaRue County residence where a woman was found dead late last month was indicted Monday in LaRue County and faces multiple charges.

    Abdullah White, 35, of Radcliff reportedly was seen leaving the Buffalo home where Kristie Allen was found dead. White left the area in Allen’s white Toyota Camry, police said.

    White faces charges of second-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking —  automobile, and being a second-degree persistent felony offender, said Larry Bell, LaRue County circuit clerk.