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  • Flaherty man charged with assault, trespassing

    A Flaherty man was arrested Friday in Elizabethtown for assault and trespassing.

    Kentucky State Police said Logan M. Noyes, 22, was charged with assault, fourth degree, and criminal trespassing, first degree, after an altercation broke out with another man at a home on Alexander Drive.

  • Howevalley, Sonora Days exude small town charm

    Summer may be winding down, but the familiar sights, sounds and smells of local festivals could be found in large supply this weekend.

    Howevalley-Vertrees Days and Sonora Days rolled out their annual offerings, sending a jolt of small town charm in the direction of visitors.

    In Howevalley, the low hum of tractors and steady strut of horse hooves hit the highway as the annual parade marched down Ky. 86 through town. Kids dived for candy while old friends gathered over a plate of food.

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  • North Hardin band loaded with experience

    North Hardin High School's marching band is entering the season with a lot of experience and a show from a new arranger, and band members are excited about their prospects in competition.

    This year’s show is called “From the Water’s Edge,” and uses visual representations for water and follows that theme. It was created by an arranger who writes music for television and film, including the show “Amazing Race,” band director Brian Froedge said.

  • Radcliff raccoons served eviction notices

    After an eight-day struggle to remove raccoons from a vacant house next door, neighbors Vicky Hawkins and Joe Church finally found some help.

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall visited Hawkins on Friday to check out the site where a raccoon chased a toddler across a yard.

    Duvall said he never spoke to Hawkins regarding her raccoon problem before visiting her.

    The mayor said Magistrate Doug Goodman owned a raccoon trap, which the magistrate took to the house at 502 E. Mill Creek Road and set up for the neighbors.

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  • Knox observes Women’s Equality Day

    Fort Knox paused Friday and sent a nod to the fight for equality championed by women dating back to the 1840s.

    The event, hosted by U.S. Army Accessions and Garrison commands, paid tribute to women who made inroads for modernization and filled the breach when women’s primary roles were relegated to the home.

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley, commanding general of Accessions Command and Fort Knox, said avenues available to women — military included — have grown tremendously since his military career started.

  • E'town boy struck by car

    ELIZABETHTOWN — A 7-year-old boy was injured in a hit-and-run incident early Friday morning in Elizabethtown.
    Elizabethtown Police Department responded to the 1200 block of Woodland Drive around 6:39 a.m. Friday and found a young boy lying on the road’s shoulder, according to an EPD news release.
    According to witnesses, the vehicle that struck the boy was a white, four-door passenger car. Police say the driver did not stop to help the child and fled the scene going northbound on Woodland Drive.

  • Elizabethtown man sentenced to 18 months in child porn case

    After pleading guilty in June, an Elizabethtown man was sentenced to 18 months in prison earlier this week for possession and distribution of child pornography.

    Craig T. Skaggs, 47, was arrested in August 2010 following an investigation by the Office of Attorney General’s Cyber Crimes Unit.

    During a property search at his home on South Wilson Road, officials discovered 622 child pornography images and a video on his computer, according to a previous report.

  • HCU faces barrage of questions at forum

    Roughly a dozen people filed into the gymnasium Thursday night at Meadow View Elementary School in Radcliff to hear Hardin County United’s pitch for a unification review commission.

    What the group lacked in size, it made up for in spirit.

    Following HCU’s presentation detailing the process of a unification study conducted by L.B. Schmidt and Associates, the small group of residents and elected officials hurled questions in the direction of consultant Luke Schmidt and Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard.