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  • Gray's jury trial moved to November

    The jury trial of former Central Hardin High School teacher and coach Steven Gray was pushed back one month at a pretrial conference in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Gray is charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse for engaging in sexual activity with two students, both of whom were under 18 at the time of the alleged events. He was arrested in December, one week after he was fired following an anonymous phone tip to Hardin County Schools.

  • Dad reporting for duty

    Jasmine, Destiny and Trinity Karch went home with their dad from school Friday. It was no ordinary parent pick-up.

    Jayson Karch returned Thursday evening to Rineyville on leave in the midst of his deployment to Korea. Friday morning, he and his wife, Genie, went from room to room surprising their three daughters at Rineyville Elementary School.

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  • Dogs audition for PAC's production of 'Annie'

    Madison Case, 13, stood in a hallway at John Hardin High School. She was bent over, patting her knees with her hands.

    “Sandy! Sandy!” she called.

    Five-year-old miniature Australian shepherd, Grace Kelly, obediently ran to her, laid down and rolled onto her back, patiently waiting for Case to rub her belly.

    Grace was the third dog to audition for the role of Sandy in the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center’s production of “Annie,” Director Eric Pope said.

  • Deputy jailer arrested

    For the second time in nearly three months, a Hardin County Detention Center deputy jailer is behind bars.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Shadrick Blackmon, 32, on Friday following an undercover operation that allegedly discovered the deputy jailer took cash from a cooperating witness.

    Blackmon is charged with one count of bribery of a public servant. Jailer Danny Allen said the deputy had been working for the jail since August 2010 and his employment will be terminated.

  • Hardin County deputy jailer arrested

    A Hardin County deputy jailer was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with bribery of a public servant.

    Shadrick A. Blackmon, 32, of Radcliff was arrested as part of an undercover operation. Friday's operation revealed Blackmon taking cash from a cooperating witness at a location in Radcliff. 

  • Free lessons draw new faces to square dancing

    Dancers tentatively clasped hands and walked paths around folding chairs during a free lesson offered last Monday at the Hardin County Fair Squares building on Hodgenville Road in Elizabethtown.
    A caller directed the dancers to promenade, circulate and sashay.
    Move by move, he showed new dancers the basic steps that make up modern square dancing during one of the short series of free lessons the Fair Squares offer annually.

  • Ohio teens jailed on robbery charges

    A string of Thursday night robbery complaints landed two Cincinnati teenagers in jail after they were arrested by Elizabethtown police.

    Brandon Smith, 18, and Emanuel Mitchell, 19, of Cincinnati, Ohio, were arrested at 10:36 p.m. Thursday and charged with first-degree robbery, attempted robbery and complicity to robbery.

    The first complaint came at 10:24 p.m. from the area of West Poplar Street and Village Drive, according to an EPD news release.

  • Sonora residents bring memorial to life

    Alice Akers of Sonora paced along East Western Avenue in her hometown with an arm full of small American flags.

    Akers was one of about 20 volunteers Thursday night who showed up at a plot of land that is being converted into a memorial park to honor veterans from the Sonora, Upton and Glendale areas.

    “They’re doing this for Sonora, and I wanted to do this to help,” she said. “I’ve lived here all my life, and I just wanted to help.”

  • E'town woman raises money in loving memory of her mom

    There was little that Dana Atcher could do for her mother as the woman sat for as many as five hours at Hardin Memorial Hospital getting her chemotherapy treatment.

    Atcher, an Elizabethtown resident, would get her mother and best friend, Rosalie Risinger, an extra blanket or rub her feet. She would also joke that her mother, a tall woman, needed a comfortable recliner to rest in while getting treated for breast cancer.

    Atcher said she knew the old chairs in the oncology department were small and uncomfortable, but her mother never complained.