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  • KSP executes search warrant at Hodgenville City Hall

    Work halted Friday at Hodgenville City Hall as Kentucky State Police troopers executed a search warrant at the government facility.

    Mayor Terry Cruse said police asked to review certain city records and his administration was fully cooperative with investigators. He did not specify what type of records police were interested in.

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  • Police net 16 in 'Operation Pill Crusher'

    After a year-long investigation, local police arrested 14 Elizabethtown residents and a New Haven man as part of a prescription drug trafficking probe they’ve titled “Operation Pill Crusher.”

  • Girl, 6, critically injured in one-vehicle wreck

    A 6-year-old girl is in critical condition in a Louisville hospital after she was ejected from a vehicle Thursday night on the Western Kentucky Parkway in Hardin County.

    Mya Farrar was the only passenger injured in the single-vehicle wreck Thursday near the parkway’s 128-mile marker, according to Kentucky State Police. Her father, who was driving the car, faces three traffic-related charges.

    Norman Chaffins, spokesman for KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown, said Mya was in stable but critical condition at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

  • Police charge 16 in 'Operation Pill Crusher'

    Fifteen area residents were arrested this morning on charges of drug trafficking as part several months-long narcotics investigation police have named "Operation Pill Crusher."

    At least one more who currently is serving time in Green River Correctional Complex also faces charges in connection to the investigation by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, according to a news release.

    Of those arrested, 14 are accused of trafficking in hydrocodone pills and four oxycodone, according to police.

  • A storm's wrath

    A few readers shared images from Wednesday night's violent storm. Because it was packed with lightning and came in the late evening, many of the images include dramatic lightning strikes.

    Damage photos will appear in Friday's print edition of The News-Enterprise alongside story coverage of a possible tornado damage in LaRue County and straight-line winds that tore through the Rineyville area.

  • Straight-line winds pound Rineyville area

    Michelle Winchell and her family were watching the lightning storm on their back porch around 10 p.m. Wednesday when suddenly the wind picked up, trees bent nearly in half and rain began pouring in sheets.

    In a matter of seconds, the weather in Rineyville escalated from a light misting to a heavy storm, Winchell said, and the family rushed inside to seek shelter as the storm blew debris into their backyard.

    “It happened instantly,” Winchell said Thursday. “You always think you’re going to hear it before it happens, but we didn’t.”

  • EF2 tornado damages property near Hodgenville

    Sheets of distorted metal were strewn across green fields Thursday morning along Slack Road near Hodgenville. The wreckage of outbuildings rested in heaps on the ground. Road crews in bright yellow vests removed limbs from the pavement.

    “I was lucky,” said Hodgenville resident Lennie Frye Sr. as he stood in what once was his bedroom at 2057 Slack Road.

    Frye said, he went upstairs to his room after 10 p.m. Wednesday to retrieve his dog. He looked through his window and saw what appeared to be a tornado approaching.

  • Transit on the table

    Planning officials proposed a public transportation system for Hardin County that would cost nearly $600,000 a year to operate with built-in flexibility to lower costs.

    Alison Townsend, project manager for The Corradino Group, said the system’s premise consists of a fixed-route connector running down U.S. 31W connecting Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Fort Knox, and two 12-mile circulators in Elizabethtown and Radcliff.

  • Dive team searches pond near site where officer was killed

    Divers from Louisville Metro Police searched a pond Thursday near the spot on the Blue Grass Parkway where Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis was shot and killed last month.

    Just before 1:30 p.m., police officers following up on a lead used K9 units to search property in the area and the dogs led them to a pond, said Master Sgt. Norman Chaffins, a spokesman for Kentucky State Police Post 4.

    The Louisville Metro Dive Team offered to search the pond for evidence.