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  • Arrest made in LaRue County murder case

    An Elizabethtown woman has been arrested in connection with a homicide Friday in LaRue County.

    Belinda Martin, 26, is charged with receiving property stolen from a residence at 241 College Street in Buffalo. Kristie Lynne Allen, 28, was found dead at that address Friday evening, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.

    Police also are looking for Abdullah R. White in connection with the case. White, 35, of Radcliff, was seen fleeing the scene in the victim’s car, KSP spokesman Trooper Norman Chaffins said in the release.

  • Budget, redistricting top list for upcoming session

    The Kentucky General Assembly looks to have an old-fashioned slugfest on its hands this year as the redistricting of legislative districts and a lean budget stand as the headliners of the 60-day legislative session.

    Local legislators agreed the majority of issues presented during the session likely will take a backseat to the two as they prepare for the inevitable fireworks.

  • More soldiers return to Fort Knox

    Three hundred and two of the 3,500 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division soldiers returned Friday from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan and were welcomed home by friends, family and fellow servicemembers during a ceremony at Natcher Physical Fitness Center.

    One of the brigade’s six battalions — the 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment – uncased its flag during the ceremony, signifying the return of the unit’s command group.

  • United Way keeps programs running for kids

    United Way of Central Kentucky works to meet the needs of a variety of individuals in its service area. In doing so, it doesn’t forget the youngest residents.

  • Salvation Army collects 99 percent of goal

    The generosity of the Hardin County community made up a lot of ground in two weeks.

    The local Salvation Army raised 99 percent of its $58,000 goal through its bell-ringing program this year, collecting more than $57,000 by the end of the campaign.

    Local director Marie Inmon said she is continually astounded by the generosity of the community in crunch time.

    “It was excellent,” she said of the response.

  • Medal of Honor recipient receives gifts, donation for scholarship fund

    Hardin County on Thursday bestowed gifts on Kentucky’s most recent Medal of Honor recipient.

    U.S. Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer was presented with an engraved knife by Eastview knife maker Gene Baskett and an engraved M-4 rifle donated by Elizabethtown business Sporter Express at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Baskett also said The Knifemakers’ Guild, of which he is a member, made Meyer an honorary member.

    “This is a real honor to meet a Medal of Honor recipient,” Baskett said.

  • Two Radcliff men charged with assault

    Two Radcliff men were jailed Thursday on assault charges after a man claimed three people attacked him on the street.

    Armstead Baylor, 21, of 343 Emmaus Circle, and Gary Johnson, 26, of 108 Poppy Court, were arrested by Radcliff Police officers and charged with assault in the second degree.

    RPD received a call at 7:15 a.m. from a man who said he’d been attacked by three people, according to RPD spokesman Bryce Shumate. The man received cuts on his face, head, hand and was stabbed in the back, Shumate said.

  • County's animal shelter plans progress

    Plans for a larger and more modern animal shelter in Hardin County are progressing.

    PAWS Shelter Foundation Inc. is developing floor plans to renovate an existing building at 220 Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown.

    The vacant 17,000-square-foot building was purchased in October to offer a new facility in which Hardin County Animal Control can operate with animal health and adoptions more easily provided.

    Much of the inspiration for the plans comes from the Lexington Humane Society’s shelter.

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  • Man arrested on charge of receiving stolen property

    A Fairdale man was arrested by Kentucky State Police Wednesday afternoon in Grayson County on a Class D felony charge of receiving stolen property of less than $10,000.

    A commercial vehicle driven by Duston Z. Duvall, 26, was seen at 4:31 p.m. driving in the emergency lane at the 110-mile marker on Western Kentucky Parkway, according to the KSP post in Elizabethtown.