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  • Duvall enters judge-executive race

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall announced his decision Friday, filing for Hardin County judge-executive to challenge incumbent Republican Harry Berry.

    Duvall, a Democrat, signed his paperwork surrounded by his wife and children, family members, friends and supporters, including members of Radcliff City Council and Hardin County Magistrate Doug Goodman.

    After the paperwork was notarized and signed, he turned to the crowd and said “It’s time to go to work” to applause.

  • Travel Channel to air story on diamond hoax

    Hardin County’s own Ponzi scheme will be brought to a national television audience at the end of January.

    “Mysteries at the Museum” on the Travel Channel will air a segment 9 p.m. Jan. 30 documenting the diamond hoax of 1872 involving Elizabethtown residents Philip Arnold and John Slack.

    Some diamonds used in the hoax are on display at the Hardin County History Museum where Bardstown resident Ron Elliott, author of “American El Dorado: The Great Diamond Hoax of 1872,” was interviewed in July.

  • Sexting trial of former teacher begins

    A former Hardin County Schools teacher is standing trial on allegations of sexting with a student.

    The trial of Anthony Durrant, a former teacher at J.T. Alton Middle School, began Thursday and included testimony from a teenage girl at the center of the charges against Durrant.

  • Accused shooter pleads guilty

    As his court martial began Thursday in a small Fort Knox courtroom filled with spectators, U.S. Army Sgt. Marquinta Jacobs entered a guilty plea to a charge of premeditated murder in the shooting death of Army civilian employee Lloyd R. Gibert, 51, and to a charge of aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon for discharging a firearm near an officer who witnessed the April 3, 2013 shooting.

  • Pearman files to run for mayor

    After a few months of deliberating, Radcliff City Councilman Jacob Pearman has thrown his hat into the ring for the city’s top elected position.

    Pearman, a councilman for a total of 12 years, said he was holding out for Mayor J.J. Duvall to make a decision about whether he was running for a second term or Hardin County judge-executive, but felt he had waited long enough.

  • Feline frenzy

    Those looking for a furry feline companion have a financial incentive this month.

    The Hardin County Animal Shelter is reducing its fees on cat adoptions the next two Saturdays, Jan. 11 and Jan. 18, Director Jerry Foley said.


    The drastic dip in the thermometer that starts our teeth chattering also reveals beauty in nature. Even snow doesn't coat the area in a blanket of white, the right conditions and frigid temps can create interesting frozen formations at a small level.

    Some of the photos on this page were captured with an improvised macro photography setup, based on one by Alexey Kljatov posted on his blog at http://chaoticmind75.blogspot.ru/2013/08/my-technique-for-snowflakes-sho....

  • Leach files for Congress


    Breckinridge County farmer Ron Leach, a Democrat, filed official papers Thursday to run for Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District seat.

    His filing papers were signed by Bob Moore, chairman of the Hardin County Democratic Executive Committee, and his wife, Dottye Moore, who is president of the Northern Hardin County Democratic Women’s Club.

  • Photo: Just a little tighter
  • Accused shooter pleads guilty

    Accepting a charge of premeditated murder, Sgt. Marquinta Jacobs changed his plea to guilty today as his court-martial was scheduled to begin at Fort Knox.

    Jacobs was sentenced to no more than 30 years in prison with parole eligibility after 10 years, as well as a dishonorable discharge with lowering his rank to E-1.

    In addition to the murder charge, he entered a guilty plea on a related accusation of aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon.