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  • Judge denies motion to sever counts in ex-teacher's case

    Steven Gray will face just one trial for the charges of alleged sexual abuse that have been brought against him.

    Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton is denying the motion to sever the two counts of sexual abuse against Gray, a former Central Hardin High School teacher accused of having sexual encounters with two of his students. The defense filed the motion in hopes of trying the two counts separately.

    Easton is expected to enter a written explanation Monday, but planned to inform the attorneys of his decision before then, he said in an email.

  • Trimming the tree on the holiday
  • Habitat Home Repair takes off

    Since beginning its home repair service in March, Habitat for Humanity has assisted more than 10 homeowners who needed help but couldn’t afford or complete it themselves, but the organization is overwhelmed with projects and in need of volunteers.

    “There’s an awful lot of need out there,” said Larry Mengel, executive director of Hardin County Habitat for Humanity.

  • Event seeks to raise funds to provide service dog

    A fundraiser to provide a service dog for a Radcliff man who recently lost his previous helper to cancer will be held Wednesday at Colvin Community Center.

    The fundraiser will be 5 to 7 p.m. and is intended to help raise the $15,000 needed to provide a service animal.

    Michael Mullarkey, whose service dog Mirage died in October, has epilepsy. Mirage, a Brittany spaniel-Australian shepherd mix, was trained to warn him of oncoming seizures and alert medical personnel via a dialer device in the home.

  • Photo: Season of the bells
  • Hardin County Detention Center escapee caught on Thanksgiving

    One of the men who escaped from the Hardin County Detention Center last week was captured Thursday.

    Joshua Nunn, 19, who was serving time for manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of a hand gun, was found at a Rineyville residence after Kentucky State Police received an anonymous tip through Hardin County Crimestoppers, according to a KSP news release.

    Nunn, a resident of Edmonton in Metcalfe County, was found hiding in a closet at 764 Blackburn Road. He was arrested at about 12:30 a.m. and is back at the detention center, according to the news release.

  • Hundreds work, are served at St. James Thanksgiving meal

    Hosting multiple family members at Thanksgiving can seem like a daunting and overwhelming task. The volunteers at St. James Catholic Church can commiserate. Every year, they prepare a meal for hundreds.

    St. James serves its annual Thanksgiving meal today. To do so, it collects a team of about 200 volunteers to cook, pack delivery boxes, deliver meals to recipients in their homes and serve those who dine in the cafeteria at St. James School.

  • Holiday season increases fire hazards

    Cooking is considered the greatest cause of fires annually, and Thanksgiving is one of the top days for home cooking fires.

    The number of home cooking fires last Thanksgiving was three times the national average of that day the year before, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

    Thanksgiving also kicks off a holiday season marked by a number of other fire hazards that area families should be careful of, said Rusty Todd, investigator and chief fire inspector for the Elizabethtown Fire Department.

  • Black Friday a time to shop wisely

    Bargain hunters are ready for a head start on Black Friday.

    The after-Thanksgiving shopping rush begins earlier this year, with several stores opening at midnight Friday and some pushing into the late hours of today. Shoppers have extra hours to search for great deals, but that makes planning ahead and being aware of possible pitfalls more important than ever.

    Kohl’s opens at midnight Friday, with the shopping day lasting a full 24 hours until midnight Saturday. Last year the store opened at 3 a.m., so shoppers have an extra three hours to sniff out deals.

  • Police trying to piece together fatal shooting

    A day after three people died in a shooting on a rural road in LaRue County, investigators were trying to piece together the events that led to the shooting.

    Police say they believe the altercation stemmed from a domestic dispute and multiple weapons were used.

    “There are probably 100 different scenarios out there to what happened,’’ said Norman Chaffins, Kentucky State Police spokesman. “We’re just not sure who shot who or why anyone was shooting.’’