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  • Camp to make 'superstars' out of these chefs

    Hardin County kids kicked their cooking skills up a notch this week with help from the local extension service.

    Local children are taking part in a Superstar Chef Camp this week at the Hardin County Cooperative Extension Service. Children ages 8 to 12 started Monday by learning to make healthy foods. The camp runs through today.

  • Brent Burke set to walk

    Family members have waited almost four years through four attempts to prosecute former U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke on  charges of murder.

    Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Shaw is expected Tuesday to dismiss without prejudice the charges against Burke, according to a letter Shaw sent to Michelle Kerstetter, daughter of Karen Comer.

    For Stanley and Irene Burke, Brent Burke’s parents, this means a chance to see their son outside a courtroom for the first time since his 2007 arrest.

  • Attorney general candidate makes campaign stop in Hardin County

    The Republican candidate for attorney general made his first campaign visit Tuesday night to Hardin County.
    At a reception at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown, Todd P’Pool addressed about 40 attendees, including former U.S. Rep. Ron Lewis and Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry.

    The GOP views this attorney general’s race against Democratic incumbent Jack Conway as a pivotal one for the state.

  • Recycled oil coming to area Valvoline stations

    Area residents soon will have a green option when they’re having their oil changed.

    Valvoline Instant Oil Change stations in Elizabethtown will join with other Valvoline stations nationwide in offering the company’s NextGen motor oil.

    Manager James Sheehan said the station likely will have the option available later this month.

    The recycled motor oil product is made of 50 percent recycled material.

  • Country star Worley coming to Fort Knox

    Country music star Darryl Worley and opening act Storefront Congregation are scheduled to perform Saturday at Fort Knox’s Eastman Park and Amphitheater in a free concert.

    Worley, of Memphis, Tenn., has had three No. 1 hit singles since arriving on the music scene in 1999 when he signed with DreamWorks records.

  • New bill's enactment creates confusion

    House Bill 463, which made certain misdemeanors no longer arrestable offenses, has caused confusion for police and prosecutors.

    It does not, however, handcuff officers confronted with public intoxication.

    “The new H.B. 463 covers a lot of ground,” County Attorney Jenny Oldham said. “There have been a lot of rumors within the criminal justice community and it can be confusing.”

  • Artist behind HMH mural dies in Lexington

    The artist who created the murals depicting the history of local medicine on display at Hardin Memorial Hospital has died.

    A funeral for Joseph Victor Petro Jr., 78, was Monday at the Chapel in Old Morrison Hall at Transylvania University in Lexington. He died June 7.

    Petro created the murals at HMH in 1983. They are nine feet tall by 75 feet wide, and are scattered throughout the lobby of the hospital.

  • Elementary teacher charged with solicitation

    A 36-year-old man who worked briefly as a Hardin County Schools teacher has been arrested for solicitation of a minor.

    Chad Meadows of Flaherty was arrested June 6 and charged with unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities.

    Meadows, who taught at Vine Grove Elementary School, allegedly propositioned a 13-year-old female to engage in a sexual activity during a Facebook chat.

  • Names released of women killed in Monday wreck

    Police identified the two women killed Monday when a black sedan ran into a tree along the Western Kentucky Parkway near Elizabethtown.

    Marion A. Petrie, 80, of Fairview in northern Kentucky and Yolanda Davis, 38, of Cincinnati were passengers in the black Chrysler 300 involved in the single-vehicle crash, Kentucky State Police said.

    The wreck occurred near mile marker 132 on the parkway about four miles from the U.S. 31W Bypass in Elizabethtown.

  • State plan would limit entry to U.S. 31W on 10-mile stretch

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has drafted an access management plan for U.S. 31W that will restrict median access on a 10-mile stretch connecting Elizabethtown and Radcliff.

    State highway officials have patterned the estimated $6 million project after similar road plans across the country and believe the changes will reduce the number of crashes on the heavily trafficked corridor.