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  • LaRue County grand jury indicts White on burglary, theft charges

    The man seen fleeing a LaRue County residence where a woman was found dead late last month was indicted Monday in LaRue County and faces multiple charges.

    Abdullah White, 35, of Radcliff reportedly was seen leaving the Buffalo home where Kristie Allen was found dead. White left the area in Allen’s white Toyota Camry, police said.

    White faces charges of second-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking —  automobile, and being a second-degree persistent felony offender, said Larry Bell, LaRue County circuit clerk.

  • Panelists discuss need for teen drug court

    A group of Hardin Countians and three experts discussed the county’s need for a teen drug court Tuesday night during the League of Women Voters’ first meeting of 2012.

    Hardin County league member Fran Arnold said the group is studying teen drug court under the patronage of the League of Women Voters of Kentucky, and the discussion panel was one of the first steps in the study process.

  • Wrecks jam flow on I-65

    Multiple wrecks clogged north and southbound traffic flow Wednesday on Interstate 65 in Hardin and Bullitt counties.

    A wreck involving a semi-truck and two passenger cars at the 98-mile marker left north I-65 shut down to one lane for most of the day while workers tried to pull the truck out of an embankment.

    Around 3:30 p.m., all north lanes were shut down for cleanup, according to a news release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • Colors casing ceremony set for Accessions Command

    The U.S. Army will close its chapter on Accessions Command next week.

    Fort Knox is hosting a colors casing ceremony Jan. 18 for Accessions Command at the Timothy J. Maude Complex, which will signify discontinuation of the command after being inactivated last year. Senior command duties now shift to U.S. Army Cadet Command.

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley, commander of Accessions Command and Fort Knox, will relinquish command of the post to Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald, commander of Cadet Command, next week as he prepares for a March 1 retirement.

  • State of the Parts: City, county officials discuss outlook

    Area officials forecast a challenging but exciting new year for Hardin County.

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry joined four mayors Wednesday in giving “State of” addresses at the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, where they reflected on 2011 with eyes focused ahead.

    Berry said Hardin County recorded unprecedented success in 2011 with the Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area recording top national rankings for gross domestic product percentage and personal income growth.

  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters to kick off Bowl for Kids' Sake

    Big Brothers, Big Sisters is asking the community to lace up its bowling shoes once again to support its mentorship program.

    The kick-off luncheon for Bowl for Kids’ Sake takes place at noon on Wednesday at the American Legion on Ring Road, launching the fundraising phase of the major event for Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

    The middle of February is the first weekend of bowling, so participants have about a month to form teams and begin raising money for the organization, which matches an adult volunteer to a child participant to form a mentorship bond.

  • Jeff Riggs sworn in as Elizabethtown postmaster
  • Hardin County Chamber joins Regional Leadership Coalition

    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce is looking to widen its reach and resources as a member of a regional organization designed to promote ideas and innovation.
    Chamber Executive Director Brad Richardson announced a partnership Wednesday with Greater Louisville Inc. and One Southern Indiana as the third member of the Regional Leadership Coalition.

  • Abdullah White appears in court on auto theft charge

    A Radcliff man seen fleeing the home where a LaRue County woman was killed on Dec. 30 has been indicted for auto theft and appeared Wednesday morning in LaRue District Court.

    Abdullah White, 35, was arrested Jan. 4 at a Louisville motel after police had been searching for him for several days.

    Kristie Allen, 28, of Buffalo, was found dead in a home Dec. 30 where she had been house-sitting. Her mother saw White leaving the house and getting into Allen's white Toyota Camry and leaving the scene.

  • Roller derby members help drama club roll to 'Xanadu'

    A glittering disco ball sparkled overhead and Irene Cara’s “Fame” blared as Wolf Pack, a member of Vette City Roller Derby, skated alongside high school actors and actresses on stage at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center.

    Wolf Pack, whose name is Stephanie Maloney, was one of two members of the roller derby group out of Bowling Green who gave skating tips Central Hardin High School drama club students Monday night. She is a John Hardin High School graduate who worked with the PAC for about a year and a half.