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  • Donated shoes for overseas orphans, area children stolen

    Landmark News Service

    The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of about 200 pairs of shoes that were donated for orphans overseas and needy children here at home.

    Ashley Patterson, who was heading up the drive for the Bardstown Rotary Club, arrived at the storage unit Monday where the shoes were kept to find the padlock cut and shoes missing.

    “I just cried and cried,”Patterson said after she made the discovery.

  • John Hardin's Elam receives a special honor

    John Hardin High School senior defensive tackle Matt Elam made history Tuesday afternoon during a celebration at the school.

    Elam received an official invitation to play in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 4 in San Antonio, Texas, becoming the first player from Hardin County selected in the prestigious game’s 14-year history.

  • Second jury trial set for Jarrod Davis

    The Radcliff father accused in the death of his 1-month-old infant will see his second jury trial in March.

    Jarrod D. Davis,  24, was indicted in January on charges of murder and first-degree criminal abuse. A jury trial was held in the case earlier this month, but on Oct. 18, a mistrial was declared after jurors were unable to reach a unanimous decision on the murder charge.

    The 12 men and women found Davis not guilty of first-degree criminal abuse.

  • March jury trial set for E'town mother charged with abuse

    A jury trial date has been set in the case against a 20-year-old Elizabethtown mother charged with abuse of her 3-month-old son.

    Jessica A. Capponi was indicted in March on a charge of first-degree criminal abuse. On Tuesday, Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton set a March 5 jury trial date.

  • Meade County man pleads guilty to possessing illicit photo of minor

    A Brandenburg man arrested just more than a year ago after allegedly sending sexual text messages to a minor pleaded guilty Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Michael T. Shutt, 47, was arrested Oct. 19, 2012, on a charge of use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities.

    The following month he was indicted on that charge as well as use of a minor in a sexual performance, possession of a matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and first-degree persistent felony offense.

  • Photos: Through the Fog
  • Guthrie proposes REBUILD Act

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie said America’s time to rebuild its status as a global innovator in manufacturing has come, proposing legislation he said that will fuel those job creators who are the “backbone of our economy.”

    The congressman from Bowling Green introduced the Reducing Employer Burdens, Unleashing Innovation and Labor Development (REBUILD) Act on Monday.

  • Community unites for North Park Elementary project

    Jordan Murrah didn’t have school on Monday, but she spent the day in school anyway.

    Murrah, a student at North Middle School, took part in this year’s Project United event, in which volunteers work to give a makeover to a community organization. This year’s project is at North Park Elementary School.

  • Dense fog covers Hardin County

    Motorists in Hardin County and some neighboring areas should allow extra time for the morning commute today because of foggy conditions.

    The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory because of the limited visibility. The alert applies to Hardin, LaRue, Grayson, Hart and Nelson counties as well as other parts of southern and western Kentucky.

    The fog is supposed to dissipate by 9 a.m. and the forecast calls for partly cloudy skies and high temperatures in the mid-60s.

  • EHS Class of 1977 propose memorial marker for Walker

    Classmates from Tim Walker’s graduating class remember him as a shy but lovable friend whose accomplishments are worthy of celebration.

    Four members of Elizabethtown High School’s Class of 1977 want to share their endearment for the late mayor in the form of a memorial they have proposed for the Elizabethtown Nature Park. They asked for permission to place the memorial Monday from Elizabethtown City Council during its work session.

    Mayor Edna Berger said the city will cast a vote Monday, pledging her support for the idea.