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  • Family thanks community through blood drive

    Family members of a local girl fighting cancer bled Wednesday to show their gratitude to community members.

    The family of Brooklyn Disselkamp, 15 months, gave blood at the Hardin/LaRue Service Center of the American Red Cross in Elizabethtown to thank area people for their support as the Elizabethtown girl fights Stage 4 neuroblastoma – a pediatric cancer that creates tumors in the body and tumor cells in bone marrow.

  • Police: Radcliff teen charged with breaking into police officer's garage

    A Vine Grove police officer headed home only to find a burglary in progress at his own residence.

    A Radcliff teenager was arrested Monday morning after police said he was discovered burglarizing the garage of Vine Grove Police Lt. James Karr.

    Richard T. Johnson, 18, is charged with third-degree burglary, second-degree fleeing or evading police, alcohol intoxication in public and theft by unlawful taking from an automobile.

    Vine Grove Chief Kenny Mattingly said as Karr was returning home Monday, he saw a man in his garage.

  • Guthrie rejoins House Education and Workforce Committee

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie is returning to the committee where he got his start in Washington.

    The Kentucky Republican has been reassigned to the Education and the Workforce Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, giving him two committee postings in the 113th Congress.

    Guthrie in a statement said he looks forward to working with the committee and its members to advance education and job training in Kentucky. He served on the committee during his first term in Congress.

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  • Guthrie says fiscal cliff compromise failed to yield needed spending cuts

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Kentucky, said his opposition to a late-night compromise bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives to stave off billions in tax increases was driven by lawmakers’ refusal to address the country’s spending problem.

    Guthrie, who represents the 2nd Congressional District which includes Hardin County, was one of many House Republicans who opposed the measure in a 257-167 vote. He said lawmakers chose a compromise that ignores the country’s fiscal troubles by failing to include an emphasis onspending cuts.

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  • Sonora man charged with 4 DUIs in 2012

    A Sonora man faces a felony charge of driving under the influence after he was arrested Friday on his fourth DUI charge in less than a year.

    Maxwell F. White, 22, has been convicted of three DUI offenses since July 20 — two in Hardin County and one in LaRue County, according to court records.

    A Kentucky State Police trooper arrested White early Friday morning on Western Avenue in Sonora where he was driving in the middle of the roadway without headlights, according to a citation.

  • Louisville woman charged in Dixie wreck

    A Louisville woman has been charged in a single-vehicle crash Monday night that knocked down a utility pole leaving some residents without power and shutting down a portion of Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown for several hours.

    Amber L. Noe, 26, is facing a charge of driving under the influence.

    Noe was arrested and lodged Tuesday morning at Hardin County Detention Center after being treated at Hardin Memorial Hospital for minor injuries, according to Elizabethtown Police Department.

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  • Proffitt sees growth in Vine Grove's future

    State and local projects are the most anticipated items on Mayor Blake Proffitt’s list for changes coming to Vine Grove this year.

    The three main construction efforts planned to begin when the weather warms are a tornado shelter near the Vine Grove Fire Department, a sewer expansion to offer service along Ky. 313 and the renovation of the city water system, Proffitt said.