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  • Murder, incest cases lead August indictments

    The cases of Lonnie Daugherty, charged with murder, and Aubra Green III, charged with multiple counts of incest, rape and sodomy, lead the August grand jury indictments.

    Daugherty, 37, was indicted on one count of murder and one count of second-degree cruelty to animals.

    The Indiana man is accused of strangling his wife, Michelle Daugherty, and their cat June 25 in a Holiday Inn Express room in Elizabethtown.

  • Area tops in economic growth

    The area has topped another list for financial growth, primarily because of the Base Realignment and Closure initiative.

    The Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area was first on a list of 366 statistical areas for percentage growth in gross domestic product, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

    That measures the market value of goods and services produced by a community.

    The 14.4 percent increase for 2010 represents a 13.5 percent jump compared to 2009’s increase.

  • Police seek help identifying suspects in school break-in

    Kentucky State Police are investigating a burglary at North Hardin Christian School in Radcliff earlier this month.

    According to a news release, the unknown suspects "were able to circumvent security measures" at 12:38 p.m. last Wednesday. While inside, they took credit cards from a purse in an unoccupied classroom.

    After leaving the school, the suspects took the credit cards to stores in Elizabethtown and used them to purchase several items, including an iPad 2 and gift cards, according to KSP.

  • 2011 Septemberfest could be last in Elizabethtown

    James McDonald and Steve Brumbelow unpacked their collectables Wednesday with friendly chit-chat.

    A conference room at the Baymont Inn and Suites on Commerce Drive in Elizabethtown slowly filled with bottles of Coca-Cola from as far back as 1904, posters promoting the drink from the 1950s and before, Coca-Cola clocks and various other collectables bearing the cola’s name.

    The men started their collections with one Coca-Cola bottle more than 20 years ago, said Brumbelow of Snellville, Ga.

  • Local pilot, flight instructor honored by National Weather Service

    The National Weather Service on Wednesday honored two local men for their service during a rash of tornadoes in April, including one that heavily damaged the Hardin County Fairgrounds near Glendale.

    Pilot Roy Cantrall and flight instructor Glen Norman were presented with a plaque at Addington Field in Elizabethtown for their aerial photography, capturing images of damage from tornadoes that struck portions of Hardin and Grayson counties, said Brian Schoettmer, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Louisville.

  • Photo: Sewer work
  • Police investigating robbery at Radcliff T-Mart

    The Radcliff Police Department is investigating a robbery at T-Mart at 1804 S. Dixie Blvd.

    According to an RPD news release, police received a call at 12:30 a.m. last Wednesday reporting a robbery at the T-Mart. A store clerk told police a white male, 6 foot and about 230 pounds, brandished a small, black semi-automatic pistol and demanded cash, according to the release.

    The suspect was wearing a black T-shirt, black sweatpants, white shoes and a dark bandana that covered the top of his head, police said.

  • Cardboard Nation encourages participants to reflect on homelessness

    Warm Blessings invites Hardin Countians to spend a night in a cardboard box -- come rain or shine -- for its annual “homeless experience,” Cardboard Nation.

    Registration for Cardboard Nation begins at 6 p.m. Friday at the Fire and Rescue Training Station at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, said Linda Funk, chairwoman of the executive board of Warm Blessings.

  • Accused of rape, Dunnivant waives preliminary hearing

    A registered sex offender living in Elizabethtown waived a preliminary hearing on rape and incest charges Wednesday in Hardin District Court.

    David Dunnivant, 45, is accused of forcibly raping an adult female relative, according to Kentucky State Police. Because Dunnivant is considered a danger to others, Judge Kimberly Shumate said she would keep his bond at $100,000 cash. He is lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center.

  • Freakley: BRAC was team effort

    The Fort Knox commander has a sense of closure as the post finished the arduous task of the Base Realignment and Closure Initiative ahead of the Sept. 15 deadline.

    The official arrival ceremony of the 100th Division last weekend marked the completion of BRAC, a multi-year mix of consolidations and closures mandated by Congress in 2005.