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  • Road work planned for 31W and Knox Boulevard

    Department of Highways maintenance crews will begin replacement of a southbound portion of U.S. 31W in Radcliff at the Knox Boulevard intersection beginning at 4 a.m. Tuesday.

    Rutted pavement will be replaced with new asphalt near the intersection. Southbound traffic should expect delays. The work is expected to be complete by the end of the day.

    Motorists are urged to approach the intersection with caution and be prepared for slowly moving and stopped traffic. Minimize driver distraction by limiting use of electronic devices such as phones.

  • Deputy jailer bonds out

    The Hardin County Detention Center deputy jailer accused of soliciting cash from a cooperating witness posted bond Saturday.

    Shadrick Blackmon, 32, is charged with one count of bribery of a public servant and was lodged at the LaRue County Detention Center Friday.

    After paying a $25,000 unsecured bond, he was dismissed the following day.

  • Hardin County's NAACP to hold annual banquet this month

    The Hardin County Branch NAACP is gearing up for its 20th annual Freedom Fund Banquet, scheduled at the end of the month.

    Scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27, the  event is one of the branch’s two major fundraisers, said Patricia King, treasurer and program chairwoman She expects 100-150 to attend.

    This year’s theme is “Moving forward uniting our community: What is your assignment?” King said.

  • The motormouth education of Abraham Lincoln

    Parents who last week sent kids back to school with backpacks full of recent purchases may appreciate the simplicity of young Abraham Lincoln’s supply list.

    This is a boy who once scrounged up two pieces of paper and sewed them into a notebook so he could do his math problems.

    In fact, while attending a one-room school with a dirt floor near Hodgenville, he didn’t even need to jot things down. He blabbed them.
    He and older sister Sarah attended what was called a “blab school.”

  • Singing for SpringHaven
  • Gray's jury trial moved to November

    The jury trial of former Central Hardin High School teacher and coach Steven Gray was pushed back one month at a pretrial conference in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Gray is charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse for engaging in sexual activity with two students, both of whom were under 18 at the time of the alleged events. He was arrested in December, one week after he was fired following an anonymous phone tip to Hardin County Schools.

  • Dad reporting for duty

    Jasmine, Destiny and Trinity Karch went home with their dad from school Friday. It was no ordinary parent pick-up.

    Jayson Karch returned Thursday evening to Rineyville on leave in the midst of his deployment to Korea. Friday morning, he and his wife, Genie, went from room to room surprising their three daughters at Rineyville Elementary School.

  • Moving against MS
  • Dogs audition for PAC's production of 'Annie'

    Madison Case, 13, stood in a hallway at John Hardin High School. She was bent over, patting her knees with her hands.

    “Sandy! Sandy!” she called.

    Five-year-old miniature Australian shepherd, Grace Kelly, obediently ran to her, laid down and rolled onto her back, patiently waiting for Case to rub her belly.

    Grace was the third dog to audition for the role of Sandy in the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center’s production of “Annie,” Director Eric Pope said.

  • Deputy jailer arrested

    For the second time in nearly three months, a Hardin County Detention Center deputy jailer is behind bars.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Shadrick Blackmon, 32, on Friday following an undercover operation that allegedly discovered the deputy jailer took cash from a cooperating witness.

    Blackmon is charged with one count of bribery of a public servant. Jailer Danny Allen said the deputy had been working for the jail since August 2010 and his employment will be terminated.