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  • Cold case to appear on ‘America’s Most Wanted’

    Vicki Heath’s life was on an upswing.

    The 41-year-old mother of two from Hardinsburg, who enjoyed reading romance novels, had recently become engaged, was working and lived in Radcliff.

    Then came a phone call her sister, Kathy Johnson, never will forget. Just like that, her sister was gone.

    Heath’s body was found Feb. 21, 1987, near a trash bin behind a Super 8 Motel on North Mulberry Street where she worked as a desk clerk. She had been sexually assaulted and shot twice in the head with a .38 caliber handgun.

  • Faces and Places: A day at the roller rink
  • T.K. Stone’s Elmore ExCELs in the classroom

    Winning a teaching award in front of students he instructs daily was the most appropriate way for Thad Elmore to learn of his achievement.

    Elmore has been selected as the 2010-11 ExCEL winner for the Elizabethtown Independent Schools district. Elmore is a social studies teacher at T.K. Stone Middle School.

    Elmore has taught for 13 years, and has taught in three of four schools in the EIS district.

  • No driver's licenses issued Monday

    HARDIN COUNTY — The driver’s license division of the Hardin County circuit clerk’s office will be closed Monday because of a nationwide system outage planned for Saturday through Monday.

    The federal government is using the national holiday to upgrade its driver licensing operational systems, but a representative from the department in Hardin County said that office is usually open on President’s Day.

  • Re-trial set for March 14 in Burke case

    A fourth trial for murder defendant Brent Burke will begin next month with a new judge and new defense attorneys.

    A hearing involving the re-trial of Burke took place Thursday. Judge Kelly Mark Easton has replaced Senior Judge Janet Coleman on the case. Burke’s new attorney is William Clarke.

  • Mann takes over Recruiting Command at Fort Knox

    In a career that often requires changes of scenery and assignments, military officials say Maj. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr. has accomplished a lot.

    Campbell is leaving Fort Knox after serving there for about six years,  two years of which were in command of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command. The position oversees recruiting for the Army.

    During that time, the area saw an increase in recruits with college degrees, an increase in the number of delayed recruits and recruitment results that exceeded Army goals.

  • Photo: Observing flight
  • Body of Glendale man found by firefighters

    A long-time Glendale community leader was found dead Wednesday afternoon after firefighters responded to a grass and barn fire on his property. Foul play is not suspected, police said.

    Firefighters found Hardin “Sonny” Hatfield, 79, dead in the yard of his home at 156 Glendale-Hodgenville Road as they worked to put out the fire, which covered about four acres, said Richard Peters, chief of the Glendale Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Sun brings a break from winter weather

    Even though it’s mid-February, a forecast calling for sunny skies and 70 degrees has people ready to shake off a winter filled with more ice, snow and freezing temperatures than usual. Most seem eager to get outside and enjoy some sunshine even if it turns out to be short lived.

    “You can’t sit inside on days like this,” said Vicki Wimpee of Hodgenville.

    Wimpee, who was out Wednesday to wash her car, said the sunny forecast changed weekend plans with her girlfriends for the better.

  • Hodgenville teen makes it one more round on ‘Idol’

    A Hodgenville teen who auditioned for “American Idol” this summer has made it one more step in the national singing competition.

    Kenzi Lewis, the 15-year-old who received a “golden ticket” to Hollywood to continue to audition for a spot on Fox Television’s “American Idol,” was one of 168 contestants who made it through the first round of Hollywood Week.