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Today's News

  • Teen Court provides real-world look at the court system

    By Janelle Williams

    While the defendant buried his head in his hands, defense attorney, Diante Elcock, fought valiantly to defend him in a recent court case.

    Elcock is only 17 years old.

    “I want to help to give defendants a second chance in society,” he said. “I want to give them a second chance at life.”

  • Auxiliary honors veterans with special dinner and program

    The Ladies of the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 148 in West Point, held its annual Veterans Day Program on Nov. 12.
    The night started with a program by Patsy Chatman and Linda Drummond. Amanda Walker sang “God Bless America.” The program was followed by a balloon release and a free spaghetti dinner.

  • Officers and civilians from HRCommand help Habitat in mega-build
  • Man arrested after running out of family courtroom

    A man was arrested and lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center Monday after he "bolted" out of Family Court, said Greg Lowe, spokesman for the Hardin County Sheriff's Office.

    Bailiffs reported Richard D. Hogue, 33, was "acting strange" prior to the incident, Lowe said. Hogue ran out of the courtroom after a judge gave him 90 days in jail for failure to complete an anger management class.

  • RV Student Editor: November Alexis Piscatello

    Alexis Piscatello is this month's student editor.

    Alexis is a 17-year-old senior who is home schooled. She is involved in choir, dance and Junior Optimists Octagon International. She also enjoys singing, creative writing, playing the piano and needlecraft.

    As a volunteer, Alexis plays the piano for church services at Helmwood Healthcare. Her future career interests include journalism, vocal performance and accompanist.

    She joined Rising Voices because she loves to write and wanted to gain experience and a better understanding of journalism.

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  • After reviewing documents, judge agrees to end prosecution on Farmer's sex charges

    After reviewing more than 70 pages of police documents and the grand jury proceedings, Judge Kelly Mark Easton has approved the commonwealth attorney’s motion to dismiss charges against Jeff Farmer of Elizabethtown.

    Because Easton dismissed the charges without prejudice, Farmer could be indicted again if new and incriminating evidence surfaces.

  • Say something with socks

    By HANNAH McCANDLESS

    It might seem unimportant, or even childish, but we all feel great when we wear our favorite pair of socks. Why are the socks you wear so important? The reality of the matter is, happy feet make for a happy person.

    A favorite among teen girls are novelty socks, which come in many colors, designs and styles.

    “Anything with animal prints or any crazy designs,” said Elizabethtown High School senior Susan Shaw.

    Other favorites include ankle socks and knee highs.

  • Pine Valley's future is not a city matter

    ISSUE: Pine Valley foreclosure
    OUR VIEWNot a city government issue

  • Escaped inmates still on the run

    Police continue to look for two Hardin County Detention Center inmates who escaped from the jail Saturday night after digging a hole in a fence corner.

    Jailer Danny Allen said Lonnie Ray Coy, 43, of Shepherdsville, and Joshua Nunn, 19, of Edmonton, were minimum security inmates classified for the work-release program. Once captured, the men will be lodged in the main building.

    Coy and Nunn were in the jails Restrictive Custody building as opposed to the main building, Maj. John Timbers said, and the jail staff will not change its protocol following the incident.