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Today's News

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  • Fort Knox man charged with incest

    A 24-year-old Fort Knox man accused of incest with a victim younger than 18 was arrested Wednesday in Radcliff.

    Aubra Green III, a member of Alpha Battery 16th Field Artillery, is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a female relative between the ages of 13 and 18 on Sept. 6, according to an arrest warrant.

    Though Green’s current residence is Fort Knox, Bryce Shumate, spokesman for the Radcliff Police Department, said the offense allegedly occurred at the family’s home in Radcliff.

  • Vine Grove could crack down on sale of stolen items

    Vine Grove business people might have to take extra precautions when buying items and materials secondhand.

    An ordinance before the city council would require junk, secondhand and scrap metal dealers to input things they buy into a national database designed to cross-reference the items against things reported stolen.

    Photographs and descriptions of the items would be input into the database.

    The process would require the dealers to get identification information from sellers and in-state a 10-day waiting period before the sale of such purchases.

  • Freakley: More local development needed

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley said he believes the inactivation of U.S. Army Accessions Command will not lead to large job losses and he challenged  the community to develop local amenities desired by soldiers and Fort Knox’s civilian employees.

    Freakley, commanding general of Accessions Command and Fort Knox, was guest speaker Wednesday at the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon at Pritchard Community Center. Freakley, who plans to retire in August, thanked the community for its unyielding support of soldiers and their families.

  • Allegro camp keeps kids’ toes tappin’

    The Allegro Dance Center is keeping kids in step — and in rhythm — this summer.

    The center hosted a musical theater camp this week, where children ages 6 to 13 worked on a performance of “The Little Mermaid.” The camp culminates with a performance at 7:30 p.m. today at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    Director Carol Zagar uses the camp to identify new talent for other programs in the center and the community. At 13, children can become part of Youth Theatre of Hardin County.

  • Father faces up to 60 years in prison for threats

    An Elizabethtown man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to 12 counts of threatening communications with the intent to injure.

    Anthony Gambino, 45, had been accused of making threatening phone calls to a Hardin County Social Services worker, a Constituent Services employee and two foster parents.

    He now faces a combined maximum penalty of 60 years in prison, a $3 million fine and supervised release for a period of up to three years.

  • GOLF: Hintons make the cut at State Am (06/09)

    The Hinton trio – Clay, Grant and Garrett – made the cut Wednesday at the Appalachian Wireless Kentucky State Amateur.

    Clay Hinton is in a seven-way tie for 36th with a two-day total of 149, Grant Hinton is in a 13-way tie for 43rd with a total of 150 and Garrett Hinton is in an 11-way tie for 61st with a 152 at Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington. The top 70 golfers qualified for today’s final round.

  • Non-smoking area designated at Optimist Park

    A conflict at a baseball game at Optimist Park in Vine Grove has prompted a no-smoking designated area at the park.

    Some fans on an opposing team at a recent game were smoking in the bleachers. The smokers were confronted by other spectators concerned about the health of the children, said Kary Broussard, city clerk and treasurer.

    She said the confrontation almost culminated into a fight before it was diffused.

  • Former police officer posts bond in Florida

    David Williams, a former Radcliff police officer charged with computer solicitation of a minor, posted bond May 22 in Brevard County, Fla., and now awaits arraignment.

    Williams was extradited May 20 to Brevard County. His bond was $100,000, according to the Brevard County Clerk of Court’s online court documents.

    An arraignment was scheduled for June 30, but was canceled because the state attorney’s office has yet to file information on the case.

    Williams has retained an attorney, James Kontos of Melbourne, Fla.

  • Red Cross hosts blood drive today

    To celebrate the beginning of summer, the local American Red Cross is dressing up a blood drive with festival flair.
    Red Cross is hosting the Celebrate Summer - Celebrate Life Blood Drive from noon to 7 p.m. Friday at Pritchard Community Center. Along with the drive, donors will be treated to food and live entertainment.

    The event, formerly known as Cooking for Life, is in its 20th year, said Sharon Thompson, director of the local Red Cross office.