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  • Children's Fair on tap for Saturday

    Fun at Freeman Lake isn’t over yet, as the smallest members of the community have an event all their own this weekend.

    The 16th annual Children’s Fair hosted by the Heart of Kentucky Realtors, WQXE and WULF is from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the George Searle Pavilion at Freeman Lake Park.

    The free fair, for children ages 1 to 12, offers games, bounce houses, prizes, a fire engine, police cars and Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Wellness on Wheels, said Jennifer Meyers, an account executive for WQXE and WULF.

  • Central wins first game in state softball tournament

    Central Hardin jumped in front early en route to a first-round victory Thursday night in the KHSAA State Softball Tournament.

    The Lady Bruins scored four times in the first inning and three times in the second then cruised to a 10-2 victory over North Laurel. The win, Central's 35th of the season, advances the Lady Bruins into the winner's bracket of the double-elimination tournament.

    Next up for Central Hardin is Hopkins County Central, a 5-0 winner over Walton-Verona. The teams get an early start Friday. Game time is 9 a.m. CDT.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.