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  • Patton Museum extending hours Monday

    The Patton Museum, which is next to Keyes Park off U.S. 31W at Fort Knox, will extend its hours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.

    The museum also will host a Hollywood Goes to War film series featuring three World War II movies – “30 Seconds Over Tokyo” from 9 to 11:30 a.m., “Back to Bataan” from 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. and “The Best Years of Our Lives” from 2:45 to 5 p.m. – in the museum’s Abrams Auditorium. Discussions will follow each film.

  • Buggeland ruled fit to stand trial

    Judge Ken Howard determined Erik Buggeland fit to stand trial Wednesday in a written ruling filed in Hardin Circuit Court.

    “The court further finds by preponderance of the evidence that the defendant’s non-communication, non-cooperation with defense counsel and his moderately bizarre courtroom behavior is not due to a mental illness but the defendant’s choice in an attempt to disrupt the current legal proceedings,” Howard wrote.

  • Judge: Buggeland can stand trial

    Erik Buggeland, charged in the murder of his parents in their Elizabethtown home last year, has been ruled competent to stand trial by a local judge.

    Judge Ken Howard ruled Wednesday that Buggeland is fit to stand trial. Howard said Buggeland's  behavior during recent court hearings "is a deliberate act to disrupt judicial proceedings.''

    Buggeland is scheduled to be in court Tuesday.

    See Sunday's edition of The News-Enterprise for more details on the ruling.

  • John Court home destroyed in early morning blaze

    An Elizabethtown home on the market was destroyed by fire Thursday morning, but the cause of the blaze has not been determined, according to fire officials.

    Located at 60 John Court, a large chunk of the four-bedroom home had been reduced to ashes and scorched debris by 9 a.m. No one was injured.

  • Celebrate Independence Day with a bang

    Those looking to ring in Independence Day with round after round of colorful explosions will have a wide spectrum of local events to fill their slate.

    Fireworks displays and celebrations will boom in almost every sector of Hardin County this weekend, culminating in a large, day-long celebration Monday at Fort Knox and a nightcap fireworks display in Glendale.

    The bombastic exhibitions begin Saturday as Stephensburg celebrates with the Stephensburg Community Fireworks Show.

  • Fort Campbell reviewing Burke case

    Imagine your closest loved one was killed.

    The man accused of the slaying — a former son-in-law — is prosecuted twice without conviction and the prosecutor chooses to dismiss the charges. About three and a half years of grueling prosecution ends without closure — innocent or guilty — for your family.

    After Judge Kelly Mark Easton dismissed Brent Burke’s charges Wednesday, Patricia Wilburn, mother of Tracy Burke, said she believes Burke is guilty and will continue to seek justice for her daughter and Karen Comer.

  • Eastview man found guilty of child porn charges

    A federal jury has convicted an Eastview man of child pornography charges in the Western District of Kentucky, announced U.S. Attorney David J. Hale.

    Gary Lloyd Keith was found guilty June 23 of receiving and possessing child pornography following a three-day trial before U.S. District Judge Charles R. Simpson III.

    At the time of his arrest in May 2009, Keith was on supervised probation for a 2005 conviction in Hardin Circuit Court for distributing and possessing child pornography.

  • Changes for White Mills Days


    Safety concerns with the White Mills bridge has forced a couple of changes to take place for White Mills Days this weekend.

    The parade staging area has been moved  to the White Mills Treatment Plant. Also, the staging area for the 5K run will be held at the White Mills Christian Camp.

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  • Former RPD officer formally charged

    A 15-year Radcliff Police Department veteran was formally charged June 24 with computer solicitation of a minor in Brevard County, Fla.

    David Williams, 37, was arrested May 9 by Kentucky State Police following an Internet sting operation led by the Brevard County Sheriff's office.

    The sheriff’s office began investigating Williams’ Internet activity in September.