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Trial Date Set for Two Locals Involved in Capitol Raid

A trial date has been set for two local men charged for actions in connection with the attack on the U.S. Capitol back in January. 

Kurt Peterson of Hodgenville and Michael Sparks of Elizabethtown were allegedly at the capitol riot that took place on January 6th. According to the District of Columbia’s Attorney’s office, both were confirmed to be there through various tips, pictures, as well as Facebook posts by both men stating that they were there.  

Sparks was arrested on January 19th, whereas Peterson was arrested on June 16th. They are both being charged with various counts of destruction of government property, and entering and obstructing restricted areas. 

Their court date is set for September 8th. Both have pleaded not guilty to all charges. 

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