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  • Glendale man indicted on six counts of statutory rape

    A Hardin County grand jury in August indicted a Glendale man facing six counts of statutory rape.

    Kevin D. Floyd, 23, is charged with six counts of third-degree rape, two counts of third-degree sodomy and second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    In total, he faces 10 Class D felony charges.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Floyd in July on allegations he engaged in sexual activity with a girl younger than 16, according to an arrest warrant. Norman Chaffins, KSP Post 4 spokesman, said the incidents were reported by the girl’s stepmother.

  • PHOTOS: Bitter harvest

    “The worst corn crop I’ve ever seen,” Kevin Mobley said as he stepped out of his combine while harvesting on his St. John Road farm. “There’s nothing there but stalks. I’ll be here all evening trying to get a grain tank full.”

    Jill Wade, co-owner of Back Forty Farms in Sonora said, “This year is the worst harvest we’ve ever had.”

  • Clarity Solutions for Women hosts annual fundraising walk

    Clarity Solutions for Women hosted Walk for Life, one of its two annual fundraisers, Saturday morning, during which about 200 volunteers and community members showed support for the nonprofit organization.

    Peggy Adams, coordinator for the walk, said the Christian-based organization in Elizabethtown operates on donations. Its mission is to provide a pressure-free environment for women facing unexpected pregnancy, offering them information and support as they consider raising the child or adoption.

  • PHOTOS: Upton Days 2012
  • 233rd ceremony set for Monday

    Soldiers from the 233rd Transportation Company will case the unit’s flag – a military tradition symbolizing completion of the unit’s operations here and its relocation to Fort Stewart, Ga. – during a ceremony at Natcher Physical Fitness Center on post 11 a.m. Monday.

    The Army’s decision to relocate the unit was made to support the training needs of the unit and transportation needs of the three heavy brigade combat teams at Fort Stewart.

    The move is scheduled to be complete by Oct. 16.

  • Brushy Fork Debates let candidates speak

    With Vine Grove’s Autumn Daze festival in the backdrop, several candidates in federal, state and local races took the stage Saturday at Optimist Park during the city’s Brushy Fork Debates.

    The Brushy Fork format allows for each candidate to deliver a five-minute stump speech.

  • Autumn Daze a family affair

    Sisters Donna Skeeters, Dorothy Lambert and Pam Hensley and their friend Jan Alexander enjoyed dinner Friday night under a pavilion in Vine Grove’s Optimist Park.

    Despite the overcast sky threatening rain and singer Melissa Richards’ cancellation, the group of friends still came out to Autumn Daze to show community support and enjoy their “girls’ night.”

    All four women are from Vine Grove, and they said they come to the autumn festival every year for the crafts, good food and entertainment.

  • Family finds passion in feeding hungry, helping others

    Mary Hester knows what it is like to live with little.

    Growing up poor, she has a bedrock of experience on which to lay her gratitude, and she counts her blessings years later for the food she has on her table and what she can provide her family.

    Empathy lines her face her when she talks about her family’s work for Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, where they have volunteered since July.

  • Radcliff reconsidering opt out on county waste management plan

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall said the city likely will consider a resolution Tuesday to opt into the county’s five-year solid waste management plan, but it will be modified to show the state it does not agree with all elements of the plan.

    Duvall said the resolution would meet state requirements if approved but the city has misgivings with the county’s decision to mandate all county waste be taken to Pearl Hollow Landfill.

  • Parade of Homes winners announced

    Among visitors to the 13 Parade of Homes residences last weekend were judges from the Home Builders Association of Kentucky.

    A list of awards has been announced on the eve of the Parade’s final weekend by the Lincoln Trail Home Builders Association, which conducts the showcase of its members’ work.

    Houses were divided into categories based on square footage.

    Up to 3,500 square feet