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  • Jury hands down life sentence for Ivey

    The words of Alfred Ivey Jr. echoed off the walls of Judge Kelly Mark Easton’s courtroom Thursday afternoon, a repeated loop of his statement on the evils of rape and its deserved punishment.

    Ivey, convicted by a jury Wednesday of two counts of first-degree rape of a child, faced a potential life sentence in prison for the crimes and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Teresa Logsdon used his own words against him as she made her case why the punishment was just.

  • Lions Club pancake breakfast returns Saturday morning

    With more than 72 years of service and at least 30 years of pancakes, the community once again has a chance to enjoy breakfast at an annual fundraising event.

    The Elizabethtown Lions Club hosts its Annual Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Elizabethtown High School. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased in advance or at the door.

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  • Nearly 300 3/1 soldiers return to Fort Knox

    More than 270 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division soldiers returned from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and were welcomed home Thursday during a ceremony at Natcher Physical Fitness Center at Fort Knox.

  • Complaint leads to charges against E'town man

    An Elizabethtown man was arrested early Thursday morning stemming from an altercation the day before in the parking lot of an Elizabethtown AutoZone.

    Shawn Kinney, 26, of the 1000 block of Partridge Way in Elizabethtown, was arrested and charged with breaking an emergency protective order, fourth-degree assault, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Empty Bowls serve as reminder

    For Linda Funk and the rest of Warm Blessing’s Soup Kitchen staff, the message for Saturday’s fundraising event is clear: For some people, their bowls are empty.

    The soup kitchen’s second Empty Bowls fundraiser is from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday and an auction of ceramic bowls crafted by community leaders begins at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 and include servings of soup donated by area businesses, salad, dessert and drinks.

  • Culvert under St. John’s Road repaired Thursday

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 office closed a portion of Ky. 1357 – St. John Road – west of Ky. 920 near the Breckinridge County line Wednesday to make repairs to a creek culvert under the road, said Chris Jessie, District 4 public information officer.

    The south side of the culvert had given way and concrete was poured Thursday morning to shore it up, he said.

  • Sturgill takes plea deals on charges

    A former West Point resident facing two court cases accepted a plea deal Wednesday and was sentenced to six years.

    Faced with first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse charges, Jimmie Sturgill, 66, took a six-year plea deal on the charges — both felonies. Police say the charges stem from his involvement with a former foster child younger than 16.

    If he had gone to trial, Sturgill faced up to 25 years in prison on the two charges.

  • Guthrie to co-chair spectrum caucus

    WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie will co-chair a Congressional caucus he founded with Democratic Rep. Doris Matsui of California to address issues regarding the use and need for communications spectrum.

    “Spectrum, a key component of innovation, is facing an increasingly high demand while in limited supply,” the Bowling Green Republican said in a statement. “The caucus will attempt to educate our colleagues on the importance of spectrum policy and identify ways to increase access to and better utilize spectrum.”

  • Fort Knox explains shelter directive

    Last Friday morning, Kim Cameron was at the Fort Knox Veterinary Treatment Clinic for her pet’s appointment and it appeared to be business as usual.

    Only a few hours later, the stray animal shelter – in the same building as the veterinary clinic – was a flurry of activity as staff adopted or fostered six dogs and 28 cats after the public responded to a Facebook post that received almost 500 shares in four hours.

    The social media post claimed the facility planned to euthanize all remaining animals if not adopted or fostered by 4 p.m.