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  • Wilson & Muir Bank warns of scam

    Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust Co. customers as well as others who do not have accounts with the bank have been receiving automated voice messages on their mobile phones during the past 24 hours supposedly from Wilson & Muir Bank.

    The voice message advises that their Visa Check card has been compromised and has been deactivated. The message then requests card and PIN information. This is a phishing scam and is not legitimate, according to bank officials.

  • Competition aids those with disabilities

    A chance at increased independence and improved living is in sight for three Hardin County women and one woman from Bonnieville.

    May is Mobility Awareness Month, which brings attention to people who have disabilities that inhibit their motion and showing the world how they overcome those challenges.

    According to the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association, people with disabilities form the country’s largest minority group, and residents who don’t have a disability have a 20 percent chance of developing one.

  • Craft fair finds new venue

    The annual Every Woman’s Arts and Crafts Festival has outgrown its traditional location and is partnering this year with Second Saturday in downtown Elizabethtown.

    The event is aimed at giving women, professional artists and those who tinker around in their homes, a chance to display and sell their work, mingle and learn from each other.

  • Hosparus garden to honor loved ones

    Area residents soon will have a tranquil spot to reflect on their loved ones while surrounded by the beauty of nature.

    The Memorial Gardens established by Hosparus of Central Kentucky is set to have a ribbon cutting May 17.

    Lisa Sanford, Hosparus senior manager of advancement and community relations, said the garden has benches and a variety of plants to create a tranquil setting for reflection.

  • Third set of plans to be submitted for tornado shelter

    Plans to build a tornado shelter in Vine Grove have stalled over the last several months because of residents’ aesthetic opinions and money.

    Officials hope a third design will get the project back on track.

    Mayor Blake Proffitt told Vine Grove City Council members Monday during their monthly meeting that a third design is expected to be submitted to the city next week for a community tornado shelter.

  • Colors casing ceremony next week

    The 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat team, 1st Infantry Division is headed back to the front lines.

    Fort Knox is hosting a colors casing ceremony for the unit 10 a.m. Tuesday at Brooks Field on post as its members ramp up for another tour of Afghanistan.

    Not all of the unit’s roughly 3,500 soldiers will deploy. Sgt. Thomas Duval with the 3/1 Public Affairs Office said the numbers continue to fluctuate but about 2,000 soldiers are expected to leave.

  • Counts severed in case against former West Point man

    A former West Point man facing 19 counts of felony sex-related charges will see three jury trials in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Jimmie Sturgill, 65, of Cattletsburg, was indicted last June with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and 16 counts of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or prohibited activities. In March, he was indicted on an additional charge of first-degree sodomy.

  • Criminal charges dismissed against LaRue County constable

    Charges have been dismissed against a LaRue County constable accused of running away from troopers attempting to serve an arrest warrant.

    Jeffrey W. Metcalf, 41, of Hodgenville was arrested May 7, 2012, at his White City Road residence on charges of theft by deception related to cold check allegations and first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot.

    A Kentucky State Police news release said Metcalf fled his residence and went into the woods while his girlfriend met troopers at the door.

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  • Radcliff father pleads guilty to abusive spanking

    A Radcliff man accused of abusing his 2-year-old son pleaded guilty Tuesday to an amended charge.

    Ethan Stenhouse, 22, was arrested last April on a charge of first-degree criminal abuse after police said the child’s mother reported the 2-year-old had sustained extensive bruising on his buttocks while in Stenhouse’s custody.

    Per an agreement with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, Stenhouse pleaded guilty Tuesday to an amended charge of second-degree criminal abuse.