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  • Sonora robbery suspect shot by KSP trooper

    A Kentucky State Police trooper shot a suspect in a Sonora truck stop robbery early Sunday morning in Jefferson County after police said the man displayed a firearm.

  • Sports, Cruisin' attract out-of-town business

    Hotels are packed and travelers are swarming Elizabethtown in what has shaped up to be one of the city’s busiest weekends for tourism in recent memory.

    Local officials hope this out-of-town traffic becomes a routine rather than a novelty as Elizabethtown Sports Park starts hosting and booking more events, feeding business into local restaurants, hotels and other retailers.

  • Cruisin' event draws big cars, big crowd

    James Devore joked that visitors peering into his rat rod should watch out for his pet snake. The look of astonishment on tourists’ faces when they learned a reptile could be nearby drew a hearty laugh from the Bowling Green resident.

    Devore’s 1929 Ford pickup attracted stares Saturday for its crude but unique appearance during the third annual Cruisin’ the Heartland in downtown Elizabethtown. Devore said what the rat rod — an emulation of a classic hot rod — lacked in beauty it made up for in personality.

  • Police open case on false report

    After a call reporting an attack at Kohl’s Department Store turned out to be untrue, Elizabethtown Police Department opened a case for filing a false police report.

    EPD responded Thursday afternoon after a caller reported two people had been stabbed at the store. Police said no such incident occurred at the store.

    EPD spokesman Virgil Willoughby said the department has opened a case, but the call couldn’t be traced. Willoughby said a charge of making a false report is a misdemeanor.

  • Driver involved in mobile meth lab wreck arrested

    Investigators with Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force arrested an Elizabethtown man Friday on charges related to an April wreck near Boone Road that resulted in the death of a Rineyville woman.

    Police served warrants for David Stallins, 26, around lunch time Friday, task force Detective Rob Green said. Stallins was arrested near East Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown.

  • Post 4 trooper receives seatbelt award

    A Kentucky State Police Post 4 trooper has been honored by the state for his effort to increase use of seatbelts.

    Trooper Pete Binkley was awarded a Governor’s Occupant Protection Enforcement Award at the second annual awards Thursday in Lexington.

    The awards are given to officers in each agency over six divisions with the most occupant protection citations. Binkley wrote more than 317 seatbelt and child restraint citations, according to KSP.

  • PHOTO: King of the rope
  • Task force nets 10 pounds of marijuana during E’town arrest

    Earlier this month, the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force uncovered 10 pounds of marijuana while serving a warrant on an Elizabethtown man.

    Task force Detective Rob Green said officials were serving warrants July 20 at Alphonso L. Cleaver’s Sparrow Court home when they confiscated the marijuana.

    Cleaver, 38, faces a felony charge of trafficking in marijuana greater than 5 pounds and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

  • Former Fort Knox officer welcomes new military role

    Retired Col. David E. Thompson has not drifted far from Fort Knox.

    Gov. Steve Beshear again looked to this area to fill a position in his office, appointing Thompson as executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs and special assistant to the governor on BRAC. He starts Wednesday.  

  • Alcohol petitions closing in on needed signatures

    The deadline is creeping up on two local agencies if they hope to hold special alcohol elections before the Nov. 6 presidential election.

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb has unearthed a decades old court case giving the two organizations some breathing room if they fall short.