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  • Concertgoers shake their 'badonkadonks': Adkins rocks Fort Knox

    Raucous guitars, a whining fiddle and pounding drums rose as country music singer Trace Adkins took the stage.

    He descended stairs at the back of the stage, swept off his black cowboy hat and took a deep bow before singing Bob Seger’s “Come to Poppa” and transitioning into his hit “One Hot Mamma.”

  • Teen charged for role in shooting

    Kenneth B. Wright faces charges of first-degree assault and four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

    The teen is accused of firing shots March 29 from a vehicle into a Ford passenger car in the 1300 block of Blackjack Road, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Photo: A hard afternoon’s work
  • Bricks to be laid at Veterans Tribute

    About 200 more veterans are being honored this week at the Hardin County Veterans Tribute.

    Bricks and pavers for each of those veterans are being installed beginning Tuesday morning at Elizabethtown Nature Park on Ring Road in Elizabethtown.

    The bricks and pavers are the first of those being laid at the pavilion near the tribute.

  • Conference inspires area writers

    Dennis “Doc” Hensley said he can sum up the entirety of Jesus’ teachings with two words: “Follow me.”

    The best writers know how to use strong, simple words to get across a lasting message, said Hensley, head of the department of professional writing at Taylor University in Indiana, a columnist for Advanced Christian Writer Magazine and author of 53 books, among other published works.

  • Local United Way springs into 'action'

    Regional volunteers responded to a call to action Friday to help nonprofit organizations.

    The United Way of Central Kentucky hosted its second Day of Action in cooperation with the national organization’s effort to get volunteers to help for a day each year with cleaning, painting, repairs and other projects throughout the country.

  • Inmate walks away from work detail

    An inmate from the Hardin County Detention Center is reported to have walked away Saturday morning  from his work detail.

    Anthony Dale Kelley, 25, of Berea, was on work detail at an Elizabethtown Independent Schools bus garage when he walked away for an unknown reason, said Lt. Robert Reynolds, an operations officer with the detention center.

    He was discovered missing at about 11:45 a.m. and reported missing to law enforcement by his work detail supervisor three minutes later, Reynolds said.

  • Police capture inmate who walked away from work detail

    An inmate from the Hardin County Detention Center reported to have walked away Saturday morning from his work detail was captured Saturday night.

    Anthony Dale Kelley, 25, of Berea, was found on Diecks Drive in Elizabethtown, according to Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby.

    Kelley was on work detail at an Elizabethtown Independent Schools bus garage when he walked away for an unknown reason, said Lt. Robert Reynolds, an operations officer with the detention center.

  • PHOTO: Protecting her nest
  • Faces & Places: Summer has arrived

    The summer solstice arrived at 1:04 a.m. on Friday, June 21. The sun has reached its most northern point of the sky making Friday the longest day of daylight this year, a total of 14 hours, 49 minutes and 37 seconds from rise to set according to www.timeanddate.com.

    Here are a few scenes of the first official day of summer from around the area.