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  • Father accepts plea deal in daughter’s death

    Wearing a shirt that read “Aleyah’s Angels” across the front, McKenzie Nethers embraced Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Teresa Logsdon on Thursday afternoon. A resolution had come to the case that began in February, when Nethers’ daughter, Aleyah Noelle Williams, died at Kosair Children’s Hospital.

    Logsdon said she hoped the end to the case against Barry W. Williams Jr., charged with killing his 6-month-old daughter, would allow McKenzie and her family to heal.

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  • Christmas Eve-Eve returning Monday

    A local program aims to offer Christmas to the community a few days before the holidays.

    The third annual Christmas Eve-Eve celebration starts at 6 p.m. Monday at Bethesda Ministry Family Life Center at 2738 Ring Road. The event is moving this year from Pritchard Community Center because of booking conflicts, said organizer Lisa Weaver. The couple is hosting the celebration in conjunction with the Bethesda Ministry outreach team.

  • HMH beam signing back on Monday

    With rain in the forecast today through Sunday, Hardin Memorial Health officials have wrapped the beam in a tarp as part of HMH’s expansion to protect it from the elements.

    The beam is on display and available for signatures at 7 a.m. Monday until the start of the 2 p.m. Topping Out ceremony.

  • Rogers gets 13 years in sex case plea deal

    An Ashland man accepted a 13-year plea deal Wednesday for crimes against two girls younger than 12 in Hardin County over a four-year period.

    Edward P. Rogers, 35, took a deal from the commonwealth on two amended counts of sexual abuse younger than 12. He will have to register as a sex offender when he is released.

    Formal sentencing is at 10 a.m. Feb. 18 in Hardin Circuit Court.

  • E'town man accepts plea deal in daughter's death

    An Elizabethtown man could serve 20 years in prison after accepting a plea deal on charges he killed his infant daughter.

    Barry W. Williams Jr., 21, pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of murder  in Hardin Circuit Court in front of Judge Ken Howard. As part of the deal, Williams will serve 20 years for the crime and becomes eligible for parole consideration after serving 85 percent of the sentence.

    Williams admitted in court to shaking Aleyah Noelle Williams, 6 months, in February. She died at Kosair Children's Hospital from her injuries.

  • Store owner turns superstitious after Friday the 13th fire

    Until Sept. 13, Joe Frazier never paid much attention to superstitions about Friday the 13th.

    On that day around 4:30 a.m. Frazier’s business of 22 years, True Value Hardware in Radcliff, caught fire. Fire officials said the fire was started by an electrical short on a neon sign on the store front.

    “I never was superstitious until then,” he said. “Everything was lost. I was thankful that no one was hurt.”

  • Shopping season a prime time for shoplifting

    As Christmas shopping heads into the homestretch, shoppers and shoplifters have had a busy season.

    From Thanksgiving Day through Tuesday night, shoplifters have been out and about around Hardin County stores. There have been 21 arrests — more than one a day — of suspects older than 18 during that time frame.

    Crowded stores filled with Christmas shoppers are a prime target for shoplifters to do what they do.

  • T.K. Stone Beta Club makes blankets for Springhaven

    Large sheets of fabric lined a hallway at T.K. Stone Middle School. Almost 40 students sat around the edges of the material, forming them into blankets. The students hoped to bring warmth, literally and figuratively, to residents at the local domestic violence shelter.

    The school’s Beta Club  spent an afternoon this week making blankets to take to the SpringHaven domestic violence shelter. The project was one the club decided to tackle in time for the holidays.

  • Guthrie receives Medicare champion award

    WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, has been recognized for his work in Congress to assist seniors on Medicare

    Guthrie was awarded the title of Medicare Access Champion by The American Life Sciences Innovation Council (ALSIC).