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  • Women injured in crash

    GRAYSON COUNTY — Two Grayson County women were seriously injured in a vehicle collision.

    Kentucky State Police responded at about 6:25 p.m. Wednesday to the 9500 block of Ky. 54 in Grayson County to investigate an injury crash.

    Tonya Maxey, 37, of Falls of Rough, was eastbound on Ky. 54 in a 1994 Chevrolet van when the vehicle ran off the right shoulder of the road for unknown reasons and struck a concrete culvert, according to police.

  • West Point man indicted on sex charges

    A West Point man who was indicted by a Hardin County grand jury late last month on sex crimes used two of his 26 foster children as targets, according to police.

    Jimmie Sturgill, 65, is free on bond after being indicted on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a girl younger than 12 and 16 counts of sending sexually suggestive messages to two girls younger than 16.

    According to the indictment, he subjected a girl younger than 12 to sexual contact by forcible compulsion from July 31 to Aug. 1, 2009, and again Aug. 21, 2009.

  • Ultimate Championship Wrestling returns to fair

    Tommy Wright adeptly handled the microphone Wednesday night at the Hardin County Fair as he worked the crowd, impressing upon them the passion he holds for professional wrestling.

    Wright, a promoter for Horse Cave-based Ultimate Championship Wrestling, fell in love with the profession at age 6, sitting dutifully in the stands watching larger-than-life characters body slam one another and perform seemingly superhuman feats of strength. His grandfather sat nearby, passing on this love to his grandson.

  • One Knox to provide PTSD training

    One Knox has partnered with Elizabethtown Police Department and the Institute for Advanced Study at Lindsey Wilson College to train civilians to adapt and properly deal with post-traumatic stress disorder.

    The three organizations are holding four customized training sessions Tuesday and Wednesday in the training room at Elizabethtown Police Department on South Mulberry Street. Two sessions are held each day from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Those interested in attending can register at www.oneknox.com/events.

  • Three locals hold office at Boys State

    Local students found success at a mock government conference, and two advance to the national level in Washington, D.C.

    Three local students held offices at the recent American Legion Auxiliary Kentucky Boys State Program in Greenville.

    Boys State provides a mock state government experience, with rising seniors running for offices such as governor, then debating and passing bills proposed by their peers. Officers also have a chance to meet their state counterparts.

  • Teenager rescued from cave

    Emergency crews from several agencies were called to rescue a teenager in a cave Thursday afternoon on a farm five miles west of Upton.

    Hardin County Emergency Management Deputy Director Doug Finlay said a group of 14 teenagers and two adult guides from White Mills Christian Camp were exploring the cave on private property with permission from the landowner. One of the teenagers appeared to have passed out in the cave sometime before 4 p.m. 

  • 233rd returning Sunday

    The 233rd Transportation Company will return Sunday afternoon with about 100 soldiers following a year-long deployment.

    The welcoming ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. in the Natcher Physical Fitness Center. The date and time are subject to change.

  • Two arrested on meth charges

    A search warrant Tuesday not only led to the arrest of two men on meth charges, but also uncovered stolen property.

    The Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant in the 2200 block of Rineyville Big Spring Road in Rineyville and found items used to manufacture methamphetamine including a used shake and bake lab, HCL gas generators, methamphetamine and items used to ingest meth.

    Also seized were two firearms, a stolen F-350 Ford truck, two stolen trailers and a four-wheeler.

  • Building a memory: Construction begins Saturday on Isaiah Alonso Memorial Playground

    After about a year of planning and fundraising, Radcliff Elementary School’s vision of the Isaiah Alonso Memorial Playground finally is beginning to form with the placement of the first two pieces Saturday.

    The playground is in memory of Isaiah Alonso, a 6-year-old student at Radcliff Elementary who died suddenly of T-cell lymphoma cancer Sept. 10, 2010.

    Isaiah’s mother, Cheryl Alonso, said a playground is an especially fitting memorial for her son.

  • Woman's actions key to arrest of jail escapee, police say

    By ERIN McCOY
    The Kentucky Standard

    A Nelson County woman who feared for her safety led law enforcement Sunday to the hideout of a man who escaped Hardin County Detention Center more than seven months ago.

    Lonnie Ray Coy, 43, of Shepherdsville, was reportedly found at a Grayson County residence around 8 p.m. along with two stolen vehicles, methamphetamine, a firearm, several fake I.D.s, marijuana and a police scanner.