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  • Charges filed after sexcapade turns violent

    A Hardin County man faces a felony assault charge after a three-person sexual encounter turned violent early Sunday morning, police said.

    Joshua Faron Davis, 31, of the 500 block of Henon Lane in Elizabethtown, is charged with one count of second-degree assault and one count of fourth-degree assault with minor injury. Both charges involved domestic violence, police said.

    Police responded to Davis’ home shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday after receiving a call that a fight was in progress. Davis and two women were in the home, the police report indicates.

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  • Woman says uncle confessed to two murders

    The woman who led Elizabethtown police to a two-day search of land on East Railroad Avenue last weekend says her uncle confessed to committing two murders just hours before he died.

    Pamela Rhinehart of Elizabethtown said Larry Sherrard, her uncle, told her Feb. 1 he shot and killed two men over “drug deals gone bad.” He died at 3 a.m. the next day, she said.

    “He said, ‘They screwed me on my drugs and I screwed them,’” Rhinehart said Sherrard told her.

  • Berger plans to run for mayor

    The death of her husband has caused Elizabethtown Mayor Edna Berger to rethink her retirement plans.

    Berger, 69, said Friday she plans to run for mayor in November, taking advantage of the experience and training she has received filling the unexpired term of Tim Walker, who died of a heart attack in June 2013.

  • A new foundation: Upton woman to receive Habitat container home through pilot program

    When Joann Priddy contemplates the new home that soon will be constructed for her, it is hard for her to imagine the amenities it will include.

    “I wouldn’t know how it would feel to have electric heat,” Priddy said, sitting next to a wood stove that heats her home in Upton.

    The thought of an indoor bathroom — instead of the outhouse that sits several feet away from her house in what was a snow-covered yard on a cold February afternoon — is what she is most looking forward to.

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  • Community hungry to support annual pancake event

    It took an estimated 400 eggs and 240 pounds of sausage — not to mention an uncountable number of pancakes — but when all was said and done, the Elizabethtown Lions Club counted their annual panckake breakfast as a shade more successful than last year’s event.

    The breakfast, which was held at Elizabethtown High School from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, served an estimated, 1,100 visitors when including to-go purchases, Al Mather, chairman for the breakfast, said.

    Last year’s event served an estimated 1,011 meals.

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  • Winter storm warning intensified

    The National Weather Service has intensified its winter storm alert for Hardin and all adjacent counties.

    The advisory issued Friday was upgraded Saturday afternoon to a winter storm warning, which is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Sunday until 1 p.m. Monday.

    The forecast calls for a quarter-inch of ice or more plus three to six inches of snow and sleet. Also expected are high winds with gusts of 30 mph or more.

    Road conditions are expected to be treacherous at times. Also, the combination of ice and winds is likely to cause tree damage leading to the potential for power outages.