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  • Fort Knox sergeant indicted on sex charges

    A U.S. Army sergeant with 25 years of service was indicted Thursday for multiple felony sex offenses involving a female relative.

    SFC Felix M. Ayala, 45, of Radcliff faces charges including first-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree sodomy.

    Ayala, a sergeant in Army Cadet Command 1st Brigade, has been stationed at Fort Knox since January. He was arrested June 14 after the woman reported the allegations to police.

  • BBBS invites community to night of stars

    Area residents will see stars Saturday.

    What began as an event for Hardin County Big Brothers Big Sisters matches now is offered to community members.

    Participants are scheduled to view and learn about stars, the moon and planets during “A Night with the Stars” at 8 p.m. Saturday at Central Hardin High School.

  • BASEBALL YOUTH NATIONALS: Youth baseball series an economic boost for area

    Youth baseball teams from 16 states are arriving in the Elizabethtown area for week-long tournaments that have filled many local hotels and are expected to send tourists to nearby restaurants and attractions.

    The Baseball Youth Nationals consists of two week-long series with 88 teams participating during the first week and 90 during the second, said Janna Clark, sports and sales director for the Elizabethtown Sports Park.

  • Family walks to support those with special needs

    Joshua Baruch Kimble’s first and middle names together mean “blessed salvation.”

    His father thinks that’s a fitting description for the 15-year-old who yells, “Daddy,” and runs to greet him with a tight hug.

    T. James Kimble said his son helped bring him out of what he would later recognize as clinical depression and redirected his thoughts from suicide to more positive issues.

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  • Father faces abuse charges

    A Radcliff father faces a charge of criminal abuse after police say his children accused him of locking them in a basement and striking one child with an extension cord.

    Christopher W. Ruttley, 37, was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a charge of second-degree criminal abuse.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said officers performed a “welfare check” at Ruttley’s residence on Eagle Pass after receiving a call from the children’s mother.

  • Divine intervention: Living Faith Baptist Fellowship latest to find a home at ECA

    Weeks after First Christian Church vacated its temporary location at Elizabethtown Christian Academy, another local church in the midst of transition is moving into the space.

    Living Faith Baptist Fellowship began in 2004 in the homes of its worshippers before holding its first worship service on the loading dock of a carpet warehouse, pastor Roger Jasper said Wednesday.

  • Thomas resigns as New Highland principal

    Mark Thomas, former principal of New Highland Elementary School, has tendered a resignation from the position. Thomas was removed from the post in mid-May after being suspended with pay during a district investigation into alleged wrongdoing.

    Hardin County Schools was involved in “administrative adjudication” with Thomas as of June 6, according to a letter to The News-Enterprise from the law office of Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Pike.

    John Wright, HCS spokesman, said the issue has yet to be fully resolved.

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