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  • 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.

  • PHOTO: Walker takes over 3rd ESC
  • 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.