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  • Meth lab busted in Grayson County

    Two Caneyville residents are charged with methamphetamine manufacturing in Grayson County after labs were discovered by Kentucky State Police.

    John H. Embry, 36, and Peggy Embry, 37, were arrested Saturday and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Police say hatchet was murder weapon

    Kentucky State Police released more details Sunday about the slaying Saturday afternoon in Elizabethtown, including that the weapon used to kill Christian Higdon was a hatchet.

    KSP spokesman Trooper Norman Chaffins said in addition to murder, Jamie B. Wagers, 24, of Elizabethtown is charged with a violation of an emergency protection order/domestic violence order. Wagers was obligated to avoid the residence at 130 Magers Drive, where Higdon was killed.

  • Genealogy classes can be guide to the past

    Sandi Howard spent a recent Thursday evening learning the processes of discovering the stories within one’s own family at a genealogy class at the community college.

    “I’ve always been interested in learning about my ancestors,” she said.

    Howard had traced a couple generations and was hoping for some guidance from a more expert hand.

    Genealogy classes have cropped up as part of the offerings in community education this summer, and Howard was one of the students who took advantage of the experience.

  • Man outwits angry dog

    Daniel Killian was on his way to the gym when he helped save a couple of senior citizens who were being attacked by a dog in Radcliff.

    He was on Lincoln Trail Boulevard when he saw a man making strange movements on the side of the road.

    “The man on the sidewalk looked like he was dancing,” he said.

    Killian, of Vine Grove, drove by the same as other driver did, but something made him turn around.

    “I had an instinct that something was going on,” he said.

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  • Sports Park planning July 21 opening activities

    After years of planning, construction and controversy over its cost and the restaurant tax imposed to pay for it, Elizabethtown Sports Park opens to the public in a little more than a month.

    Elizabethtown announced July 21 as the opening date for the park and plans a slew of activities before the park kicks off its first tournament — the Cal Ripken Baseball Ohio Valley Regional — on July 25.

    Janna Clark, sports and sales director for Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau, said

  • Hodgenville council votes to add tourism commission

    Last month, Hodgenville City Council agreed to draw up a restaurant tax ordinance with a first reading occurring in June.

    However, in last week’s meeting, Mayor Terry Cruse said he learned a seven-member tourist and convention commission had to be in force before a 2 percent restaurant tax could be enacted.

  • 13-year-old girl and her mother testify in rape trial

    A 13-year-old girl and her mother testified Friday against an Elizabethtown man accused of forcible rape.

    Kelly Ferguson, 35, is accused of raping the teen.

    His attorneys said the two had consensual sex.

    The girl and her mother testified to a course of events described the day before by the girl’s father. Each said Ferguson visited in August to see the family and asked three times during the evening if the girl would walk him home for beer, cigarettes or other errands.

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  • E'town man charged with murder

    An Elizabethtown man was charged Saturday in the murder of a 20-year-old man.

    Jamie B. Wagers, 24, was arrested by Kentucky State Police after they received a call at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday of an incident at 130 Magers Drive.

    Christian Fernando Higdon, 20, of Clarkson, was pronounced dead by the Hardin County Coroner’s Office, Deputy Coroner Kenneth Spangenberger said. Cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head.