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  • E’town church spreads message with balloons

    To give its new vacation Bible school program a lift, all Locust Grove Baptist Church needed was a little helium.

    Members of the church on Red Mill Road in Elizabethtown decided to revamp their VBS and began looking for a way to advertise the program. Stauge “Kenny” Jones, 11, offered up an untraditional method for getting the word out — send out balloons with program fliers attached, a sort of updated version of the carrier pigeon.

    Jones saw the idea carried out at a church he previously attended.

  • U.S. Army celebrates 237th birthday
  • Nicholasville man charged with 50 counts of rape

    A former Elizabethtown resident has returned to Hardin County in police custody charged with 50 counts of rape after police said he forcibly raped a minor in his care for years and fathered her child.

    Alfred Charles Ivey Jr., 47, of Nicholasville was arrested Sunday by the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office and was transported to Hardin County. He is charged with 16 counts of first-degree rape victim younger than 12 and 34 counts of first-degree rape, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Elder abuse awareness emphasized globally, locally

    As the global population of those 60 and older grows, so does the likelihood of the number of cases of elder abuse, the World Health Organization says.

    The area population is no exception.

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which is today, strives to focus attention on the subject. Local aging services representatives believe it’s an important day.

  • Victim's father testifies in Ferguson trial

    Jurors heard testimony Thursday from the father of the victim in the trial of Kelly C. Ferguson, an Elizabethtown man accused of forcibly raping a 13-year-old girl.

    He recounted details of the night he and his wife found the 35-year-old with his daughter, while the defense dug into the father’s past struggles with drug and alcohol abuse.

    A registered sex offender, Ferguson is charged with first-degree rape, sodomy and persistent felony offender status.

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  • E’town mulls creating preservation program

    Elizabethtown city officials are reviewing a plan that would create a historic preservation program and create a five-member historic preservation commission appointed by the mayor and approved by city council.

    The ordinance was offered to protect historical properties from demolition or decay, specifically those that represent life dating back 100 or more years and enrich the architectural, historic and cultural character of the city.

  • Terror suspect held for more than a year in Leitchfield

    By DEANNA LASLEY
    Landmark News Service

    A high-profile federal prisoner prosecutors say was plotting to attack U.S. troops and other acts of terrorism has been held in isolation for more than a year in the Grayson County Detention Center in Leitchfield.

    The prisoner, Mohanad Shareef Hammadi of Bowling Green, was delivered to the jail under an assumed name by U.S. marshals. On June 11, he appeared in a Bowling Green courtroom to ask to be released from isolation and, failing that, to be released on home incarceration.

  • Lawsuit filed over tour bus wreck

    A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of three students who were in a tour bus crash in Bonnieville last week, minutes into a trip to Washington, D.C.

    According to The Associated Press, the lawsuit in Hart Circuit Court in Munfordville alleges the driver violated federal regulations regarding the number of hours one can drive and was driving too fast on Ky. 728.

  • KSP investigating chain of property thefts

    Kentucky State Police is investigating a barrage of property thefts from vehicles in the Elizabethtown area and asking residents to lock their doors and take steps to keep valuable items out of public view.