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  • Pride center opens in E'town

    Debi Fields didn’t come out as a lesbian to her family and friends until she was 37 years old because she was afraid they wouldn’t support her.

    Instead, she said she lived a life filled with anxiety, feeling there was something broken inside her.

    “It’s a struggle because you think there’s something wrong with you,” Fields said about the decision not to disclose one’s homosexuality.

  • King's crisis

    Sitting cross-legged with an acoustic guitar sloping across her lap, Joanie Cottrell staged her own sit-in demonstration inside her classroom.

    Staking out a tiny alcove in a semicircle of rapt third-graders, Cottrell led a rendition of “We Shall Overcome,” in which she encouraged students to add their own verses to reflect changes spurred by the civil rights movement.

    They eagerly chimed in with refrains of “freedom now is here” and “freedom is coming today.”

  • Former Eastview man charged with rape of child

    A former Eastview man was indicted this week for allegedly engaging in sexual intercourse with a girl who was younger than 12 years old at the time of the incident.

    Sherman L. Smith, 67, faces charges of first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

    According to the indictment, the alleged contact occurred between February and June of last year.

    Smith was arrested in September in Texas. Police said he fled Kentucky after allegations were reported to Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • Two indicted over tot's broken arm

    Just nine days after Elizabethtown police responded to a drug complaint and found an 18-month-old child with a broken arm, the toddler’s mother and her boyfriend have been indicted for failing to seek medical treatment for the injury.

    Christina M. Morgan, 19, and Terry L. Adams Jr., 24, both of Elizabethtown, each were indicted on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment and endangering the welfare of a minor.

    The couple was arrested Jan. 8 and was scheduled to appear Friday for a preliminary hearing in Hardin District Court.

  • Four cheer teams advance to state

    Four area high schools will compete Saturday in the first-ever Kentucky High School Athletic Association state cheerleading competition.

    Elizabethtown, LaRue County, North Hardin and Central Hardin high schools each won in their divisions Saturday during 5th Region competition. They advance to the state competition at E.A. Diddle Arena at Western Kentucky University.

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  • Former Radcliff man owes more than $40,000 in child support

    A former Radcliff man who owes nearly $45,000 in child support payments in Hardin County has been located in Indiana and is awaiting transport to Kentucky.

  • LaRue County farm family wins national award

    A LaRue County family took home a national honor during the 94th annual American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting in Nashville.

    Ryan and Misty Bivens of Hodgenville won the Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award.

    “We are very excited and honored by receiving the achievement award,” Ryan Bivens said in a statement. “We have had the goal of entering this competition for over 12 years, and by us winning this award, it proves that through hard work and dedication, any goal can be achieved when you set your mind to it,” he said.

  • Leading the way: Cheer's inclusion in KHSAA makes for changes to competition

    This Saturday’s regional cheerleading competitions could set local teams on a journey to become the first Kentucky High School Athletic Association state cheerleading champions.

    Four local squads are competing at the Region 5 competition at Central Hardin High School.