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  • Speed convicted on 40 counts involving child pornography

    A Rineyville man admitted guilt Tuesday afternoon in Hardin Circuit Court to 40 counts involving child pornography.

    Jessie Speed III, 21, was convicted on 20 counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. Both are Class D felonies.

  • Workshop series fleshes out skill sets

    A workshop series hosted by the Kentucky Career Center was launched to help meet needs voiced by employers when it comes to labor skills.

    The job seekers workshop, hosted weekly by the Lincoln Trail Kentucky Career Center at 916 N. Mulberry St., helps connect job hunters with skills they need to impress prospective employers, assisting with resume building, job-searching methods and interviewing skills, said Jerisia Lamons, client services manager and job seekers team leader. There is no charge to attend.

  • Trial date set for man accused of sexual abuse of a minor

    A trial date has been set for a former Hardin County man accused of sexual abuse of a minor. One of the charges is tied to an alleged incident nearly 20 years ago.

    Jeffery Diehl’s trial was scheduled for 9 a.m. Nov. 12 during an appearance Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    He was indicted on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a victim younger than 12; and one count of first-degree sexual abuse. The charges are Class D felonies punishable by up to five years in prison.

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  • CHHS grad to be enshrined at Patriots Peace Memorial

    A former area resident who graduated in 1999 from Central Hardin High School and was in the U.S. Navy, will be remembered on Memorial Day in Louisville when he is enshrined at the Patriots Peace Memorial.

  • Night to Shine set for Saturday

    Everyone deserves at least one night to shine. That’s why College Heights United Methodist Church is having a second Night to Shine dance Saturday.

    This year, the prom-like event for individuals with physical and/or mental challenges is at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown with registration beginning at 5 p.m. The event lasts until 9 p.m. and anyone 15 or older is welcome to participate.

  • E’town approves alcohol zones for festivals

    Elizabethtown City Council approved designated festival alcohol-drinking areas downtown for the BBQ, Blues & Bikes Festival and Cruisin’ the Heartland, but officials say they would not hesitate to limit the areas in the future if crowds get rowdy.

    Creating designated festival areas was encouraged by police, city planners and event coordinators because it is believed they will be easier to enforce than smaller, more confined areas for alcohol and will give visitors more flexibility when consuming alcoholic beverages.

  • Rays value each day with daughter Libby after premature birth

    New parents seldom are completely ready to welcome their first baby, but for Stephanie and Eric Ray, their daughter’s early arrival caught them by surprise.

    Liberty Marie Ray was born eight weeks premature June 28, 2012. At birth, she weighed 2 pounds, 10 ounces and was 15 inches long.

    “We had no crib, no overnight bag, no nothing,” Stephanie said. “You’re never really ready, but we really weren’t ready. We had nothing in her room.”

  • Fitness fair is Saturday in Radcliff

    In an effort to bolster a healthy lifestyle and Radcliff businesses and organizations, Tamara Ohler has organized a Family Fun and Fit Fair, scheduled for Saturday at Colvin Community Center.

    The fair, sponsored by Snap Fitness owned by Ohler, Radcliff Electric, West Point Bank and the Vine Grove Ladies Auxiliary Post 10281, begins at 10 a.m. and is free to the public.

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