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  • Bluegrass star fondly returning to Fiddlers Contest

    During an early performance, Michael Cleveland took the stage with his fiddle in hand, seemingly unencumbered by distraction.

    In an unprecedented disaster, Cleveland dropped the instrument on the ground before striking a note.

    “The fingerboard flew right off the fiddle,” he said of the damage. “It was totaled.”

    Another contestant showed generosity toward Cleveland, loaning him the use of his fiddle for the performance. Cleveland would go on to win the contest and defeat the kindhearted musician.

  • Man indicted for murder after Ky. 313 crash

    A Hardin County man has been indicted by a grand jury Thursday for his involvement in a crash that killed a Radcliff woman.

    Kyle David Thompson, 24, has been indicted on murder, first-degree fleeing and evading police-motor vehicle, three counts of first-degree assault, terroristic threatening and second-degree persistent felony offender for his involvement in a crash June 3 on Ky. 313. Ashlee Nicole Berry, 22, was killed in the head-on collision and three children in Thompson's vehicle were hospitalized.

  • American Red Cross summer event is today

    The American Red Cross of Louisville is kicking off summer with its annual Celebrate Summer, Celebrate Life donation event in Eliza­bethtown.

    “This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to donors all year round,” said Tammy Ritchie, donor recruitment representative.

    The celebration is from noon to 7 p.m. today at Prit­chard Community Center. The free event features live entertainment, picnic-style food and offers babysitting for parents.

  • Former Rineyville pastor comes out of retirement at 89

    While most people his age are well into retirement and enjoying a life of leisure, Raymond Ward is re-entering the workforce at 89.

    As interim director of missions for Blackford-Breckinridge Baptist Associations, the former Rineyville Baptist Church pastor of 20 years oversees the food pantry and is available to serve as pastor for churches in need.

    “In August, I’ll be 90,” said Ward, who works a little more than three days a week. “I don’t see anything in the Bible that says retirement means you stop.”

  • Testimony begins in murder case

    A tissue box was passed among jurors as they watched video of the police interview where Jarrod Davis’ tells his girlfriend and her mother he dropped the couple’s 36-day-old child and that fall may have caused the baby’s death.

  • Civil War Roundtable set for today

    The Hardin County History Museum hosts a Civil War Roundtable tonight at 6.

    Elvin Smith, vice chairman of the museum, said he hopes the roundtable will educate attendees on the rich Civil War history that remains in Elizabethtown and other areas in Central Kentucky.

    “There’s a lot of significance in terms of the Civil War right here,” Smith said. “A lot of people don’t know about it, and we have a large Civil War display in the museum that people can come by and look at.”

  • State will seek bids to work on Middle Creek Road

    Bids will be solicited in July to improve a 4.9-mile stretch of Middle Creek Road in Hardin County.

    State Rep. Jimmie Lee, who announced Wednesday the Trans­portation Cabinet accepted the project for state funding, called it a “rehabilitation.”

    Although some shoulder work will be included, it primarily is a resurfacing project, according to Patty Dunaway, chief district engineer. The road will be brought to state standards required to carry a 44,000-pound load, she said.

  • EPD nabs illegal immigrant

    Elizabethtown police arrested an illegal immigrant from Guatemala on Tuesday afternoon after a foot chase that went across North Dixie Avenue and into the Towne Center shopping plaza near Kroger.

    Just after noon, police said, an EPD officer saw a Hispanic male videotaping O’Charleys, Steak ’n Shake and Walmart.

  • Class of '77 honors Walker
  • Fort Knox will create its own electricity with natural gas

    R.J. Dyrdek, energy program manager at Fort Knox, briefly described a plan to significantly reduce the Army's electric bills.

    "We're taking this energy program to the next level," Dyrdek said Tuesday at the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting. "We're going to generate electricity out at Fort Knox in the very near future."