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  • Hodgenville man takes Honor Flight

    Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative and 15 other Kentucky electric co-ops joined with the Bluegrass Chapter of the Honor Flight Network to take 29 veterans, free of charge, to visit the World War II Memorial and other war monuments.

    Nolin RECC spokeswoman Patsy Whitehead said the co-op offered the trip to its members who served in World War II.

    “Nolin received about a dozen entries for the one-day free trip to D.C.,” Whitehead said. “We drew Robert K. Vance’s name randomly from those who responded to our announcements.”

  • Taft presenter to repeat historic speech today in Hodgenville

    It’s not unusual to see a Lincoln presenter or impersonator visiting LaRue County. Those tall, lanky, melancholy men with their topcoats and stovepipe hats are a fixture during Lincoln Days, the annual festival honoring native son Abraham Lincoln.

  • Veterans Day activities include parade this morning

    The Hardin County Veterans Day celebration includes the unveiling of a U.S. Air Force sculpture set to become part of the county’s new veterans’ tribute.

    The event begins with a 10 a.m. parade Saturday. The parade sets out from Vine Grove Fire Department on Highland Avenue and ends at Optimist Park on Knox Avenue in Vine Grove, where the rest of the celebration takes place.

    The statue being unveiled is of a woman and pays tribute to the U.S. Air Force. It is set to be installed in Elizabethtown, Vine Grove events coordinator Donna Broadway said.

  • WKU to honor fallen Rineyville soldier

    A Rineyville soldier killed in Afghanistan last year will be honored by his alma mater today.

    First Lt. Eric Yates, a 2008 graduate of Western Kentucky University, will be honored through the unveiling of a granite panel featuring his likeness on Guthrie Tower at 11 a.m. CST today and will be inducted into the WKU ROTC Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Kentucky Museum. Yates’ name also will be one of more than 6,000 read during the Remembrance Day National Roll Call, according to a WKU news release.

  • E'town man arrested for assault is a registered sex offender

    An Elizabethtown man arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree assault is a move-in registered sex offender from Tennessee and, according to a citation, he confessed to Sunday’s alleged assault and told police it was “sexually motivated.”

    Justin Michael Smith, 31, was arrested Tuesday afternoon at the Elizabethtown Police Department after a female reported Sunday she was awakened and beaten. Police released Smith’s name Sunday morning as a person of interest.

  • Eagle Scout project in need of volunteers

    Evan Chadwick is looking for a few good hands to clean up what his father says is a beautiful part of Freeman Lake sullied by debris.

    Evan, 14, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 668 and is staging a cleanup of Braddock Bay at Freeman Lake in Elizabethtown this weekend. He is looking for volunteers willing to help him complete an Eagle Scout project and restore some serenity to the lake. 

  • Leitchfield man accused of assault indicted by grand jury

    Among those indicted in October was a Leitchfield man accused of stabbing a Summit man in front of the alleged victim's wife and four children.

    Steven Dewayne Wilson, 38, is charged with first-degree assault and first-degree stalking. He is scheduled for arraignment Nov. 22 in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Wilson on Aug. 27 after he allegedly stabbed James Hodge multiple times with a punch knife and struck him with a crow bar, according to a citation.

  • Photo: Preparing the square for the season
  • Cobbler Palooza set for Saturday

    Cobbler Palooza will host several local bands from noon-6 p.m. Saturday as part of the Second Saturday program and in celebrating the 8th anniversary of Cobbler’s Cafe in downtown Elizabethtown.

    The parking lot on the left side of the café will be blocked off for the free concert.

  • Eastview man sentenced on child porn charges

    An Eastview man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison followed by a life term of supervised release after being convicted by a federal jury of child pornography charges.

    Gary Loyd Keith was found guilty on June 23 of receiving and possessing child pornography following a three-day trial in U.S. District Court. At the time of his arrest in May 2009, Keith was on supervised probation for a 2005 conviction in Hardin Circuit Court for distributing and possessing child pornography.