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  • E'town native named Ashland post Trooper of the Year

    Elizabethtown native Trooper Devan Cleaver has been named Kentucky State Police Post 14 (Ashland) Trooper of the Year. Cleaver received the honor May 23 in Frankfort from KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer and Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown .


  • Scouts gain skills: Girls earn badges for hiking, geocaching at summer camp

    Area Girl Scouts made significant progress in attaining skill badges this week the annual Heartland Summer Camporee for Girl Scouts.

    The camp at Freeman Lake Park gives girls an opportunity to earn five badges in a variety of areas.

    After a hiatus, the camp returned three years ago, and attendance has grown every year, director Sabrina Ward said. This year, more than 70 girls are participating.

  • Mother files wrongful death suit

    The mother of a Magnolia man shot and killed by a LaRue County Sheriff’s deputy in December has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the deputy, the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office and LaRue County government in U.S. District Court.

    The civil suit filed by Carolyn Chaudoin, mother of Thomas Earl Ferguson and administrator of his estate, said deputy James E. Williamson used excessive force and displayed negligence when he fatally wounded her son.

  • Breakfast brawl: Women charged after May altercation at Waffle House

    Two Radcliff women are in custody after an altercation at a Waffle House restaurant in Radcliff left a third woman with a 2-inch gash on her forehead after she was struck with a sugar dispenser.

    Ashley Dubose, 24, and Alisa Ruttley, 23, are charged with second-degree assault and second-degree criminal mischief. The assault charge is a Class C felony punishable by 5 to 10 years in prison.

    According to the arrest warrant, after 6 a.m. May 19, Ruttley held the third woman down while Dubose struck her with with the sugar dispenser.

  • Warm Blessings seeks donations to keep van service running

    High temperatures might mean hungry residents unless Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen can quickly get enough donations for a new van.

    The organization’s van, a 1991 11-seat Ford Goshen, has no air conditioning and has small windows that restrict air circulation.

    That means the vehicle can’t safely be used to transport those in need to the soup kitchen on East Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown when temperatures are higher than 85 degrees.

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  • Guardians giving back

    The Radcliff-Vine Grove Guardians of the Ribbon chapter again is using its resources to assist ailing cancer patients and their families.

    The chapter, which is operated by Radcliff and Vine Grove fire departments, is donating $2,500 in gas cards to Elizabethtown Hematology & Oncology and Hardin Memorial Health for distribution to cancer patients, said Radcliff Fire Chief Jamie Henderson.

    Henderson said the chapter has heard the costs for patients to travel back and forth between treatments are a big concern and the cards could alleviate some of that burden.

  • Exercising the right to bear arms

    Pizza store owner Laura Goodman raised a .38-caliber revolver with both hands as she stood beneath the canopy of a twisted mulberry tree June 8 behind the Valley Creek Fire Department in Elizabethtown.

    Goodman, one of six students in a concealed carry permit class, was about 7 yards away from her target, a gray silhouette of a man with his right hand on his hip. The paper target hung from a wooden board riddled with bullet holes.

    “Whenever you all are ready,” the instructor said.

  • Sam’s Club carnival to support Kosair Children’s Hospital

    April Cantrell had just finished cleaning up after Sam’s Club annual Safety Day benefit for Kosair Children’s Hospital last month.

    “As soon as I got done cleaning up, my GM came up and said, ‘You did a great job,’” she said. “I said, ‘Thanks.’ He said, ‘Let’s do it again.’”

    The Sam’s Club jewelry supervisor had spent months helping to organize the Safety Day, so she has since spent all the time she has been able to find planning the business’s first Carnival for Kosair.

  • Patton tapping into virtual world

    Ed Miller walks over to the climate-controlled case housing Gen. George Patton’s pistols and pulls out his smartphone.

    In a few quick steps, the Booz Allen Hamilton associate has tapped into a mobile application designed specifically for the General George Patton Museum of Leadership. He then scans an icon featuring Patton’s image, affixed to the case, with the phone’s camera.