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  • Taking a plunge
  • Community hungry to support annual pancake event

    It took an estimated 400 eggs and 240 pounds of sausage — not to mention an uncountable number of pancakes — but when all was said and done, the Elizabethtown Lions Club counted their annual panckake breakfast as a shade more successful than last year’s event.

    The breakfast, which was held at Elizabethtown High School from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, served an estimated, 1,100 visitors when including to-go purchases, Al Mather, chairman for the breakfast, said.

    Last year’s event served an estimated 1,011 meals.

  • Faces & Places: Iconic shapes
  • Winter storm warning intensified

    The National Weather Service has intensified its winter storm alert for Hardin and all adjacent counties.

    The advisory issued Friday was upgraded Saturday afternoon to a winter storm warning, which is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Sunday until 1 p.m. Monday.

    The forecast calls for a quarter-inch of ice or more plus three to six inches of snow and sleet. Also expected are high winds with gusts of 30 mph or more.

    Road conditions are expected to be treacherous at times. Also, the combination of ice and winds is likely to cause tree damage leading to the potential for power outages.

  • Indictments include drug and theft charges

    A Fort Knox woman accused of stealing someone’s identity to obtain prescription drugs was indicted in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Mykel Sullivan, 24, was indicted on charges of theft of identity and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or deceit.

    According to Radcliff Police Department, Sullivan used another woman’s identification to obtain eight prescriptions, two of which were for a controlled substance.

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  • Florida man charged with rape

    A family acquaintance is charged with the rape and sexual abuse of a then 12-year-old Elizabethtown girl that is alleged to have happened between December 2012 and February 2013.

    Jasen Sawyer, 25, of Ruskin, Fla., was arrested by Elizabethtown police while he was in town Thursday visiting the family.

    “When we realized he was coming here, it was better for us to get him here then to have to get a warrant for him down there,” said Sgt. Tim Cleary of EPD.

  • Jury hands down life sentence for Ivey

    The words of Alfred Ivey Jr. echoed off the walls of Judge Kelly Mark Easton’s courtroom Thursday afternoon, a repeated loop of his statement on the evils of rape and its deserved punishment.

    Ivey, convicted by a jury Wednesday of two counts of first-degree rape of a child, faced a potential life sentence in prison for the crimes and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Teresa Logsdon used his own words against him as she made her case why the punishment was just.

  • Lions Club pancake breakfast returns Saturday morning

    With more than 72 years of service and at least 30 years of pancakes, the community once again has a chance to enjoy breakfast at an annual fundraising event.

    The Elizabethtown Lions Club hosts its Annual Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Elizabethtown High School. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased in advance or at the door.

  • Photo: A clean sweep
  • Nearly 300 3/1 soldiers return to Fort Knox

    More than 270 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division soldiers returned from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and were welcomed home Thursday during a ceremony at Natcher Physical Fitness Center at Fort Knox.