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  • Elizabethtown could toughen stance on standing liens

    Elizabethtown is reviewing a series of policy recommendations to toughen its stance on lien enforcement as the number and cost of liens rise, creating a financial strain and an administrative burden.

    Planning Director Ed Poppe recommended the city place limits on a lien’s age, amount and property value before a property is foreclosed on while also restricting the number of abatement actions the city can take to clean up a property.

  • Boyd County man indicted for rape, sodomy

    A Hardin County grand jury indicted an Ashland man Thursday who faces four felony sex charges stemming from alleged encounters with girls who were younger than 12 at the time.

    Edward P. Rogers, 34, was indicted on charges of first-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of first-degree sodomy. The case was presented to the grand jury as a direct indictment.

    Rogers is accused of subjecting two girls to forcible sexual contact, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Teresa Logsdon said.

  • Setting the record straight

    A U.S. Navy veteran who served as a steward during World War II and the Korean War and whose service was segregated from other sailors received a posthumous tribute Monday morning in Elizabethtown.

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie awarded 15 service medals to the daughter and son-in-law of Jesus Arriola Leon Guerrero, a native of Guam who served 20 years in the U.S. Navy, from 1937 to 1957, and died in 1991.

  • Rolling science lab teaching children about agriculture

    Agriculture science is coming to Hardin County children beginning today.

  • Celebrating Earth Day at ECTC
  • Yard sale to offer miles of deals

    Deals are expected to stretch for 26 miles Saturday in the Cecilia area and beyond.

    The second 26-Mile Yard Sale hosted by the Cecilia Ruritan Club on Ky. 86 is set to begin at about 8 a.m. and stretch from U.S. 62 to U.S. 60, through Cecilia, Howevalley, Vertrees and other small communities.

    The event features yard sale booths set up for free in the yards of area residents and rented for those who don’t live in the area.

    The event is set to take place regardless of the weather.

  • HMH, United Way join forces to assist SpringHaven

    Hardin Memorial Health is working with United Way of Central Kentucky to benefit one of their partner agencies.

    The two have organized a day of service Friday at SpringHaven Domestic Violence Shelter, in which more than 100 volunteers will clean, paint, repair and revitalize older portions of the shelter, said Tanya Thomas, SpringHaven executive director.

  • Jury awards family $7.2 million for defective cochlear implant

    More than four years after a 6-year-old girl was shocked by an implantable hearing aid, a federal jury awarded more than $7 million to the girl’s Vine Grove family.

    Brian and Michelle Sadler filed a civil complaint against the implant’s developer, Advanced Bionics, in August 2011 in the U.S. District Court of Western Kentucky. The complaint was filed on behalf of their daughter, Breanna, who has suffered permanent hearing loss.

  • Sheriff: Buffalo man shot during struggle over gun

    A family struggle over a gun Sunday night in a Buffalo home ended when a man was shot in the shoulder.

    Dennis Locke, 55, of Buffalo, was transported Sunday to a Louisville hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to his upper shoulder, LaRue County Sheriff Merle Edlin said.

  • One piece at a time: Heuke family shares journey with autism

    Dylan Heuke is giggling hard at his own joke. His cheeks redden and he seems unable to stifle his laughter. His parents and siblings laugh with him and at his amusement. He finally regains his breath and slaps his mother, Amanda Heuke, on the back good-naturedly.

    “Good times,” he said, “good times.” And this sets the laughter off in everyone again.

    “I mean, he’s funny.” Amanda said. “Who would not want this around?”