Local News

  • Man outwits angry dog

    Daniel Killian was on his way to the gym when he helped save a couple of senior citizens who were being attacked by a dog in Radcliff.

    He was on Lincoln Trail Boulevard when he saw a man making strange movements on the side of the road.

    “The man on the sidewalk looked like he was dancing,” he said.

    Killian, of Vine Grove, drove by the same as other driver did, but something made him turn around.

    “I had an instinct that something was going on,” he said.

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  • Sports Park planning July 21 opening activities

    After years of planning, construction and controversy over its cost and the restaurant tax imposed to pay for it, Elizabethtown Sports Park opens to the public in a little more than a month.

    Elizabethtown announced July 21 as the opening date for the park and plans a slew of activities before the park kicks off its first tournament — the Cal Ripken Baseball Ohio Valley Regional — on July 25.

    Janna Clark, sports and sales director for Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau, said

  • Hodgenville council votes to add tourism commission

    Last month, Hodgenville City Council agreed to draw up a restaurant tax ordinance with a first reading occurring in June.

    However, in last week’s meeting, Mayor Terry Cruse said he learned a seven-member tourist and convention commission had to be in force before a 2 percent restaurant tax could be enacted.

  • 13-year-old girl and her mother testify in rape trial

    A 13-year-old girl and her mother testified Friday against an Elizabethtown man accused of forcible rape.

    Kelly Ferguson, 35, is accused of raping the teen.

    His attorneys said the two had consensual sex.

    The girl and her mother testified to a course of events described the day before by the girl’s father. Each said Ferguson visited in August to see the family and asked three times during the evening if the girl would walk him home for beer, cigarettes or other errands.

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  • E'town man charged with murder

    An Elizabethtown man was charged Saturday in the murder of a 20-year-old man.

    Jamie B. Wagers, 24, was arrested by Kentucky State Police after they received a call at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday of an incident at 130 Magers Drive.

    Christian Fernando Higdon, 20, of Clarkson, was pronounced dead by the Hardin County Coroner’s Office, Deputy Coroner Kenneth Spangenberger said. Cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head.

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  • E’town church spreads message with balloons

    To give its new vacation Bible school program a lift, all Locust Grove Baptist Church needed was a little helium.

    Members of the church on Red Mill Road in Elizabethtown decided to revamp their VBS and began looking for a way to advertise the program. Stauge “Kenny” Jones, 11, offered up an untraditional method for getting the word out — send out balloons with program fliers attached, a sort of updated version of the carrier pigeon.

    Jones saw the idea carried out at a church he previously attended.

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