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Today's News

  • State warns of West Nile danger to horses

    State officials are warning equine owners that weather conditions are right for an outbreak of West Nile Virus.

    The warning came Wednesday from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

    Officials advise equine owners to consult veterinarians about vaccinating horses against the disease.

    Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said in a statement officials don’t want to cause unnecessary alarm. They are concerned about the particular vulnerability horses have to the potentially deadly disease, he said.

  • Commanding general’s residence open for tours Sunday

    An open house Sunday at the residence of Fort Knox’s commanding general is the first time it has been open to the public since its construction in 1939, as far as officials know.

    Since then, the colonial structure with revival architecture has been the residence of the commanding general at Fort Knox.

    Fort Knox spokesman Kyle Hodges said historians he has spoken with have found no other instances in which the building was open to the public, as it will be from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

  • Suspect arrested in E'town gas station thefts

    Police arrested a suspect Monday night wanted in connection to multiple thefts at Elizabethtown Five Star locations earlier this month.

    Jeffrey H. Atwell, 47, of Louisville, is accused of stealing university-themed gloves from Five Star gas station shelves and hiding them in his pants. The suspect then made a purchase at the register before leaving the scene in a red-and-tan Mercury Mountaineer.

    These thefts allegedly occurred March 2 at the 1600 N. Dixie Ave. and 1046 N. Mulberry St. locations in Elizabethtown, police said.

  • Alpha Phi Alpha members Bowl for Kids Sake

    Members of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc participated in the annual Bowl for Kids Sake sake fundraiser. Pictured are Col. Eric Hoggard, Willie Little, Dr. James Baker, Major Jason Luckey, Colonel Louis Wingate, Hardin County NAACP President Marcus Ray and Radcliff City Councilman Stan Holmes. Anthony McCormick and Derek Jackson not pictured.

  • Stephens is guest speaker at Radcliff Rotary Club meeting

    A recent guest at the Radcliff Rotary Club meeting was Dr. Ron Stephens, associate dean, Western Kentucky University. Dr Stephens, an Elizabethtown AM Club member, gave the club a review of the WKU program at the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (ECTC) campus. A student can enroll at ECTC and complete a bachelor’s degree through WKU right here in the county. The Radcliff Rotary meets at noonThursdays at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff.

  • Sarah Anthony embraces 'sweet' career choice

    Sarah Anthony has a sweet business operation. Literally.

    Anthony, of Hodgenville, owns Sugar Fashion Cakes, which offers cakes and cupcakes to customers with an emphasis on custom orders. Cakes can be sculpted in shapes ranging from a doctor’s medical bag to the iconic dogs playing poker scene.

  • Motherhood & More: Learning to let go

    Relax, I tell myself.

    Don’t nitpick, I tell myself.

    But I have such a difficult time letting my 3-year-old boy just be a 3-year-old boy.

    He’s silly and rambunctious and I love all of that about him. But as his mother, it’s my job to rein him in when I can. To keep him from jumping off the arm of the sofa or to keep him from hanging the upper half of his body out the open window of his upstairs bedroom.

  • White Mills Camp looks toward its next need

    ISSUE: White Mills Christian Camp's expansion
    OUR VIEW: Spirit of improvement influences success

    Since 1949, summer has included an escape to White Mills Christian Camp for hundreds of young people. It’s an opportunity to focus on the spiritual while enjoying the outdoors, establishing lifelong friendships and making memories.

  • Attorney files motion to suppress statement in rape case

    A public defender representing Kelly C. Ferguson, an Elizabethtown man facing first-degree rape and sodomy charges, filed multiple motions Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court including a motion to suppress a statement by the defendant.

    Ferguson, 35, is a registered sex offender. He was found guilty in 1997 of first-degree sexual abuse. In August, he was arrested by Kentucky State Police after an alleged sexual encounter with a female younger than 16.

  • Fiscal Court weighs jail safety and right to faith

    The Elizabethtown Church of Christ sees a ban on baptisms at the Hardin County Detention Center as an infringement on the American right of free religious expression.

    Joe Brothers, a congregation member, said the church quietly has advocated a repeal of the ban for years. As believers, Brothers said, the church is compelled to stand publicly for what it believes in, including the right of all Americans, including inmates, to participate in baptism as an affirmation of belief in Jesus Christ.