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  • Five inmates file civil suit against LaRue County jailer and employees

    Five women who allegedly suffered rape and abuse at the hands of two former LaRue County deputy jailers, filed a civil suit Monday in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Alleasha Knox Butler, Brandi Dennis, Stephanie Mason, Jennifer Nichols and Betty Cox were inmates at the jail, according to the suit filed by Elizabethtown attorney Ronald Hines.

    The women claim they were “mistreated, harassed, assaulted, forcibly raped and forced to perform sexual acts” while incarcerated.

  • Holt included in Redford's 'The Conspirator'

    Robert Redford’s new historical drama “The Conspirator” will include a portrayal of Kentuckian Joseph Holt, who served as Judge Advocate General of the Army under President Abraham Lincoln.

    “The Conspirator” focuses on Mary Surratt, who was one of four individuals who allegedly assisted John Wilkes Booth in assassinating Lincoln in 1865. Holt was the lead prosecutor at the conspiracy trial and will be played by actor Danny Huston.

  • Duvall proclaims National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall presented a city of Radcliff proclamation celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week April 10-16. Receiving the proclamation is Radcliff Police Department telecommunications supervisor Cheryl Lewis and Radcliff Police Chief Jeffrey A. Cross.

  • Caleb Vaughn participates in Eagle Scout project

    Eagle Scout Caleb Vaughn of Troop 221 participated in his Eagle Scout badge project with his dad, Mike, and fellow Eagle Scouts Matthew Willis and Austin Mason when they painted the front rooms, Narthex and stairwell of Gloria Dei. Other Eagle Scouts of Troop 221 who were involved but not pictured were Phillip Gleitz, Braxton and Mitchell Kirkman. Scout Master of Troop 221 is Monte Gleitz. Friends of Eagle Scout Troop 221 who also helped were Jonathan Berry and Cody Thomas.

  • Habitat dedicates home to the Gray family

    Hardin County Habitat for Humanity recently completed a home for Jamie Gray and his daughter, Ashley, at 91 Valley Creek Spur in Elizabethtown. 
    On April 3, the home was dedicated by members of the HCHFH Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and family and friends of the Grays. Glen MacPherson, board president, opened the ceremony with a reading from Genesis, noting that this is a new beginning for the Gray family. This house was sponsored by an anonymous donor who gave $31,000 toward its construction.

  • Regional traffic fatality figures rise slightly

    While locally there is a slight increase, national statistics indicate that 2010 could have the lowest number of traffic-related deaths in more than 60 years.

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expecting traffic fatalities for 2010 to be the lowest since 1949. Locally, however, the number of crashes reported through Kentucky State Police Post 4 rose slightly from 2009 to 2010.

  • BRIDGES getting started with WRI program

    A program to assist youth in fulfilling court-ordered obligations took another step Tuesday in beginning its mission.

    The BRIDGES council hosted an open house for its Work Restitution Initiative to explain the program to potential youth, employers, mentors and community members who might be interested in participating.

  • Revisiting the Burke trial

    The issue: Fourth mistrial in Burke case
    Our view:
    Mistrial does not represent justice denied

    For the second time, jurors were unable to agree upon a verdict in the double murder case involving former U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke.

    As a result of the jury’s impasse following hours of deliberation, Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton was forced to declare a mistrial.
    This most recent mistrial is the fourth to occur in Burke’s ongoing high-profile case.

  • PREP TENNIS ROUNDUP: Tuesday's results (04/13)

    TENNIS

    BOYS’ PREP

    TUESDAY’S MATCHES

    ELIZABETHTOWN5, BARREN COUNTY 0

    Results from Tuesday's match at the University Drive Park Tennis Courts:

    Singles

    Reza Haider (E) def. Collin Sparks (BC), 6-0, 6-2

    Zeeshan Bhatti (E) def. Matt Spillman (BC), 6-0, 6-1

    Muneeb Abri (E) def. Grant Gardner (BC), 6-3, 6-1

    Doubles