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  • Radcliff mayor discusses funneling insurance savings to employees

    In his comments at the end of Tuesday’s quiet council meeting, Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall said the city may have up to $250,000 in rollover savings from the previous year’s budget, which ended June 30.

    He also said employee health insurance quotes for the coming year, beginning Sept. 1, are 5 percent less than last year.

  • No foul play suspected in drowning death

    Investigators have identified an Elizabethtown man whose body was found in Buffalo Lake.

    Justin Russell, 28, was found dead Tuesday evening after police and rescue workers responded to an emergency call at the reservoir on the southeast side of Elizabethtown.

  • Attorney enter plea on chief’s behalf

    In a case that began in Hodgenville City Hall, an attorney for Police Chief Steve Johnson entered a not-guilty plea Wednesday in LaRue District Court.

    Johnson, who was served a criminal summons late last month, faces charges of first-degree official misconduct and second-degree hindering a prosecution or apprehension. He was not present in court.

  • Vine Grove adopts 2015 budget

    Vine Grove finalized its 2015 budget with no changes to Mayor Blake Proffitt’s $5.84 million proposal that includes $95,000 worth of upgrades to the city’s radio communications system and a raise for city employees.

  • Man found at Buffalo Lake identified

    Investigators have identified an Elizabethtown man whose body was found at Buffalo Lake.

    Justin Russell, 28, was found dead Tuesday night after police and rescue workers responded to an emergency call at the reservoir on the southeast side of Elizabethtown.

  • Local musician offers proposal for part of J.J. Newberry property

    A local musician has offered to purchase and renovate a building in downtown Elizabethtown, which once was home to the J.J. Newberry five-and-dime store chain.

  • Attorney attempts withdrawal from third murder trial

    As he awaits a third murder trial, Jarrod D. Davis stood by one of his attorneys as she made a motion to withdraw from his case.

    Davis, 25, of Radcliff, is accused to killing his 36-day-old son, Ja’Vion Davis, in early January 2013. His first two trials ended when jurors were unable to reach a unanimous verdict. His third trial date is set for Aug. 11.

  • (Don't) bring the noise

    Car stereo competitions converging at Freeman Lake Park for more than 10 years now are getting a thumbs down from park visitors and nearby homeowners.

    Park officials recently have fielded complaints against the noise emanating from the competitions, hosted by E2 Audio and its competition league called For Competitors By Competitors.

  • Former EMT denied bond reduction for second time

    A Radcliff man indicted on multiple sex charges was denied bond reduction for a second time when he attended his motion hearing Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

  • Radcliff 19-year-old enters plea in juvenile sex case

    A 19-year-old Radcliff man charged with sex crimes against a girl younger than 14 pleaded not guilty Tuesday at his arraignment.

    Jordan Farm­er is charged with second-degree rape/no force, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison if convicted. He also faces misdemeanor charges of two counts of sexual misconduct and third-degree sexual abuse.