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  • City council approves bids for parking lot construction

    Three construction bids for city hall’s parking lot that caused a point of contention at last week’s Radcliff City Council work session were up for approval at Tuesday’s meeting.

    At the work session and again Tuesday, councilwoman Barbara Baker sparked discussion when she questioned the inclusion of a change order not to total more than 10 percent of the contract price in all three bids. She was concerned automatic inclusion of the fee might entice contractors to spend it and she didn’t see the need in including it.

  • Sanders' attorney weighs in on suspension

    LaRue County Schools Superintendent Sam Sanders remained silent about his suspension Tuesday in response to a DUI arrest, but his attorney weighed in.

    Doug Hubbard, a Bardstown attorney representing Sanders, said he was not familiar with the sanctions levied against him when contacted and had not yet spoken to his client as of Tuesday morning.

    The LaRue County Board of Education handed down a 30-day suspension without pay against Sanders following a nearly two-hour closed session Monday night.

  • KSP finds armed robbery suspects

    After an anonymous tip, Kentucky State Police arrested two suspects wanted for an armed robbery in Brandenburg.

    Derik Walker, 35, of Shepherdsville, and David Stearman, 31, of Brandenburg, were arrested at a Brandenburg residence around 6:45 p.m. Monday, police said. Both are charged with first-degree robbery, a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison.

    They are scheduled to appear today in Meade District Court for arraignment. Both are lodged in the Meade County Detention Center in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond.

  • Hodgenville schedules hearing on mayor’s fate

    Hodgenville City Council set a public hearing for possible removal of Mayor Terry Cruse after hearing a report Monday night outlining alleged violations of city ordinances and Kentucky law.

    Michelle Sparks, an attorney hired by the council to review a Kentucky State Police criminal investigation, gave a report detailing a “snapshot” of violations alleged against the mayor and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

  • LaRue superintendent suspended

    The LaRue County Board of Education levied a 30-day suspension without pay against Superintendent Sam Sanders following a nearly two-hour closed session Monday night.

    The suspension is set to start April 21 and Assistant Superintendent Amanda Reed was appointed interim superintendent by the board in Sanders’ absence.

  • Elizabethtown man to compete in international gaming tournament

    It has been a life-long dream of Elizabethtown resident Brendan Franco to travel abroad, but he never dreamed video games would get him there.

    Franco, 20, left Monday for Copenhagen, Denmark, to participate in the Copenhagen Games – an international amateur electronic gaming tournament. He will compete in the League of Legends tournament.

  • Wildfire cause still undetermined

    The wildfire that burned 100 acres or more Sunday in southern Hardin County along New Glendale Road nearly was extinguished Monday, but fire officials still had not determined an exact cause.

    Glendale Fire Chief Richard Peters, who led the command post, said it appears the fire was ignited accidentally, possibly by a discarded cigarette.

    The fire originated along a fence line in the 1200 block of West Rhudes Creek Road between Overall-Phillips Road and New Glendale Road.

  • Umpire injured at sports park

    An umpire working a baseball game Sunday at the Elizabethtown Sports Park was injured after he was struck by a ball during a tournament, said sports park Director Seth Breitner.

    Breitner said the baseball struck the umpire in the head during a morning game in the Kentucky Pre-Season Championships tournament, which is hosted by GameDay USA out of Naperville, Ill.

  • Attorney general backs Meade County action in open records case

    Reviewing an open records appeal, the state Attorney General’s Office ruled Meade County Attorney Jessica Brown Roberts acted appropriately in denying a request for a video that pertains to a criminal investigation.

    The dispute revolved around a CD video created by Meade County Deputy Sheriff Bryce Rogers. It was made from a storage card seized from a camera as part of a December 2012 investigation related to a store owned by Elaine Matthews.

  • Cancer survivors gather for dinner, fashion show

    Several dozen cancer survivors and caregivers gathered at Pritchard Community Center to celebrate another day.

    At the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Cancer Survivor Dinner and Fashion Show, event organizer Holly Cairns walked the room Sunday, accommodating diners and talking with guests.

    During the dinner, 12 other cancer survivors gathered on stage behind a curtain, preparing to model for an Old Navy fashion show.