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  • KSP trooper shoots man armed with knife

    An Elizabethtown man was listed in stable condition late Monday afternoon at University Hospital in Louisville after he was shot in the groin Sunday night by a Kentucky State Police Post 4 trooper.

    Gerald R. Scheppa, 53, of the 2000 block of Hodgenville Road, was shot by authorities after he threw a large knife at KSP Trooper Charlie Miller.

    A call to KSP was received at 11:38 p.m. in regard to a welfare check requested by family members Sunday night, according to a KSP news release. Family members said Scheppa made suicidal references.

  • Radcliff officer resigns after his arrest

    A Radcliff police officer resigned Monday after he was arrested Sunday night by another member of the department on misdemeanor charges of public intoxication and terroristic threatening.

    Brian J. Clear, 33, was released just before noon Monday from Hardin County Detention Center on a $500 unsecured bond. At 4:30 p.m., Radcliff Police Chief Jeff Cross said Clear had resigned.

    Cross said he didn’t want to comment further as Sunday night’s incident has kicked off an “internal investigation on personnel matters.”

  • Guilty plea in cop’s death

    When Hodgenville Police Officer Mark Taulbee was found critically injured Sept. 16, 2012, on Ky. 210 following a vehicle chase with a suspect, an ambulance transported him to Hardin Memorial Hospital where his wife was working that morning in the emergency room.

    During a sentencing hearing Monday for the former Vine Grove man Taulbee pursued, Elizabeth Taulbee described her husband’s struggle with pain in his final moments.

  • Blessing of the Animals approaches 10 years at St. Christopher

    Septuagenarian dogs could tell young pups about the first Blessing of the Animals at St. Christopher Catholic Church.

    Saturday marks the 10th anniversary in human years for the service.

    The event falls near the Oct. 4 feast day for St. Francis of Assisi. Born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernadone, the Italian Catholic friar and preacher is now known as the patron saint of animals and the environment.

    This year’s service begins at 10 a.m. in the church parking lot on South Wilson Road in Radcliff.

  • Avis pleads guilty in Hodgenville officer's death

    A former Vine Grove man pleaded guilty this morning to second-degree manslaughter in the September 2012 death of Hodgenville Police Officer Mark A. Taulbee.

    Jason Lee Avis, 30, was arrested Sept. 16, 2012, after police said he led Taulbee on a vehicle pursuit that ended when the officer lost control of his cruiser.

    Today, Avis admitted in court to driving speeds of up to 100 miles per hour and seeing an officer in pursuit of him but not stopping. Members of Taulbee's family and Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson were present for the hearing.

  • KSP shoots E'town man after he throws knife

    An Elizabethtown man is at University Hospital in Louisville after he was shot in the groin Sunday night.

    Kentucky State Police say Gerald R. Scheppa, 53, of the 2000 block of Hodgenville Road was shot by authorities after he threw a large knife at Trooper Charlie Miller.

    KSP received a call at 11:38 p.m. in regards to a welfare check requested by family members Sunday night, according to a news release. Family members say Scheppa had made suicidal references.

  • RPD officer arrested

    A Radcliff police officer was arrested by fellow officers and booked into the Hardin County Detention Center early Monday morning.

    Brian Jason Clear, 33, was charged with misdemeanor counts of third-degree terroristic threatening and alcohol intoxication, first and second offense.

    Clear, who has been on the RPD staff for less than a year, was released on an unsecured bond at 11:57 a.m. today following video arraignment in Hardin District Court.

  • Projects at Lakewood Elementary take shape

    Projects were coming together Friday at Lakewood Elementary School.

    To the side of the building, volunteers from the Lincoln Trail Home Builders Association were constructing an outdoor classroom.

    In front of the school, an artist in residence was putting the finishing touches on a limestone sculpture of a bear wading through grass and water.

    Ruthie Miller, director of a project supported by federal grant money, said the children have loved seeing the bear take shape.

  • LCS Distinguished Alumni to induct four new members

    Landmark News Service

    The LaRue County Board of Education has announced four inductees as LaRue County Schools Distinguished Alumni.

    Phyllis Higdon Gentry, Dr. Brandon Houk, John E. Hornback, and Capt. Mark D. Turner, M.D., will be honored at a luncheon Friday at the LaRue County Extension Service.

     

  • Night Risers attendance droops, organizers hope for better in the future

    Not as many of the undead dug themselves out of the coffins this weekend as organizers of the Night Risers Film Festival & Expo hoped.

    The event took place for the first time from Friday through Sunday to feature independent films and revel in other horror-related festivities at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.