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  • Crash film scheduled for two local viewings

    Two local viewings have been scheduled for a documentary about the May 14, 1988, Carrollton bus crash that killed 27 and injured 34.

    The bus, carrying 67 passengers from Radcliff First Assembly of God Church to King’s Island, was struck by a pickup truck driven by a drunken driver going the wrong direction on Interstate 71 in Carroll County.

  • E'town, Radcliff prepare for spring cleanup

    With spring around the corner, Elizabethtown and Radcliff are prepping for their annual pick-me-ups.

    The cities released spring cleanup schedules Monday.

  • Photos: Saturday auction benefits Bluegrass Middle School student
  • Out-of-state man indicted on possession of counterfeit bills

    A Georgia man will be sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court for possession of counterfeit $100 bills after accepting a plea deal.

    Kwame V. Carter, 21, was indicted March 8 for first-degree possession of a forged instrument. That same day he accepted a plea agreement through the county’s rocket docket program.

    According to the agreement, Carter was found in possession of five counterfeit bills March 27, 2012, in Hardin County. The bills originally were $5 but were bleached and reprinted as $100.

  • Leitchfield man wanted after failing to appear to sentencing

    A Leitchfield man released in January from Hardin County Detention Center now is wanted for failure to appear for his sentencing in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Christopher Scott Rogers, 29, was indicted Thursday for first-degree bail jumping.

    Originally charged in August with second-degree burglary, Rogers was released Jan. 22 on a $10,000 unsecured bond after entering a plea agreement with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, according to records.

  • KSP Post 3 arrests man wanted for manufacturing meth in Hardin County

    A man wanted by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force for manufacturing methamphetamine was arrested Saturday in Hart County where he now faces additional charges.

    Kenneth Wayne Priddy, 50, of Sonora was indicted in November in Hardin Circuit Court on charges of complicity to manufacture methamphetamine-second offense and first-degree persistent felony offense.

  • PHOTO: Daffodil drops
  • Supporters throw strikes for Big Brothers Big Sisters

    Supporters filled the lanes this weekend at Dix-E-Town Lanes to knock down pins for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

    Kevin Clark, community engagement branch manager for BBBS in Elizabethtown, said the nonprofit has hosted Bowl for Kids’ Sake for at least 10 years and participation has risen the last two years after a brief decline. This year, nearly 600 bowlers registered, he said.

    “The bowling is a celebration of the work they’ve done,” Clark said. “It’s something that’s fun for a good cause.”

  • Local girl to be honored on day of her surgery

    The date of an Elizabethtown girl’s surgery is being recognized by local supporters and organizations.

    Elizabethtown city employees, local radio stations and LaRue County High School are calling Wednesday Brooklyn’s Day, in honor of 18-month-old Brooklyn Disselkamp undergoing surgery that day.

    Brooklyn has received support from community members since being diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma – a pediatric cancer that creates tumors in the body and tumor cells in bone marrow.

  • Former West Point man indicted on sodomy charges

     

    A former West Point man facing 18 sex-related felonies has been indicted on another charge stemming from an allegation that occurred nearly three years ago.

    Jimmie Sturgill, 65, of Catlettsburg was indicted Thursday for first-degree sodomy. According to the indictment, Sturgill forced the alleged victim to engage in a sexual act between April 6, 2010, and June 6, 2010.

    The new indictment comes a month before Sturgill’s jury trial is scheduled.