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  • A year later, Walker's shadow remains large

    Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker’s shocking death, but the absence has not blunted his impact on the city he loved. His legacy as a humble leader has only grown during the past 12 months.

    For his family, friends and colleagues, Walker’s mark on the community where he spent his 54 years is not defined or strengthened by his death. Rather, the life he lived and the love he gave simply could be appreciated more once he was no longer here to share it.

  • Day 2 of murder trial features coroner’s report

    Members of the jury were not the only ones having trouble looking at a set of photos Thursday morning.

    Jarrod Davis, accused of killing his 36-day-old son in January 2013, looked away the entire time the prosecution showed autopsy photographs taken by a forensic pathologist at the second day of Davis’ retrial on murder charges.

  • Man indicted for murder in Ky. 313 crash

    A Hardin County man was indicted on a murder charge Thursday for his involvement in a crash on Ky. 313 that killed a Radcliff woman and injured three children, ejecting a 7-month-old from the vehicle.

    Kyle David Thomp­son, 24, also has been indicted on charges of first-degree fleeing and evading police—motor vehicle and three counts of first-degree assault, terroristic threatening and second-degree persistent felony offender. All charges are for his involvement in a crash June 3 that left Ashlee Nicole Berry, 22, dead and three children hospitalized.

  • Arson destroys mobile home, leaves family 'with nothing now'

    Deloris Devore stared at the charred remains of a mobile home in the Golden Rainbow Trailer Park off Hill Street in Radcliff, a place that for 18 months she had — until Thursday morning — called home.

    “We have nothing now,” she said.

    Burned clothes were scattered outside the trailer and blackened furniture sat inside.

    A pair of fires police said were set by David L. Jewett, 19, who also lived in the mobile home, caused the destruction.

  • E'town man in stable condition following wreck

    An Elizabethtown man was listed in stable condition Thursday afternoon at University Hospital in Louisville after a Wednesday afternoon wreck.

    Kentucky State Police say a vehicle driven by Chase Lanz, 24, of Elizabethtown, hydroplaned and struck a tree. The vehicle was westbound on Ky. 210 at Roundtop Road.

    The crash occurred around 4 p.m., police say.

    Lanz was airlifted from the scene.

  • Photo: Jamming in the park
  • Bluegrass star fondly returning to Fiddlers Contest

    During an early performance, Michael Cleveland took the stage with his fiddle in hand, seemingly unencumbered by distraction.

    In an unprecedented disaster, Cleveland dropped the instrument on the ground before striking a note.

    “The fingerboard flew right off the fiddle,” he said of the damage. “It was totaled.”

    Another contestant showed generosity toward Cleveland, loaning him the use of his fiddle for the performance. Cleveland would go on to win the contest and defeat the kindhearted musician.

  • Man indicted for murder after Ky. 313 crash

    A Hardin County man has been indicted by a grand jury Thursday for his involvement in a crash that killed a Radcliff woman.

    Kyle David Thompson, 24, has been indicted on murder, first-degree fleeing and evading police-motor vehicle, three counts of first-degree assault, terroristic threatening and second-degree persistent felony offender for his involvement in a crash June 3 on Ky. 313. Ashlee Nicole Berry, 22, was killed in the head-on collision and three children in Thompson's vehicle were hospitalized.

  • American Red Cross summer event is today

    The American Red Cross of Louisville is kicking off summer with its annual Celebrate Summer, Celebrate Life donation event in Eliza­bethtown.

    “This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to donors all year round,” said Tammy Ritchie, donor recruitment representative.

    The celebration is from noon to 7 p.m. today at Prit­chard Community Center. The free event features live entertainment, picnic-style food and offers babysitting for parents.

  • Former Rineyville pastor comes out of retirement at 89

    While most people his age are well into retirement and enjoying a life of leisure, Raymond Ward is re-entering the workforce at 89.

    As interim director of missions for Blackford-Breckinridge Baptist Associations, the former Rineyville Baptist Church pastor of 20 years oversees the food pantry and is available to serve as pastor for churches in need.

    “In August, I’ll be 90,” said Ward, who works a little more than three days a week. “I don’t see anything in the Bible that says retirement means you stop.”