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  • Driver in fatal wreck had warrant for arrest

    Police had been searching six months for Kyle Thompson before he was involved in a fatal car crash June 3.

    Thompson had three children in a minivan and crashed into a car on Ky. 313, killing Ashlee Berry, 22, and injuring the children and himself.

    Thompson, who is in custody in lieu of a $1 million cash bond, remains under 24-hour watch at University Hospital in Louisville. Listed in fair condition, he remains hospitalized with several broken bones from the crash and police say his injuries require surgery.

  • Motorcyclist flown to Louisville hospital after Saturday crash in Radcliff

    A motorcyclist was flown to a hospital in Louisville after a collision Saturday afternoon on Dixie Highway in Radcliff.

    According to Radcliff po­­lice spokesman Bryce Shumate, the motorcycle was southbound on the highway around 3:30 p.m. when a passenger vehicle entered the roadway from Millcreek Road near Sav-A-Lot and struck the motorcycle.

    The biker was airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville and the driver of the passenger vehicle was taken by ambulance to Hardin Memorial Hospital, Shumate said.

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  • Judge overturns confidential reprimand against councilman

    Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton has vacated a confidential reprimand levied against Elizabethtown Councilman Bill Bennett by the Hardin County Board of Ethics.

    While dismissing some of Bennett’s arguments in his findings, the judge remanded the case back to the board. In his ruling, Easton described “procedural deficiencies” that required the case to be done again.

  • Two children in Ky. 313 crash released from hospital

    Two of the three children involved in a crash June 3 on Ky. 313 were released from the hospital Friday.

    The children were injured when a van driven by Kyle David Thompson, 24, struck another vehicle driven by Ashlee Berry, 22, of Radcliff.

    Berry was pronounced dead at the scene and the children were taken to Kosair Children's Hospital.

    According to police, Thompson took the children and their mother at knifepoint. The mother was able to escape to call police, but Thompson drove off with the children.

  • Man indicted for burglary after leaving stolen item in borrowed car

    A Hardin County resident faces felony burglary charges after he borrowed a car and left stolen property in the back seat upon the car’s return, police said.

    Steven Daniel Fowler, 29, was indicted last week on charges of first-degree illegal possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine and complicity to commit third-degree burglary by a Hardin County grand jury.

    According to an arrest warrant, Fowler was given permission to borrow a car for 10 minutes on April 23, but after one hour had not returned the vehicle.

  • Murder trial again ends in hung jury

    The second attempt at convicting Radcliff resident Jarrod Davis of the murder of his 36-day-old son has again ended with a hung jury as jurors failed to reach consensus.

    Davis was accused of killing his son, Ja'Vion, in January 2013. The trial started on Wednesday.

    The jury, who has been deliberating for seven hours, had been Allen charged - asked to reach a verdict - by Judge Ken Howard. 

    A jury in October failed to reach a consensus on the murder charge in the case.

  • 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.