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  • Farmers market license requirement could be dropped

    Many vendors at the Vine Grove Farmers Market no longer will have to pay for business licenses if a proposed change to a city ordinance is passed.

    The change would waive the need for a license for participants buying and selling fresh produce on Tuesdays and Fridays in May through November.

    Those who choose to sell prepared food items on days other than those specified still will be required to get a business license.

    The ordinance with the change was brought before the Vine Grove City Council for a first reading Monday.

  • Donations, garage sale to help build playground

    Large donations from local companies and a city-organized garage sale are planned to propel efforts to create a playground accessible to all children in Vine Grove.

    The Swope Family of Dealerships and 84 Lumber Co. are the latest in a series of businesses to offer financial support for constructing a playground that could be used by all children, including those with disabilities.

    Swope presented a check Monday for $4,750 to Rachel Ritchie, 9, and her family for the Fun for Everyone playground.

  • Body found on I-65 remains unidentified

    Though seven days have passed since a mowing company found her body alongside Interstate 65, a woman remains nameless as police continue to search for her identity.

    The woman, identified as being between 20 and 40 years old, was discovered around 9:30 a.m. May 29 between the 99- and 100 mile-markers beside northbound I-65, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Hardin County Coroner Dr. Bill Lee said preliminary autopsy results indicate the case of death as multiple blunt force injuries to the head. A full autopsy is pending toxicology results.

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  • Tree work may hold link to officer's death

    By BRUCE SCHREINER

    Associated Press

    LOUISVILLE — Investigators trying to hunt down the killer of a Kentucky police officer said Tuesday that tree limbs strewn on a highway exit ramp were used in the nighttime ambush, and they asked Nelson County-area residents to contact them if they had tree work done around the time of the slaying.

  • E'town men plead guilty in Plaza 94 robbery

    Two Elizabethtown men pleaded guilty Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court to attempting to rob a gas station near Interstate 65 in December.

    Chase A. Dunaway, 19, and Nathaniel J. Restivo, 21, were arrested Dec. 7 after Elizabethtown police responded to Plaza 94 at 2022 N. Mulberry St. in reference to a robbery, police said.

    Originally indicted on charges of complicity to commit first-degree robbery, the two men pleaded guilty to amended charges of complicity to commit second-degree robbery, which is a Class C felony.

  • Jury trial begins for Sturgill

    The trial in the case against a former West Point man accused of sending sexually themed electronic messages to two minor girls began Monday with juror selection.

    One of the girls was a foster child who lived in Sturgill’s home.

    Jimmie Sturgill, 65, of Catlettsburg, faces 19 sex-related felony charges in Hardin County. However, the jury trial that began Monday concerns 16 of those charges.

    According to police, Sturgill sent sexually charged messages via Facebook to two minor girls between September 2010 and May 2011.

  • E'town introduces budget

    Elizabethtown City Council admitted to some heated debates during this year’s budget session, but they were in accord Monday as Mayor Tim Walker presented the city’s nearly $60.2 million budget.

    The proposed budget, which was reduced slightly from last year, recommends more than $10 million in funding for sanitary sewer improvements and keeps services stable with a nearly $28 million general fund. Once capital projects are added, the budget exceeds $73 million.

  • Radcliff man arrested for attempted rape

    A Radcliff man faces charges of attempted rape and sexual abuse after police say he was involved in a domestic violence incident with the mother of his child.

    Travis C. Botette, 23, was arrested Saturday night on charges of attempted first-degree rape — domestic violence, first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree assault — domestic violence and no visible injury.

  • Holland continues recovery at Ronald McDonald House

    Local teenager Andrew Holland has successfully undergone a bone marrow transplant and left the hospital, moving into the Ronald McDonald House in Louisville as he continues his recovery.

    Regina Hensley, Holland’s mother, said doctors were impressed with his resiliency as he left Kosair Children’s hospital about 24 days after the transplant. He was hospitalized for more than a month during the procedure and recovery, she said.