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  • Sturgill takes plea deals on charges

    A former West Point resident facing two court cases accepted a plea deal Wednesday and was sentenced to six years.

    Faced with first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse charges, Jimmie Sturgill, 66, took a six-year plea deal on the charges — both felonies. Police say the charges stem from his involvement with a former foster child younger than 16.

    If he had gone to trial, Sturgill faced up to 25 years in prison on the two charges.

  • Guthrie to co-chair spectrum caucus

    WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie will co-chair a Congressional caucus he founded with Democratic Rep. Doris Matsui of California to address issues regarding the use and need for communications spectrum.

    “Spectrum, a key component of innovation, is facing an increasingly high demand while in limited supply,” the Bowling Green Republican said in a statement. “The caucus will attempt to educate our colleagues on the importance of spectrum policy and identify ways to increase access to and better utilize spectrum.”

  • Fort Knox explains shelter directive

    Last Friday morning, Kim Cameron was at the Fort Knox Veterinary Treatment Clinic for her pet’s appointment and it appeared to be business as usual.

    Only a few hours later, the stray animal shelter – in the same building as the veterinary clinic – was a flurry of activity as staff adopted or fostered six dogs and 28 cats after the public responded to a Facebook post that received almost 500 shares in four hours.

    The social media post claimed the facility planned to euthanize all remaining animals if not adopted or fostered by 4 p.m.

  • Smith: Fort Knox a career capstone

    In his 30-year military career, Maj. Gen. Jeff Smith said he has held a number of fulfilling roles but said he can think of none with as much of an impact on the Army as what he has done with U.S. Army Cadet Command at Fort Knox, where he has served as commander since early 2012.

    Smith is departing Fort Knox next month to take over as deputy chief of staff of operations at the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, a NATO-led security mission.

    The change of command is set for March 6 and Smith said he will be in Afghanistan later that month.

  • Man accused of violating protective order, threatening police

    Police say a Radcliff man broke an emergency protective order a day after it was issued and threatened an officer and his family.

    Brandon D. Plowman, 28, of the 300 block of Clearview Drive in Radcliff, was arrested Wednesday afternoon when a female relative returned to her home and found Plowman passed out on her bed. The woman had taken out an EPO on Plowman that was issued Tuesday night, according to an arrest citation. The EPO stated that he was not allowed at her Radcliff residence.

  • Confidential communication between Cruse, Hornback remain sealed

    Landmark News Service

    The attorney representing Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk/Treasurer MaDonna Hornback is fighting to keep confidential certain communications between his clients.

    LaRue Circuit Judge Charles Simms III ruled two weeks ago to unseal documents of a personal nature that were found during an investigation of City Hall. They were among numerous items seized by Kentucky State Police last summer and may include written, phone, text and Internet messages.

  • Rape case ends with guilty verdict

    Tears fell on the witness stand in Judge Kelly Mark Easton’s courtroom Wednesday from a woman who said she was victimized and raped by Alfred Ivey Jr. when he was dating her mother.

    The girl, now in her early 20s, recounted the horror and pain she said she has carried with her for roughly a decade since giving birth to Ivey’s child, living with the knowledge she was a little girl with a baby of her own.

    “(It’s) very hard,” she said. “It really, really messed up my life.”

  • Ivey found guilty of rape

    It took less than an hour of deliberation Wednesday afternoon for a jury to find Alfred Ivey Jr. of Nicholasville guilty of two counts of first-degree rape of a child, one count coming when the girl was less than 12 years old.

    The two counts, both felonies, carry a minimum of 20 years to life in prison. If Ivey, 49, is not sentenced to life, the maximum penalty he could face is 70 years in prison.

    Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Teresa Logsdon recommended life in prison due to the severity of the crimes.

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  • New recruits join Addie's Army

    Hardin County Teen Court has enlisted in Addie’s Army.

    Members of Teen Court are raising money for the Addie’s Army Foundation, created to assist Addilyn Roberts, 3, who was diagnosed with leukemia. The teens are creating survival bracelets and selling them for $5.