Local News

  • Police: Search for body was worth the effort

    Drivers along East Railroad Avenue in Elizabethtown aren’t stopping to stare at overturned dirt quite as long this week.

    Not like two days last week when dozens of city public works employees, police officers, detectives, coroners and two archaeologists roamed the land looking in the dirt for human remains.

    Officials found a variety of items, including clothing and jars, but no body, according to EPD spokesman Virgil Willoughby. He called the pursuit of remains on the property “complete.”

  • County hears first reading of bond issue

    Hardin Fiscal Court is a few weeks away from securing the mechanism needed to finance the four-story government complex off Patriot Parkway near Ring Road.

    The court heard the first reading of an ordinance Tuesday afternoon, issuing two general obligation bonds to finance the bulk of construction’s cost, which has been set at a guaranteed maximum price of $13.1 million.

  • Patching potholes

    With a scattering of sunny days with warmer temperatures, road maintenance crews have started to repair damage an ice-filled winter has caused around Hardin County.

    State, county and city road maintenance workers are out filling potholes from several inches of precipitation and freezing temperatures have left in its wake.

  • RPD searching for man in connection to rape case

    Radcliff Police are searching for a black man in his 20s in connection to the rape of a 17-year-old girl on Feb. 7.

    In a news release, the man is described as having a thin build with a goatee and shoulder- length dreadlocks.

    RPD spokesman Bryce Shumate said the teenager is not from Radcliff and she had not known the man for very long.

  • Haycraft neighborhood to gain community garden

    Elizabethtown’s ongoing revitalization of the Haycraft neighborhood continues this year through a project allowing residents to experiment with growing their own food.

  • Motion to reduce bail in abuse case denied

    An Elizabethtown man accused of spanking his step-children with a paddle appeared Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Donald Lee Begley, 46, is indicted on three counts of second-degree criminal abuse of a child 12 years old or younger and is being held on a $10,000 cash bond.

    Begley’s attorney, public defender David Stewart, made a motion in court Tuesday to reduce the bond. The motion was denied by Judge Ken Howard, citing other felony convictions and failure to comply with previous court orders.

  • Kroger-crash case continued to March 18

    A woman indicted on nine charges, including attempted murder, after police say she crashed her car into an Elizabethtown Kroger, appeared Tuesday morning in Hardin Circuit Court.

    June Blocker, 52, requested representation by a public defender, if she qualified.

    After reviewing her request, Judge Ken Howard said Blocker did not qualify, citing her financial assets. He continued the case until March 18 to allow her time to hire a private attorney.

    An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt.

  • Motion made in murder case

    A Radcliff man accused in the 2013 death of his 1-month old son appeared Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    A motion was made on behalf of Jarrod D. Davis, 24, to continue his trial — set for March 19 — to a later date.

    A pretrial conference already was scheduled for Davis on March 4 and Judge Ken Howard said he would address the motion then.

  • Sturgill headed to second trial

    The second of three cases expected to go to trial against a former West Point man begins Thursday.

    Jimmie Sturgill, 66, who was found guilty in June of 12 of 16 charges of sending explicit Facebook messages to two teenage girls, goes on trial on a charge of first-degree sodomy involving a teen. If found guilty, he faces up to 20 years in prison on the Class B felony.

  • Wave of 3/1 soldiers return

    More than 120 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division soldiers returned Monday night from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and were welcomed home during a ceremony at Natcher Physical Fitness Center on post.