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  • DUI, other charges levied in Tuesday crash

    \A Tuesday injury crash on Ky. 54 west of Leitchfield was alcohol related, according to Kentucky State Police.

    A 2002 Kia driven by Dustin Haycraft, 23, of Leitchfield was eastbound on Ky. 54 when it ran off the right shoulder, police said. Haycraft overcorrected, causing the vehicle to run off the left shoulder, strike a fence and crash into a utility pole, police said.

  • White could face death penalty in December death

    A Radcliff man could face a death sentence if convicted of the murder of a woman late last year.

    Abdullah Rahman White, 35, is accused of asphyxiating Kristie Lynne Allen, 28, inside a Buffalo home and later attempting to move her body from the scene.

    Allen, a 2002 graduate of LaRue County High School and former student at Lindsey Wilson College, was house-sitting for a vacationing couple. Her mother found her body Dec. 30 when she went to the home to check on her daughter.

  • Vine Grove budget up for approval Thursday

    Vine Grove officials plan to pass a budget Thursday for the current fiscal year.

    City council members listened Monday night to a first reading of the budget, which estimated revenue at about $7.6 million and spending at about $6.7 million. The difference of about $900,000 is expected to go into rainy day savings.

    A public hearing about the budget has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday and is expected to be followed by a city council vote on the budget.

    The proposed budget includes a 3 percent cost of living wage increase for all city employees.

  • Second man charged with burglary in funeral-hour crimes

    The second of three men arrested in connection with two separate burglaries while the families were at funerals has been charged with first-degree burglary.

    The charge was added for James Greg Parrett, 42, of Magnolia, after he originally was charged last week with receiving stolen property valued at more than $500 and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), second offense, said Norman Chaffins, Kentucky State Police Post 4 spokesman.

  • Man pleads guilty to rape, incest

    A man accused of forcibly raping an adult female relative has accepted a plea deal from the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

    David Dunnivant, 45, of Elizabethtown, pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree rape, incest (forcible compulsion) and tampering with a witness.

    The deal offers Dunnivant 15 years in prison on the rape charge, seven years on the incest charge and two years on the charge of tampering with a witness. Time for all three charges would be served concurrently, for a total of 15 years in prison.

  • Pools one of few reliefs for high temps in Hardin County

    Pamela Thompson enjoyed Radcliff City Pool with her grandchildren Tuesday, just as they do every day. Temperatures in the area have spiked past the 100-degree mark, and the heat makes the water more inviting.

    “It was hot,” Thompson said, “but we kept on coming.”

    HardinCounty’s heat wave has drawn patrons to the cool waters of local pools, and directors say they’ve seen an increase in the numbers coming out to swim.

    Thompson said the pool makes up for sweltering temperatures.

  • HMH acquires, closes Acute Care

    Hardin Memorial Health has eliminated an urgent care competitor but soon will have another.

    HMH has acquired and closed Acute Care E-Town PLLC on Ring Road, shuttering its doors Sunday to draw volumes to its own Carefirst Urgent Care Centers on Ring Road and Rogersville Road near Vine Grove as well as Workwell Occupational Health.

  • Runaway truck plows across University Drive ball field

    Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission players standing on Sonny Chaput Field got a scare Tuesday evening as a driverless semi-truck crashed through the outfield.

    The truck, carrying an asphalt paver and roller, belonged to Scotty’s Paving and originally was parked on the back lot of Elizabethtown Community Technical College. For reasons unknown Tuesday evening, it rolled across the parking lot, down an embankment, across University Drive and onto the ball field.

  • A few ways to enjoy and celebrate Andy Griffith

    By FRAZIER MOORE

    AP Television Writer

    Through his decades-long career, Andy Griffith was beloved, yet somehow taken for granted. He early on gained immortality as Sheriff Andy Taylor. But his skill at playing cornpone decency blinded fans to his ability to master other roles.

    Being Andy Taylor would’ve been plenty. But for Griffith, there was more to the act.

  • Vine Grove to host auction

    Vine Grove officials are auctioning off 20 years worth of surplus and impounded property.

    The July 14 auction is the first Vine Grove has hosted in a long time. It will include impounded bikes and vehicles and no longer used city property that has been piling up at local facilities for two decades, Mayor Blake Proffitt said.

    Proffitt said he knows of one city employee who has been losing space in his work area for years as the items accumulated.

    “Some of this stuff has been sitting in his way for 20 years,” he said.