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  • Hodgenville man held air rifle when shot by police

    A Hodgenville man shot and killed early Sunday morning when officers attempted to serve him warrants was pointing an air rifle at police when he was shot.

    Benjamin H. Burba Jr., 59, was shot multiple times according to a preliminary autopsy by Hardin County Deputy Coroner Pat Elmore. He later was pronounced dead at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • The Color Run expected to return next year

    Melanie Parker still is recovering her voice from Saturday’s The Color Run, but she is ready to start planning for next year.

    The self-proclaimed “Happiest 5K on the Planet” left Freeman Lake Park in a color haze this past weekend, attracting around 3,300 people to the course, which featured strategic color zones where runners were doused with biodegradable powder that morphed their clothing and bodies into a walking art canvas.

  • Vandals tag businesses, vehicles Sunday night

    Several Elizabethtown residents in the area of Helm Street and Terry Court woke up Monday morning to find graffiti on their vehicles, homes and businesses.

    Elizabethtown Police Department received 13 reports of criminal mischief Monday with the first coming in at 6:58 a.m. from a resident on Terry Court, according to a news release.

  • Diabetes Expo to take place next month

    Local health care agencies plan to focus next month on sharing information in line with Diabetes Awareness Month.

    A diabetes expo is from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at Pritchard Community Center. On tap is information about managing the disease and what products are available to assist in diabetic care.

  • Jurors selected in Radcliff murder trial

    A 14-member jury has been selected in the trial of Jarrod D. Davis, a Radcliff father accused in the death of his 1-month-old son.

    The trial is expected to continue with opening statements beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard’s courtroom.

    Davis, 24, is charged with murder and first-degree criminal abuse. His son, Ja’Vion, was found dead in his crib Jan. 15 in Davis’ University Drive apartment in Radcliff.

  • Remembering victims, celebrating survivors

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The name of this domestic violence victim has been changed to protect the woman’s identity.

    During the nine years of their on-and-off relationship, the father of Susan Smith’s children never hit her, but she believed he one day would.

    Smith said the abuse was verbal and emotional. It began with not allowing her to see friends. Eventually she could not visit her family or leave the house, she said.

    He controlled what she did and to whom she talked, Smith said.

  • Hodgenville man dies in struggle with police

    A Hodgenville man is dead after he was shot multiple times during a struggle Sunday morning with two Hodgenville police officers.

    Benjamin H. Burba, 59, was pronounced dead Sunday at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Hardin County Deputy Coroner Pat Elmore said a preliminary autopsy revealed the cause of death is multiple gunshot wounds.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Hodgenville Police officers Jaron Skillman and James Richardson were attempting to serve arrest warrants on Burba at an apartment at 631 S. Lincoln Blvd. where an altercation ensued.

  • Radcliff man arrested after riding bicycle on Blue Grass Parkway

    A Radcliff man is charged with hitchhiking and felony assault following an alleged struggle with a Kentucky State Police trooper Sunday afternoon on the Blue Grass Parkway.

    Bryce A. Stateman, 32, was riding a bicycle at 3:10 p.m. on the parkway when a trooper stopped him near the 4-mile marker, according to a citation.

  • KSP releases name of man killed in police shooting

    Kentucky State Police have identified the suspect killed in an officer-involved shooting Sunday morning in Hodgenville.

    Benjamin Burba, 59, was pronounced dead Sunday at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Hardin County Deputy Coroner Pat Elmore confirmed the cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds.

    Jeff Gregory, spokesman for KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown, also revealed Hodgenville Police Officer Jaron Skillman fired the shots.