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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.

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  • Wilson Road closure under way

    Wilson Road from the iconic tank to Lincoln Trail Boulevard in Radcliff closed to traffic Monday and is expected to remain closed until July 3 as part of a realignment, according to Radcliff officials.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall said crews have to dig out the road, undercutting it about 12 to 15 inches, and the closure was made for safety reasons.

    Work on the road should be completed by early September, according to the city.

  • KSP releases new picture connected to unidentified body

    In the continued effort to identify a woman found dead Wednesday between the 99- and 100-mile markers on northbound Interstate 65, Kentucky State Police investigators have released a photograph of a distinctive shirt found with the body.

    Officials said the woman had been dead for about two days. Earlier, investigators released photos of jewelry the woman wore.

    The case is being investigated as a homicide.

  • State police investigate domestic shooting in Big Spring

    A Big Spring man was killed Saturday afternoon when a domestic dispute ended with a shooting, police say.

    Joshua Babb, 32, sustained a gunshot to the head and was pronounced dead Saturday at his home by the Breckinridge County coroner, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police Post 4.