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  • Officers investigate death of man found on I-65

    Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers are investigating the death of a Louisville man found lying in the roadway near Interstate 65 mile-marker 98.

    Lashon Smith, 24, was unresponsive July 15 in the right lane of I-65 and airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville where he was admitted in critical condition, according to a news release from CVE Region 2 in Louisville.

  • Crowds, Cruisin' and cars

    The annual celebration of of fancy paint jobs and suped-up engines came to downtown Elizabethtown this weekend.

    Cars and visitors lined the streets Saturday for Cruisin’ the Heartland. Vehicles on display varied greatly, from new and old models, and clean, shiny show cars to those used for racing.

    There were plenty of onlookers at the show, mingling with car owners.

  • Longtime trooper retires from Elizabethtown post

    “On my first night with my (field training officer), our cruiser was stolen,” said Lee, who lives in White Mills. “This was in the mountains in Lawrence County. We confiscated an elderly man and woman’s converted bread van that went to the flea markets full of glass and pursued (the) cruiser. It got crashed and shot all to pieces.

  • Radcliff man accused of imprisoning pregnant girlfriend

    A Radcliff man is accused of imprisoning his pregnant girlfriend and threatening to kill her Wednesday night inside a house they shared, police say.

    Ferdinand G. Gracia, 22, was arrested at 8:58 p.m. Wednesday and charged with first-degree unlawful imprisonment.

    Gracia is a specialist assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team at Fort Knox, said Kyle Hodges, spokesman at the U.S. Army post.

  • For some families, love of cars bridges the generations

    Kevin Sherrard was 14 years old when he and his father, LeRoy, purchased a yellow Chevy Nova. It not only was the first car he painted, but the first one he remembered working on with his father.

    “I painted it black,” said Sherrard, who now paints cars at David Fields Body Shop near Cecilia. “It was ready to go when I got my driver’s license. It started from there.”

    The list of vehicles they’ve worked on together is a long one, Sherrard said.

  • ‘Right people’ helping family with special need

    When Carol Engle considers the work being done for her grandson, she sees God’s hand in it.

    “He’ll bring the right people to you,” she said.

    In this case, the “right people” are the Habitat Home Repair Team, which has taken up one of its largest projects. The team is collecting money and recruiting volunteers to help Engle’s grandson, Chad, 14, who has cerebral palsy.

  • Radcliff accepts bids for new lighting, street work

    Radcliff City Council awarded bids for paving and selected a local business to supply new decorative street lights along a segment of North Dixie Boulevard.

    At $132,026.25, Radcliff Electric was the low bidder for the lighting project, which will stretch along Dixie from Lincoln Trail Boulevard north to approximately the Wilson Road overpass.

    To save money, Mayor J.J. Duvall said city staff installed the underground electrical service for the new lights. In that process, some entrances to businesses along Dixie were damaged.

  • Photo: Going for a swing
  • Backpack giveaway at Fort Knox fills up quickly

    Operation Homefront is helping 500 military children Saturday.

    The annual Back to School Brigade is scheduled to distribute free backpacks full of school supplies from noon to 3 p.m. for registered families at Building 6569 on Eisenhower Avenue at Fort Knox.

    When registration for the annual event opened last month to families from all branches of the military, the 500 slots filled in a week, and a waiting list has begun.

    That’s a big jump from last year, when it took more time to register 300 children.

  • LaRue church again planning Biker Sunday

    LaRue Baptist Church is hosting its third annual Biker Sunday on Aug. 4.

    The event has drawn about 100 motorcycles each year, said Judy Bottoms, who in the past has organized the event with her father, Charles Allen.

    This year, Biker Sunday is dedicated in memory of Allen, who died in May at age 73. Allen was a truck driver and became ill while on an out-of-state run. He also was a U.S. Army veteran.

    “This year will really be hard on me,”Bottoms said.