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  • Third set of plans to be submitted for tornado shelter

    Plans to build a tornado shelter in Vine Grove have stalled over the last several months because of residents’ aesthetic opinions and money.

    Officials hope a third design will get the project back on track.

    Mayor Blake Proffitt told Vine Grove City Council members Monday during their monthly meeting that a third design is expected to be submitted to the city next week for a community tornado shelter.

  • Colors casing ceremony next week

    The 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat team, 1st Infantry Division is headed back to the front lines.

    Fort Knox is hosting a colors casing ceremony for the unit 10 a.m. Tuesday at Brooks Field on post as its members ramp up for another tour of Afghanistan.

    Not all of the unit’s roughly 3,500 soldiers will deploy. Sgt. Thomas Duval with the 3/1 Public Affairs Office said the numbers continue to fluctuate but about 2,000 soldiers are expected to leave.

  • Counts severed in case against former West Point man

    A former West Point man facing 19 counts of felony sex-related charges will see three jury trials in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Jimmie Sturgill, 65, of Cattletsburg, was indicted last June with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and 16 counts of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or prohibited activities. In March, he was indicted on an additional charge of first-degree sodomy.

  • Criminal charges dismissed against LaRue County constable

    Charges have been dismissed against a LaRue County constable accused of running away from troopers attempting to serve an arrest warrant.

    Jeffrey W. Metcalf, 41, of Hodgenville was arrested May 7, 2012, at his White City Road residence on charges of theft by deception related to cold check allegations and first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot.

    A Kentucky State Police news release said Metcalf fled his residence and went into the woods while his girlfriend met troopers at the door.

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  • Radcliff father pleads guilty to abusive spanking

    A Radcliff man accused of abusing his 2-year-old son pleaded guilty Tuesday to an amended charge.

    Ethan Stenhouse, 22, was arrested last April on a charge of first-degree criminal abuse after police said the child’s mother reported the 2-year-old had sustained extensive bruising on his buttocks while in Stenhouse’s custody.

    Per an agreement with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, Stenhouse pleaded guilty Tuesday to an amended charge of second-degree criminal abuse.

  • Water District No. 2 to formalize agreement with Louisville Water

    Hardin County Water District No. 2 will formalize its newfound water source with Louisville Water Co. next week.

    The two agencies will celebrate the formal partnership through a public signing 2 p.m. Tuesday at the district’s water tank at 2541 Springfield Road in Elizabethtown.

  • E'town to participate in Japanese exchange program for second year

    Elizabethtown has a second chance to make a first impression on Japanese students this summer.

  • E'town woman charged with cruelty to animals

    An Elizabethtown woman faces a misdemeanor charge of cruelty to animals after police say she caused her 6-month-old dog to fall 5 feet and break its leg.

    Angie L. Bohannon, 36, was arrested Friday night on a charge of second-degree cruelty to animals.

    According to an arrest warrant, Bohannon was involved in a domestic argument in the 600 block of McCullum Avenue when she jerked the dog’s leash as she was leaving.

  • Larry Smith remembered for tough but lovable nature

    Lawrence “Larry” Smith never was one to show his age and fought attempts from friends and associates who tried to unearth the truth.

    Chris Gohman, a Radcliff attorney, joked with Smith about his age years ago because he frequently would see 5K results in which Smith topped his age group, listed among runners older than 40. When pressed by Gohman, Smith would flatly deny it and claim it was a misprint.

    “He would never let anyone know his age,” he said with a laugh.