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  • Murder case ends in hung jury

    Sighs of frustration and exhaustion reverberated from both sides of the courtroom when a jury confirmed it could not reach a unanimous verdict Friday in the murder retrial of Jarrod Davis.

    The decision came after 6.5 hours of deliberation and multiple notes to the judge, mentioning no collective decision could be reached.

    Davis, who is accused of killing his 36-day-old son, will remain incarcerated on Father’s Day.

  • Fiddlers contest attracts colorful cast

    Rob Pearcy’s musical career is nothing if not eclectic.

    Wearing a a pair of sunglasses wrapped tightly around his face and a tall hat that shielded his eyes from the sun, the bearded picker sat in a chair and strummed on a mountain dulcimer just a few feet from the water’s edge at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown.

  • Families build memories at Summer Blast

    Summer Blast returned to Radcliff on Saturday with beautiful weather, more rides and plenty of food and games to satiate a family’s quest for fun. 

    The fourth annual city-sponsored festival took over portions of City Hall, Colvin Community Center and Cardinal Health parking lots with live music, dozens of vendors and a beer tent for those seeking adult beverages to welcome summer. The U.S. Marines even brought a pull-up bar to test festivalgoers’ fitness levels.

  • Driver in fatal wreck had warrant for arrest

    Police had been searching six months for Kyle Thompson before he was involved in a fatal car crash June 3.

    Thompson had three children in a minivan and crashed into a car on Ky. 313, killing Ashlee Berry, 22, and injuring the children and himself.

    Thompson, who is in custody in lieu of a $1 million cash bond, remains under 24-hour watch at University Hospital in Louisville. Listed in fair condition, he remains hospitalized with several broken bones from the crash and police say his injuries require surgery.

  • Motorcyclist flown to Louisville hospital after Saturday crash in Radcliff

    A motorcyclist was flown to a hospital in Louisville after a collision Saturday afternoon on Dixie Highway in Radcliff.

    According to Radcliff po­­lice spokesman Bryce Shumate, the motorcycle was southbound on the highway around 3:30 p.m. when a passenger vehicle entered the roadway from Millcreek Road near Sav-A-Lot and struck the motorcycle.

    The biker was airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville and the driver of the passenger vehicle was taken by ambulance to Hardin Memorial Hospital, Shumate said.

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  • Judge overturns confidential reprimand against councilman

    Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton has vacated a confidential reprimand levied against Elizabethtown Councilman Bill Bennett by the Hardin County Board of Ethics.

    While dismissing some of Bennett’s arguments in his findings, the judge remanded the case back to the board. In his ruling, Easton described “procedural deficiencies” that required the case to be done again.

  • Two children in Ky. 313 crash released from hospital

    Two of the three children involved in a crash June 3 on Ky. 313 were released from the hospital Friday.

    The children were injured when a van driven by Kyle David Thompson, 24, struck another vehicle driven by Ashlee Berry, 22, of Radcliff.

    Berry was pronounced dead at the scene and the children were taken to Kosair Children's Hospital.

    According to police, Thompson took the children and their mother at knifepoint. The mother was able to escape to call police, but Thompson drove off with the children.

  • Man indicted for burglary after leaving stolen item in borrowed car

    A Hardin County resident faces felony burglary charges after he borrowed a car and left stolen property in the back seat upon the car’s return, police said.

    Steven Daniel Fowler, 29, was indicted last week on charges of first-degree illegal possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine and complicity to commit third-degree burglary by a Hardin County grand jury.

    According to an arrest warrant, Fowler was given permission to borrow a car for 10 minutes on April 23, but after one hour had not returned the vehicle.