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  • Subcontractor on school project admits to wire fraud

    Appearing Monday in federal court, the former president of Central Kentucky Glass Co. pleaded guilty to wire fraud in connection to a multi-million contract at Fort Knox High School.

    Dennis Martin, 51, of Nicholasville will serve 27 months in jail and pay back $74,061.88, according to the plea agreement. He admitted in court to falsifying records that said glass windows at the school met all anti-terrorism standards required by the Army Corps of Engineers.

    Sentencing is scheduled Sept. 16 before Senior District Judge Thomas B. Russell in Louisville.

  • Country act Raye performs at Summer Blast in Radcliff

    Country musician Collin Raye said his music has a positive message and he wants those who come see him perform to leave uplifted.

    “Nothing that comes from that stage tonight will be a downer,” Raye said in his tour bus late Saturday evening before he took the stage to headline Summer Blast in Radcliff.

    It was the second year the city lured a chart-topping performer to the annual festival after it won a bid for fellow country act David Lee Murphy in 2013.

  • Organization seeks volunteers for community projects

    With less than a week until its region-wide service day, Uni­ted Way of Central Ken­tucky is looking for more volunteers to help complete 20 projects around Hardin County on Saturday for nonprofits, schools and churches.

    The project list is the most extensive since beginning the Day of Action three years ago.

    “We’re not asking for money,” said Medley Byers, volunteer engagement VISTA for United Way. “We’re asking for people’s time and talent to make the community better for everyone.”

  • Bucky Covington to perform Wednesday

    In addition to Joe Diffie, Olivia Henken, Jennifer Nettles, Collin Raye, Darius Rucker and J.D. Shelburne, yet another nationally known country music artist announced last week he is coming to the area.

    Bucky Covington will have a free intimate acoustic concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Historic State Theater in downtown Elizabethtown. Doors open at 6 p.m. While there is no admission fee, donations are accepted in honor of Team Karen and Relay For Life.

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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.