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  • Red Cross flows through local couple’s blood

    Bobby Thompson’s military career took him and his wife, Sharon, all over the country and world, but the one constant in their lives was the American Red Cross.

    “She used to be the colonel’s wife,” Bobby said. “Now I’m Sharon’s husband. Best job title I’ve ever had.”

    Sharon is retiring this week after almost 45 years of service, nearly 25 of which she logged in Elizabethtown at the Red Cross office on West Dixie Avenue.

  • Belk welcoming mobile mammography center

    Belk department store has invested roughly $6 million into a mobile mammography center that will make an appearance at its Towne Mall location next month.

    The Go Mobile Mammo­graphy center will visit the store from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 7 and 8. Store Manager Matthew Bargoil said the center will be able to screen up to 65 people.

    “It’s very exciting,” he said.

  • Criminal summons served on Hodgenville police chief

    Another LaRue County official has a criminal court appearance scheduled.

    Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson has been served a summons following a Kentucky State Police investigation into his conduct. A misconduct accusation is connected to a previous investigation that led to criminal charges against former Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

    Johnson faces charges of first-degree official misconduct and second-degree hindering a prosecution or apprehension.

  • Medical helicopter lands on North Dixie
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  • Hodgenville police chief served criminal summons

    Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson has been served a criminal summons following a Kentucky State Police investigation into his conduct.

    Johnson faces charges of first-degree official misconduct and second-degree hindering a prosecution or apprehension.

    According to the complaint, an officer said that during KSP’s investigation into former Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback, Johnson contacted Cruse on Dec. 16 and 17 and advised “him to lay low and get out of town.”

  • Historic Glen Dale Children’s Home sells at auction

    Ron Biddle of Carlisle traveled more than 200 miles to look at Glen Dale Children’s Home one final time Saturday as the property was being sold at auction.

    The property that once housed troubled and orphaned children and closed five years ago included more than 272 acres and 13 decaying structures broken up into 10 tracts sold Saturday for more than $1.77 million, including buyer’s premium. The sale averaged more than $5,900 an acre.

  • Radcliff aligning salaries with similar cities' compensation

    Radcliff has gradually adjusted salaries for department heads and some administrative positions to better align pay with a wage survey produced by the Kentucky League of Cities.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall provided salary changes from June 2009 to June 2013, which showed adjustments to several key positions in city government. He said the salary increases are the result of pay adjustments made for added responsibilities, merit raises and promotions.

  • PHOTOS: Homecoming Days returns to Stephensburg
  • Sex case continues against two former police officers

    Prosecutors have filed an answer for a motion to dismiss sex-related charges against a former state police trooper.

    Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Sarah Farmer, special prosecutor assigned to the case against former Kentucky State Police trooper Stratford Young, filed a response in Meade Circuit Court in Brandenburg. Young is charged with two counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of third-degree rape.