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  • E'town man charged with rape

    An Elizabethtown man faces a charge of second-degree rape after an interview with police led to his arrest Friday morning.

    Vincent E. Mason Sr., 47, is lodged at Hardin County Detention Center. According to a citation, Mason’s statements to Elizabethtown police corroborate those made by the alleged victim.

    The girl, who is younger than 16, was being treated for an unrelated illness at Hardin Memorial Hospital when she mentioned a sexual encounter with an “Uncle Ben,” according to the citation.

  • Holmes out as shelter director

    SpringHaven domestic violence shelter in Elizabethtown is looking for new leadership.

    Lisa Holmes has departed the shelter after 12 years as executive director and indicated the split was not a friendly one.

    “I have spoken with legal counsel and the facts concerning this situation will be disclosed in court filings,” she said. “I have no further comment.”

  • Williams family defined by service

    A Radcliff man’s quest to trace his family’s military roots has yielded colossal results.

    Joe Williams, a retired veteran who served 30 years in the U.S. Army, has compiled nearly 70 photos of family members who served in the military dating back to his great-grandfather’s service in the Civil War when blacks were allowed to join the Union Army.

  • Fort Knox to set new Memorial Day tradition

    The Fort Knox Memorial Day ceremony, which is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Brooks Parade Field, will be in remembrance of Pvt. Robert H. Brooks – the namesake of the post’s main parade field — the 70th anniversary of the start of World War II and all service members, past and present.

  • Radcliff honors military members, Purple Heart veterans

    Radcliff honored veterans Friday, particularly those who were wounded during their service.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall, city council members, a handful of city employees, a Purple Heart veteran and the veteran’s family hung American flags along Wilson Road and Logsdon Parkway.

    The flags are meant to show support for veterans. The hanging accompanied a proclamation declaring Radcliff a Purple Heart City.

  • Low water levels close some state park beaches

    Several beaches at Kentucky State Parks are closed this Memorial Day holiday weekend because of low water levels.

    The closed beaches include Barren River Lake State Resort Park, Nolin Lake, Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park and Rough River Dam State Resort Park.

    The beaches are expected to be opened when water levels increase, according to a news release from the state park system.

  • Four hurt in Battle Training Road wreck

    Two Radcliff residents were airlifted Friday to University Hospital in Louisville and two others were taken by ambulance to Hardin Memorial Hospital after their vehicles collided at the intersection of Battle Training and Shepherdsville roads, the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office said.

    According to a witness, at approximately 6 p.m., Darian Slade, 20, was northbound on Shepherdsville Road in a Dodge Stratus and didn’t come to a complete stop before attempting to turn left onto Battle Training Road, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Greg Lowe said.

  • Vietnam vet delivers thank-you gift, wants medal for his rescuer

    After traveling more than 550 miles to a U.S. Army unit’s reunion in Muldraugh, Barry Adams delivered a thank-you gift he had stored in a duffle bag since 1970. He also thinks his new friend deserves a medal from the Army.

    Adams credits his rescue from a Vietnam War firefight to Jim Daley, a 67-year-old Flaherty man who organized a reunion of his unit in the 2nd Brigade, 8th Infantry. Adams recognized Daley’s name in a VFW Magazine announcement about the gathering and recognized Daley as the man who pulled him to safety amid heavy gunfire.

  • Post 4 officials honored for response to 2009 standoff

    Five Kentucky State Police Post 4 officials received honors related to a 2009 standoff with an armed suspect in Hardin County, which culminated in troopers shooting the man.

    Capt. John Ward, Sgt. Tom Walsh, Detective Jason Propes and troopers Seth Lee and Justin Spears earned the Citation for Meritorious Service with “V” Device for Valor from the state police, according to a May 21 news release.

  • E'town man dies from injuries sustained in Wednesday wreck

    An Elizabethtown man died Wednesday night at Hardin Memorial Hospital when he succumbed to injuries sustained earlier that day in a two-vehicle collision in Radcliff.

    Joseph R. Culley, 52, was in the passenger seat of a red Mitsubishi when the vehicle ran a stop sign around 3:17 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of South Boundary Road and Ky. 313, police said.