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  • Event promotes safety for children

    Community organizations and businesses are promoting safety for children Saturday and raising money for sick kids.

    The third annual Fun-Filled Safe Day is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sam’s Club on Ring Road in Elizabethtown.

    The event aims to provide information to children about safety regarding poison control, seat belts, sunscreen, motorcycles, swimming and other issues.

    There are gift bags for children and the first 10 families to arrive receive free University of Kentucky posters.

  • Galenski convicted of compliticty to commit murder

    A man accused of firing the first shot in a series of events that left a Louisville teenager dead off Ky. 313 near Radcliff has been convicted of complicity to commit murder.

    Connor J. Galenski was found guilty Thursday of complicity to commit murder in the shooting death of Mackenzie Smyser, 18.

    A jury convicted him in October of complicity to tampering with physical evidence but was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on a murder charge.

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  • Golf scramble to benefit wounded veteran

    Proceeds from a golf scramble today at Lincoln Trail Country Club will be pooled into a fund to build a wounded war veteran a specially adapted “smart home.”

    The Fort Knox Chapter of the Association of the United States Army in partnership with the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is holding the scramble beginning at 9 a.m. today to assist Pfc. Kyle Hockenberry, the day’s honored guest.

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  • Galenski convicted of complicity to commit murder
  • Hodgenville moves closer to restaurant tax

    Persistence has paid off for members of the LaRue County Park and Recreation Board.

    Since February, the group has pressured Hodgenville City Council to enact a restaurant tax to provide money for the park. Until Monday’s meeting, support was minimal at best.

    In a 4-2 vote, the council voted to proceed with an ordinance enacting a 2 percent tax on prepared food within city limits.

  • Dawley Park target of vandalism

    Radcliff Police Department is investigating two acts of vandalism at Dawley Park, which Mayor J.J. Duvall said resulted in roughly $5,000 worth of damage.

    Seven windows were shattered May 4 and glass was broken out of a screen door at a home on park property, said RPD spokesman Bryce Shumate. Duvall said the door also was pried open.

    Local athletic associations use the home as a makeshift clubhouse for meetings and to arrange signups, Duvall said. The park is fronted by Rogersville and Shelton roads.

  • Defendant testifies in Galenski re-trial

    The day 18-year-old Mackenzie Smyser was shot off Ky. 313 in Hardin County, Conner J. Galenski never touched the gun, according to the defendant’s testimony Wednesday afternoon.

    According to previous testimony from police and alleged accomplices, the .38-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver used to shoot Smyser four times belonged to Galenski. Eyewitnesses say Galenski fired the first shot into the Louisville teen’s chin.

  • KSP Post 4 honors its fallen troopers

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 honored its fallen troopers Wednesday by placing flowers at the graves of the four killed in the line of duty in the post’s area.

    Of those four, one is buried in Hardin Memorial Park Cemetery. Lt. Willis D. Martin was killed in an automobile collision in 1977 in Hardin County, said Norman Chaffins, public affairs officer at Post 4.

    The lieutenant’s widow resides in Hardin County. According to state police, she lives off South Wilson Road.