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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.

  • Murder trial again ends in hung jury

    The second attempt at convicting Radcliff resident Jarrod Davis of the murder of his 36-day-old son has again ended with a hung jury as jurors failed to reach consensus.

    Davis was accused of killing his son, Ja'Vion, in January 2013. The trial started on Wednesday.

    The jury, who has been deliberating for seven hours, had been Allen charged - asked to reach a verdict - by Judge Ken Howard. 

    A jury in October failed to reach a consensus on the murder charge in the case.

  • A year later, Walker's shadow remains large

    Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker’s shocking death, but the absence has not blunted his impact on the city he loved. His legacy as a humble leader has only grown during the past 12 months.

    For his family, friends and colleagues, Walker’s mark on the community where he spent his 54 years is not defined or strengthened by his death. Rather, the life he lived and the love he gave simply could be appreciated more once he was no longer here to share it.

  • Day 2 of murder trial features coroner’s report

    Members of the jury were not the only ones having trouble looking at a set of photos Thursday morning.

    Jarrod Davis, accused of killing his 36-day-old son in January 2013, looked away the entire time the prosecution showed autopsy photographs taken by a forensic pathologist at the second day of Davis’ retrial on murder charges.

  • Man indicted for murder in Ky. 313 crash

    A Hardin County man was indicted on a murder charge Thursday for his involvement in a crash on Ky. 313 that killed a Radcliff woman and injured three children, ejecting a 7-month-old from the vehicle.

    Kyle David Thomp­son, 24, also has been indicted on charges of first-degree fleeing and evading police—motor vehicle and three counts of first-degree assault, terroristic threatening and second-degree persistent felony offender. All charges are for his involvement in a crash June 3 that left Ashlee Nicole Berry, 22, dead and three children hospitalized.

  • Arson destroys mobile home, leaves family 'with nothing now'

    Deloris Devore stared at the charred remains of a mobile home in the Golden Rainbow Trailer Park off Hill Street in Radcliff, a place that for 18 months she had — until Thursday morning — called home.

    “We have nothing now,” she said.

    Burned clothes were scattered outside the trailer and blackened furniture sat inside.

    A pair of fires police said were set by David L. Jewett, 19, who also lived in the mobile home, caused the destruction.

  • E'town man in stable condition following wreck

    An Elizabethtown man was listed in stable condition Thursday afternoon at University Hospital in Louisville after a Wednesday afternoon wreck.

    Kentucky State Police say a vehicle driven by Chase Lanz, 24, of Elizabethtown, hydroplaned and struck a tree. The vehicle was westbound on Ky. 210 at Roundtop Road.

    The crash occurred around 4 p.m., police say.

    Lanz was airlifted from the scene.