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  • RPD searching for man in connection to rape case

    Radcliff Police are searching for a black man in his 20s in connection to the rape of a 17-year-old girl on Feb. 7.

    In a news release, the man is described as having a thin build with a goatee and shoulder- length dreadlocks.

    RPD spokesman Bryce Shumate said the teenager is not from Radcliff and she had not known the man for very long.

  • Haycraft neighborhood to gain community garden

    Elizabethtown’s ongoing revitalization of the Haycraft neighborhood continues this year through a project allowing residents to experiment with growing their own food.

  • Motion to reduce bail in abuse case denied

    An Elizabethtown man accused of spanking his step-children with a paddle appeared Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Donald Lee Begley, 46, is indicted on three counts of second-degree criminal abuse of a child 12 years old or younger and is being held on a $10,000 cash bond.

    Begley’s attorney, public defender David Stewart, made a motion in court Tuesday to reduce the bond. The motion was denied by Judge Ken Howard, citing other felony convictions and failure to comply with previous court orders.

  • Kroger-crash case continued to March 18

    A woman indicted on nine charges, including attempted murder, after police say she crashed her car into an Elizabethtown Kroger, appeared Tuesday morning in Hardin Circuit Court.

    June Blocker, 52, requested representation by a public defender, if she qualified.

    After reviewing her request, Judge Ken Howard said Blocker did not qualify, citing her financial assets. He continued the case until March 18 to allow her time to hire a private attorney.

    An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt.

  • Motion made in murder case

    A Radcliff man accused in the 2013 death of his 1-month old son appeared Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    A motion was made on behalf of Jarrod D. Davis, 24, to continue his trial — set for March 19 — to a later date.

    A pretrial conference already was scheduled for Davis on March 4 and Judge Ken Howard said he would address the motion then.

  • Sturgill headed to second trial

    The second of three cases expected to go to trial against a former West Point man begins Thursday.

    Jimmie Sturgill, 66, who was found guilty in June of 12 of 16 charges of sending explicit Facebook messages to two teenage girls, goes on trial on a charge of first-degree sodomy involving a teen. If found guilty, he faces up to 20 years in prison on the Class B felony.

  • Wave of 3/1 soldiers return

    More than 120 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division soldiers returned Monday night from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and were welcomed home during a ceremony at Natcher Physical Fitness Center on post.

  • Child rape case trial begins

    On opening day of testimony in a rape case against a Nicholasville man who prosecutors say fathered a teenage girl’s child, the jury heard testimony from a Kentucky State Police detective, the girl and her mother.

    Alfred Ivey Jr., 49, is charged with two counts of first-degree rape, with one occurring when the girl was younger than 12.

  • Photo: Switching tracks
  • Helping Hand of Hope on the move

    A move more than two years in the making began Monday for Helping Hand of Hope.

    Staff for the organization began moving from the temporary location at 141 E. Dixie Ave. to its new facility at 6796 S. Wilson Road in Elizabethtown, which is expected to open March 3. Ground for the facility was broken in June.

    The move is a consolidation of the Elizabethtown and Radcliff facilities which is expected to save the organization $75,000 a year, according to its website.