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  • Freeman Lake tennis shelter upgrade wanted

    Bo O’Brien has asked Elizabethtown officials to consider a slight upgrade to the shelter near the tennis courts at Freeman Lake Park with walls.

    O’Brien, chairman of the Elizabethtown Tennis Commission, said the space has been the target of drafty wind conditions, which can wreak havoc on tournaments.

    In essence, O’Brien said, a wall would be placed at either end of the shelter to block wind coming directly through the facility.

  • E’town High grad works on set of “Nashville”

    Growing up in Elizabethtown, Gina Durkan discovered she had an interest in producing video projects through classes and programs at St. James Catholic Regional School and Elizabethtown High School.

    Her interest eventually led her to Western Kentucky University to study broadcast media. Through work after college, she landed a spot on the production staff for ABC’s “Nashville.”

    “It’s such a huge production,” she said. “There’s 200 people who work for the show.”

  • EPD hosts Coffee with a Cop on Friday

    The Elizabethtown Police Department hosts its third Coffee With A Cop from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Towne Mall food court.

    The quarterly program is a way to reach out to the community, EPD spokesman Virgil Willoughby said.

    “I just want to encourage the public to stop by and discuss any issues or concerns they may have,” Willoughby said.

  • City council approves bids for parking lot construction

    Three construction bids for city hall’s parking lot that caused a point of contention at last week’s Radcliff City Council work session were up for approval at Tuesday’s meeting.

    At the work session and again Tuesday, councilwoman Barbara Baker sparked discussion when she questioned the inclusion of a change order not to total more than 10 percent of the contract price in all three bids. She was concerned automatic inclusion of the fee might entice contractors to spend it and she didn’t see the need in including it.

  • Man wanted for sexual abuse turns himself in

    A Lebanon Junction man indicted last week by a Hardin County grand jury for first-degree sexual abuse turned himself in Sunday and was arraigned Tuesday.

    Michael Joseph Fievet, 22, pleaded not guilty in Hardin Circuit Court for the alleged sex crime involving a victim younger than 12. Kentucky State Police conducted the investigation.

    An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt.

    He is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond at Hardin County Detention Center. His next court date is a pre-trial conference May 20.

  • KSP finds armed robbery suspects

    After an anonymous tip, Kentucky State Police arrested two suspects wanted for an armed robbery in Brandenburg.

    Derik Walker, 35, of Shepherdsville, and David Stearman, 31, of Brandenburg, were arrested at a Brandenburg residence around 6:45 p.m. Monday, police said. Both are charged with first-degree robbery, a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison.

    They are scheduled to appear today in Meade District Court for arraignment. Both are lodged in the Meade County Detention Center in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond.

  • Elizabethtown man to compete in international gaming tournament

    It has been a life-long dream of Elizabethtown resident Brendan Franco to travel abroad, but he never dreamed video games would get him there.

    Franco, 20, left Monday for Copenhagen, Denmark, to participate in the Copenhagen Games – an international amateur electronic gaming tournament. He will compete in the League of Legends tournament.

  • Attorney general backs Meade County action in open records case

    Reviewing an open records appeal, the state Attorney General’s Office ruled Meade County Attorney Jessica Brown Roberts acted appropriately in denying a request for a video that pertains to a criminal investigation.

    The dispute revolved around a CD video created by Meade County Deputy Sheriff Bryce Rogers. It was made from a storage card seized from a camera as part of a December 2012 investigation related to a store owned by Elaine Matthews.

  • KSP searching for suspects in armed robbery

    Kentucky State Police are searching for two suspects after an armed robbery in Brandenburg.

    According to a news release, two white men entered the Friendly Food Mart on Broadway Street around 7:50 p.m. April 6 and showed a knife. They took the cash drawer with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

    Witnesses said the men left in an older-model pickup truck with a black hood and cracked windshield, according to police.

  • Cancer survivors gather for dinner, fashion show

    Several dozen cancer survivors and caregivers gathered at Pritchard Community Center to celebrate another day.

    At the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Cancer Survivor Dinner and Fashion Show, event organizer Holly Cairns walked the room Sunday, accommodating diners and talking with guests.

    During the dinner, 12 other cancer survivors gathered on stage behind a curtain, preparing to model for an Old Navy fashion show.