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  • Bardstown man convicted on child pornography charges

    A Bardstown man with connections to a former Radcliff school teacher was sentenced Thursday in federal court to more than 12 years in prison on child pornography charges.

    David W. Morris, 30, pled guilty in July to charges of possession, distribution and receipt of child pornography images. Kentucky State Police arrested Morris and girlfriend Angela Taylor, a former Radcliff Middle School teacher, in September 2009 following an undercover investigation.

  • Adoption takes time, money and preparation, but it’s worth it, parents say

    At age 3, while brushing her teeth, Ashleigh Lirot looked up at her mother and said, “I didn’t come out of your tummy, did I?”

    Patty Lirot asked her daughter if she remembered how she became a part of the family.

    “Yes,” Ashleigh replied. “You flew on an airplane to Guatemala.”

    Lirot told Ashleigh about her birth mother and the poverty that exists in Guatemala. She explained her birth mother wanted Ashleigh to have a loving family who could take care of her.

  • College Street Road reopens at the bypass

    The barriers are down and College Street Road is reopened at the U.S. 31 Bypass for the first time since late June.

    Initially scheduled to be closed four month, Haydon Bridge Co. received an extension on construction of the 80-foot span that expired Monday. The final paving occurred Thursday and the road reopened.

    Westbound traffic headed for Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, the Lincoln Trail Area Development District, College Heights United Methodist Church and residential neighborhoods have been detoured as the work progressed.

  • Church hosts annual Christmas bazaar and bake sale

    The Wesleyan Circle of United Methodist Women are sponsoring its annual Christmas bazaar and bake sale at Stovall United Methodist Church Saturday in Radcliff.

    Mary Burroughs, a member of the organization, said the group has been sponsoring the annual bazaar since 1970, and the money raised through the event goes toward its mission projects.

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  • Radcliff Council discusses alcohol sales fees, hours

    Radcliff City Council came to a consensus on business hours and licensing fees for alcohol sales at a work session Thursday evening. The council is in the process of completing the city’s alcohol ordinance, which the council plans to vote on in the coming weeks.

    The council decided to set operating hours equally for all types of businesses and licenses, including bars, restaurants and package stores. The hours were set at 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday.

  • Advance party of 3/1 returns home

    Tears flowed down Spc. Jack McMillan’s face as he met his 8-week-old daughter, Kendall, for the first time Thursday afternoon.

    Overcome with emotion, he embraced his wife, Ashley, and his family who had traveled to Fort Knox to welcome him home after a year in Afghanistan.

    McMillan was one of more than 50 soldiers who returned as part of an advance party for the redeployment of the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.

  • Defense files motion to sever counts in dismissed teacher's criminal case

    A hearing is scheduled Tuesday in the case against Steven Gray after the defense filed a motion to sever the two counts against the former Central Hardin High School teacher earlier this week.

    Gray was fired last November after a Hardin County Schools official received an anonymous phone call alleging the teacher had engaged in sexual contact with students. In December, state police charged Gray with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

  • Buggeland hearing to be continued in December

    When Erik Buggeland last appeared in court in August, Judge Ken Howard requested he be removed from the courtroom after he repeatedly shouted he wanted to plead guilty.

    “Here’s what happened,” Buggeland said to a woman in the courtroom before being escorted out. “I hit my dad because he tried to give me medicine, and I hit him with a barbell. Then my mom came in and I threw her down and snapped her neck with my foot.”