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  • Radcliff considers shoring up grant shortfall to purchase generator

    If Radcliff wants to place a generator at Colvin Community Center, it likely will have to dip into reserves to do so.

    City officials on Tuesday learned a community development block grant received for the generator will not cover the costs of the project because the city underestimated the cost based on estimates it received.

  • ECTC students make pledge to earn degrees

    An honor society at the local community college is asking students to keep a promise, but the main beneficiaries are the students themselves.

    The Phi Theta Kappa honor society at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is sponsoring a Pledge to Completion project, which asks students to make the commitment to themselves to complete their degree, diploma or certificate.

    The pledge is part of an international push to increase the graduation rates for community colleges that’s sponsored by the society and several other organizations.

  • Grand jury returns more than 50 indictments in September

    The Hardin County grand jury returned 56 indictments in September, mostly populated by theft and drug-related offenses.

    Leading the indictments were the cases of Arturo Rodriguez-Martinez and Kelly C. Ferguson.

    Martinez, 22, was indicted on charges of murder, driving under the influence with an aggravated circumstance, failure to use a child restraint and driving without a license and insurance.

  • Calli formally sentenced in sex abuse case

    Edward Calli was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for each of three counts of first-degree sexual abuse to be served consecutively for a total of 15 years.

    Originally charged with three counts of rape and one count of sodomy, Calli pleaded guilty in July to amended charges of first-degree sexual abuse, a Class C felony.

    Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton said in court Tuesday he believes Calli, an Elizabethtown resident, is in need of correctional confinement and it is appropriate for him to serve a “substantial sentence.”

  • Grayson County deputy jailer charged with promoting contraband

    A Grayson County Detention Center deputy jailer was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree promoting contraband.

    John T. Young of Millwood is accused of bringing contraband into the jail and selling it to inmates, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. Police say the jail reported the original complaint.

    Young was lodged at the Grayson County Detention Center, and according to the jail, he was released on a $2,500 surety bond.

    KSP's investigation is ongoing and more arrests are possible, according to a police statement.

  • Judge denies motion to dismiss in Gray case

    Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton recently denied a motion for dismissal in the case against former teacher Steven Gray.

    A former social studies teacher and coach at Central Hardin High School, Gray was fired last November after Hardin County Schools received an anonymous phone tip alleging Gray engaged in sexual relations with more than one student. He was arrested in December and charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, a Class D felony.

  • E'town approves operational agreement for sports park

    Elizabethtown City Council on Monday approved a five-year operational agreement with the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau that outlines how the two entities will work together in maintaining the park and managing tournaments.

    The agreement covers the spectrum concerning the park, from maintenance and marketing to the city’s management of league play, rental agreements and concessions. 

  • Mirage's service leaves lasting impression

    The first seizure dog ever trained in Kentucky will be honored for her life of service this weekend.

    Michael Mullarkey of Radcliff is ensuring his daily companion, service dog Mirage, is remembered by hosting a funeral and burial ceremony Saturday.

  • Local politicians speak about business needs

    Politicians from the state and national stage spoke to about 60 local business owners Monday about their thoughts regarding national and state economies and regulations and listened to attendees concerns related to their businesses.

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green; 26th District Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown; and 10th District Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, discussed issues such as the federal stimulus package and regulations on businesses at Colvin Community Center on Freedom Way in Radcliff.