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  • Accused of rape, Dunnivant waives preliminary hearing

    A registered sex offender living in Elizabethtown waived a preliminary hearing on rape and incest charges Wednesday in Hardin District Court.

    David Dunnivant, 45, is accused of forcibly raping an adult female relative, according to Kentucky State Police. Because Dunnivant is considered a danger to others, Judge Kimberly Shumate said she would keep his bond at $100,000 cash. He is lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center.

  • Freakley: BRAC was team effort

    The Fort Knox commander has a sense of closure as the post finished the arduous task of the Base Realignment and Closure Initiative ahead of the Sept. 15 deadline.

    The official arrival ceremony of the 100th Division last weekend marked the completion of BRAC, a multi-year mix of consolidations and closures mandated by Congress in 2005.

  • Former marathon runner walks 8.9 miles at 89

    Omar McGrew was hard to miss Tuesday, proceeding step by step along Ring Road with a miniature U.S. flag waving from the top of his hat and patches from marathons he has run stitched onto his blue jogging suit.

    The Elizabethtown resident slightly hunched his shoulders and moved steadily along with his walking partner, Cheryl Saults of Elizabethtown.

    The pair occasionally passed signs on the way wishing McGrew a happy birthday and proclaiming the goal the man was accomplishing, walking 8.9 miles on his 89th birthday.

  • Skate park push resurfaces in E'town

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  • One date, one judge, two trials

    The high-profile court cases of Conner Galenski and Jeffrey M. Farmer and Christin Nicole Dague are set to go to jury trial Oct. 10.

    However, with Judge Kelly Mark Easton and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Heather Paynter tied to both cases, one will have to wait.

    “We’ll have to decide which trial will go first,” Easton said Tuesday during a pre-trial conference.

    Galenski.
    Louisville teen Galenski is one of three teenagers accused in the 2010 slaying of Mackenzie Smyser, 18.

  • Under Construction: St. James School

    Under Construction appears Thursdays on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

    What is it? St. James School
    Location: RobinBrooke Boulevard in Elizabethtown
    Lot Size: 50 acres. School is expected to be about 70,000 square feet
    Completion Date: Fall of 2012
    Cost: About $10.5 million 

  • County to put clamp on scrap

    County government has joined several local cities in building up defenses against criminals looking to steal items and dispose of them at businesses’ doorsteps for a quick buck.

    Hardin Fiscal Court heard first reading Tuesday of an ordinance requiring detailed registration of items purchased by junk, secondhand and scrap metal dealers.

    The law already is in effect in Elizabethtown and Vine Grove. Radcliff is in the process of finalizing its ordinance.

  • E'town man sentenced in federal court

    An Elizabethtown man has been sentenced to 41 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for making threatening communications with the intent to injure a Hardin County Social Services worker, a Constituent Services employee from the Kentucky Governor’s Office and two foster care parents.

    Anthony J. Gambino, 45, pleaded guilty June 7 to a 12-count indictment. The sentencing was announced last Monday in U.S. District Court in Louisville.

  • Bus crash survivors opposed to alcohol sales

    Carrollton bus crash survivors lent their voices Tuesday to the opposition of expanded alcohol sales.

    Lincoln Trail Baptist Church and two survivors of the 1988 Carrollton bus crash held a news conference opposing the pursuit of expanded alcohol sales in Hardin County. A special election to vote on the issue is Oct. 4.

    The news conference was held at the memorial for the Carrollton crash at North Hardin Memorial Gardens. About 40 people, along with Louisville news crews, attended including students from Hardin Christian Academy and Bible Baptist Church.

  • Radcliff backs plan for amphitheater

    Radcliff City Council authorized a plan to place an amphitheater at City Park North.

    Dale Painter, director of building and special projects coordinator for the city, presented the idea this week to the council based on years of work and research.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall has made quality of life a chief component of his administration by boosting the level of community events. He said the amphitheater would make City Park North a more attractive venue for future activities, such as concerts.