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  • Mayberry Days supports proposed playground

    The whimsical fun of Mayberry Days is partnering with a good cause this year.

    The April 26-27 festival in Vine Grove is hosting events to raise money for a proposed playground that could be used by all children, including those with disabilities.

    The event began as an idea from Mayor Blake Proffitt, who said he often hears people comment on how similar Vine Grove is to the town of Mayberry in “The Andy Griffith Show.”

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  • E'town man indicted in Radcliff shooting

    An Elizabethtown man has been indicted in Hardin Circuit Court on 10 felony charges in connection to an alleged shooting February in Radcliff.

    Jonaci Luis Lopez, 19, faces charges of attempted murder and nine counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

    According to the indictment returned Thursday, Lopez shot a firearm Feb. 9 in the direction of at least 10 people — three of whom were children — and injured one man, Shasheem James.

    An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt. Lopez is innocent until proven guilty.

  • Possible evidence remains of WWII POW’s hijinks at Knox

    Fort Knox isn’t generally known for its palm trees, but the military installation can claim a few nonetheless.

    Thought to be left by German World War II prisoners of war, drawings of palm trees appear on dozens of chimneys on post, said Matt Rector, Fort Knox historic preservation specialist.

    At last count, Rector tallied 39 such drawings, but said there probably are more.

    “These are predominantly located along Fifth Avenue,” Rector said.

  • Police searching for shooting suspect

    Two days after shots were fired into a passenger car carrying five men, Kentucky State Police continue to search for a suspect.

    Radcliff Police Department received a call at 7:30 p.m. Friday regarding a shooting near the 1300 block of Blackjack Road, according to a news release.

    Police said another vehicle carrying several passengers pulled up alongside the Ford passenger car and fired several rounds.

    The Ford’s front passenger, Corey Stephens, 19, of Radcliff, sustained a gunshot wound to the face, according to police. No one else was injured.

  • Feeding America in running for Wal-Mart grant

    An Elizabethtown food bank could receive thousands of dollars in grant money to bolster its BackPack Program if votes pile up.

    Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland is one food bank under consideration for a share of a $3 million grant being offered by Wal-Mart as part of its Fighting Hunger Together initiative. Through April, residents can go to http://wm8.walmart.com/hunger and vote for the local food bank.

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  • Shots fired at Radcliff home

    Radcliff police are investigating a shooting at a Conroe Drive home after a dispatcher heard shots ring out during a 911 call.

    Radcliff Police Department received a call around 9:30 a.m. from a woman reporting her husband expressed intent to harm himself, spokesman Bryce Shumate said.

    The dispatcher heard a gunshot over the phone, Shumate said, after which the caller fled the home with her child.

  • LaRue County deputy faces no criminal charges in fatal shooting

    Following a special meeting Monday of the LaRue County grand jury, jurors did not return a verdict against a sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot a suspect in December.

    LaRue County Deputy James E. Williamson, 24, was pursuing a reckless driving suspect Dec. 7 on Ky. 1192 when the vehicle spun out and came to a rest facing him, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Five indicted on felony sex crimes

    Four men and one woman face felony sex charges following the last round of grand jury indictments in March.

    All of the charges stem from investigations by Radcliff Police Department detectives.

    Commonwealth’s Attorney Shane Young said the detectives brought in some direct indictments. Prosecutors opted to present the investigations to the grand jury on the same day, Young said.