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  • Internet sting nets Radcliff cop

    A 15-year veteran of the Radcliff Police Department resigned after he was suspended without pay following his arrest on five felony counts of computer solicitation of minor.

    The allegations against Lt. David Eugene Williams resulted from an undercover  Internet operation that started in September with the Special Victims Unit of the Brevard County Sheriff’s office in Florida.

    Williams, 37, was arrested  at 10 p.m. Monday at the police station on Freedoms Way in Radcliff by Kentucky State Police.

  • Park resurrected just in time for outdoor fun

    State leaders, Meade County officials and outdoor enthusiasts descended Wednesday morning upon Otter Creek Outdoor Recreational Area for its grand opening.

    The 2,261-acre area formerly known as Otter Creek Park reopened after Louisville officials announced in December 2008 that the park, which was losing $500,000 each year, would close because of budget cuts. At that time, about 100,000 visitors annually used the park.

  • Politician's non-political speech focuses on campaign issues

    While his candidacy for governor was not mentioned during a speech before the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, Senate President David L. Williams touched on economic development topics that he’s raised frequently on the campaign trail.

  • Postal workers gather food Saturday

    Residents don’t have to go any farther than their mail boxes to fight hunger Saturday.

    Mail carriers in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove will pick up nonperishable food items that have not passed their expiration date when they deliver Saturday’s mail.

    Residents are asked to put donations in plastic bags if it rains that day. It helps make pickup easier.

  • Fort Knox soldier killed in Afghanistan


    The Fort Knox Public Affairs Office reports a Fort Knox soldier died Tuesday of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device in Khowst Provice, Afghanistan.

    First Lt. Demetrius M. Frison, 26, of Lancaster, Pa., was an infantry officer assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 26th Infrantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Divsion, Task Force Duke.

    Frison began his military service in April 2009 and arrived at Fort Knox in October. It was his first deployment.

  • Long, lonesome highway ... for a turtle
  • RPD officer charged with Internet crimes

    A 15-year veteran of the Radcliff Police Department resigned Tuesday after he was suspended without pay following his arrest on five counts of computer solicitation of a minor.

    Lt. David Eugene Williams, 37, was arrested at the police station on Freedoms Way in Radcliff at 10 p.m. Monday. An undercover operation that started in September with police in Brevard County in Florida ended with his arrest.

  • Businesses go purple for cancer awareness

    Tobé Poynter, owner of Mulberry Florist in Elizabethtown, knows many of her customers have been touched by cancer.

    “It’s close to a lot of families,” she said.

    She and her sister, who works with her, are glad their mother beat the disease 11 years ago. That victory made them eager to sign up for Paint the Town Purple, an event organized by Relay For Life.

    “Cancer doesn’t discriminate,” Poynter said. “I feel like this is something we should be involved in.’’

  • Bennett sentenced to 15 years for park attack

    A man charged with two separate crimes at Freeman Lake Park was sentenced to prison Tuesday.

    Kenneth R. Bennett was sentenced to 15 years in prison for attempting to rape a woman in Freeman Lake Park in August 2010.

    Bennett also pleaded guilty to second-degree arson in 2009 for a fire that damaged the Lincoln Heritage House in the same park. The 15-year sentence will run consecutively with a 10-year sentence he received for the arson charge.

  • Dipietro gets 30 years for attack on woman

    A Sonora man with a “high risk” to re-offend was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday for an attack on an elderly Sonora woman last July.

    Edward L. Dipietro was charged with sodomy, burglary and robbery for breaking into the home of a 70-year-old woman in Sonora and forced oral sex on her. Dipietro was convicted of first-degree rape in the 1990s and is a registered sex offender.