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  • Freeman Lake tennis shelter upgrade wanted

    Bo O’Brien has asked Elizabethtown officials to consider a slight upgrade to the shelter near the tennis courts at Freeman Lake Park with walls.

    O’Brien, chairman of the Elizabethtown Tennis Commission, said the space has been the target of drafty wind conditions, which can wreak havoc on tournaments.

    In essence, O’Brien said, a wall would be placed at either end of the shelter to block wind coming directly through the facility.

  • EPD hosts Coffee with a Cop on Friday

    The Elizabethtown Police Department hosts its third Coffee With A Cop from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Towne Mall food court.

    The quarterly program is a way to reach out to the community, EPD spokesman Virgil Willoughby said.

    “I just want to encourage the public to stop by and discuss any issues or concerns they may have,” Willoughby said.

  • Man wanted for sexual abuse turns himself in

    A Lebanon Junction man indicted last week by a Hardin County grand jury for first-degree sexual abuse turned himself in Sunday and was arraigned Tuesday.

    Michael Joseph Fievet, 22, pleaded not guilty in Hardin Circuit Court for the alleged sex crime involving a victim younger than 12. Kentucky State Police conducted the investigation.

    An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt.

    He is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond at Hardin County Detention Center. His next court date is a pre-trial conference May 20.

  • City council approves bids for parking lot construction

    Three construction bids for city hall’s parking lot that caused a point of contention at last week’s Radcliff City Council work session were up for approval at Tuesday’s meeting.

    At the work session and again Tuesday, councilwoman Barbara Baker sparked discussion when she questioned the inclusion of a change order not to total more than 10 percent of the contract price in all three bids. She was concerned automatic inclusion of the fee might entice contractors to spend it and she didn’t see the need in including it.

  • KSP finds armed robbery suspects

    After an anonymous tip, Kentucky State Police arrested two suspects wanted for an armed robbery in Brandenburg.

    Derik Walker, 35, of Shepherdsville, and David Stearman, 31, of Brandenburg, were arrested at a Brandenburg residence around 6:45 p.m. Monday, police said. Both are charged with first-degree robbery, a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison.

    They are scheduled to appear today in Meade District Court for arraignment. Both are lodged in the Meade County Detention Center in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond.

  • LaRue superintendent suspended

    The LaRue County Board of Education levied a 30-day suspension without pay against Superintendent Sam Sanders following a nearly two-hour closed session Monday night.

    The suspension is set to start April 21 and Assistant Superintendent Amanda Reed was appointed interim superintendent by the board in Sanders’ absence.

  • Hodgenville schedules hearing on mayor’s fate

    Hodgenville City Council set a public hearing for possible removal of Mayor Terry Cruse after hearing a report Monday night outlining alleged violations of city ordinances and Kentucky law.

    Michelle Sparks, an attorney hired by the council to review a Kentucky State Police criminal investigation, gave a report detailing a “snapshot” of violations alleged against the mayor and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

  • Elizabethtown man to compete in international gaming tournament

    It has been a life-long dream of Elizabethtown resident Brendan Franco to travel abroad, but he never dreamed video games would get him there.

    Franco, 20, left Monday for Copenhagen, Denmark, to participate in the Copenhagen Games – an international amateur electronic gaming tournament. He will compete in the League of Legends tournament.

  • Wildfire cause still undetermined

    The wildfire that burned 100 acres or more Sunday in southern Hardin County along New Glendale Road nearly was extinguished Monday, but fire officials still had not determined an exact cause.

    Glendale Fire Chief Richard Peters, who led the command post, said it appears the fire was ignited accidentally, possibly by a discarded cigarette.

    The fire originated along a fence line in the 1200 block of West Rhudes Creek Road between Overall-Phillips Road and New Glendale Road.

  • Umpire injured at sports park

    An umpire working a baseball game Sunday at the Elizabethtown Sports Park was injured after he was struck by a ball during a tournament, said sports park Director Seth Breitner.

    Breitner said the baseball struck the umpire in the head during a morning game in the Kentucky Pre-Season Championships tournament, which is hosted by GameDay USA out of Naperville, Ill.