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  • Forecast prompts change to Lincoln celebration

    With a forecast for chilling winds today, a major change has occurred at the celebration for Abraham Lincoln’s 206th birthday party in Hodgenville.

    The outdoor marker presentation for Little Mount Cemetery now will be held indoors at 1:30 p.m. in Ovesen Heights Baptist Church at 1604 Bardstown Road. All other activities will proceed as originally planned.

  • Star Cafe owner suffers numerous setbacks, vows to move forward

    Within an hour of each other, two cars pulled up to Star Cafe on South Street in West Point, both undeterred by the restaurant’s “closed for the season” signage and the malodorous cloud of smoke looming above.

  • Cruse, Hornback reach plea deal

    Two weeks before their trial was to begin, the former mayor and city clerk of Hodgenville pleaded guilty Tuesday to multiple felony charges and are responsible for more than $16,000 of restitution to the city.

  • E'town expected to annex property at parkway interchange

    The city of Elizabeth­town may grow by a few hundred acres and the city has taken bids on furnishing the properties with water and sewer lines.

    Planning Director Ed Poppe presented two properties for annexation to city council, which likely will vote to approve the move in its upcoming regular session Monday.

  • Man pleads not guilty to murder two years following death

    More than two years after her death, an Elizabethtown man accused of killing Michelle Lynn Fay appeared Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court to face murder charges.

    Evan Spalding, an attorney for Thomas B. Buchanan, 44, entered a plea of not guilty to the murder charge.

    Buchanan faces up to 50 years in prison if found guilty of the Oct. 18, 2012, death of Fay, 43.

  • Man accused of holding ex-wife captive enters plea

    A man accused of kidnapping his ex-wife in Louisville last year and driving her to Elizabethtown where she escaped his vehicle appeared Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Brian Booker, 47, of Louis­ville, was to enter a plea to charges of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, violation of an EPO and fourth-degree assault, but an attorney he said he hired was not present.

  • Duvall speaks to RSBA

    J.J. Duvall’s first few weeks in his new job have been about two things: welcoming new businesses to Radcliff and making it easier for them to operate in the city, he said.

  • 2 dead in northwestern Hardin County shooting

    Two people are dead after a shooting Tuesday in a mobile home in a lightly populated area of Sonora Hardin Springs Road.

    Hardin County Sheriff John Ward said the unidentified victims were found in the living room of the home and a weapon was found nearby.

    Ward said the mobile home occupants were a male and female who appeared to be in their 30s.

  • Case closed: Cruse, Hornback agree to plea deal

    The former mayor and city clerk of Hodgenville will each serve 30 days in jail and pay a combined total of more than $16,000 in restitution to the city they once served.

    A plea deal was reached Tuesday in Nelson Circuit Court.

    Ex-mayor Terry Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback will start their sentences Monday at the Nelson County Jail.

  • PHOTO: Making progress