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  • Tennessee man arrested on sex abuse charge

    A Tennessee man is in the Hardin County Detention Center and charged with two sex crimes against a 15-year-old girl.

    Matthew Wayne Todd, 26, of Clarksville, Tenn. was arrested Wednesday and extradited to Hardin County by the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department.

    KentuckyStatePolice is investigating the case. Spokesman Jeff Gregory said the alleged incident happened last November in Hardin County. Todd and the girl are not related, police said.

  • HMH records revenue slump

    Hardin Memorial Health officials on Wednesday said they need to trim expenses to match lower levels of incoming revenue.

    The health system’s budget is facing a $2.4 million shortfall seven months into the fiscal year. A revenue slump was recorded in January once the “bottom fell out” at the start of the year, said President and CEO Dennis Johnson.

  • Sleep Center to move to Cool Springs

    Hardin Memorial Health’s Sleep Center will settle into a new home later this year.

    The center is moving from the main hospital campus on North Dixie Avenue to Cool Springs Shopping Center on Ring Road next to Elizabethtown Diagnostic Imaging, said Michelle Murphy, director of marketing and public relations.

    An exact date for the move has not been set, but it will be complete by April, she said.

  • CHHS robotics teams win state awards

    Central Hardin High School students are headed to a national robotics competition after finding major success at the state level.

    Three robotics teams at Central won the top three awards last weekend at the Kentucky State Vex Competition. One team received the Excellence Award, while the other two were named tournament champions.

    The three teams move on to the Worlds Competition in Anaheim, Calif., in April, adviser Jason Neagle said.

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  • Council votes to reduce business tax penalties

    In its meeting Tuesday night, Radcliff City Council voted unanimously to reduce penalties for late tax payments for businesses licensed in the city.

    The city charges 5 percent of the license fee for the first month the tax payment is late and 5 percent for each additional month.

    The penalty was reduced to 3 percent in both instances.

    The reduction takes effect this year.

  • Fire erupts at house on East Dixie Avenue

    A Tuesday night fire in Elizabethtown left a family temporarily displaced.

    Elizabethtown Fire Department responded to the fire in the 500 block of East Dixie Avenue at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Chief Mike Hulsey said. Two adults and a 1-year-old child lived in the home. The American Red Cross is assisting the residents, Hulsey said.

    The fire was started by an electrical short in an outlet in a bedroom, he said. The blaze mostly was contained to the bedroom, though there was some damage to another room and the attic.

  • Zone request for quarry expansion on hold

    Citing goals outlined in Hardin County’s comprehensive plan, a representative of rock quarry owners said a rezoning to accommodate its proposed 26.8-acre addition should be granted because it complies and enhances those objectives.

    Homeowners disturbed by blasting, tired of truck traffic and concerned about an encroachment they believe threatens property values answered in number Tuesday night during a public hearing.

  • Tip to EPD leads to body search

    A call last week about possible human remains buried on land off East Railroad Street in Elizabethtown led police and other officials to the beginning stages of an investigation.

    Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby said police arrived at the location around 1 p.m. Wednesday and spent several hours using cadaver dogs from Louisville and ground-penetrating radar supplied by a local archeologist to search for bones in the area.