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  • Man pleads guilty to sex offenses

    A Radcliff man accused of raping and sodomizing two children last year accepted a plea deal Monday afternoon that would require him to serve at least 34 years in prison.

    Dambrocio A. Hughes, 28, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree rape and four counts of first degree sodomy.

    Forcible contact is alleged. Both children were younger than 12 at the time of the offenses, which Hughes admitted took place between Jan. 1 and June 17, 2012.

  • Birth center testimony draws to a close today

    Supporters of a proposed birth center in Elizabethtown are expected to rest their case today.

  • E'town finalizes park sponsorship with HMH

    With the season now in full swing, Elizabethtown has finalized an agreement with Hardin Memorial Health regarding athletic training services at Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    Park Director Seth Breitner said the deal has a value of $77,000, $60,000 of which is annual sponsorship funding provided to the city. The proposal is a slight tweak from the $55,000 in sponsor money originally offered by the hospital and approved by Elizabethtown City Council. The agreement is for three years.

    Breitner said HMH trainers are now on site for scheduled tournaments and games.

  • Crews battle early morning blazes; no injuries reported

    Homeowners awoke to snowfall Monday, but firefighters had their minds on hotter elements.

    Local fire departments responded to two fires early Monday morning in the Elizabethtown and Vine Grove areas, one of which left a home temporarily uninhabitable.

    Central Hardin Fire Department responded to a fire around 7:49 a.m. at 132 Hickory Hill Drive, which Chief Everett Roberts said originated in the kitchen.

    Central Hardin Fire received mutual aid from Radcliff and Rineyville Fire Departments and cleared the scene by 12:46 p.m., Roberts said.

  • Spring has not sprung

    Unseasonably cold weather and snowfall Monday contributed to what already has been a March with more days of snow than is typical for the month.

    By Monday, this month had seen 12 days of snowfall, seven of those with trace amounts of snow, said Mark Adams, lead meteorologist at Fort Knox Weather Operations.

    That is compared to the 2.4 inches that typically falls in the area over four days in March, three with trace amounts of snow, he said.

  • EIS Diversity event canceled

    The "Believe and Acheive" Community Diversity Conference, hosted by Elizabethtown Independent Schools, will not take place this evening as scheduled, due to the weather. The event will be rescheduled for a later date.

  • Distinctive voice leaving WQXE

    The distinctive voice of WQXE news in Elizabethtown is returning home.

    Lee Bramlett, news and sports director for WQXE-WULF radio, is stepping down from his duties after purchasing the controlling interest of WXBC in Breckinridge County from Jo Ann Keenan, who is retiring from broadcasting. Bramlett has served as news director at WQXE since 1997.

    A Breckinridge County native, Bramlett spoke to Keenan about the station and gave it a considerable amount of thought and prayer while at the same time consulting those closest to him.

  • Program to encourage ReStore donations

    A new partnership is planned to help build more houses for community members in need.

    The Hardin County Habitat for Humanity ReStore announced the launch of its Operation ReStoration program. The program is based on accepting donations from regional real estate professionals and companies for the ReStore on South Wilson Road between Radcliff and Elizabethtown.

    The professionals can donate home goods left behind after families move to reduce waste and increase the number of items for sale at the store.

  • Bowl for Kids' Sake

    The last weekend of Bowl for Kids’ Sake has passed, but there still are a few pins left standing in the efforts of Big Brothers Big Sisters to reach its goal.

    The Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser for the organization finished this weekend, and Kevin Clark, community engagement branch manager for the local BBBS, said the bowling event has put the organization well on its way to reaching its goal.

  • Man's crafty constructions draw interest in Glendale

    Anthony Sharp has put Easter decorations out on his lawn in Glendale.

    One is a fiberglass egg nearly as tall as a small child.

    The other is a pig ziplining with a pinwheel in each hand. He is modeled after Maxwell the Pig, a GEICO mascot.

    Sharp saw the pig in a series of commercials and was struck with the urge to craft its likeness.

    “He irritates some people, but I think he’s funny,” he said.

    Sharp learned to work with fiberglass as a student at East Hardin High School.