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  • Rineyville man pleads to amended charge of sexual abuse

    The day before he was scheduled to appear for jury trial, a Rineyville man accused of forcibly raping a minor pleaded guilty Tuesday to an amended charge of sexual abuse.

    Loren K. Diehlman, 44, was arrested Oct. 10, 2012, after the alleged victim, who was younger than 18 at the time, reported the incident to the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office. He was indicted the following month on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree persistent felony offense.

  • Local charity collecting items for eastern Kentucky

    A local organization’s efforts are staying in the commonwealth this Christmas.

    Putting Prayers Into Action Inc., a local charitable organization, is collecting items to take to families in eastern Kentucky as part of a “Christmas shoebox” project. The organization is collecting plastic tubs filled with toys, as well as food and hygiene items to give to children and families in Harlan, Letcher and Pike counties.

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  • Fiscal Court approves petition, Remington Arms agreement

    Hardin Fiscal Court on Tuesday afternoon cast votes to secure vehicles and allow Remington Arms to test its firearms at a county-owned firing range.

    The court approved a resolution to file a petition with the state local debt officer to “authorize, sell and deliver” notes in the amount of $1 million, which would be used to finance the acquisition and equipment of ambulances.

  • Radcliff council meeting canceled

    Radcliff City Council has canceled today's 1:30 p.m. work session for lack of a quorum but hopes to reschedule.

    City Clerk Ashley Russo said several council members were unable to attend.

    The city hopes to reschedule the meeting for later this week, she said. Radcliff is scheduled to host its next voting meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19.

  • Day of reflection and tribute: Vietnam vet honored at HealthSouth

    Doyle Tallmage was told he never would be able to ride a motorcycle again after he was admitted to HealthSouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital in July, hospital CEO Lori Jarboe said.

    “So we take that as a challenge,” Jarboe said.

    After getting Tallmage back on his bike, the rehab hospital took another step to thank him for his four tours of duty in Vietnam.

  • Day of reflection and tribute: Veterans Day remembrance staged in Nature Park

    Standing in front of the Hardin County Veterans Tribute Monday morning, Ken Lucas said remembering the service of those veterans who have paid “periodic down payments” on the country’s mortgage is the hallmark of a successful country.

    “A society that does not honor its heroes will soon have no heroes to honor,” said Lucas, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Waste Management wants contract to dispose of truck wash waste

    Waste Management officials asked Elizabethtown City Council on Monday to consider approving a contract with the company allowing it to dispose of wastewater from a truck washing station it wants to build.

    Amy Osborn, an engineer with Waste Management, said the company wants to construct a truck washing station at its facility at 4416 Bardstown Road to clean the bodies of its trucks. Osborn said the bellies of the trucks would not be washed at the station. As of now, the trucks are not being washed at all, officials said.

  • The band plays on: North off to Grand National Championships

    State competition is behind them and the North Hardin High School band is marching on to national competition.

    The band placed 10th out of 38 bands in the Bands of America super regional this past weekend in Indianapolis. The band next competes at 1:15 p.m. Friday in the Bands of America Grand National Championships at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

  • Duvall mulls run for J-E spot

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall has tackled campaign promises and shown an inclination to be frugal. Now he’s considering a test of his talents at the county level.

    Duvall, a Democrat, said he is entertaining the notion of running for Hardin County judge-executive in 2014 and will “sit back” and weigh his options ahead of the Jan. 28 filing deadline.