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  • Residents seek, receive answers at Vine Grove council meeting


    Monday night’s Vine Grove City Council meeting started with two residents voicing grievances about ongoing problems related to the city’s infrastructure.

    Harvey DeBolt, who lives on Cedarcrest Drive, left happy about the outcome of his water line issues and Larry Stutler, who lives on Rose Creek Drive, left with more questions than answers.

  • E’town man sentenced to 5 years for sex crimes

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    An Elizabethtown man was sentenced Tuesday on various sex charges.

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  • GOP challenger sets sights on general election

    Facing a five-term incumbent with a key Washington leadership position, Matt Bevin knows something about being an underdog. While the Louisville businessman is concentrating on May’s primary challenge of Mitch McConnell, Bevin is setting the ground work for a fall campaign as well.

    Attending a Republican Party meeting Monday night in Elizabethtown, Bevin claims various polls show him finishing stronger in a head-to-head matchup with Alison Lundergan Grimes, the presumptive Democratic nominee, than Sen. McConnell does.

  • City clerk files complaint seeking back pay

    In a letter sent from Hodgenville City Clerk MaDonna Hornback to Mayor Terry Cruse, Hornback is seeking back pay for more than 6,300 hours of unpaid time she says she performed since taking the job in 2007.

    Hornback filed an employment complaint form with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet seeking nearly $200,000 in pay for services ranging from overtime work to caring for flowers on Lincoln Square to decorating city hall over the last seven years.

  • Cruse, Hornback set for June trial

    Arriving together and leaving together for their Tuesday morning arraignment on nearly 70 combined felony charges, Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback also will go to trial together in June.

    Indicted last month, Cruse faces 14 felony counts and Hornback is charged with 59 felonies. All of the charges are Class D felonies, punishable by up to five years in prison on each charge.

  • Hodgenville mayor, city clerk maintain innocence

    Not guilty pleas were entered today by both Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk Madonna Hornback during their arraignment hearings in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Each one surrendered to authorities Dec. 17 and were arrested following a number of charges related to a Kentucky State Police investigation that included an examination of numerous city records and files.

  • Radcliff City Council holds work session

    As part of construction at city hall, the Radcliff City Council discussed bids for concrete curb installation Monday afternoon at its work session.

    Toby Spalding, city engineer, presented the council with five bids. Of the five bids, Campbell Concrete submitted a bid of $10 per linear foot for 12-inch curbs and $11.50 for 18-inch curbs. The next closest bid was from Eberle Enterprises at $10.48 per linear foot for 12-inch curbs and $10.98 for 18-inch curbs.

  • Plan would stagger water rate increases

    With Hardin County Water District No. 2 declaring its intentions to purchase Elizabethtown’s water system, the water district’s legal counsel outlined a plan Monday to stagger water rate increases for city customers over several years.

    Damon Talley, attorney for the water district, proposed the city consider adopting a plan that would stretch out rate increases across four years to bring Elizabethtown’s rates in line with the district.

  • Former teacher found guilty on 19 charges

    Anthony Durrant conveyed no emotion Monday evening as Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton read the word “guilty” to charge after charge once the jury returned its verdict.