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  • Transition overzone enacted

    Elizabethtown City Council enacted an ordinance Monday that gives flexibility to some properties in and around downtown.

    The ordinance establishes a commercial transition overzone for specific properties on North Mulberry Street, West Dixie Avenue and West Poplar Street. Planning Director Ed Poppe said it impacts smaller, older lots in or near the downtown area that cannot physically meet current zoning standards and regulations, such as building setbacks. It does not change the use of any properties, he said.

  • Radcliff man pleads guilty to sexual misconduct

    Travis C. Boyette, 24, was arrested in June after police said he forced sexual contact and attempted to have intercourse with the alleged victim against her will. He was indicted that same month on charges of attempted first-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree assault.

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  • Munfordville woman pleads guilty in pursuit

    A Munfordville woman accused of leading Elizabethtown police officers and state troopers on a high-speed pursuit through Hardin and Hart counties pleaded guilty Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Jamie N. Daugherty, 29, accepted an agreement through the rocket docket program. She pleaded guilty to seven counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, two counts of first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree criminal mischief, speeding, two counts of disregarding a traffic control device and three counts of disregarding a stop sign.

  • Memorial service set for Fort Knox soldier

    A Duke Brigade memorial service in honor of fallen Fort Knox soldier Spc. Angel L. Lopez is at 10 a.m. Friday at Prichard Place Chapel on post. The Fort Knox community is invited to attend.

    Lopez was a wheeled vehicle mechanic assigned to Company A, 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.

    Lopez, 27, of Parma, Ohio, died Oct. 5. Among his survivors are his wife and two children.

  • Hardin, Meade fire departments receive grant money

    The Kentucky Division of Forestry awarded grant money to more than 60 rural fire departments, including one in Hardin County and two in Meade County.

    Central Hardin Fire Department, Flaherty Fire Department and Meade County Fire Department are among the 62 rural agencies to receive money through the Volunteer Fire Assistance grant program, according to a news release. In total, the KDF awarded $195,000.

  • Man accused of rape denies allegations during hearing

    James L. Wilkerson, 27, was arrested in May on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to court records, he pleaded guilty to those charges and was released in July to begin probation.

    On Friday, U.S. Marshals arrested Wilkerson in Bardstown on charges of first-degree rape and theft by unlawful taking as well as probation violations.

  • County allocates $5,000 to baskethall HoF

    Hardin County government has joined Elizabethtown in financial support of the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame’s establishment. 

    Hardin Fiscal Court unanimously voted Tuesday afternoon to contribute $5,000 to the hall of fame, a move supported by the county’s resources and community support committee. Magistrate Fred Clem was absent.

  • Residents piece together history of Revolutionary War-era cemetery

    About a half-mile off Battle Training Road sits a stretch of history that helped shape Hardin County.

    Maffet Cemetery rests among trees shedding leaves these days on Bewley Hollow Road. Headstones that once were shattered and tarnished by vandals have now been pieced back together, one at a time.

  • Three charged with assault after fight

    Three West Point residents are charged with felony assault after police say they struck a man with a baseball bat and threw bleach in his eyes during a fight Saturday at an Elm Street residence.

    Jane C. Spink, 62, Brittany L. Mallard, 22, and Richard D. Mallard, 46, each face charges of second-degree assault and first-degree unlawful imprisonment. Spink faces an additional charge of second-degree wanton endangerment.