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  • E'town adopts $59.8 million budget

    Elizabethtown officials have another budget cycle behind them.

    City Council offered a unanimous vote Monday to adopt the $59.8 million spending plan, covering general government and debt service while also funding water, sewer and gas utilities and the Tourism and Convention Bureau. The operating budget was reduced from $60.1 million last year.

    The general fund is balanced after officials agreed not to use fund reserves.

  • Pair of E'town wrecks lead to injuries

    A woman was airlifted to a Louisville hospital Monday morning after her Scion collided with a Ford Excursion on Shepherdsville Road.

    Robert B. Bramblett, 31, of Radcliff, was traveling south on Shepherdsville Road in the Excursion preparing to make a left turn onto Bluegrass Road when the Elizabethtown Police Department reports that he crossed in front of a Scion TC heading northbound, driven by Rachel L. Kowalski, 34, of Elizabethtown.

    Kowalski was airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville with possible internal injuries. Police responded at 7:21 a.m.

  • Cruse appeals his removal as Hodgenville mayor

    Terry Cruse wants his job back.

    A month after a hearing that re­sulted in the former Hodgen­ville may­or’s removal from office, an attorney for Cruse filed a motion for appeal in LaRue Circuit Court.

    The petition claims Cruse’s due process and right to a fair and impartial hearing were violated by the council’s procedure.

  • PHOTO: No injuries in early-morning Radcliff fire
  • Continuance granted in 2012 murder trial

    A continuance was granted Monday in LaRue Circuit Court in the murder trial of Abdullah White, accused of killing Kristie L. Al­len, who was found dead inside a burglarized Buffalo residence.

    The trial, which was set to begin July 28, has been postponed until Oct. 27, allowing for the 120 days that defense attorneys requested to determine if White suffers from an intellectual disability.

  • Subcontractor on school project admits to wire fraud

    Appearing Monday in federal court, the former president of Central Kentucky Glass Co. pleaded guilty to wire fraud in connection to a multi-million contract at Fort Knox High School.

    Dennis Martin, 51, of Nicholasville will serve 27 months in jail and pay back $74,061.88, according to the plea agreement. He admitted in court to falsifying records that said glass windows at the school met all anti-terrorism standards required by the Army Corps of Engineers.

    Sentencing is scheduled Sept. 16 before Senior District Judge Thomas B. Russell in Louisville.

  • Country act Raye performs at Summer Blast in Radcliff

    Country musician Collin Raye said his music has a positive message and he wants those who come see him perform to leave uplifted.

    “Nothing that comes from that stage tonight will be a downer,” Raye said in his tour bus late Saturday evening before he took the stage to headline Summer Blast in Radcliff.

    It was the second year the city lured a chart-topping performer to the annual festival after it won a bid for fellow country act David Lee Murphy in 2013.

  • Organization seeks volunteers for community projects

    With less than a week until its region-wide service day, Uni­ted Way of Central Ken­tucky is looking for more volunteers to help complete 20 projects around Hardin County on Saturday for nonprofits, schools and churches.

    The project list is the most extensive since beginning the Day of Action three years ago.

    “We’re not asking for money,” said Medley Byers, volunteer engagement VISTA for United Way. “We’re asking for people’s time and talent to make the community better for everyone.”

  • Bucky Covington to perform Wednesday

    In addition to Joe Diffie, Olivia Henken, Jennifer Nettles, Collin Raye, Darius Rucker and J.D. Shelburne, yet another nationally known country music artist announced last week he is coming to the area.

    Bucky Covington will have a free intimate acoustic concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Historic State Theater in downtown Elizabethtown. Doors open at 6 p.m. While there is no admission fee, donations are accepted in honor of Team Karen and Relay For Life.

  • Photos: Talkin' turtles