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  • Man injured after being struck by train in E'town

    A Lexington man walking on railroad tracks near East Railroad Avenue Tuesday night was struck by a southbound CSX Railroad train.

    On Wednesday afternoon, Juan Clay, 44, was listed in stable condition at University Hospital in Louisville.

    Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby said Clay has been in the area for an extended period and was intoxicated at the time.

  • Man hit by train in E'town

    A man on train tracks near the Crutcher Street crossing in Elizabethtown was struck by a CSX Railroad train after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

    The man, whose name has not been released, was conscious and was transported by air to a Louisville hospital, according to Elizabethtown Police Department.

    The train was south bound when the man was struck.

    See details in Thursday's print edition of The News-Enterprise.

  • Radcliff lands new hotel

    After three to four years of prospecting and wooing, a hotel development has chosen to build in Radcliff and Mayor J.J. Duvall hopes it sparks more developments in the area.

    The four-story, 50,000 square foot hotel is an $8.5 million investment and will have 92 rooms, a fitness center, indoor pool, business center and 500 square feet of meeting space. The hotel aaabe on a lot next to Radcliff Square off Lincoln Trail Boulevard, which once was a driving range.a

    The development was announced Tuesday night at Radcliff City Council’s meeting.

  • Radcliff lands new hotel development

    After three to four years of prospecting and wooing, a hotel development has chosen Radcliff to build and Mayor J.J. Duvall hopes it sparks more developments in the area.

    The four-story, 50,000-square foot hotel is an $8.5 million investment and will have 92 rooms, a fitness center, indoor pool, business center and 500 square feet of meeting space. The hotel will be on a lot next to Radcliff Square off Lincoln Trail Boulevard, which was once a driving range.

    The development was announced at Radcliff City Council’s meeting Tuesday night.

  • City OKs water rate increases

    Customers of Elizabethtown’s water system should expect to see rate increases later this year.

    The city approved a plan with Hardin County Water District No. 2 Tuesday afternoon that would stagger rate increases over the next four years to gradually pull them in line with the water district’s current rates.

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  • Four former officers awaiting case's outcome

    After allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old girl surfaced in September, four former area law enforcement officers still are awaiting the outcome of a special prosecutor’s investigation.

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers Jerry Clanton and Stratford Young were terminated from employment Sept. 13 and have been named as subjects of an investigation by special prosecutor Thomas Wine, Jefferson County commonwealth’s attorney. He confirmed his office is investigating two other officers, but would not release their names.

  • Sinkhole concerns rise

    After a sinkhole collapsed under the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, taking eight Corvettes underground with it, concerns surrounding Kentucky’s geologic landscape have surfaced. 

    Kentucky geography consists of karst, landscape developed on limestone or other types of rock that have sinkholes, sinking streams, caves and springs. According to the Kentucky Geological Society, the state is one of the “most famous karst areas in the world” with about 38 percent of it having some karst development recognizable on topographic maps.

  • Men to be sentenced for sex crimes

    Two men are expected to be formally sentenced today in Hardin Circuit Court for crimes against children younger than 12.

    Sherman L. Smith, 69, of Eastview, who fled to Texas after allegations were made against him in 2012, will be sentenced to 10 years in prison on two counts of sexual abuse against a child younger than 12.

    Smith received 10 years on each count and will serve the terms concurrently. A charge of first-degree rape was dismissed in the case.

  • Hardin County Schools to host diversity fair

    Hardin County Schools is inviting the community to celebrate diversity in the county.

    The community diversity council for HCS hosts a diversity fair from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at John Hardin High School. The fair features representations of diversity from more than two dozen students and local businesses and organizations.