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  • Former teacher sentenced to 10 years for sex crimes

    A former middle school teacher convicted on multiple sex crimes involving a student formally was sentenced Tuesday morning in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Anthony Durrant, 47, was found guilty on 19 of 29 charges and sentenced to 10 years in prison, which was the jury’s recommendation.

    Durrant received a 10-year sentence for 14 of the counts and a one-year sentence for the other five. The sentences will run concurrently, or at the same time, for a total of 10 years. He also will have to register as a sex offender upon his release for the rest of his life.

  • Judge refuses request to recant guilty plea

    A convicted sex offender scheduled for sentencing in two other sex cases — one involving a minor — attempted to withdraw his guilty plea Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Eric Bates, attorney for Jimmie Sturgill, 66, began the sentencing hearing with a motion to withdraw the former West Point man’s guilty plea from Feb. 26. Bates said the motion is being made against his advice.

  • Congressman goes back to school

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie took advantage of a Congressional hiatus Tuesday to go back to school in Elizabethtown.

    The Bowling Green Republican sat on the cafeteria floor and joked with students from fifth-grade classes at Heartland Elementary School off Ring Road, talking about his international travels, his time in the U.S. Army and his responsibilities as the representative of the 2nd Congressional District.

  • HMH charters physician council

    Hardin Memorial Health has chartered a physicians’ council that will impact the direction of Hardin Professional Services, the multispecialty medical group of HMH, and develop policies for its operations with hospital management.

    The 10-member board will feature seven elected members, two ex-officio members in the HMH chief executive officer and chief medical officer and one non-voting member in the HPS president/executive administrator, according to the report.

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  • Inmate captured shortly after escape

    An Elizabethtown man was captured about 90 minutes after he escaped Sunday night from the Substance Abuse Program run by the Hardin County Detention Center on South Main Street.

    Clifton Gerald Bristol, 31, was found at a home on Airview Drive in Elizabethtown.

    According to Jailer Danny Allen, Bristol was at a center program when he broke a bolt on a fence and climbed a 9-foot fence.

    Bristol is now charged with second-degree escape.

    See Tuesday's print edition of The News-Enterprise for more details.

  • FACES & PLACES: Hardin County Hang-outs: Double L Grocery

    Double L Grocery stocks a little bit of everything. Customers can purchase a loaf of bread, hardware and hunting supplies at the western Hardin County store. The store also fills a role in the community as a live-music venue.

    Musicians filled the store with the sounds of bluegrass and gospel on a Saturday evening in mid-April for Lucy’s Saturday Night Jam.

    The weekly jam began as an outdoor event last year as a result of conversations between the Lucas family and local musician Jackie Dixon and his family, store co-owner Lucy Lucas said.

  • Former Radcliff resident competes on Food Network show

    When it comes to passion for her career, Dee Davis Dotson has a spoonful to share.

    The 1994 North Hardin High School graduate and owner of Dee-liteful Bites in Memphis, Tenn., puts her passion for food to the test during a Food Network competition show, “Food Court Wars,” which airs at 8 p.m. tonight.

  • Calf captured safely by teen owner

    When Imari Doyle was startled from her sleep Saturday morning, she put on her boots and ran out of her house.

    Her calf, Lilly Mae, a 1-year-old black Angus, escaped overnight from a corral at her home on Springfield Road in Elizabethtown.

    “The top of the cattle gate was bent with the lock still on it,” Imari said. “I think she jumped the gate.”

  • Calf returned unharmed to owner

    A calf and her owner have been reunited after Elizabethtown police and residents spent part of Saturday searching for the escaped animal in residential neighborhoods. 

    Imari Doyle, a student at Central Hardin High School, said her cow escaped overnight from her home on Springfield Road. The animal is a school project for her FFA club.

    Lilly Mae, a 1-year-old black Angus calf with tag A09, was captured in a residential neighborhood near the U.S. 31W Bypass in Elizabethtown. She was returned unharmed.