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  • Water district could purchase E'town's water system

    Hardin County Water District No. 2 offered Elizabethtown an enticing proposition Monday: Get out of the water business.

    With the district developing a plan to convert its system to a chloramines disinfectant method by January 2015, it proposed buying the operating assets of the municipal water system and removing the burden of responsibility from city government.

  • Big Clifty man charged with sexual abuse

    The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 62-year-old Big Clifty man Sunday night after officers say he attempted to touch a girl younger than 12 in a sexual manner.

    Kenneth L. Dutschke faces one count of first-degree sexual abuse.

    Detective Sgt. Rex Allaman said dispatch received a call at 5:30 p.m. from the girl’s mother, who reported a neighbor had sexually abused her child.

  • HMH unveils North Tower design

    Hardin Judge-Executive Harry Berry said Monday’s roof raising celebration signifying the expansion of Hardin Memorial Hospital will stand out as one of the pivotal moments in the hospital’s — and the county’s — history.

    “This is an important step to transform ourselves at the hospital” and Hardin County by positioning both for the future, Berry said.

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  • Infant treated for broken leg; father charged

    An Elizabethtown father is charged with criminal abuse after police say his 1-month-old daughter was treated for a broken leg at a Louisville hospital.

    Shane A. Jenkins, 27, was arrested Sunday morning at Kosair Children’s Hospital and charged with one count of first-degree criminal abuse.

  • E'town approves Hall of Fame lease

    Elizabethtown City Council has agreed to lease property at 133 W. Dixie Ave. across from the Hardin County History Museum to the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

    The authorization gives the hall access to an interim facility where it can set up operations for the next three to five years and relocate its office space from Pritchard Community Center once the building is remodeled.

    Exact details of the lease were not outlined Monday because an agreement has not been formalized.

  • Cleanup ongoing at derailment site in northern Hardin Co.

    Cleanup remains underway at a train derailment site behind a subdivision between Vine Grove and Radcliff.

    The Paducah & Louisville Railway 88-car train carrying coal derailed Thursday morning and 15 cars and two locomotives left the tracks, according to P&L.

    Of those 15 cars, five overturned, dumping coal down the embankment immediately behind the residences on Red Hawk Drive in northern Hardin County.

    Bonnie Hackbarth, P&L spokeswoman, said coal cleanup was expected to begin Monday and would take several days.

  • Boil water advisory issued in Vine Grove

    A broken water main in Vine Grove caused the city to be placed on a boil water advisory Monday.

    The water main broke at the corner of Oak Street and Ky. 144, likely because of the age of the line, City Clerk Jackie Johnson said.

    That break at about 4 p.m. caused water loss officials expected to last three hours. The water loss from the broken main and other lines that had to be shut off while fixing it affected much of the city, Johnson said.

  • Water main broken in Vine Grove

    A broken water main in Vine Grove has caused the city to be placed on a boiled water advisory Monday.

    The water main broke at the corner of Oak Street and Ky. 144, likely because of the age of the line, City Clerk Jackie Johnson said.

    That break at about 4 p.m. caused water loss that officials expected to last at least three hours. The water loss is from the broken main and other lines that have to be shut off while fixing it has affected much of the city, Johnson said.

  • Village post office opening in Buffalo

    A village post office is set to open in Buffalo where the traditional post office has been closed since July 5 because of a brown recluse spider infestation.

    The new site is the 42nd village post office to open this year in the Kentuckiana District of the U.S. Postal Service.