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  • 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.

  • Prosecutors will pursue a second trial

    After a Hardin County jury failed to reach a verdict Friday regarding the death of a 1-month-old boy, local prosecutors are pursuing a second trial while the baby’s father remains in jail.

    Jarrod Davis, 24, of Radcliff, was indicted in January on charges of murder and first-degree criminal abuse in the death of his son, Ja’Vion. The infant, who was 5 weeks old, was found dead in his crib Jan. 15 with bloody mucous flowing from his nose.

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  • Veterans ceremony returning to E'town Nature Park

    Elizabethtown’s salute to its armed forces continues next month.

    The city is hosting a second Veterans Day ceremony one year after it dedicated the Hardin County Veterans Tribute, which features bronze sculptures cast representing all branches of the U.S. military.

    Elizabethtown hosts the ceremony Nov. 11 beside the tribute in conjunction with American Legion Post 113 inside the Nature Park off Ring Road.

  • E'town taking measures to deter alley traffic

    Elizabethtown intends to place a speed bump on an unnamed alley between Helm Street and Strawberry Alley as a further deterrent to motorists who use the narrow lane as a cut-through, said Public Works Supervisor Don Hill.

    Hill said the speed bump should be installed by the end of the week and will be placed “not quite midway” through the alley, which runs directly behind T.J. Rhoades State Farm Insurance off Strawberry Alley and deposits onto the 300 block of Helm Street.

  • Campbellsville man arrested in area bank robberies

    Joshua R. Spangler, 27, was arrested Friday afternoon on two counts of second-degree robbery. Police also served Spangler warrants for violating parole and theft by unlawful taking.

    According to a news release from KSP Post 4, Spangler is a suspect in a Jan. 15 robbery at The Cecilian Bank in Sonora and a Feb. 27 holdup at Bank of Buffalo in Buffalo.

  • Arrest made in Buffalo, Sonora bank robberies

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested in connection to two local bank robberies that occurred earlier this year.

    Joshua Spangler, 27, faces two counts of second-degree robbery and is lodged at Hardin County Detention Center.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Spangler is charged in the Jan. 15 robbery at The Cecilian Bank in Sonora and the Bank of Buffalo in Buffalo on Feb. 27.