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  • Radcliff man arrested on sexual abuse charge

    A Radcliff man was arrested Tuesday on a sexual abuse charge police say involved a minor younger than 12.

    Jose M. Vargas, 35, was arrested on a warrant for first-degree sexual abuse. He was arraigned via video feed Wednesday in Hardin District Court.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said the alleged offense occurred April 16, 2011, at Vargas’ Pearl Street residence in Radcliff.

  • McAlister's Deli comes to Elizabethtown

    A restaurant franchise well established in Louisville is moving next door to Cheddar’s and Kohl’s this winter.

    McAlister’s Deli is renovating a building at 4031 N. Dixie Ave. and should complete construction in November, said Jim Gillenwater, a franchisee with Heritage Enterprises Inc. Heritage operates more than half a dozen of the franchises in Louisville and a location in Clarksville, Ind., he said.

    Gillenwater said the restaurant is on schedule to open sometime in December barring construction delays.

  • Thomas named SpringHaven executive director

    The interim director for SpringHaven Inc. has been named permanent executive director.

    Tanya Thomas learned Monday she earned the administration spot for the organization that offers shelter and services to victims of domestic violence when she received flowers and a congratulatory card from board members.

    Thomas has worked as interim director since May, after former executive director Lisa Holmes left the position and said she was considering taking legal action. Thomas was assistant director as the time and has worked at SpringHaven for nearly 13 years.

  • Search, rescue squad effort taking off

    The idea of forming a volunteer search-and-rescue squad in Hardin County met with plenty of interest Monday night when about 60 people attended an initial meeting and nearly 50 applied to join.

    Rineyville Fire Department Chief Shane Crutcher led the meeting at the Hardin County Emergency Management building on Rineyville Road.

    He was pleased with the turnout, he said.

    “The room was full, and that’s what we were hoping for,” he said.

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  • E'town liquor vote set for Jan. 8

    Elizabethtown voters will weigh in on the sale of liquor by the drink in January.

  • Flint Hill festival to thank customers, community

    A Sonora business wants to show appreciation to its customers and community Saturday.

    Flint Hill at Ky. 720 and Melrose Road is hosting a fall festival at the store. The event is the first of its kind for the store, though employees hope to continue it annually.

    Scheduled for the festival are a parade at 10 a.m., a hog calling contest at noon, a Good Ol’ Boys hairy leg contest at 1 p.m. and a silent auction from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Live gospel and country music, games, food and vendor booths also are planned.

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  • Woman arraigned in Radcliff stabbing

    A Radcliff woman accused of stabbing her husband during a domestic dispute pleaded not guilty Tuesday during an arraignment in Hardin Circuit Court.

    LaTonya R. Morris, 36, was indicted last month on a charge of second-degree assault.

    According to Radcliff police, Morris argued with her husband Aug. 18 when she grew “tired of him” and grabbed a “butcher knife,” cutting him twice in the hand and right buttocks. Police said the knife was recovered.

  • Second alcohol vote confirmed for Elizabethtown

    Elizabethtown residents will weigh in on the possibility of full wet status early next year, but a countywide alcohol vote will not happen.

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb verified a petition Tuesday by Yes for Economic Success that would allow voters in Elizabethtown precincts to cast a vote on the accessibility of retail liquor licenses, which would authorize liquor by the drink without sales limitations or seating requirements and make room for bars if voters say yes.