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  • Man killed in Westport Road wreck

    A man was killed early Wednesday morning and a male juvenile sent to Hardin Memorial Hospital after a collision in the 600 block of Westport Road in Elizabethtown.

    According to an Elizabethtown Police Department release, officers responded at 12:52 a.m. to Westport Road after a caller said she had heard a loud crash. When officers arrived, a vehicle was located in the front yard of 607 Westport Road.

    The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The juvenile was treated and released from HMH.

  • AmeriCorps team leading service projects in Elizabethtown

    A team from the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps will call Elizabethtown home for the next month.

    The group, which consists of eight members split evenly between men and women and one team leader, are working on service projects in the city in coordination with the Lincoln Trail District Health Department and other agencies, including the Hardin County Cooperative Extension Service and the city of Elizabethtown.

  • County approves bonds for gov't complex

    Hardin Fiscal Court unanimously approved two bond issues of more than $11 million for the financing of a new Hardin County government complex off Patriot Parkway near Ring Road.
    The county also voted to pull $2 million from the Fife trust fund to help cover the construction cost, which has been set at a guaranteed maximum price of $13.1 million.

  • County sets elected official's salaries

    The News-Enterprise

    Hardin Fiscal Court set salaries for a slew of county officials Tuesday, a state requirement that must be met by early May.

    The salaries are set during years in which county officials are elected. Salaries were held steady from the previous period, though a cost-of-living increase was eliminated for magistrates. The salaries will take effect on Jan. 1, 2015.

  • E'town hashes out pool design

    If all goes as planned and Elizabethtown avoids another rough winter, a new aquatic center could be open by summer of 2015, officials said Tuesday afternoon.

    Brandstetter Carroll Inc., the design firm chosen to develop the center, held a planning session with three council members, Mayor Edna Berger and other city officials as they hashed out design elements and viewed preliminary designs.

    During discussions, council members voiced the desire to pursue a resort theme, which could feature slides, a lazy river, a “sprayground” and a zero-entry pool.

  • Trial date set for Vine Grove man in sex abuse case

    A Vine Grove man indicted on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse appeared Tuesday afternoon in Hardin Circuit Court.

    A trial date of Oct. 8 was set for David B. Duckworth, 39, if a plea agreement can’t be reached by a disposition date of April 1.

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  • Work ready to begin on Vine Grove water line project

    Work is ready to begin in Vine Grove on its water infrastructure by the beginning of April.

    Mayor Blake Proffitt told city council during Monday night’s meeting that contracts for the $1.17 million project to refurbish the water system paid for by a Base Realignment and Closure grant are signed and pipes are staged around town. Besides replacing several 2-inch galvanized water mains throughout the city, the project also includes replacing valves, developing looping in some areas to increase water flow, fixing setters and updating fire hydrants.

  • Two plead guilty in abuse case

    Two Elizabethtown residents pled guilty in Hardin Circuit Court in a case involving criminal abuse of a 2-year-old girl.

    Mark Anthony Tharp, 26, pled guilty to first-degree criminal abuse, while the girl’s mother, Allison Julie Clark, 23, pled guilty to complicity to first-degree criminal abuse. Both are Class C felonies, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

  • Radcliff storm water fee increase discussed at work session

    Up for an automatic increase in April, the Radcliff City Council discussed in a work session Monday whether to forgo a storm water fee cost of living adjustment, or COLA.

    Because the increase automatically is applied by city ordinance, the only action the council can take at its March 18 meeting is to deny the increase.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall recommended the council not allow the COLA, citing the city has forgone the increase in the previous two years. If the council decides not to allow the COLA, it potentially could save $51,600.