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  • City clerk files complaint seeking back pay

    In a letter sent from Hodgenville City Clerk MaDonna Hornback to Mayor Terry Cruse, Hornback is seeking back pay for more than 6,300 hours of unpaid time she says she performed since taking the job in 2007.

    Hornback filed an employment complaint form with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet seeking nearly $200,000 in pay for services ranging from overtime work to caring for flowers on Lincoln Square to decorating city hall over the last seven years.

  • Cruse, Hornback set for June trial

    Arriving together and leaving together for their Tuesday morning arraignment on nearly 70 combined felony charges, Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback also will go to trial together in June.

    Indicted last month, Cruse faces 14 felony counts and Hornback is charged with 59 felonies. All of the charges are Class D felonies, punishable by up to five years in prison on each charge.

  • Hodgenville mayor, city clerk maintain innocence

    Not guilty pleas were entered today by both Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk Madonna Hornback during their arraignment hearings in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Each one surrendered to authorities Dec. 17 and were arrested following a number of charges related to a Kentucky State Police investigation that included an examination of numerous city records and files.

  • Radcliff City Council holds work session

    As part of construction at city hall, the Radcliff City Council discussed bids for concrete curb installation Monday afternoon at its work session.

    Toby Spalding, city engineer, presented the council with five bids. Of the five bids, Campbell Concrete submitted a bid of $10 per linear foot for 12-inch curbs and $11.50 for 18-inch curbs. The next closest bid was from Eberle Enterprises at $10.48 per linear foot for 12-inch curbs and $10.98 for 18-inch curbs.

  • Plan would stagger water rate increases

    With Hardin County Water District No. 2 declaring its intentions to purchase Elizabethtown’s water system, the water district’s legal counsel outlined a plan Monday to stagger water rate increases for city customers over several years.

    Damon Talley, attorney for the water district, proposed the city consider adopting a plan that would stretch out rate increases across four years to bring Elizabethtown’s rates in line with the district.

  • Former teacher found guilty on 19 charges

    Anthony Durrant conveyed no emotion Monday evening as Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton read the word “guilty” to charge after charge once the jury returned its verdict.

  • Local family hopes for birthday bash at Kosair

    Like most mothers, Chrystal Brigman is hoping to make her son’s birthday a special event.

    Her son, Sam Adams, is fighting acute lymphoblatic leukemia. He’s been hospitalized since November, when he underwent a bone marrow transplant from his younger brother, Jack.

  • EPD arrests two men for burglary

    Elizabethtown police arrested two men over the weekend in a burglary at a storage facility and are searching for a suspect in a separate case.

    Early Monday morning, police were called to Treasure Chest on Dixie Avenue when a witness saw two men cutting storage locks.

    When police arrived shortly before 1 a.m., the suspects fled through a hole in the fence, according to an EPD news release.

  • City reopens talk on pool design

    Elizabethtown Councilman Ron Thomas said he believes in forgiveness and is not certain he wants to spend $50,000 more on a design for a new city pool complex simply to avoid one designer.

    The council reopened discussion on the selection of a pool designer Monday after tabling the vote last month to gain more information on designer Brandstetter Carroll, which is offering to do the work for $125,000-$50,000 cheaper than the other offer from 5253 Design Group of $175,000.

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