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  • E'town men arraigned on murder charges

    Two Elizabethtown men facing multiple felony charges including murder were arraigned Thursday morning in circuit court.

    Jamie B. Wagers, 24, and Robert J. Tarafa, 26, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

    Wagers is charged in the death of Christian F. Higdon, 20, of Leitchfield. Cindy Higdon, Christian’s mother, said her adopted son would have celebrated his 21st birthday Wednesday.

  • Near-fatal collision gives teen, family ... A new perspective

    Tyler Dile hustled across U.S. 31W near Ky. 222 in Glendale when his aunt told him to get change for a customer. They had been polishing the tank of a semi truck.

    Moments later, the 14-year-old had been struck by a 1989 Toyota and thrown about 60 feet from the point of impact. The last thing he remembers before blacking out and being airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville is hitting the windshield.

  • KSP hunts for escaped inmate

    Kentucky State Police is searching for an inmate who walked away from custody last Friday while he was taking classes at the former jail site on Mulberry Street.

    Jailer Danny Allen said Robert W. Wilson, 23, of Elizabethtown, was lodged Oct. 1 at the jail on probation violations.

    According to Allen, one of Wilson’s original charges was second-degree rape.

    Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard ordered Wilson to complete a substance abuse program and set a $5,000 cash bond, the jailer said.

  • Rineyville man charged with forcible rape

    A Rineyville man is charged with first-degree rape after police say he forced a minor to engage in sexual intercourse Sunday.

    Loren Diehlman, 43, was arrested Wednesday evening at Elizabethtown Police Department following an interview with police, said Detective Rex Allaman with the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office.

    Allaman said Diehlman is a friend of the girl’s family.

  • Water District No. 2 unveils backup generator

    Water district officials unveiled Thursday a generator meant to avoid loss of service during emergencies.

    The generator was presented to area political figures, water district employees and other visitors at the Glen D. Dalton White Mills Water Treatment Complex on Cave Road in White Mills.

  • From the Pentagon to the Patton Museum: 9/11 relic finds home at Fort Knox

    When a tarp was pulled away from a beat-up fire truck the first time Christopher Kolakowski saw it, he immediately reached out his hand to touch it.

    “It was a very spiritual moment for me,” he said.

    The director of the General George Patton Museum of Leadership was looking for the first time at what is believed to be the first fire truck to respond to the Pentagon as it burned and partially collapsed after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

    He lived about 50 miles from Washington, D.C., at the time of the attack.

  • Radcliff yard sale set for Saturday

    Those looking for fall bargains can seek out local government this weekend.

    Radcliff is hosting a community yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Radcliff City Hall. The event is free to the public and there are no setup costs for vendors looking to shed their wares, Mayor J.J. Duvall said.

  • Central seniors named Merit semifinalists

    Two Hardin County high school students are in the running for prestigious national scholarships.

    Rachel Witten and Kendra Ball were named National Merit semifinalists, putting them in the running for National Merit Scholarships. The Central Hardin High School seniors are two of 16,000 students in the nation to receive semifinalist status.

    Semifinalists are chosen based on PSAT scores, a pre-SAT test taken during junior year. The students now must submit applications in hopes of moving on to the finalist stage.

  • Drivers enter 'peak deer season'

    October marks the beginning of a three-month period during which drivers are more likely to encounter deer on roadways, according to officials.

    Late October through early December marks white-tailed deer mating season, according to a release from the Department of Fish and Wildlife. During that time, the animals are more likely to cross roadways as bucks follow and chase does.

    Also, deer will be out with deer hunting season approaching.

  • Firefighters organize yard sale to help 'brother'

    Firefighters throughout Hardin County are organizing a community event to support the family of one of their own.

    Radcliff firefighter Leroy Lewis lost his son and saw his wife badly injured after both were ejected from their car, police said.

    Leroy Lewis’ son, Joseph Calvin Lewis, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    According to the Meade County Sheriff’s Office, the boy was killed after the 2002 Chevy Blazer his mother was driving left the south side of Ky. 228 near Battletown and overturned.