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  • Saunders Springs expansion to be dedicated Monday

    A ceremony to formally dedicate the 73-acre expansion at Saunders Springs Nature Preserve has been rescheduled for Monday morning.

    Postponed earlier because of wet weather, the program will feature representatives of Radcliff city government, the city’s Forestry Board and Col. Bruce Jenkins, the garrison commander at Fort Knox.

    Fort Knox and Radcliff signed an agreement to allow post property near the park to be used and trails have been established.

  • Justice centers close Monday for furlough

    All judicial centers, including the Hardin County Justice Center, are closed Monday for a third and final furlough day.

    Kentucky’s judicial branch implemented three furlough days this year to balance its budget, according to a release from the Administrative Office of the Courts. The furlough affects only non-elected personnel, who will be off work without pay.

    Items on the docket for Monday will be rescheduled, according to the release. No driver’s licenses or release orders will be issued, and deputy clerks will not be available to process bonds.

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  • KLC opinion favors Radcliff in waste plan

    At Radcliff’s request, the Kentucky League of Cities released an opinion this week arguing county government cannot take control of a first- or second-class city’s solid waste management system without the city’s consent, based on exemptions written into Kentucky State Law.

  • Two local women picked for college homecoming court

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    Two local women are in the running for queen of homecoming festivities at their colleges.

  • 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.