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  • Radcliff women plead guilty to exploiting elderly resident

    Two Radcliff women pleaded guilty in Hardin Circuit Court on Wednesday to financially exploiting an elderly Clinton County woman.
     

    According to a news release from the Office of the Attorney General, who prosecuted the case, Hazel Martin, 73, admitted to four counts of knowing exploitation of an adult of more than $300.

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  • Infant's cause of death 'sudden and unexplained'

    The death of a 4-week-old West Point infant has been ruled by a Jefferson County coroner as a "sudden and unexplained death in infancy."

    Deputy Coroner Larry Carroll said the infant was sleeping when her father found her "unresponsive" on July 2.

  • Walk-a-thon to promote MS awareness

    Multiple sclerosis affects nearly 500 people in Hardin County and surrounding counties, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

    Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling, disease of the central nervous system. It interrupts the flow of information in the brain and between the brain and body.

    Towne Mall in Elizabethtown is partnering with the society’s Kentucky and southeastern Indiana chapter to promote awareness of the disease and fund research to end it.

  • Escapee arraigned in district court

    A jail inmate who escaped from a work release program last month was arraigned Wednesday in Hardin District Court.

    Westley Mathis, 30, is charged with second-degree escape and theft by unlawful taking of more than $500. Both are Class D felonies punishable by up to five years in jail.

    Mathis escaped July 22 when he stole a car from the Elizabethtown Independent Schools' bus garage while he was part of a work-release detail. Louisville Metro Police detained him later that afternoon.

  • Army Reserve Readiness Training Center to uncase flag Friday

    One of the last cogs in the Base Realignment and Closure machine for Fort Knox will arrive Friday.

    The Army Reserve Readiness Training Center will uncase its flag at 10:30 a.m. at its official headquarters in Gaffey Hall on Old Ironsides Avenue. The ceremony is open to the public.

  • HCU tackles concerns about unification

    Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard told a roomful of elected officials Wednesday that Hardin County is in an age of prosperity and growth, which is the perfect time to consider looking at a unified local government.

    Without a crisis hanging over their heads or their backs against the wall, a more reasoned and careful examination of unification can be taken, he said.

    “We’re not bouncing checks that I know of,” he said of Hardin County’s successes.

  • County clerk verifies Y.E.S. petitions

    Some Hardin County residents will have a chance to vote on expanding alcohol sales this fall.

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb confirmed Wednesday that Yes for Economic Success had reached the number of needed signatures in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove to force three local option elections.

    “All three cities had the necessary number of signatures,” Tabb said Wednesday evening. “In fact, we went beyond what they needed in their count.”

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  • Probable cause found in deadly I-65 crash

    The faint sound of a woman speaking Spanish filled the lulls in questioning at Wednesday’s probable cause hearing for Arturo Rodriguez Martinez, an illegal immigrant charged with murder and driving under the influence.

    The sound originated from a set of headphones that covered Martinez’s ears. It stopped only when Hardin District Judge John Simcoe declared the commonwealth met the burden of probable cause.