Local News

  • Fires damage homes in Sonora, Stephensburg

    ement just a few hours apart Wednesday afternoon.

    As firefighters stretched hose, sprayed water and placed ladders to an upstairs window, flames continued to roll out of the eaves and a large hole in the roof of a house on Main Street in Sonora while family, friends and the curious gathered in a side yard to watch the efforts to stop the blaze.

  • State Theater to be busy with 'The Butler'

    Seats, and maybe sidewalks, will be filled for upcoming showings of “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”

    The Historic State Theater is expecting a busy weekend for the movie, which will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The film was not shown at theaters in Hardin County when it was released in August.

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  • Overnight fire seriously damages Magnolia home

    A fire just before midnight Wednesday in Magnolia destroyed most of a two-story farm house on Hawkins Road.

    Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Wolford said firefighters from his department as well the Hodgenville and Buffalo fire departments battled the blaze for about 4½ hours in frigid temperatures.

    "The call came in at about 11:45 (p.m.) and the caller said the house was about 60 percent involved,'' Wolford said.

  • Grand jury to hear sexual abuse case involving teacher

    Charges against a former Central Hardin High School teacher will go before a Hardin Circuit grand jury.

    Edwin Bonet, 54, appeared Wednesday in Hardin District Court for a pre-trial hearing. Judge Kimberly Shumate told Bonet his case would go before a grand jury for a decision on a possible indictment.

    Bonet was arrested in December by Elizabethtown Police Department and was charged with sexual abuse.

  • Three arrested in Target phone theft

    Three men were arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with stealing cellphones and cellphone batteries worth nearly $1,600 at Target in Elizabethtown.

    Lamari D. Hardin, 25, of Grayson Street in Upton, Melvin L. Hardin, 26, of Crimson Creek Court in Elizabethtown, and Dominick M. McKnight, 23, of Hopkinsville were arrested at Target.

    According to arrest citations, someone in the loss prevention department at Target witnessed two men cutting phones out of plastic packages, concealing what was taken and then leaving the store without paying.

  • Officials' trouble started with 2012 complaint

    An investigation that eventually led to numerous felony charges levied in December against Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback stemmed from a complaint filed by a city council member, according to an affidavit for a search warrant in the case.

  • Filing deadline brings late surge of candidates

    Michael Radford made it into the Radcliff City Council race by mere minutes.

    Radford, 58, a North Hardin High School teacher and first-time candidate for public office, still was in line processing his paperwork when Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb called the 4 p.m. deadline to enter the May 20 primary.

    Tabb noted how close it was on a day that yielded 13 last-minute filers.

    “He was one minute under the wire,” Tabb said.

  • Pool design put on hold

    The search for a pool designer to develop a new aquatic facility in Elizabethtown has been put on hold.

    Elizabethtown City Council this week reached a consensus to ease back on the project as it explores its options, with several council members saying they want a briefing from a committee tasked with bringing a YMCA to the county.

    Councilman Ron Thomas said there is no rush to finish the design on the facility and the city should ask questions and do more research.