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  • County sets elected official's salaries

    The News-Enterprise

    Hardin Fiscal Court set salaries for a slew of county officials Tuesday, a state requirement that must be met by early May.

    The salaries are set during years in which county officials are elected. Salaries were held steady from the previous period, though a cost-of-living increase was eliminated for magistrates. The salaries will take effect on Jan. 1, 2015.

  • E'town hashes out pool design

    If all goes as planned and Elizabethtown avoids another rough winter, a new aquatic center could be open by summer of 2015, officials said Tuesday afternoon.

    Brandstetter Carroll Inc., the design firm chosen to develop the center, held a planning session with three council members, Mayor Edna Berger and other city officials as they hashed out design elements and viewed preliminary designs.

    During discussions, council members voiced the desire to pursue a resort theme, which could feature slides, a lazy river, a “sprayground” and a zero-entry pool.

  • Trial date set for Vine Grove man in sex abuse case

    A Vine Grove man indicted on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse appeared Tuesday afternoon in Hardin Circuit Court.

    A trial date of Oct. 8 was set for David B. Duckworth, 39, if a plea agreement can’t be reached by a disposition date of April 1.

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  • Work ready to begin on Vine Grove water line project

    Work is ready to begin in Vine Grove on its water infrastructure by the beginning of April.

    Mayor Blake Proffitt told city council during Monday night’s meeting that contracts for the $1.17 million project to refurbish the water system paid for by a Base Realignment and Closure grant are signed and pipes are staged around town. Besides replacing several 2-inch galvanized water mains throughout the city, the project also includes replacing valves, developing looping in some areas to increase water flow, fixing setters and updating fire hydrants.

  • Two plead guilty in abuse case

    Two Elizabethtown residents pled guilty in Hardin Circuit Court in a case involving criminal abuse of a 2-year-old girl.

    Mark Anthony Tharp, 26, pled guilty to first-degree criminal abuse, while the girl’s mother, Allison Julie Clark, 23, pled guilty to complicity to first-degree criminal abuse. Both are Class C felonies, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

  • Radcliff storm water fee increase discussed at work session

    Up for an automatic increase in April, the Radcliff City Council discussed in a work session Monday whether to forgo a storm water fee cost of living adjustment, or COLA.

    Because the increase automatically is applied by city ordinance, the only action the council can take at its March 18 meeting is to deny the increase.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall recommended the council not allow the COLA, citing the city has forgone the increase in the previous two years. If the council decides not to allow the COLA, it potentially could save $51,600.

  • U of L professor to discuss biomedical research at ECTC

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will host a discussion today about biomedical research in the next of its LEAF-STEM — Lectures and Exploration Activities For Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — series.

  • Assistant principal remembered as giving, great educator

    Bryan Todd remembered Brent Wagoner as a giving person, someone who always was ready to help another in need.

    “Honestly, I’ve never known a better person than Brent Wagoner,” Todd said.

    Wagoner, assistant principal at East Hardin Middle School, died Saturday at age 45. Wagoner started his teaching career at East Hardin in 1992 and was named Hardin County Schools’ ExCEL award winner in 2004. He coached boys’ basketball at the middle school and was an assistant girls’ basketball coach at John Hardin High School for two seasons.

  • PHOTO: In the lines