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  • Resident: County attorney violated ordinance

    Elizabethtown resident and veteran Richard Leal confronted Hardin County Attorney Jenny Oldham during Hardin Fiscal Court’s voting meeting Tuesday, accusing her of being affiliated with an organization that discriminates against homosexuals.

    He also accused her of using county time and resources to advocate for the agency’s cause.

  • Teenager remembered for kind, generous spirit

    When Paige Pettell met Justin Hornback in sixth grade, he described himself as a “big ol’ country boy,” she said.

    “It was the first thing he said to me,” she said, recalling how the two became best friends.

  • North Main property could be new United Way home

    Local businessman Kevin Addington has purchased a home at 604 N. Main St. in Elizabethtown he aims to renovate into a new headquarters for United Way of Central Kentucky.

    City officials this week said improvements to the water system in the area must be made before the agency could occupy the property because it does not meet commercial standards for fire protection.

    Fire Chief Mike Hulsey said the area needs fire protection flow of about 1,500 gallons per minute but currently has 650 to 700 gallons per minute.

  • Leitchfield woman dies in crash

    A Grayson County woman was killed Tuesday morning when her vehicle was struck by another vehicle that had lost control on slick roads.

    Carol Helphenstine, 64, of Leitchfield, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Kentucky State Police were called to the scene at 6:50 a.m. CST in the 4000 block of Lilac Road, police said. A jeep driven by Lucia Taylor, 16, of Leitchfield crested a hill that was covered in black ice and she lost control, crossed the center line and struck Helphenstine’s vehicle.

  • Residents seek, receive answers at Vine Grove council meeting


    Monday night’s Vine Grove City Council meeting started with two residents voicing grievances about ongoing problems related to the city’s infrastructure.

    Harvey DeBolt, who lives on Cedarcrest Drive, left happy about the outcome of his water line issues and Larry Stutler, who lives on Rose Creek Drive, left with more questions than answers.

  • E’town man sentenced to 5 years for sex crimes

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    An Elizabethtown man was sentenced Tuesday on various sex charges.

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  • GOP challenger sets sights on general election

    Facing a five-term incumbent with a key Washington leadership position, Matt Bevin knows something about being an underdog. While the Louisville businessman is concentrating on May’s primary challenge of Mitch McConnell, Bevin is setting the ground work for a fall campaign as well.

    Attending a Republican Party meeting Monday night in Elizabethtown, Bevin claims various polls show him finishing stronger in a head-to-head matchup with Alison Lundergan Grimes, the presumptive Democratic nominee, than Sen. McConnell does.

  • City clerk files complaint seeking back pay

    In a letter sent from Hodgenville City Clerk MaDonna Hornback to Mayor Terry Cruse, Hornback is seeking back pay for more than 6,300 hours of unpaid time she says she performed since taking the job in 2007.

    Hornback filed an employment complaint form with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet seeking nearly $200,000 in pay for services ranging from overtime work to caring for flowers on Lincoln Square to decorating city hall over the last seven years.

  • Cruse, Hornback set for June trial

    Arriving together and leaving together for their Tuesday morning arraignment on nearly 70 combined felony charges, Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback also will go to trial together in June.

    Indicted last month, Cruse faces 14 felony counts and Hornback is charged with 59 felonies. All of the charges are Class D felonies, punishable by up to five years in prison on each charge.