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Today's News

  • Oct. 10 Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the Hardin County Clerk’s Office in Elizabethtown.

    Leo and Dorothy McMillen to Scotty’s Contracting & Stone LLC, tracts 2 and 3 Interstatemowers Place, county, $262,500.

    Steve Redmon Construction Inc. to Kelly L. Bolton, 104 W. Magnolia Court, Vine Grove, $162,000.

    Secretary of Urban Development to Harris Pepper, 49 N. Cherry Leaf Court, Sonora, $64,500.

    Kenneth M. and Katy Brown to Christopher Deckard, 160 Gayle Drive, Elizabethtown, $15,000.

  • Application for grant to fund emergency call system approved

     

    HARDIN COUNTY — Hardin County Fiscal Court approved an application for a FEMA grant Tuesday. The grant would fund 75 percent of an emergency call system spearheaded by WonWay Communications, with the remainder of the $44,000 project being funded by state and local funds and in-kind services, according to the application.

  • Four jailed after Motel 6 meth-lab find

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN – Four people were jailed this weekend after drug task force agents say they were caught before dawn Friday manufacturing methamphetamine in a motel room.

    “We received information that they were cooking meth at Motel 6,” Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force agent Billy Edwards said. “When we got inside we found an active lab.”

  • Man accused of making child porn at E'town motels

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN – A Pennsylvania man accused of making child pornography using children he visited at Elizabethtown motels was indicted in federal court Monday on one charge of sexual exploitation.

    Daniel Earl Eyster, 48, of Adamstown, Pa., is accused of making 75 digital photographs of children he seduced with gifts then used in sexual performances between November 2007 and July of this year.

  • LaRue County, Hodgenville rescind burn bans

    LARUE COUNTY

    LaRue County residents are no longer facing bans on burning.

     

    Judge-Executive Tommy Turner and Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse signed executive orders Wednesday, nullifying previous burn bans issued Oct. 6 because of extremely dry conditions as a means of combating fires.

     

    Rain moved through the region briefly this week, resulting in a subsiding of dry weather.

     

    The bans in LaRue County followed bans issued in Hardin County as dry temperatures have led to a series of grass fires.

     

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  • Man charged with arson for car blaze

     

    HARDIN COUNTY — A Hardin County man was arrested and charged with arson Wednesday, a week after his 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo was found ablaze in the vicinity of 1600 Miller Road.

    According to Hardin County Sheriff’s Office Executive Officer Greg Lowe, Eric Brandon Gilkey used an accelerant to roast his car in an attempt to defraud an insurer.

    Valley Creek Fire Department’s Lt. Dillon Turner and sheriff’s office detectives investigated the fire.

  • Tennessee couple charged with child abuse

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    RADCLIFF – A Tennessee man and woman were arrested and jailed Wednesday after being served arrest warrants claiming they abused a 5-year-old.

    According to Radcliff Police Department’s Jeremy Davis, who investigated the case, Tammy Westra, 39, admitted to whipping her son with a “switch.”

  • The road to renewable resources

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN – Alternative fuels, renewable sources and energy independence are buzz words this election season.

    Likewise, energy is a topic of interest that has filtered into the Elizabethtown City Council race as candidates Steve Atcher, Bill Bennett and Matt Wyatt reached out to the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition and its executive director, Melissa Howell, to become savvier on the issue of alternative energy.