Today's News

  • Vine Grove Homemakers gather for meeting

    Vine Grove Homemakers Club members recently met for a meal and meeting at a local restaurant. Eighteen members were present as well as a special guest, Debbie McQueary, president of the Hardin County Extension Homemakers.  
    The occasion marked the 45th anniversary of the organization of the club. Memories of years gone by and special events were presented and shared. A list of past presidents and past photos were shared.

  • Elizabethtown Lions Club members recognize students of the month


  • HMH Auxiliary hosts annual awards banquet

    Hardin Memorial Health’s Auxiliary club held its annual awards banquet May 26 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.
    From April 2013 to March 2014, the club has donated more than $54,000 to HMH. Dennis Johnson, president of Hardin Memorial Health, was the key note speaker at the event. He updated volunteers on the plans for HMH’s future.
    Awards were presented to several volunteers. Dolores Pfeiffer was recognized for volunteering more than 17,000 hours of service.

  • Retrial of Davis, charged with murder of his son, begins today

    A Radcliff father charged with murder in the 2013 death of his 1-month-old son was set to return to court today as his retrial begins.

    A jury was unable reach a consensus last October after 10 hours of deliberation in the case against Jarrod Davis, 25.

    During the trial, the jury found Davis not guilty of a first-degree criminal abuse charge in the death of Ja’Vion Davis, but couldn't come to agreement on the murder charge.

    "We will continue to seek justice for this baby,” prosecutor Teresa Logsdon said after the verdict.

  • Misdemeanors

    The following misdemeanor cases are found in Hardin District Court. KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. Totals include court costs and/or public advocacy fees. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    Roger Raymond Schwalm Jr. (1988). Possession of marijuana. Sentenced to 45 days in jail with credit for one day served. Ordered to submit to drug screenings. Fined $200 plus court costs and service fee. KAPS, ADE and VIP. License suspended for 120 days.

  • DUIs

    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in Hardin District Court. ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, BAC is the Blood Alcohol Concentration reading, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.

  • Attitude of service

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    The 12-hour Relay for Life events have become a major fundraising tool for the American Cancer Society in its efforts to focus continued energy, attention and dollars on research to battle various forms of this deadly disease.

    Most every Kentucky county stages an annual Relay with two here in Hardin County. The most recent event last month in Radcliff demonstrated why these gatherings are much more than revenue tools.

  • Dash of Class: Smoothies

    I have something different this week. One of my readers asked that I have a column on smoothies.

    When I hear the word “smoothie,” I think milk shake — something from Wendy’s or Steak n’ Shake or Laker Drive In where they serve wonderful peanut butter milk shakes, uh smooth.

    On the serious side, most smoothies are healthy. They could be a smoothie high in protein, or high in calcium or for making it an easy way to eat your greens. Believe it or not, I have seen recipes for smoothies that incorporate spinach and kale. Yum.

  • Getting saucy with your steak

    Everyone likes their steak a certain way and can be pretty particular about it. And they should be, because a great steak is a wonderful treat but a bad steak is a disappointing disaster.

    My mom, for example, is a steak purist. She doesn’t really like any kind of sauce as long as it’s a well cooked steak.

    I am usually not that particular. I like a juicy steak but like it prepared a variety of ways.

  • City council hears first reading of Radcliff budget

    The Radcliff city budget cleared its first reading at a called meeting Monday.

    Under Mayor J.J. Duvall’s proposed plan, which was presented to city council last week, the city budget for fiscal year 2015 will be 2.1 percent leaner at $11.38 million.

    The budget includes revenue from occupational taxes at more than $3.1 million, insurance premium taxes of more than $2.47 million and business license fees of more than $1 million. Other revenue is generated from federal and state grants, city fees and the remaining $97,700 in the general fund.