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Today's Features

  • The other day, a friend from the neighborhood I grew up in, in Radcliff posted a photo on Facebook that took me back a few decades.

    It wasn’t a Throwback Thursday-type deal. It wasn’t a photo of him, me, the neighborhood kids or of anybody, for that matter. It wasn’t even an old photo.

    It was a photo of a snake near a shed at his home.

    Yep. Snake.

  • The following building permit information has been obtained from the Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the City of Elizabethtown Planning and Development offices. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

    James Schmit, 76 Jockey Court, Elizabethtown. Use: Accessory structure, attached.

    Jonathan George, 130 S. Coldcreek Court, Elizabethtown. Use: Accessory structure, attached.

    Kristen Hall, 1983 Long Hollow Road, Rineyville. Use: Accessory structure, detached.

  • 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.

    Raphael V. Williams (1966). Wanton endangerment, second degree. Sentenced to 60 days in jail, credit for one day served with balance probated for two years. Must pay court costs.

  • Rhonda Ross is planning to write the next chapter in her life that includes a mission trip as a way to honor her mother, who died last November.

    Born in Elizabethtown, Ross makes her home in Sonora in LaRue County and remembers developing a love for writing and storytelling.

    “Mom always wrote poems,” Ross said.

    Ross said she enjoyed hearing and telling stories and began journaling at a young age.

    “I never considered myself a writer,” she said.

  • In a fit of desperation and exhaustion that only comes with attempting to force my stubborn daughter to do something she didn’t want to do, I bought a parenting book.

    Now, I’m not normally one for self-help-type things. In the past, I looked down on that sort of thing, preferring to believe I could fix anything that was wrong with determination and my own brand of stubbornness.

    And then I became a parent. And lo, it was hard. And then I became a parent again and lo, it was even harder.

  • Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall swears in Walter Karr as a Radcliff Police officer April 28. Karr has served as a Vine Grove Police Officer and is going through field training as a Radcliff officer. Also pictured are Radcliff Police Chief Jeffrey A. Cross, left, and Capt. William Wells, right.

  • Recently, Garden Club of Elizabethtown members visited Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville. It was a beautiful day for a walk among the trees.
    Lee Squire, who has worked at Cave Hill for 40 years, was tour guide, He provided a description of the cemetery’s history and its 400 acres of trees, shrubs and flowers, many at their peak of blooming.  
    The group then enjoyed lunch at Cafe Lulu.


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  • Hardin County A.M. Rotary Club member Rick Walters, left, and club President Daniel Tabb, right, welcome new member Leon Chambers, who joined the club April 14. Chambers is pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Elizabethtown.