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  • Two Radcliff women indicted on child abuse charges

    Two Radcliff women were indicted on abuse charges after police say punishment for children in their care was cruel.

    Mary Eliza­beth Hardin, 27, and Pamila S. Mat­lock, 40, each are charged with two counts of complicity to first-degree crim­inal abuse.

    An indictment is an alle­gation, not proof of guilt. Defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

    According to an arrest citation, Radcliff police officers were dispatched April 23 to a home in the 500 block of Patton Drive to meet Child Protective Services.

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  • Radcliff council calls meeting about fireworks

    The Radcliff City Council will hold a called meeting at 1 p.m. today at Radcliff City Hall to hear a second reading of a proposed ordinance concerning the use of fireworks within city limits. 

    The proposed ordinance, if passed, will limit usage between 5 p.m. and midnight July 2-6 and 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. Dec. 31 into Jan. 1. 

    According to state law, seasonal permits allow the sale of fireworks between June 10 and July 11 for the July 4 holiday and Dec. 26 to Jan. 4 for celebrating new year. 

  • Teen remembered after fatal wreck

    In her short 17 years, Brianna Tay­lor never met a stranger. Whether she was in a crowded room of unknowns, surrounded by opponents on the softball field or in the school cafeteria, Taylor was known for her outgoing personality and optimism.

    “She always had that beautiful smile on her face,” said Steve Smallwood, Elizabethtown High School principal. “She would always make it a point to say ‘hi’ to me.”

  • One killed in Sunday night wreck
  • County postpones construction of fourth EMS station

    Hardin Fiscal Court has opted to postpone construction of a fourth EMS station on Hodgenville Road after bid packages were rejected for a second time last week.

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry said the project likely won’t be rebid until early next year or the spring as the county turns its attention to the search for a new EMS director after former director Ira Dyer’s resignation in May.

  • One killed in Sunday night wreck

    A 17-year-old recent graduate of Elizabethtown High School has been identified as the victim in Sunday night's accident at the intersection of Patriot Parkway and Deckard School Road.

    Brianna Taylor, the driver of a red Mustang, died in the accident. She was a starter on the Lady Panther softball team and the lone senior on the squad last season.

  • Rare illness inspires national action for E’town woman

    In her dreams, she eats at buffets. She watches cooking shows on the Food Network and joins her family at the dinner table for meals, but Mallory Chaney can’t have what can’t be administered through a feeding tube.

    She has not eaten since Feb. 20.

    “Some days are more difficult than others,” Chaney said. “In some ways, this has become my new normal because it has been so long since I’ve eaten. I’m used to going through the day and knowing that it’s not an option for me to eat food. I have to be OK with that.”

  • Pet owners take extra care during summer heat

    It’s easy for pets to suffer from heat exhaustion during the dog days of summer.

    With temperatures nearing triple digits, veterinarians recommend pets be kept in an air-conditioned environment during the hottest part of the day, which typically is between noon and 4 p.m. If they are outdoor pets, it’s good to keep them in shaded areas.

    “Focus on outdoor activities either early in the morning or late in the day,” said Jennifer Welser, chief medical officer of BluePearl Veterinary Partners.

  • Famed film producer to appear nearby

    BLOOMFIELD — A leading film and television producer will be making a public appearance at a business owned by his family in Nelson County.

    Jerry Bruckheimer, who has a home in Bloomfield, will conduct a book signing July 5 at Nettie Jarvis Antiques and the adjacent Old Sugar Valley Country Store.