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  • Through his father’s eyes: Zach Jaquess 'lives' bus crash story

    Zach Jaquess heard stories about how 27 lives were lost late on a May night long before he was born along Interstate 71.

    But it wasn’t until last Saturday, when he spent time as part of the filming of the documentary “Impact: After the Crash” that the 16-year-old John Hardin High School junior could fully appreciate what those involved went through. A church bus from Radcliff carrying 67 caught fire after being plowed into by a drunken driver going in the wrong direction.

    One of those children was his father.

  • Former Eastview man charged with rape

    A former Eastview resident faces three counts of first-degree rape after police said he had forcible intercourse with a girl younger than 12.

    Sherman Smith, 67, fled Kentucky after allegations were reported to police, said Norman Chaffins, spokesman for Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown. Smith was arrested in September in Texas.

    Greg Lowe, spokesman for the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, said officials transported Smith from Taylor County, Texas, to Hardin County Detention Center, where he was lodged Monday night.

  • Radcliff: Tapping a tough market

    Mayor J.J. Duvall has resurrected community spirit since taking office as Radcliff’s chief executive, but an inability to land new retail establishments and chain restaurants has left the city reconsidering its approach to luring business.

    “Now it’s time to get down to the real stuff, and that’s economic development,” he said.

  • Environmental fee levied on Towne Drive extension

    Elizabethtown has received permission to move forward on the Towne Drive extension to Veterans Way, but the permit comes with strings attached.

    The city has been instructed to pay $379,728 to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Stream and Wetland Mitigation Program as a stipulation of a permit issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The payment is required for the purchase of 1,582.2 Adjusted Mitigation Units, which are used to measure stream mitigation.

  • Farm-City Day educates residents

    For three busloads of Farm-City Day participants, Tuesday offered a fresh look at the new Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    They listened to Director Seth Breitner talk about the 12 baseball fields and 12 sports fields on the 160-acre property.

    “Basically, what you’re standing in is one of the largest sports parks in the country,” he said.

  • Suspect in Big Spring shooting, robberies pleads guilty to probation violations

    A Cecilia man accused in a shooting and series of robberies near the Hardin-Meade County line pleaded guilty Tuesday to absconding probation supervision and will serve the remainder of a 10-year sentence.

    Steven C. Goodman, 21, was arrested Oct. 29 after a series of events that started at Carolyn’s Corner Store in Big Spring.

  • Area churches collecting for Operation Christmas Child

    Churches across the county are pitching in to bring Christmas to children in need throughout the world.

    They are collecting donations until Monday for Operation Christmas Child.

    That organization calls itself a global Christmas gift exchange project operated by Samaritan’s Purse, a nondenominational evangelical Christian humanitarian organization that assists people worldwide with physical needs alongside missionary work.

  • Holding vigil for the valiant

    Rain pelted Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff on Monday, but the downpour could not wash away the pride of the crowd nestled in a shed on the back side of the property.

    Local veterans, families and community members gathered at the cemetery to pay their respects. A wreath was laid in honor of fallen veterans, those missing in action and prisoners of war. A moment of silence was held as tribute along with a rifle salute and Taps at the ceremony’s conclusion.

  • North Hardin Christian honors vets, families

    After careers of service, it was time for local veterans to be served this week at North Hardin Christian School.

    North Hardin Christian hosted a breakfast for veterans Monday to celebrate Veterans Day and honor the school’s military families. The school gathered about 350 participants in the gym to be served by students and hear from residents with a military connection.

    This is the fourth year the school has hosted the event, teacher Josh Hardin said. Hardin is director of the student group Youth United, which organizes the event.

  • Suspect arrested in Radcliff theater break-in

    Radcliff police arrested a man Sunday in connection to Wednesday’s early morning break-in at Showtime Cinemas on North Dixie Boulevard in Radcliff.

    Chad J. Jones, 19, is charged with third-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief in the break-in.

    According to RPD spokesman Bryce Shumate, Jones provided police with a Radcliff address where he was staying, but Shumate said the man does not live there.