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  • Vine Grove’s Dickens event rebounds after cancellation

    Dickens of a Christmas has been a holiday staple in Vine Grove for more than two decades. But Friday night was a first in the history of the event — the winter weather finally got the best of it.

    Friday’s events, which included caroling and the opportunity to wear Victorian-period clothing, were canceled after the winter storm that blew in caused the roadways to be slick. Events Coordinator Donna Broadway said city officials were thinking of residents’ safety.

    “They were afraid someone would get hurt,” she said.

  • FACES & PLACES: Colors of the night
  • Charges of sexual abuse, arson among indictments

    Indictments on multiple violent crimes were handed down by a Hardin County grand jury this week.

    Terry Wayne Brake, 52, was indicted on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse after police say he had sexual contact with a child younger than 12 between July 1 and Aug. 23.

    Justin Ray Cothern, 27, was indicted on charges of first-degree arson and first-degree persistent felony offense. Cothern, of Shepherdsville, started a fire at 603 Gallery Place in Elizabethtown, according to police. No one was injured in the fire.

  • County to review cost of new government complex

    Hardin County soon will know the anticipated cost to construct the new county government complex set for construction on property along Ring Road and Patriot Parkway.

    Hardin Fiscal Court is expected to review and possibly vote on a recommendation this week for the guaranteed maximum price of construction from Alliance Corporation, the county’s designated construction manager.

  • Meade state title game shifted to Saturday

    Meade County's Class 6-A state championship football game in Bowling Green has been shifted to Saturday at 6 p.m. EST.

    The announcement was made Friday morning by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Other games also were moved around.

    The Green Wave will face Scott County in the championship game.

  • CANCELLATIONS: Radcliff events, Dickens among called off celebrations

    The potential for hazardous travel conditions has forced the cancellation of various events:

    - The Radcliff Christmas parade, and Christmas at the Cabins scheduled for Saturday have been cancelled. Radcliff spokesman Bryce Shumate said he didn't expect the events to be re-scehduled at this time.

  • Winter storm arrives locally

    Wintry conditions, including sleet, freezing rain and snow, are expected today across Kentucky.

    Hardin County Schools and West Point have announced plans to be closed today as have the public schools serving neighboring counties of LaRue, Meade, Nelson, Bullitt, Hart, Grayson and Breckinridge counties. St. James and Gloria Dei schools in Elizabethtown and Leitchfield Christian Academy also are closed today.

  • KSP undergoes Taser training

    Dressed in a protective black suit, Sgt. Kevin Burton jumps up and down excitedly, flapping his arms and spewing profanities. Another Kentucky State Police trooper in front of him calmly but firmly orders him to get on the ground.

  • Civil War-era land parcel up for auction

    In 1870, when John Marion Shelton returned from fighting for the Union in the Civil War, he used his mustering out pay to purchase about 150 acres in northern Hardin County.

    Throughout the years, the family has added to the property and the city of Radcliff has grown around it. Now the historical property, 262 acres in all, is up for auction Saturday.

  • HMH turns on Christmas lights