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  • Broadwater to return to HCS board

    Suzy Broadwater will be returning to the Hardin County Schools board in January.

    Broadwater was elected to another term to represent Division 5 of the HCS board. It was the only contested school board race in Hardin County.

    “I was absolutely thriled,” Broadwater said.

  • Incumbent out in Radcliff; Bill Bennett wins in E'town

    One of six incumbents seeking re-election for Radcliff City Council has been voted out.

    Jack Holland, who returned to the council in 2010, finished seventh. Jacob Pearman was voted in by Radcliff voters.

    Don Shaw was sixth with 2,986 votes, while Holland had 2,953 votes.

    Barbara Baker led the way with 3,771 votes. She was followed by  Stan Holmes with 3,698 votes, Don Yates (3,237), Edward L. Palmer Sr. (3,105), Pearman (3,080), Jerry Brown (2,871), Doug Moulton (2,207) and Clarence Duggins (1,757).

  • Event to focus on Civil War camp life

    Visitors have the chance Friday and Saturday to see history in action and connect with the people who spend their time bringing it to life.

    The Hardin County History Museum is hosting “Civil War Living History: Camp of Instruction.”

    The event is presented by The Friends of Pards of the Western Federal Blues.

  • Photo: Clearing away fall
  • Berry, Duvall reach compromise on solid waste dispute

    As voters hit the polls Tuesday to vote for the country’s next president, two local officials spent hours working out issues that have divided them for months.

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall and Hardin Judge-Executive Harry Berry met for more than three hours on “neutral ground” at the main offices of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, and both men said they believe they have reached compromises regarding their disagreement on the county’s solid waste management plan, which is due to the state in mid-December.

  • Election turnout steady, lower than 2008

    Precincts throughout the county saw steady lines all day but saw fewer voters Tuesday than in the 2008 general election.

    Of the 70,066 registered voters in the county, 39,575 cast ballots for a voter turnout percentage of 56.48.

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb thought the turnout would be higher, closer to 65 percent turnout.

    “We’ve had a pretty good day, overall,” he said.

    The 2008 election saw 40,456 votes and a 62.8 percent.

  • Holland out, Pearman in on Radcliff City Council

    Five of the six incumbents recaptured their seats on Radcliff City Council and one former councilman reclaimed his spot Tuesday.

    Incumbent Barbara Baker captured the largest share of the votes with 3,771 out of 14 precincts. Stan Holmes followed closely behind Baker with 3,698 and long-time Councilman Don Yates finished third with 3,237 votes.

    A total of 29,665 votes were cast in the Radcliff City Council race, according to the Hardin County Clerk’s website.

  • PHOTO: Taking flight
  • U.S. 31W opens in West Point

    After being closed for more than a week, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet allowed Dixie Highway — U.S. 31W — to reopen Tuesday night from Salt River Road in West Point to Katherine Station Road in Jefferson County, officials said.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said one lane would open in both directions with a speed limit of 35 miles per hour.

  • Lee receives award for his work to clarify unification laws

    Unification may be on ice in Hardin County, but a local legislator has been rewarded for his efforts to clarify the state’s laws on merged governments.

    State Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, was bestowed the Friends of Cities Award on Monday by the Kentucky League of Cities during an Elizabethtown City Council meeting at City Hall.

    James D. Chaney, chief governmental affairs officer for KLC, said the organization had been working on steps to clarify the law for about five years when Lee stepped in to help champion the legislation, known as House Bill 189.