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  • State approves local asphalt projects

    Three Hardin County projects were included in the state Transportation Cabinet’s list of $26 million worth of asphalt work announced Wednesday.

    The longest is a 10.8-mile section of Flint Hill Road, also known as Ky. 720. The improvements will stretch from the county line to Ky. 84, the cabinet reported.

    Also, scheduled for resurfacing is seven-tenths of a mile of Ky. 222 beginning at U.S. 62 and extending southeast and a nearly five-mile section of Ky. 1375, known locally as North Long Grove Road, from U.S. 62 to Ky. 86.

  • Convoy honors responders, remembers loss

    Patti Cowherd was at work at Caritas Home Health Care attacks occurred on Sept. 11, 2001.

    “When it came on the radio, we all quit what we were doing and we just cried,” she said.

    Cowherd was among residents who lined Dixie Highway from Elizabethtown to Fort Knox Tuesday to watch a convoy of first responders pass to remember about 3,000 who died following terrorist-orchestrated plane crashes that day at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pa.

    The convoy was organized in appreciation of first responders.

  • Reunited with Foam 161

    Retired firefighter Alan Wallace said the work he did to help evacuate the Pentagon after the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001, should not be classified as heroic because it is something cops and firefighters do every day around the country.

  • Major League Eating to headline Radcliff Days

    Radcliff is taking on a mouthful in October.

    The city has entered a contract with Major League Eating to host a professional competitive eating competition at City Park North, scheduled for 2 p.m. Oct. 5.

    The contest is the headlining attraction for a revamped Radcliff Days that is swapping venues this year to host local bands at the amphitheater and stage a mini Oktoberfest complete with a beer tent.

  • E’town seeks pool designs

    Finance Director Steve Park said there is a misperception circulating around Elizabethtown that the American Legion Park pool’s demise means an end to all city-sponsored aquatic ventures.

    Park and members of Elizabethtown City Council argued the old pool must go before the city has the financial resources and flexibility to explore new options.

    “We took action to at least get some action,” Councilman Marty Fulkerson argued.

  • Noon Rotary Club remembers 9/11
  • PHOTO: Giving new life to an old fence
  • County maintains property tax rates

    Hardin Fiscal Court accepted a recommendation by Judge-Executive Harry Berry to hold property tax rates steady for the sixth straight year during its Tuesday voting meeting.

  • Walk for Life eyes another successful outing

    Coming off last year’s highly successful Walk for Life, Clarity Solutions for Women again hosts its annual event Sept. 21 with hopes of another big financial windfall.

    Last year’s Walk for Life raised $45,000 for the Christian-based organization that provides a pressure-free environment for women facing unexpected pregnancy, offering them information and support as they consider raising the child or adoption.

  • KSP probing area officers

    Kentucky State Police is investigating officers from three area law enforcement agencies, including its own Elizabethtown post, although officials have declined to reveal the allegations involved.

    Officials confirmed Tuesday that KSP is leading an ongoing investigation involving two Post 4 troopers, a Brandenburg Police Department officer and a Breckinridge County sheriff’s deputy. However, they would not reveal the officers’ names or the allegations that led to the probe.