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  • Police crack down on traffic during holidays

    Area police are bolstering efforts to enforce traffic laws during the holiday season, which marks a peak time of year for collisions and impaired driving.

    Beginning in November, Kentucky State Police launched a six-month enforcement campaign called “Operation R.A.I.D.,” which stands for Remove Aggressive, Impaired and Distracted drivers, according to a news release.

  • Tempting taste buds: Fifth annual Taste of Radcliff set for Monday

    Tickets are going fast for Radcliff’s annual showcase of flavor next week.

    The fifth annual Taste of Radcliff is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Colvin Community Center. Tickets are $10.

    The event is hosted by Radcliff Women’s Club and all proceeds benefit causes in the community, including SpringHaven Domestic Violence Program, Helping Hand of Hope, Wreaths Across America, local scholarships and Hardin County Public Library, said Maria Batistoni, an event organizer.

  • Bank, credit union help homeowners affected by tornado

    Two Hodgenville families who lost their houses to a Feb. 29 tornado have received grants toward mortgages on their rebuilt homes.

    Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati’s board of directors decided to make $5 million in grants of up to $20,000 toward the purchase, construction or repair of a home to disaster victims in counties designated as disaster areas by federal or state agencies.

  • Rineyville area mobile home destroyed in blaze

    Three local fire departments responded to a blaze Wednesday morning at a Rineyville mobile home after a generator the homeowner was working on ignited.

    Rineyville Fire Department Chief Shane Crutcher said 19 firefighters and six units from Rineyville, Radcliff and Vine Grove departments responded after midnight Wednesday to a double-wide mobile home at 692 Deckard School Road.

  • Christmas assistance programs looking for help

    Two local charitable organizations have a burgeoning need this year and are looking for a legion of Santa’s helpers to brighten the lives of struggling families.

    Helping Hand of Hope is wrapping up the application process for its Hope for Christmas program while the Salvation Army is seeking assistance for its Angel Tree with hundreds of families looking for help.

  • Deckard switching to permanent alignment Monday

    Motorists traveling Deckard School Road between Vine Grove and Elizabethtown will be switched Monday to the new permanent alignment of the road.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contract crews have finished the road’s approaches on the east and west to the new Ky. 361, the Elizabethtown-to-Radcliff connector road under construction.

    Mobile message boards are in place to alert local traffic of the change.

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  • Family opens donation account for man in need of lung transplant

    An account has been opened at The Cecilian Bank for an Elizabethtown man in need of a lung transplant.

    David Kaufman, 66, needs a lung transplant because of exposure to asbestos, said his wife, Josephine Kaufman.

    Donations made to Kaufman’s account will go toward medical bills and medications, according to the family.

    According to The Cecilian Bank, donations can be made at any of the bank’s locations.

  • County approves Radcliff waste compromise

    Details of a compromise reached between Hardin Judge-Executive Harry Berry and Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall to quash an extended waste dispute were revealed Tuesday.

    Hardin Fiscal Court took action on a joint resolution struck with Radcliff City Council giving the mayor the authority to select a representative from the city for the advisory committee for the next update of the county’s five-year solid waste management plan.

  • Playing Powerball: Ticket sales increase with record payout

    The employees at Vine Grove Valero have been promised cars, houses and vacations.

    Jamie Maddle, manager of the gas station and convenience store on Knox Avenue, isn’t sure whether any of her customers will one day win the lottery and make good on those plans.

    One thing she can count on is printing a lot of tickets when one of the lotteries sees its jackpot soar, like Powerball’s record payout for tonight’s drawing. The amount was listed at $500 million Tuesday afternoon and would be a record payout for that lottery.