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  • Radcliff man faces 20 years in prison for trying to steal $100 part

    A new windshield wiper motor sells for about $100. A Radcliff man accused of trying to steal a used one faces up to 20 years in prison following his arrest Monday afternoon.

    When a fight occurred at a salvage yard, police say the charges against R’Chard D. Jackson, 24, of Radcliff escalated to first-degree robbery.

    According to an arrest citation, Jackson entered Martin’s Towing on South Dixie Boulevard earlier Monday with the intent to commit a theft.

  • Salt stores brimming

    If Hardin County is due for a bad winter, local agencies are prepared to thwart its chaotic effect on roadways.

    Road crews across the county have fully stocked stores of salt and some even are overstocked after a mild winter called for little rehabilitation last year.

    Hardin County Road Supervisor Ronnie Goodman said salt barns are filled to the brim and overflowing with about 2,767 tons of salt. Normally, he said, the county keeps 2,000 tons in storage.

  • Area retailers opening for early birds

    Retailers have sparked a national debate with announcements of Thanksgiving store hours. For some local merchants, opening on Thursday is nothing new. For others, doors remain closed until Black Friday.

    For stores such as Kmart, h.h. gregg and Old Navy, opening on Thanksgiving has been part of the companies’ business models for a few years.

  • HMH cancer care center relocating

    Hardin Memorial Hospital is relocating the bulk of its cancer care center from its basement to a leased space on Robinbrooke Boulevard. The cancer care center — including medical oncology and chemotherapy infusion — is moving to 521 Robinbrooke Blvd. near the intersection with Rineyville Road.

  • Water main break repaired

    A water main at the corner of Lincoln Trail Boulevard and Edgewood Road in Radcliff broke overnight.

    According to Brett Pyles, Hardin County Water District No. 1 operation manager, crews responded around midnight to the break and were able to repair it without a disruption of service by 3 a.m.

    No advisories were issued because water pressure did not drop below 20 pounds per square inch.

  • HMH purchases orthopedic surgical equipment

    Hardin Memorial Health is upgrading some of its surgical equipment.

    The Board of Trustees approved a business plan Monday morning to purchase orthopedic surgery power equipment from Stryker at $204,194.

    It was one of two bids and higher than the $172,822 bid entered by Conmed Linvatec. However, the physicians preferred the Stryker equipment, which is used at nearly all hospitals, said Michelle Murphy, director of marketing and public relations.

    “They don’t have a marketplace presence,” Murphy said of Conmed Linvatec.

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  • Elizabethtown to invest in new sirens

    Proceeds from the sale of a fire truck will be reinvested in safety improvements.

    During a city council work session Monday, Elizabethtown Fire Chief Mike Hulsey explained ongoing plans for replacing 11 older emergency sirens and enhancing coverage around the city.

    A Homeland Security grant plus municipal funding allowed the city to replace four sirens last year. Hulsey asked to use $50,000 attained through the sale of a surplus fire truck to Vine Grove to buy two and possibly three new sirens this year.

  • Sixth person charged with rioting after party

    A sixth person has been charged with rioting after a fight at a September house party.

    DeJuan R. Gregory, 23, of Radcliff, was arrested Monday by the Radcliff Police Department and charged with one count of first-degree rioting and one count of first-degree assault.

    According to a citation, Gregory and eight others took part in “violent tumultuous activity” which ended in minor injuries to three people. The incident took place after a fight broke out Sept. 15 at a party.

  • E’town man indicted on assault charges

    Convicted twice in the last 13 months of assault against a family member, an Elizabethtown man has been indicted on new charges related to domestic violence.

    Patrick N. Hawkins, 34, was arrested Oct. 26 on charges of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, fourth-degree assault — domestic violence, third or subsequent offense in five years, and violation of an emergency or domestic violence protection order.

    The grand jury indicted him last week on those charges as well as tampering with physical evidence and two counts of third-degree terroristic threatening.