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  • Snapped wire shuts down power in north Radcliff

    Electricity and phone service to residences near Redmar Boulevard in north Radcliff are down and utility workers estimate the outage will continue for six hours.

    Radcliff Police Department spokesman Bryce Shumate said it appears a semi truck hit a wire on Redmar, causing it to snap from a utility pole on the other side of the street. The truck fled the scene without notifying officials, he said.

  • Footage leads authorities to Hardin County in bourbon theft case

    Investigators are searching for a person of interest in Hardin and Nelson counties whom they believe has information in the theft of more than 60 cases of a high-priced, rare bourbon.

    Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton said nearly 200 bottles of 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve bourbon was reported stolen at 4:11 p.m. Oct. 14 from Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort. He described the bourbon as “very, very rare and really hard to get.”

  • Former Lowe’s employee overwhelmed by support

    Just more than two weeks have passed since long-time employee Karen Sizemore was fired from Lowe’s after pursuing a shoplifting suspect.

    During that time, she hasn’t found a new job, but the Elizabethtown grandmother has seen her story played out on television, online and in this newspaper.

    A Louisville roofing company offered to cover her housing payment for a month, she said, which she declined. Once while at Home Depot, Sizemore said a few customers recognized her as “the woman who chased a shoplifter.”

  • Vine Grove holds tax rates steady

    Vine Grove's city property tax bills will go out next week and rates will be unchanged.

    In a special meeting Thursday, Vine Grove City Council approved its tax ordinance. Real estate, private vehicles and watercraft will be taxed at 17.1 cents per $100. The personal property rate is 44.1 cents per $100.

    Councilman Garry McCoy, who spoke in favor of accepting a lower compensating rate, which would produce the same revenue as last year's billings, cast the sole no vote.

  • Bands to take the field at semifinals Saturday

    The road to the state championship for high school marching bands ends this weekend.

    Four local bands compete Saturday in the Kentucky Music Educators Association State Marching Band semifinals. Sixteen bands compete in the semifinals of each class in the morning and afternoon, and the top four in each class advance to the finals that evening. The finals begin at 6 p.m. at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium at the University of Louisville.

  • Greenspace to host Halloween-themed hike

    Greenspace Inc. is combining theatrical production, costumes and hiking this weekend for its annual Enchanted Forest event.

    The free event begins at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Haycraft Mill trailhead across from the Hardin County Justice Center and will include a Halloween element, said Lori Timbers, a Greenspace board member.

    According to Timbers, volunteers will lead groups of about 10 to 15 on the hike, and along the trail, actors with the Youth Theatre of Hardin County will portray characters.

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  • North Hardin Lions Club to host chili challenge

    Greenspace Inc. is combining theatrical production, costumes and hiking this weekend for its annual Enchanted Forest event.

    The free event begins at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Haycraft Mill trailhead across from the Hardin County Justice Center and will include a Halloween element, said Lori Timbers, a Greenspace board member.

    According to Timbers, volunteers will lead groups of about 10 to 15 on the hike, and along the trail, actors with the Youth Theatre of Hardin County will portray characters.

  • Stolen bourbon possibly offered to local liquor store

    Authorities are looking for a man seen on video trying to sell a large quantity of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon at a Hardin County liquor store.

    Sixty-five cases of the rare, 20-year-old bourbon valued at $25,000 were reported stolen last week from the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort.

    The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department is looking for leads to the suspect's identity. He is described as a person of interest in the police investigation.

  • Flint Hill Fall Festival eyes another solid event

    For a first-time event, last year’s Flint Hill Fall Festival had a solid debut.

    Now organizers are hopeful Saturday’s festival at the Flint Hill General Store in Sonora is even better.

    Organizer Patty Rucker said attendees braved poor early weather conditions last year to make the festival a success.