Local News

  • Radcliff postpones car show initiative

    A news conference to announce a new community initiative in Radcliff was canceled Tuesday night.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall said the city was primed to introduce a new car show and cruise to the city in early October, but the committee developing the project decided during the eleventh hour of discussion that logistics could not be resolved in such a short amount of time.

    “They didn’t want to minimize it,” he said of the decision. The conference was set for 11 a.m. Wednesday.

  • Bid accepted for lamp post installation

    The Radcliff City Council has accepted a bid for the installation of 51 decorative lamp posts along Dixie Boulevard.

    Council members unanimously approved accepting the low bid of $110,152 from Skyler Construction Inc. in Radcliff. Councilman Don Yates was absent.

    The other four bids submitted ranged from $119,000 to $155,000.

    Work is expected to be completed by Thanksgiving so the posts, which look like those along Wilson Road, can be decorated for Christmas.

  • 'Robo call' scam reported in northern Hardin Co.

    Radcliff Police Department is reporting complaints of a phone scam asking consumers if they would like to install a security alarm system.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for RPD, said the department most recently received a complaint about the scam Tuesday. He added several residents have received repeated calls at their home phone numbers.

    “It has sort of become harassment,” Shumate said.

  • Tiered ticket prices to offset Heartland expenses

    Tiered parking fees for this weekend’s Heartland Festival were implemented to offset what could be $75,000 in expenses to host the annual festival, said Elizabethtown Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn.

    Visitors will be able to access Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown for $1 on Friday night, but parking per car increases to $5 Saturday morning and afternoon, and climbs to $10 after 4 p.m. Saturday.

    Vaughn said the parking fees essentially produce income for the festival.

  • Mattingly making his mark on Vine Grove Police Department

    Nearly a year has passed since Kenny Mattingly moved into the top position at Vine Grove Police Department, the same agency where he started his law enforcement career 25 years ago.

    In 50 weeks, the chief has overseen a number of updates, including an overhaul of the department’s hiring process. Now he intends to seek state accreditation for the small department.

  • Theater owner won't show 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

    Last weekend’s top movie for ticket sales isn’t coming to Hardin County.

    Lee Daniels’ The Butler” brought in an estimated $25 million on its opening weekend with its portrayal of Cecil Gaines, who served eight U.S. presidents as a butler in the White House.

    Movie Palace and Showtime Cinemas owner Ike Boutwell said selling more tickets to the popular movie, which features Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan, isn’t a good enough reason to play the movie in his theater.

  • House overwhelmingly passes redistricting plan

    State Rep. Jimmie Lee called for an overhaul of the redistricting process and a rewrite of Kentucky’s Constitution after the House overwhelmingly passed a plan Wednesday to redraw district boundaries that divide Hardin County into six legislative districts.

    “It didn’t pass with my vote,” said Lee, a Democrat from Elizabethtown.

    The 83-17 vote indicated bipartisan approval, and the bill is expected to sail through the Senate, which could vote Friday. 

  • Church celebrates Women's Equality Day

    Women gained the right to vote 93 years ago next week. This weekend, a local church commemorates the anniversary by recognizing the achievements of local women, along with a nod to first lady Michelle Obama.

    All Nations Worship Ministries hosts its annual Women’s Equality Day event at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church at 110 Wiselyn Drive in Radcliff. National Women’s Equality Day is Aug. 26.

  • Photo: Stop, hammer time
  • Boil water advisory lifted in Vine Grove

    Vine Grove officials announced Wednesday the boil water advisory for the community has been lifted. The advisory was issued Monday afternoon after a water main at the corner of Oak Street and Ky. 144 broke.

    Issuing a boiled water advisory is a standard precautionary measure after a line break. It lasts until a water sample can be tested by the state to be sure that it is safe for human consumption.