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  • Police seek Radcliff man wanted on sex charge

    A Radcliff man who was reported missing by his family in February now is wanted by police for a felony charge of sexual abuse.

    Patrick Neal, 29, is wanted for one count of first-degree sexual abuse. According to police, the alleged victim is a female relative who is younger than 12 years old.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said the girl’s mother reported the allegations to police the same day Neal’s family reported him missing.

  • John Hardin students cheer Bulldogs to victory

    LEXINGTON — John Hardin freshman Tyree Moody let out a loud sigh of relief Thursday afternoon when Fleming County's Brady Saunders missed the front end of a one-and-one bonus with the Bulldogs holding a 78-69 lead with 24 seconds left during opening round action in the KHSAA Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena.

    The whole JHHS student section remained on its feet in the final seconds when someone shouted, "start it". Another student hollered, "wait".

  • Photo: Halftime shootout
  • New parents supported through community baby shower

    Hardin County residents with new or forthcoming additions to the family can find information and support at an upcoming event.

    The Family Resource Centers for Hardin County Schools and Elizabethtown Independent Schools are hosting a community baby shower for expectant parents and parents of children younger than 1 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 20 at Pritchard Community Center.

  • HMH acquires Cardinal Drive properties

    Hardin Memorial Hospital has closed on the purchase of two properties on Cardinal Drive — land officials say could be used if the hospital ever decides to expand its facilities.

  • Guthrie advocates for urotrauma commission

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, has reintroduced a bill, H.R. 984, urging lawmakers to create a taskforce designated to “foster inter-agency cooperation” for the treatment of wounded veterans experiencing urotrauma.

    The national commission, if created, would conduct a comprehensive study on urotrauma, which is categorized as trauma to sexual organs or the genitourinary system from the detonation of improvised explosive devices.

  • Hire a Patriot job fair attracts earnest applicants

    Employers from diverse backgrounds filled the American Legion Post 113 on Ring Road on Thursday, courting veterans in the hunt for a career transition or a new source of income.

    The Hire a Patriot job fair brought men and women together representing divergent demographics, all looking for an opportunity to network and share their skill sets with others. Some job seekers had career choices in mind, while others said they were testing the waters to see what was available.

  • Vine Grove rallies around plan for special-needs playground

    The community has embraced the vision of a local girl who thinks all children should have a place to play, including those with disabilities.

    Rachel Ritchie, a third-grader at Vine Grove Elementary School, and her father recommended to the Vine Grove City Council earlier this week a committee be set up to make sure efforts to acquire playground equipment that can be used by children who are disabled aren’t redundant.

  • Former Radcliff man arrested for robbery

    A former Radcliff man was arrested in Paducah on two counts of first-degree robbery.

    Byron Peeler, 43, was arrested Tuesday afternoon when Paducah Police executed warrants, according to a news release.

    He is lodged at McCracken County Regional Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash.

    Peeler has lived in Radcliff but has no permanent address, police said.

  • House approves redistricting plan

    After a flurry of failed amendments, the state House of Representatives approved a redistricting plan Wednesday evening that divides Hardin County into six districts and forces one sitting legislator out of the district he now serves.