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  • Representatives welcome leadership class
  • County comprehensive plan under review

    Hardin County is in the review phase for an update to its comprehensive plan.

    Acting Planning Director Wesley Wright said the Hardin County Planning and Development Commission is taking public feedback on possible changes to the plan, which must be revamped or reaffirmed every five years as required by the state.

    A comprehensive plan is a series of documents prepared under the direction of a planning commission with input from community leaders and residents. The comprehensive plan sets policies and procedures for future development of the county.

  • Downtown design charrette is Friday

    Elizabethtown will receive some help on revitalizing the downtown district this week from the University of Kentucky.

    Students from UK specializing in areas such as historic preservation, architecture and landscape design will descend on the city Friday morning to meet directly with the public and evaluate several downtown structures, outgoing Heritage Council Executive Director Heath Seymour said.

  • Candidates emerge early for Hardin County Clerk

    Two Democrats and a Republican have filed letters of intent with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance to replace Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb, who will not seek another term in 2014.

  • Holland regaining health, returns to school

    Andrew Holland jumps up from his booth at the Radcliff Burger King and points nonchalantly at his sneakers — different colors, purposely mismatched.

    “Wear two shoes from now on,” he says casually. “I’m starting a trend.”

    His mother, Regina Hensley, dismisses the comment as another one of her son’s humorous antics, saying it was nothing more than an accident that gained an audience among his friends.

  • Fort Knox recalls civilians to work

    Life regained a semblance of normalcy Monday for some workers furloughed under the federal government’s shutdown with a number of Department of Defense civilians returning to work at Fort Knox.

  • County reimburses state for 'no show' hotel room

    Hardin County government will forward $127 to the Kentucky state treasurer this month after an Elizabethtown resident discovered through an open records request the state reimbursed County Attorney Jenny Oldham for a no-show hotel room last August.

    From Aug. 22 to Aug. 24, 2012, Oldham was scheduled to attend the annual Kentucky Prosecutors Conference in Lexington and booked a room for two nights at the Hyatt Regency, according to records. The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office sponsors the conference with the Prosecutors Advisory Council.

  • Building a brighter future
  • Woman charged after struggle with jail deputies

    A Louisville woman arrested for disorderly conduct Sunday in Radcliff now faces felony assault charges after allegedly striking and threatening to kill several deputies at the Hardin County Detention Center.

    Jade A. Beyer, 23, is charged with three counts of third-degree assault, four counts of first-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree disorderly conduct.

    Jailer Danny Allen said Radcliff Police Department initially brought Beyer to the jail Sunday morning for the second-degree disorderly conduct charge.

  • Eastview man indicted for exchanging sexual texts with minor

    A Hardin County grand jury indicted an Eastview man accused of texting a girl in an attempt to induce her to engage in sexual activity.

    Michael Dewayne Bishop, 30, faces a charge of unlawful use of electronic means to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities.