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  • Election turnout steady, lower than 2008

    Precincts throughout the county saw steady lines all day but saw fewer voters Tuesday than in the 2008 general election.

    Of the 70,066 registered voters in the county, 39,575 cast ballots for a voter turnout percentage of 56.48.

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb thought the turnout would be higher, closer to 65 percent turnout.

    “We’ve had a pretty good day, overall,” he said.

    The 2008 election saw 40,456 votes and a 62.8 percent.

  • Holland out, Pearman in on Radcliff City Council

    Five of the six incumbents recaptured their seats on Radcliff City Council and one former councilman reclaimed his spot Tuesday.

    Incumbent Barbara Baker captured the largest share of the votes with 3,771 out of 14 precincts. Stan Holmes followed closely behind Baker with 3,698 and long-time Councilman Don Yates finished third with 3,237 votes.

    A total of 29,665 votes were cast in the Radcliff City Council race, according to the Hardin County Clerk’s website.

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  • U.S. 31W opens in West Point

    After being closed for more than a week, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet allowed Dixie Highway — U.S. 31W — to reopen Tuesday night from Salt River Road in West Point to Katherine Station Road in Jefferson County, officials said.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said one lane would open in both directions with a speed limit of 35 miles per hour.

  • Lee receives award for his work to clarify unification laws

    Unification may be on ice in Hardin County, but a local legislator has been rewarded for his efforts to clarify the state’s laws on merged governments.

    State Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, was bestowed the Friends of Cities Award on Monday by the Kentucky League of Cities during an Elizabethtown City Council meeting at City Hall.

    James D. Chaney, chief governmental affairs officer for KLC, said the organization had been working on steps to clarify the law for about five years when Lee stepped in to help champion the legislation, known as House Bill 189.

  • Cecilia man arrested on burglary charge

    Elizabethtown police served an arrest warrant Friday on a Cecilia man facing a burglary charge.

    Anthony Santiago, 23, was stopped after disregarding a traffic control device at Westport Road, according to a police report. He also faces a charge of driving on a DUI suspended license.

    During the stop, the officer served Santiago with a warrant for first-degree burglary.

    According to the warrant, Santiago removed several items from his father’s residence between Aug. 31 and Sept. 10 and later pawned the items at shops in Kentucky and Indiana.

  • Big Spring shooting, robbery case sent to grand jury

    A Hardin District Court judge found probable cause Monday in the case against a Cecilia man suspected in a series of early morning robberies and a shooting Oct. 27 near the Hardin-Meade County line.

    Steven C. Goodman, 21, originally was charged in Hardin County with attempted murder, two counts of first-degree robbery, six counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, theft by unlawful taking – automobile, tampering with physical evidence and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

  • EPD plans free shred event

    As part of its proactive policing practices, Elizabethtown police have organized a free community shred event that could help residents avoid identity theft.

    The Saturday morning program will be conducted by A-Plus Shredding, which is setting up its mobile shredding equipment in the Walmart parking lot off North Dixie Avenue. Securitas Security Services USA also is partnering in the effort.

  • HMH acquires E-town Ortho

    In its continuing efforts to prepare for ramifications of the Affordable Care Act, Hardin Memorial Health has acquired another local practice.

    HMH has closed on the purchase of Elizabethtown Orthopedics at 1113 Woodland Drive for $1 million, according to a property transfer listing.

  • FBI bank robbery suspect arrested in Clarkson

    Acting on information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, police arrested a Clarkson resident believed to be a bank robber known as the Elmer Fudd Bandit.

    Todd Berkley, 39, was arrested around 2 a.m. Friday in an apartment on Renfrow Street in Clarkson. Grayson County Sheriff Rick Clemons and Deputies Buck Meredith and Adam Cottrell approached the apartment from the front while Kentucky State Police Troopers Brad Riley, Jason Drain and Sgt. Kevin Bertram waited at the back.