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  • Pink fire truck partners with Hard Rock Café

    Radcliff Fire Chief Jamie Henderson still is amazed by the type of reaction a pink fire truck can elicit.

    “When you stop at a rest stop you get bombarded,” he said. “When you stop at a gas station you get bombarded.”

  • Design for Ky. 79 reconstruction to begin

    Design work has begun on an $11.6 million reconstruction of a nearly four-mile section of Ky. 79 in Meade County, Gov. Steve Beshear, legislators and local officials announced Tuesday.

    The reconstructed section from Ky. 144 to Ky. 1051 is meant to create a safer, wider route for large trucks going to and from the Meade County Riverport, which is under construction.

    Truck traffic is expected to increase along Ky. 79, which connects Irvington and Brandenburg, when the riverport opens next year.

  • Suspect in Glendale middle school burglary arraigned

    One of three teens facing charges in a burglary at East Hardin Middle School was arraigned Wednesday in Hardin District Court.

    Christopher Blaine, 18, of Glendale, is charged with second-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief. According to Kentucky State Police, two juveniles also face charges in the case.

    Blaine is scheduled to appear Nov. 14 for a preliminary hearing in district court.

  • Photo: Now he's a Kentucky Colonel
  • Missing Vine Grove woman found in Michigan

    A Vine Grove woman reported missing Oct. 9 was found Friday in Michigan, just hours after she was entered into the national missing persons database, police said.

    Vine Grove Police Chief Kenny Mattingly said the 64-year-old woman’s husband first contacted local police Oct. 9.

    The man did not know why his wife left or where she had gone but requested police look for her, Mattingly said.

  • Emergency officials discuss need for search and rescue squad

    A local fire department is spearheading an effort to organize a volunteer search and rescue squad in Hardin County.

    Rineyville Fire Department Chief Shane Crutcher said he has been seeking a way to improve the county’s response to missing person-type situations for more than two years.

  • Radcliff calls on Fiscal Court to make concessions

    Convinced it has the law on its side, Radcliff City Council said it wants to reach a resolution with county government that will keep its trash volume at Pearl Hollow Landfill without disenfranchising city residents.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall said Radcliff will work with state regulators to determine which entity is acting appropriately. During Tuesday night’s council meeting, he called on Hardin Fiscal Court to recognize the viable role Radcliff should play in development of a countywide solid waste development plan because of its status as a second-class city.

  • Judge denies woman’s bond reduction

    A judge denied a bond reduction Tuesday for an Elizabethtown woman accused of helping a man facing a murder charge evade arrest.

    Elizabeth D. Hensley, 23, was indicted in August on a charge of first-degree hindering apprehension or prosecution. According to Elizabethtown police, Hensley helped her on-and-off again boyfriend, Robert J. Tarafa, after he was involved in a shooting June 8 at Memorial Apartments.

  • North Hardin band places first at Barren County

    The Trojan marching band once again found success this past weekend, as all local bands gear up for state competition.

    North Hardin High School was Grand Champion on Saturday in the Barren County Marching Invitational at Barren County High School in Glasgow. The band also placed first in its class and in a majority of individual categories.

    John Hardin and Elizabethtown high schools also competed at Barren County. John Hardin placed fourth overall and first in its class. Elizabethtown placed third in its class.

  • E'town man sentenced in sexting case

    An Elizabethtown man accused of attempting to solicit sex from a minor via text messaging was sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Jakeb L. Meredith, 22, was indicted last October on a charge of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities. On Tuesday, Judge Ken Howard sentenced Meredith to one year in prison.

    Meredith also is required to register as a sex offender for five years, Howard said.