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  • GOP to host health-care law seminar

    Hardin County residents interested in how a new federal health-care law will affect them will have an opportunity next week to collect some insight.

    The Hardin County Republican Party is hosting a seminar at 6 p.m. Monday on tax implications of the Affordable Care Act, the health-care law passed in 2010, at Nolin RECC in Elizabethtown.

    The seminar is part of a series of educational presentations the local party is hosting, local GOP Chairman Mike Phillips said.

  • Power outage affects thousands in northern Hardin County

    Thousands of residents along U.S 31W were without electricity Tuesday evening after a likely breaker failure caused an outage.

    The power went out for Nolin RECC and Kentucky Utilities customers along the 31W corridor from the Pine Valley area in Elizabethtown all the way through Radcliff, said Vince Heuser, vice president of system operations at Nolin RECC.

    About 14,000 Nolin RECC customers and about 5,500 KU customers were affected.

    Customers lost service at about 8 p.m. and it remained out for about an hour, KU spokesperson Liz Pratt said.

  • Fort Knox barracks restorers seeking more donors

    Retired Col. Mike Weaver, a former state legislator for Hardin County, hopes to have the last surviving World War II barracks at Fort Knox restored and open to the public by June of next year, but he said he needs more money to finish the project.

  • Jury trial in Layla Johnson's death set for March 18

    The January jury trial in the death of 2-year-old Layla Johnson has been continued until March 18.

    According to police, the child's babysitter, Ashley N. Chapman, 28, of Vine Grove, inflicted a beating Jan. 25 that eventually caused Johnson’s death several days later at University Hospital in Louisville.

    Chapman, who is being held as a state inmate at Daviess County Detention Center for probation violations, appeared Monday in Hardin Circuit Court for a pretrial conference.

  • Post 4 logs nearly 10,000 hours in September

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 issued more than 2,000 citations in September and opened more than 60 criminal cases.

    According to a news release, the Post 4 staff logged more than 9,972 hours and issued a total of 2,191 citations during September.

    Those included citing 980 drivers for speeding, 191 for failing to wear a seatbelt and five for failing to use a child restraint, according to the post.

    Troopers removed 66 impaired drivers from the roadways and investigated 88 wrecks, police said.

  • Ninth annual animal blessing Saturday

    St. Christopher Catholic Church will be a sanctuary for the furry and fuzzy this weekend.

    The parish’s ninth annual Blessing of Animals ceremony is at 10 a.m. Saturday in front of the Parish Life Center on Wilson Road in Radcliff, where the church will bestow blessings on pets and other animals to reflect the glory of God and pray for God’s protection over them, said the Rev. Dennis Cousens.

  • Former soldier hits highway to battle military suicides

    The itinerary for former U.S. Army Capt. Brian Kinsella is long and hard, but one he views as necessary to thwart a growing rate of military suicides.

    Kinsella is riding cross country from the state of Washington to New York City to meet with soldiers, veterans and senior military leaders and spread the word about Stop Soldier Suicide, a civilian not-for-profit organization dedicated to curbing the number of service men and women who take their own lives.

  • Teens caused $10,000 in damage during East Hardin break-in

    Three Hardin County teens face burglary charges after they allegedly broke into East Hardin Middle School over the weekend, causing an estimated $10,000 in damage, police say.

    Two suspects are juveniles while Christopher Blaine, 18, of Glendale, was lodged at Hardin County Detention Center and later released on an unsecured bond Sunday night.

    All three face charges of second-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief, said Norman Chaffins, spokesman for Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • Vine Grove lending library opens

    Tuesday night was a relief and moment of pride for members of the Vine Grove Women’s Club.

    A lending library promoted and organized by the club became available to the public during an open house in the room where the library is housed.

    The opening came about a year and a half after councilwoman  and club member Donna Betson announced club members were collecting donations for a free library housed in City Hall on West Main Street.

    She wants the library to promote reading and community interaction.