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  • PHOTO: Grinding down the tracks
  • Radcliff to review ethics ordinance

    Radcliff again is discussing the option of creating its own ethics board.\

    Councilman Stan Holmes presented a draft ethics ordinance to Radcliff City Council Monday afternoon closely shadowing Hardin County’s ethics ordinance, to which the city adheres. The key difference is the establishment of a five-member ethics board to evaluate ethical dilemmas and complaints that surface.

    City officials received the ordinance Monday and said they would review it and revisit it at the council’s March 11 work session.

  • Trial begins for man accused in stabbing at Hardin County birthday party

    Though no one denies Raymond K. Wilson stabbed Gerald Wayne Tharpe on April 8 at a birthday party off Roundtop Road, Wilson’s attorneys intend to ask the jury to find their defendant not guilty when the trial concludes.

    Wilson, 52, faces charges of criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.

  • E'town man charged with attempted murder in Radcliff shooting

    An Elizabethtown man faces multiple felony charges including attempted murder after police said he fired a shot into a crowd, striking one man in the leg.

    Jonaci L. Lopez, 19, is charged with attempted murder and nine counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

    Radcliff police responded at 10:13 p.m. Saturday to a three-story apartment building at 325 Elmwood Drive on a report of shots fired, spokesman Bryce Shumate said. Moments later officers received an update that one person was injured.

  • Birthing center seeks state approval

    Mary Carol Akers believes women need more birthing options in Kentucky, but she will have to ward off three hospitals in the region to establish the first alternative birthing center in the state on a proposed Ring Road site.

    Akers, a certified nurse midwife, has applied for a certificate of need with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services to establish The Visitation Birth and Family Wellness Center in Elizabethtown.

  • Florists celebrate Valentine's Day with sales, affection

    Sisters Tammy Tipton and Tob’e Poynter race each other to work before sunrise on Valentine’s Day.

    Poynter, owner of Mulberry Florist in Elizabethtown, and Tipton, manager there, don’t get to celebrate the day with their husbands as they fill orders on the busiest day in their industry.

    That’s why the sisters coordinate Valentine’s Day flower arrangements with each other’s husbands to give to their wives on their behalves at the beginning of the work day.

  • Rotary Smiles assists kids with dental treatment

    Several local children had plenty to smile about Friday — as soon as the Novocain wore off.

    Children received free dental treatment in the first of three treatment days through the Rotary Smiles program. Children in the Elizabethtown Independent Schools and Hardin County Schools districts receive free dental exams and, for children who have issues, follow-up treatment to take care of their problems.

    The Rotary Club program reaches out to students who have a financial need to receive free dental treatment.

  • Man indicted on child porn charges

    A Vine Grove man was indicted Thursday into Hardin Circuit Court for charges relating to child pornography.

    Garell M. Burgess, 52, faces two counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and third-degree sexual abuse.

    According to the indictment, the alleged offenses occurred Oct. 25, 2012. According to a citation, Burgess turned himself in exactly 30 days later at the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office for service of arrest warrants.

  • Five hurt in Dixie wreck in Radcliff

     Five people were transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital following a two-vehicle wreck at 6:18 p.m. Thursday just south of the intersection at South Dixie Boulevard and Ky. 313 in Radcliff.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said though one of the vehicles flipped upside down, none of the injuries were life threatening.

  • Chamber to launch cash mob Tuesday

    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce has hashed out a concept it believes could drive traffic to local businesses, thereby reinforcing its focus on the Buy Local program.

    The chamber will launch its first cash mob at 4:44 p.m. Tuesday inside Wild Earth Gallery & Gifts at 110 N. Main St. in Elizabethtown.

    Chamber members and guests are encouraged to spend $20 during the mob, which will continue until members have a chance to visit after work.