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  • Dentists offer candy exchanges to benefit soldiers

    Local dental practices are providing a unique way to empty the bags of Halloween candy without wreaking havoc on the molars and bicuspids of Hardin County children.

    Dentists are hosting candy exchanges, in which children give up the treats in return for a reward. Then the sugary snacks are sent to deployed soldiers.

  • Historic Preservation Commission to meet Thursday

    The newly appointed Historic Preservation Commission will start forming its framework later this week.

    The group is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. Thursday inside the Elizabethtown City Council chambers at City Hall, said City Planner Kevin Strader.

    Strader said proposed design guidelines for downtown are the primary point of discussion during the meeting.

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  • Circuit clerk's Radcliff office undergoes equipment change

    The Hardin Circuit Court Clerk’s office in Radcliff will be unable to issue driver’s licenses Friday because of equipment changes. The work is expected to take from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

    “We ask for your patience as we move to a new system to serve the citizens of Hardin County more efficiently,” clerk Loretta Crady said in a statement.

  • Train derailment closes U.S. 31W in West Point

    A train derailment Monday morning in southwest Jefferson County shut down North Dixie Highway and forced West Point residents to stay indoors as emergency officials tried to contain a chemical leak.

    Eight rail cars of a 57-car Paducah & Louisville Railway train left railroad tracks at 6:05 a.m. near the Ohio Valley Dragway on Katherine Station Road, P&L President Tim Garrett said.

    Of those 57 cars, 48 were carrying chemicals, Garrett said. The train originated in Paducah and its destination was the P&L dock in Louisville.

  • Mayor: Ideas, business plans for downtown buildings encouraged

    Elizabethtown actively is looking for ideas on how to transform city-owned buildings downtown, including the “purple building” at 133 W. Dixie Ave. and the former J.J. Newberry’s property off Public Square.

  • Police: Radcliff man arrested for attempting to steal car

    A Radcliff man faces charges of robbery and unlawful imprisonment after police say he attempted to steal a vehicle Saturday in a restaurant parking lot while a woman was inside it.

    Joe R. Zepeda Jr., 30, is charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree unlawful imprisonment and theft by unlawful taking–automobile.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said Zepeda was leaving Zozo’s Bar & Grill when he got into a 2005 Acura left running in the parking lot.

  • Cecilia man arrested in connection to shooting, robberies

    A Cecilia man was arrested Monday in connection to a shooting and multiple robberies that occurred Saturday near the Meade-Hardin border.

    Steven C. Goodman, 21, faces charges of first-degree robbery and kidnapping–adult in Meade County and attempted murder, first-degree robbery, theft by unlawful taking–automobile, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and six counts of first-degree wanton endangerment in Hardin County.

  • Dialog opens on solid waste dispute

    After weeks of second-hand exchanges, Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry and Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall are close to a face-to-face discussion to hash out issues over the county’s solid waste management plan.

    Berry and Duvall have exchanged email correspondence in recent weeks and are working through their schedules to hammer out a definitive meeting date, which could come next week after Duvall returns from vacation.

    Berry said Monday he sent a list of available dates and times to Duvall via email and was hoping for a response soon.

  • EIS stadium project moving forward

    Work will begin soon on the new $3.9 million athletic complex at Elizabethtown High School.

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ board approved 15 bids for various areas of construction work for the new complex, which primarily provides a football and soccer field and track on the school campus.

    Officials hope earthwork and demolition will begin this week, finance director Denise Morgan said.