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  • 10 vying for Radcliff council

    Quality-of-life initiatives, beautification projects and budget concerns topped the lists for many of the 10 candidates vying Tuesday for one of six seats on Radcliff City Council.

    All six incumbents are squared off against a mix of former council members and past council candidates.

    Barbara Baker has served Radcliff for five terms on the council and laughed about her decision to run a decade ago with a small child to take care of.

    “I thought, ‘Why am I doing this with a 2-year-old?’” she said.

  • Paving the way

    The holiday season typically signals a slowdown for many, but the state’s construction schedule is soaring into winter.

    “We’ve probably got more construction going on right now than most counties in Kentucky,” said state Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown.

  • Radcliff man charged with rape, sodomy of a child

    A Radcliff man was arrested Thursday and charged with sex crimes against a girl younger than 12.

    Dambrocio A. Hughes, 27, was arrested Thursday afternoon at a West Spring Street apartment and charged with rape and sodomy of an acquaintance’s daughter.

    Hughes is charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and carrying a concealed weapon.

    The rape and sodomy charges are Class B felonies, punishable by 10 to20 years in prison if convicted.

  • White Mills Bridge rededication Sunday

     

    The community of White Mills has one of its treasures back.

    The White Mills bridge has reopened after repairs to its structural foundation were made, and the White Mills Civic League is hosting a rededication at 2 p.m. Sunday to welcome its use back into the town.

  • West Point evacuation remains in place

     

    Emergency officials continued to battle a chemical fire Thursday in southwest Jefferson County as displaced West Point residents remained cut off from their homes because of the potential for air contamination.

    The five-mile shelter-in-place restriction established following the fire at the train derailment site was lifted Thursday evening, according to Jody Johnson Duncan, a spokeswoman for Louisville EMA/MetroSafe. Air restrictions also were lifted, she said.

  • Preservation commission approves design guidelines

     

    The Historic Preservation Commission approved design standards and guidelines Thursday for construction and renovations in downtown Elizabethtown and authorized repairs to two properties at 69 Public Square and 100 East Dixie Ave. that makes up the city-owned former J.J. Newberry’s building.

  • Shelter-in-place orders lifted, West Point still under evacuation

    The five-mile shelter-in-place restriction established following a fire at a train derailment site in southwest Jefferson County has been lifted, said Jody Johnson Duncan, spokeswoman for Louisville EMA/MetroSafe, around 4 p.m. Thursday. Air restrictions also were lifted Thursday evening.

  • Caution: (Farm) Work Zone
  • Patton Museum hours changed

    The General George Patton Museum of Leadership’s hours of operation will be reduced and its centerpiece exhibit – the Gen. Patton Gallery – will be closed as the museum undergoes a $2.3 million transformation over the next seven months.

    Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays. Additionally, the museum is closed Dec. 23-Jan. 2.

  • Radcliff to receive new driver’s license software, cameras today

    Installation of software and cameras for Kentucky’s new driver’s license will require a one-day suspension of license-issuing activity in the Radcliff location of the County Circuit Court Clerk’s office today.

    Other operations of the Circuit Clerk’s office are not affected, and the office is open all day. Driver’s licensing operations will resume the following day, and new licenses will be available to Hardin County residents at the Radcliff location.