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  • Political Plunge expected to return this summer

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall plans to resurrect the Political Plunge this summer as soon as a sweltering patch of hot weather drifts into the area.

    Duvall held the first plunge last June at the Colvin Community Center pool, where more than a dozen local and state politicians and other community leaders took their turns on the diving board to raise money for charity and find a wet reprieve from the scorching sun.

  • Photo: Working in the trenches
  • Contractor falls from ladder at Radcliff wastewater plant

    A contracted worker fell 18 feet into an empty basin Tuesday morning at Hardin County Water District No. 1's wastewater treatment plant on East New Street.

    Radcliff Fire Chief Jamie Henderson said the fire department responded at 9:07 a.m. to the plant in reference to a fall. According to the chief, the man was painting while standing on a ladder, which slid away from the wall and caused him to fall.

  • License requirement dropped for Vine Grove Farmers Market

    Vine Grove Farmers Market vendors who meet certain requirements no longer need to buy business licenses.

    The city ordinance that required a $75 license was changed Monday night in a 3-1 vote at Vine Grove’s city council meeting.

    A resident brought the long-standing requirement to city officials’ attention last year, saying it wasn’t being enforced among farmers market vendors.

  • VIP tickets available for Tracy Lawrence concert

    Country fans have binged on offerings by Trace Adkins at Fort Knox and David Lee Murphy in Radcliff this summer, and the Nashville theme continues in late August at Freeman Lake Park.

    VIP tickets are on sale for the Aug. 24 headlining concert by Tracy Lawrence, who played Elizabethtown once before in 1996. Advance tickets are $25 and $35 on the day of the concert if tickets remain, Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said. Five hundred VIP tickets are available, she said.

  • Vine Grove approves budget

    A budget passed Monday by Vine Grove City Council calls only for covering operational expenses.

    That includes paying the salaries, utilities, maintenance costs and other bills that keep the city running.

    It doesn’t include raises or capital spending.

    The budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which began Monday, passed in a 3-1 vote with no discussion preceding the vote.

    Councilman Garry McCoy voted against the budget.

    He said after the meeting he had several concerns about the budget.

  • Police investigating robbery in Radcliff neighborhood

    Radcliff police have arrested one suspect and are searching for several more in connection with a suspected armed robbery near Crockett Court and Independence Drive.

    Michael L. Isaac, 18, of Radcliff faces a charge of first-degree robbery. According to Radcliff Police Department, the investigation is active as police search for other suspects.

    RPD spokesman Bryce Shumate said officers responded Thursday afternoon to the area of Crockett Court after receiving a report of an armed robbery.

  • Final suspect arrested in 'Operation Pill Crusher'

    The Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force arrested the final suspect in “Operation Pill Crusher,” a year-long drug trafficking investigation that led to the arrests of 16 area residents.

  • Council narrows mayoral choice to three

    In a move that surprised city employees and even City Attorney D. Dee Shaw, Elizabethtown City Council declined to appoint a mayor Monday evening after a roughly 50-minute closed session.

    Instead, the council will hold a special meeting next Monday to choose Tim Walker’s successor from a candidate pool of three: Councilmen Bill Bennett and Tony Bishop and Councilwoman Edna Berger.

  • Radcliff man charged with burglary, assault

    A Radcliff man is charged with burglary after police say he unlawfully entered a woman’s residence and assaulted her.

    Malcolm J. Lawson, 25, was arrested Sunday on charges of first-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault — domestic violence and minor injury.

    According to a citation, the resident went to Radcliff Police Department to report the incident and told officers she was assaulted by Lawson, with whom she has a child.