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  • Radcliff ranks in top 10 for safest Kentucky cities

    Radcliff’s low crime rate has earned the city another recognition.

    According to a blog by Motovo, a real estate research website, Radcliff ranked 10th in their list of top 10 safest cities in Kentucky.

    “The positive for us is the cities we’re with,” Mayor J.J. Duvall said. “It’s an honor.”

  • Decision on possible charges in fatal wreck could take several days

    A decision on whether there will be charges from Sunday night’s fatal crash at the intersection of Deckard School Road and Patriot Parkway could be days away.

    Sgt. Rex Allaman of the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, lead detective in the case, said piecing together the events that led up to the crash around 10:15 p.m. can be time consuming.

    “(A decision is) getting closer all the time,” Allaman said. “We’re trying to put everything together that we think is a pretty darn accurate account of what happened.”

  • Annual Nolin RECC meeting set for Friday

    The News-Enterprise

    The annual Nolin RECC meeting is Friday with a free night of music and entertainment for members as well as the community.

    Featured entertainer will be country music artist and Louisville native Olivia Henken, who was on Season 5 of NBC’s hit TV show, The Voice. Among the other events will be a free health and exhibit fair and children’s entertainer Rick Arnold. 

  • Lunar 5K raises more than $25,000

    Saturday’s cosmic-themed Lunar 5K routed through Freeman Lake Park resulted in stellar attendance rates and money raised for Hosparus.

    “We are very thankful for the community of Elizabethtown and their continued support for Hosparus,” said Karin Olmstead, senior manager of advancements and community relations for Hosparus. “This year’s turnout was amazing,”

    The 5K — 3.1-mile run/walk — raised more than $25,000 through 1,200 participants and spectators.

  • Bond set at $1 million for man in Ky. 313 collision

    The man charged with murder in the Ky. 313 crash earlier this month that claimed the life of Ashlee Berry, 22, has been released from the hospital and is being held on a $1 million cash bond.

    Kyle David Thompson, 24, was booked Friday into the Hardin County Detention Center and transferred to the Kentucky State Reformatory in La Grange the same day. Cpl. Brian Thacker of the Hardin County Detention Center said Thompson was sent to the reformatory for medical reasons.

  • City pools see rise in attendance

    As the weather heats up, attendance at city pools is climbing.

    According to park and recreation officials in Elizabethtown and Radcliff, pool attendance is higher than this time last year.

    “Attendance in the last couple of weeks has been very good, weekends especially,” said Jim Connelly, manager of Elizabethtown Swimming Pool at Amer­ican Legion Park. “The heat kind of brings them out.”

    Lori Jury, Radcliff Parks and Recreation director, said not only is attendance high on the weekends, but it is above average on weekdays.

  • Two Radcliff women indicted on child abuse charges

    Two Radcliff women were indicted on abuse charges after police say punishment for children in their care was cruel.

    Mary Eliza­beth Hardin, 27, and Pamila S. Mat­lock, 40, each are charged with two counts of complicity to first-degree crim­inal abuse.

    An indictment is an alle­gation, not proof of guilt. Defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

    According to an arrest citation, Radcliff police officers were dispatched April 23 to a home in the 500 block of Patton Drive to meet Child Protective Services.

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  • Radcliff council calls meeting about fireworks

    The Radcliff City Council will hold a called meeting at 1 p.m. today at Radcliff City Hall to hear a second reading of a proposed ordinance concerning the use of fireworks within city limits. 

    The proposed ordinance, if passed, will limit usage between 5 p.m. and midnight July 2-6 and 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. Dec. 31 into Jan. 1. 

    According to state law, seasonal permits allow the sale of fireworks between June 10 and July 11 for the July 4 holiday and Dec. 26 to Jan. 4 for celebrating new year. 

  • Teen remembered after fatal wreck

    In her short 17 years, Brianna Tay­lor never met a stranger. Whether she was in a crowded room of unknowns, surrounded by opponents on the softball field or in the school cafeteria, Taylor was known for her outgoing personality and optimism.

    “She always had that beautiful smile on her face,” said Steve Smallwood, Elizabethtown High School principal. “She would always make it a point to say ‘hi’ to me.”