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  • Filling in the gaps: Substitute teachers find variety of ways into field

    As the last local school sets to embark on summer break, substitute teachers and full-time staff step back to enjoy a break before the August start date nears.

    With teachers in local districts receiving three personal days and 10 sick days a year, substitute teachers are called on every day to fill in gaps. Subs get into the line of work for a multitude of reasons, but typically stay for one common one: They enjoy time with students.

  • Jail escapees captured in Radcliff

    The two men who escaped the Hardin County Detention Center early Friday morning have been apprehended, a spokesman for Radcliff Police Department said.

    RPD found the two men, Brandon Board, 21, of Bardstown, and Vance Tate, 37, of Radcliff, riding bicycles on U.S. 31W shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, Bryce Shumate said in an email. Shumate said an officer stopped them because he found it odd two men were riding bikes at that time of night.

    A short chase ensued and Board and Tate were taken into custody and returned to the detention center, Shumate said.

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  • NHHS senior dies week after crash

    A North Hardin High School student has died the day after what should have been his graduation day.

    Senior Thomas Carmen died at 2:40 Sunday afternoon, Vine Grove Police Chief Dale Riggs said, after sustaining injuries May 12 in a car wreck. 

    Carmen was a passenger in a vehicle that appeared to have spun out on Crume Road in Vine Grove because of slick road conditions. The car turned about 165 degrees and hit the front of an oncoming vehicle with its back end. 

  • Honoring local heroes: Annual Radcliff event a 'thank you' to those in uniform

    Hooray for Heroes thanked uniformed men and women this weekend for their service.

    The seventh annual Hooray for Heroes was Saturday at Stithton Baptist Church in Radcliff. Free food and fun were offered and many families took advantage. The festival honors the armed forces and emergency responders.

    Sgt. Maj. Luke Legg was working a grill at the festival, flipping burgers on behalf of the Bluegrass Sergeants Major Association. The association has worked with the event every year, but this was Legg’s first year working.

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  • FOP lodge hosts fallen officer memorial

    Those who have paid the ultimate price for their work were remembered Friday.

    The William R. Burns Memorial Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 39 hosted a Law Enforcement Memorial Service at the Radcliff Police Department, to remember those police officers who have died in the line of duty and to coincide with National Police Week.

    Wayne Fleming, vice president of the lodge, led the proceedings and said before the event the memorial is “to honor and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.” The lodge itself is named after one such officer.

  • SpringHaven clients relocated after bridge accessing facility downgraded

    Clients at SpringHaven domestic violence shelter in Elizabethtown were filtering back to the facility Friday after they were transplanted to hotels a week before when a state inspector found a bridge leading to the facility was unsafe for large vehicles.

    Tanya Thomas, assistant director of SpringHaven, said the shelter got word to evacuate around 21 clients on May 11 after an inspection found the bridge could not safely sustain weights exceeding three tons.

  • Police to increase seat belt enforcement

    Motorists who attempt to fake out police regarding seat belts soon will be under even more scrutiny.

    Local law enforcement agencies and Kentucky State Police will be participating in the national Click It or Ticket campaign starting Monday and ending June 3. The directive is aimed at reducing the number of highway fatalities through an increased focus on the enforcement of seat belt laws.

  • BeatleMania on tap today at Hardin County Public Library

    Fans of the Beatles can relive the band’s glory Monday at the Hardin County Public Library’s BeatleMania.

    The celebration begins at 6 p.m. in Elizabethtown and features a documentary, a variety of games with prizes, and of course, music from John, Paul, George and Ringo.

    The event celebrates the 50th anniversary of Beatlemania, according to Kathy Shireman, organizer of the celebration and circulation worker at the library.