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  • County EMS director resigns

    Hardin County Emergency Medical Services Director Ira Dyer has resigned his post amid speculation and an internal investigation by county government.

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry said Tuesday afternoon that Dyer submitted his resignation Friday and former Emergency Management Director David Underwood has been named interim director in his stead. Berry said the county soon will launch a search for Dyer's replacement. Underwood is expected to start later this week.

  • E'town considers closing Woodland Drive

    The fate of a state-financed project to redesign Cardinal Drive could rest on an upcoming decision by Eliza­bethtown City Council.

    In an informational meeting Mon­day, the council heard from Hardin Memorial Health, which wants the city to close Woodland Drive immediately behind the hospital as part of the Cardinal Drive redesign.

    Citing the ability to improve hospital access and safety for its emergency room dropoffs and ambulances, the hospital proposed closing Woodland Drive just north of Cardinal.

  • Cardinal Health to lose more than 20 positions

    A pilot program at Cardinal Health’s call center in Radcliff is being discontinued.

    The announcement came after running the program for six months at the Radcliff and Sherwood, Arkansas, call centers, said Corey Kerr, director of media relations for the company.

    By the end of September, a mix of 45 full- and part-time employees split between the two centers will be affected by the cancellation of the program. Employees will receive at least 30 days notice and are encouraged to apply for other Cardinal Health positions, she said.

  • Two seek Democratic nod for county clerk

    Three candidates are in line to replace four-term County Clerk Kenny Tabb and two square off in next Tuesday’s Democratic primary.

    Debbie Donnelly, 59, serves as chief operating officer in the county clerk’s office and faces Bruce Reeves, 52, who works in the real estate and auction business and is a retired 20-year employee of Kentucky State Police.

  • Radcliff hires new service to complete limb collection

    With the amount of debris collected following a winter of ice and snow storms, Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall said limb cleanup nearly is complete after another service took over.

    Mac’s Mowing and Tree Service of Vine Grove picked up the remainder of the previous contract left by Tree Tech from Louisville, Duvall said. Pickup began April 5 and the contractor couldn’t finish within the 25 days allotted.

  • Police, fire chiefs make requests at Radcliff work session

    During its work session on Monday afternoon, Radcliff City Council heard requests from the police and fire chiefs.

    Police Chief Jeff Cross asked the council to authorize the mayor to sign a grant from Kentucky Homeland Security to purchase Tasers and weapon lights.

    The grant will fully pay for the equipment, he told the council.

    “It’s all free money,” he said. “They called and said, ‘We have some money if you want it.’ I said, ‘We’ll take it.’”

  • Central Hardin students tour City Cemetery
  • American Legion Park city pool to reopen

    By popular demand, the aging city pool at American Legion Park will reopen for one more summer encore before it is replaced by a modern aquatic complex.

    Elizabethtown officials agreed to reopen the pool on June 7. Public swimming sessions and registered swim lessons will take place throughout the summer.

    Pat Cardin, manager of Pritchard Community Center, said the pool is reopening later than usual because local students will be in class until June 6 after a snow-heavy winter. Local pools typically open on Memorial Day weekend.

  • Radcliff City Council race to see 18 candidates become 12 after primary

    With six seats to fill on the Radcliff City Council and 18 candidates running for them, the May primary will serve to cut the candidate pool by a third.

    The race sees the departure of two Radcliff city councilmen seeking election to other offices, four incumbents, two former councilmen and 12 newcomers. The

    average age of the candidates is 56.4 years old.

    The field will be narrowed to 12 candidates May 20 and the general election in November will determine the final six seats.

  • Vine Grove mayor candidates look to election

    Voters in Vine Grove have three options for mayor next week. They may vote for long-time City Councilman Garry McCoy, present Mayor Blake Proffitt or police officer Joe Walker.

    The primary on May 20 will trim the field from three to two.