Local News

  • Attention, readers

    The massive Thanksgiving Day edition requires advanced production deadlines and extra time to deliver. Subscribers are asked to be patient as contract carriers delivering your Thursday edition have multiple sections and pounds of inserts to deliver.

    Customers may call 270-505-1770 with any delivery-related question.

    For single-copy buyers, the Thanksgiving edition will carry a $1 price at local stores and newsracks.

  • County approves easement for Bluegrass Pipeline

    Hardin Fiscal Court agreed to give the Bluegrass Pipeline easement access to county property in southern Hardin County.

    The court approved an easement agreement Tuesday afternoon granting right-of-way access to 151 feet of property at county-owned Taylor Bend Park, which is southwest of Glendale off New Glendale Road.

    The county will receive payment of $8,070 from the company for rights to access the land, according to the agreement.

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  • Color Run moves to Radcliff

    Radcliff will take on a new tint next year as The Color Run moves to the northern end of the county.

    The venue is changing, but the local beneficiary will stay the same for one more year. Last month’s Color Run gave a boost to the bottom line of SpringHaven, a regional domestic violence shelter in Elizabethtown, and it will do so again next year.

    The Color Run, known as the “Happiest 5K on the Planet,” will be in Radcliff. Melanie Parker, an event coordinator, wants to ensure it is a true Hardin County happening.

  • Running club to pursue nature park trail

    A group that organizes runs around Elizabethtown has asked the city to approve development of new running trails in the Elizabethtown Nature Park.

    City Engineer Scott Reynolds said Bluegrass Running Club asked him about developing a running trail inside the nature park that essentially would create a loop. The group suggested creating a trail that is half gravel and half earthen surface.

    If Elizabethtown City Council approves the request, Reynolds said the club could start building the trail in December or January, saying it has a workforce ready to go.

  • White Mills man gets year for sexual abuse of teen

    A White Mills man found guilty in August of first-degree sexual abuse was sentenced to a year in prison Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Glenn R. Goff, 63, was convicted of the Class D felony by a jury Aug. 30.

    Goff was indicted in March 2012 on a charge of first-degree sexual abuse and faced one to five years in prison. According to the indictment, Goff subjected a girl younger than 16 to sexual contact June 17, 2011.

    The jury had recommended a one-year sentence.

  • Locals decide whether to brave crowds

    With only one day separating customers from the Christmas shopping season, many residents are deciding whether to brave crowds to find bargains on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday or to skip it all together.

    Sgt. Thomas Duval and his wife, Lyndsey, of Fort Knox won’t be shopping Thursday or Friday.

    “There’s no way saving a couple bucks on Thanksgiving and Black Friday will convince me to come,” Duval said.

    Instead, Duval started the family’s Christmas shopping early to avoid large crowds.

  • Radcliff man faces 20 years in prison for trying to steal $100 part

    A new windshield wiper motor sells for about $100. A Radcliff man accused of trying to steal a used one faces up to 20 years in prison following his arrest Monday afternoon.

    When a fight occurred at a salvage yard, police say the charges against R’Chard D. Jackson, 24, of Radcliff escalated to first-degree robbery.

    According to an arrest citation, Jackson entered Martin’s Towing on South Dixie Boulevard earlier Monday with the intent to commit a theft.

  • Salt stores brimming

    If Hardin County is due for a bad winter, local agencies are prepared to thwart its chaotic effect on roadways.

    Road crews across the county have fully stocked stores of salt and some even are overstocked after a mild winter called for little rehabilitation last year.

    Hardin County Road Supervisor Ronnie Goodman said salt barns are filled to the brim and overflowing with about 2,767 tons of salt. Normally, he said, the county keeps 2,000 tons in storage.

  • Area retailers opening for early birds

    Retailers have sparked a national debate with announcements of Thanksgiving store hours. For some local merchants, opening on Thursday is nothing new. For others, doors remain closed until Black Friday.

    For stores such as Kmart, h.h. gregg and Old Navy, opening on Thanksgiving has been part of the companies’ business models for a few years.