Local News

  • Leaf disposal effort hitting the streets

    Colder air has moved into Hardin County with the first patch of snow falling this week. With it comes the amber and golden foliage of fall tumbling to the ground.

    Those leaves are starting to pile up, but Elizabethtown and Radcliff will aid in clearing them by conducting fall leaf disposal sessions this month.

  • Meeting set for proposed Ring Road extension

    A meeting is scheduled for Thursday at Central Hardin High School regarding a proposed extension of Ring Road interchange from Western Kentucky Parkway to a new interchange on Interstate 65 between Glendale and Elizabethtown.

    The meeting is from 5 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Central Hardin. Informational packets, comment sheets and displays are available. Representatives from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet project team will answer questions.

  • Rineyville man pleads to amended charge of sexual abuse

    The day before he was scheduled to appear for jury trial, a Rineyville man accused of forcibly raping a minor pleaded guilty Tuesday to an amended charge of sexual abuse.

    Loren K. Diehlman, 44, was arrested Oct. 10, 2012, after the alleged victim, who was younger than 18 at the time, reported the incident to the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office. He was indicted the following month on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree persistent felony offense.

  • Local charity collecting items for eastern Kentucky

    A local organization’s efforts are staying in the commonwealth this Christmas.

    Putting Prayers Into Action Inc., a local charitable organization, is collecting items to take to families in eastern Kentucky as part of a “Christmas shoebox” project. The organization is collecting plastic tubs filled with toys, as well as food and hygiene items to give to children and families in Harlan, Letcher and Pike counties.

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  • Fiscal Court approves petition, Remington Arms agreement

    Hardin Fiscal Court on Tuesday afternoon cast votes to secure vehicles and allow Remington Arms to test its firearms at a county-owned firing range.

    The court approved a resolution to file a petition with the state local debt officer to “authorize, sell and deliver” notes in the amount of $1 million, which would be used to finance the acquisition and equipment of ambulances.

  • Radcliff council meeting canceled

    Radcliff City Council has canceled today's 1:30 p.m. work session for lack of a quorum but hopes to reschedule.

    City Clerk Ashley Russo said several council members were unable to attend.

    The city hopes to reschedule the meeting for later this week, she said. Radcliff is scheduled to host its next voting meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19.

  • Day of reflection and tribute: Vietnam vet honored at HealthSouth

    Doyle Tallmage was told he never would be able to ride a motorcycle again after he was admitted to HealthSouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital in July, hospital CEO Lori Jarboe said.

    “So we take that as a challenge,” Jarboe said.

    After getting Tallmage back on his bike, the rehab hospital took another step to thank him for his four tours of duty in Vietnam.

  • Day of reflection and tribute: Veterans Day remembrance staged in Nature Park

    Standing in front of the Hardin County Veterans Tribute Monday morning, Ken Lucas said remembering the service of those veterans who have paid “periodic down payments” on the country’s mortgage is the hallmark of a successful country.

    “A society that does not honor its heroes will soon have no heroes to honor,” said Lucas, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Waste Management wants contract to dispose of truck wash waste

    Waste Management officials asked Elizabethtown City Council on Monday to consider approving a contract with the company allowing it to dispose of wastewater from a truck washing station it wants to build.

    Amy Osborn, an engineer with Waste Management, said the company wants to construct a truck washing station at its facility at 4416 Bardstown Road to clean the bodies of its trucks. Osborn said the bellies of the trucks would not be washed at the station. As of now, the trucks are not being washed at all, officials said.