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  • Oldham honored

    Jenny Oldham was 18 years old and a recent high school graduate in 1990 when she started working as a summer intern  at the Hardin County Attorney’s Office. Seven years later, she joined the office as a full-time assistant prosecutor.

    On Thursday, Oldham — now in the third year of her first term as county attorney — was named County Attorney of the Year during the annual Kentucky Prosecutors Conference in Lexington.

  • Annual giving for cemetery set for Saturday

    Every year for a long time now, residents with a reason to care about the old part of Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Hardin Springs off Ky. 84 gather for a few hours.

    They sing, worship, eat and dig into their pockets to help pay for upkeep of the cemetery.

    For Linda Sutton, the day has special meaning — her mother and father, Elmer and Elmina Smith, are buried in the cemetery. So are a sister and an uncle.

  • Date set for veterans center groundbreaking

    The state has finalized a date to celebrate construction of a new veterans’ nursing facility near Radcliff.

    A traditional groundbreaking ceremony for the Radcliff Veterans Center is at 10 a.m. Sept. 18 on the site on property off Logsdon Parkway adjacent to Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central, said Gilda Hill, executive director for the Office of Kentucky Veterans Centers.

  • Spraying the countryside
  • State Fair affirms: Hardin County's got talent

    Hardin County is well-represented in this weekend’s state fair talent competition.

    Several residents compete at 7 p.m. Saturday in the finals of the Coca-Cola Talent Classic. Ann-Morgan Conway, Patsy and Katie Bowles, Spencer Floyd and Grace Greenwell scored high enough in the semifinals last weekend to advance.

  • E’town homeowner concerned about intersection near house

    From the driveway of 702 Woodland Drive in Elizabethtown, you can hear the roar of cars on U.S. 31W and observe a line of vehicles growing at the Woodland stop sign as drivers wait to turn right.

    “It’s just a mess right there,” said Jean Davis, who has lived at the house at the corner of Woodland and Dixie for 17 years.

  • Radcliff postpones car show initiative

    A news conference to announce a new community initiative in Radcliff was canceled Tuesday night.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall said the city was primed to introduce a new car show and cruise to the city in early October, but the committee developing the project decided during the eleventh hour of discussion that logistics could not be resolved in such a short amount of time.

    “They didn’t want to minimize it,” he said of the decision. The conference was set for 11 a.m. Wednesday.

  • Bid accepted for lamp post installation

    The Radcliff City Council has accepted a bid for the installation of 51 decorative lamp posts along Dixie Boulevard.

    Council members unanimously approved accepting the low bid of $110,152 from Skyler Construction Inc. in Radcliff. Councilman Don Yates was absent.

    The other four bids submitted ranged from $119,000 to $155,000.

    Work is expected to be completed by Thanksgiving so the posts, which look like those along Wilson Road, can be decorated for Christmas.

  • 'Robo call' scam reported in northern Hardin Co.

    Radcliff Police Department is reporting complaints of a phone scam asking consumers if they would like to install a security alarm system.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for RPD, said the department most recently received a complaint about the scam Tuesday. He added several residents have received repeated calls at their home phone numbers.

    “It has sort of become harassment,” Shumate said.

  • Tiered ticket prices to offset Heartland expenses

    Tiered parking fees for this weekend’s Heartland Festival were implemented to offset what could be $75,000 in expenses to host the annual festival, said Elizabethtown Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn.

    Visitors will be able to access Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown for $1 on Friday night, but parking per car increases to $5 Saturday morning and afternoon, and climbs to $10 after 4 p.m. Saturday.

    Vaughn said the parking fees essentially produce income for the festival.