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  • House overwhelmingly passes redistricting plan

    State Rep. Jimmie Lee called for an overhaul of the redistricting process and a rewrite of Kentucky’s Constitution after the House overwhelmingly passed a plan Wednesday to redraw district boundaries that divide Hardin County into six legislative districts.

    “It didn’t pass with my vote,” said Lee, a Democrat from Elizabethtown.

    The 83-17 vote indicated bipartisan approval, and the bill is expected to sail through the Senate, which could vote Friday. 

  • Church celebrates Women's Equality Day

    Women gained the right to vote 93 years ago next week. This weekend, a local church commemorates the anniversary by recognizing the achievements of local women, along with a nod to first lady Michelle Obama.

    All Nations Worship Ministries hosts its annual Women’s Equality Day event at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church at 110 Wiselyn Drive in Radcliff. National Women’s Equality Day is Aug. 26.

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  • Boil water advisory lifted in Vine Grove

    Vine Grove officials announced Wednesday the boil water advisory for the community has been lifted. The advisory was issued Monday afternoon after a water main at the corner of Oak Street and Ky. 144 broke.

    Issuing a boiled water advisory is a standard precautionary measure after a line break. It lasts until a water sample can be tested by the state to be sure that it is safe for human consumption.

  • Heartland Festival returns with mix of old and new

    With a mix of homegrown staples and new attractions, Heartland Festival in the Park will consume Freeman Lake and Elizabethtown this weekend.

    The two-day celebration is bringing back popular attractions such as the balloon glow, canoe races and the annual downtown parade while featuring some new attractions, including a BMX show and a return performance Saturday night by country music artist Tracy Lawrence.

  • Family supports Kosair after child's life saved

    Andrea and Casey Palmer never expected to be in the hospital seven weeks after bringing home their newborn daughter.

    The Radcliff residents spent three weeks in intensive care and two weeks on another floor at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville when their first born, Lexi, was diagnosed with infantile botulism.

    The weeks they spent in the hospital and the years after have made the family members solid supporters of the hospital.

  • Guthrie fields questions in town hall forums

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie explained a strategy for repealing Obamacare, explained his vote on behalf of a National Security Agency telephone monitoring and fielded questions Tuesday ranging from bureaucratic burdens to veterans benefits and pediatric arthritis.  

    Without the aid of notes, the Republican Congressman stood before back-to-back town hall gatherings in Hodgenville and Elizabethtown fielding questions from residents across the political spectrum.

  • 33-year Radcliff firefighter dies

    Sixteen years after Arnold D. “Wayne” Calvert retired from Radcliff Volunteer Fire Department as an assistant chief, his son Larry Calvert called his parents April 16 and asked them to attend Radcliff’s City Council meeting.

    According to Wayne’s wife, Betty, they attended the meeting thinking Larry, who serves as RFD’s second in command, was going to be recognized. Instead, Mayor J.J. Duvall presented Wayne Calvert with an award recognizing his 33 years of service to the fire department.

  • Chamber members to receive discount on PMBA at WKU

    Local businessmen and women looking to advance their skills will receive a helping hand toward their higher education goals.

    Members of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce will receive a $500 tuition waiver when they enroll in the Professional Master’s of Business Administration program at the Elizabethtown campus of Western Kentucky University.

  • Police agencies receive grants

    Two agencies in Meade County are among 17 law-enforcement agencies to receive grants to buy body armor and other equipment.

    Meade Fiscal Court will receive $10,000 to purchase body armor and Muldraugh city government was approved for $4,056 in a request covering body armor and shotguns.

    A total of $143,112 in state Law Enforcement Protection Program grants were announced Monday by Gov. Steve Beshear. The program, administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, accepts requests to help pay for items essential in the course of their duties.