Local News

  • Radcliff purchases new fire truck

    Radcliff jumped on a bid Tuesday night to purchase a new rescue pumper truck that will give the fire department more options and allow them to replace two aging vehicles.

    Radcliff City Council approved a bid from KME Kovatch at roughly $497,000. The city will receive an estimated $12,000 discount on the bid price by paying $450,000 of the cost upfront, the amount budgeted for the truck this year.

    The remaining balance will be rolled into the following fiscal year, Mayor J.J. Duvall said.

  • Radcliff councilman discloses cancer diagnosis

    Radcliff Councilman Don Shaw has a fight on his hands but said he has put his full faith and trust in God to protect him.

    Shaw has been diagnosed with cancer and began chemotherapy Wednesday. He announced his diagnosis during Radcliff City Council’s monthly voting meeting Tuesday night at city hall.

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  • Police arrest father in death of son

    The day after emergency officials found a 1-month-old boy dead in a Radcliff apartment, police arrested his father.

    Jarrod D. Davis, 23, of Radcliff, is charged with second-degree manslaughter. He was arrested at noon Wednesday following an interview at the Radcliff Police Department.

    Radcliff police responded at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday to Davis’ apartment on University Drive after receiving a call from Hardin County 911 regarding a death investigation, spokesman Bryce Shumate said.

  • Investigation into Sonora bank robbery continues

    At 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, an unidentified man entered the bank and handed a teller a note demanding cash, police said.

    After the teller complied, the robber left the bank on foot with “an undetermined amount of cash,” according to a news release from KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • EFD puts out fire at Keeneland Drive duplex

    Elizabethtown Fire Department extinguished a structure fire Tuesday night at a Keeneland Drive duplex.

    Maj. Mark Malone said the residents were not inside the home when firefighters made entry and found a fire in the apartment’s laundry room. Fire officials believe the flames were caused by a problem with the dryer, he said.

    The fire was contained to the apartment’s laundry room and the other half of the duplex was not affected, Malone said.

  • Man arrested in death of 1-month-old son

    A Radcliff man has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the Tuesday death of his 1-month-old son.

    Jarrod Duvante Davis, 23, was arrested at Radcliff Police headquarters around noon Wednesday.

    According to a citation, Davis told police he was caring for his son and admitted to dropping the child. Davis said the child struck his head on the side of his crib.

    Police say Davis did not report the incident until confronted by investigators. According to the citation, the child died from blunt force trauma to the head.

  • Meade County Schools closed today

    Icy conditions forecast for the area arrived after dark but were not as serious locally as forecast.

    Meade County Schools are closed today because of weather and road conditions. Breckinridge County Schools are on a one-hour delay. Hardin County, Elizabethtown and other districts in neighboring counties are on schedule today.

    McKendree University's campus in Radcliff also is closed today.

  • Local Habitat for Humanity appoints new director

    A year ago, Scott Turner worked at a corporation and spent most of his time traveling across the country. He left the company last May and began assisting a friend in his local business.

  • AARP helps tackle tax time

    Volunteers in the area are gearing up to offer income tax assistance.

    The service, provided through the Tax-Aide program of the Association of American Retired Persons foundation, is available to residents of Hardin and surrounding counties Feb. 5-April 11 at the Hardin County Public Library branch on Jim Owen Drive in Elizabethtown.

    Volunteers help residents complete state and federal returns and take advantage of tax benefits.