Local News

  • Carbon credits generate more than $150,000 in first-year revenue

    Hardin County government is starting to see payoff from its carbon credit program, which concerns the retrieval and destruction of methane gas at the Pearl Hollow Landfill. 

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry on Friday informed Hardin Fiscal Court the county grossed about $130,000 in carbon credit sales for the last three quarters, building on the $46,000 grossed in the first quarter of sales.

    Berry said the county will net around $140,000 of the $176,000 generated from the carbon credit program.

  • Committee to explore future of Millpond Business Center

    The city of Radcliff is partnering with the North Hardin Economic Development Authority to form a committee tasked with studying the best uses for Millpond Business Center off of Ky. 313.

  • The Issue: Kids Having Kids intro

    Among the more than 1,000 students and countless lockers at John Hardin High School is a daycare classroom provided for teenage students in throughout the Hardin County Schools who also are parents.

  • Radcliff teens arrested on robbery, burglary charges

    Two Radcliff teens were arrested Friday morning after they allegedly broke into a man’s residence, assaulted him and took an undisclosed number of coins from his home.

    Shawn Clark, 19, and Cory Bard, 18, both of Radcliff, are charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, second-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.

  • 703rd EOD, robots visit Morningside students

    Teachers might struggle to coax students to volunteer in the classroom, but ask them to try their hand at driving a robot around a parking lot and one won’t be short on enthusiasm.

    Soldiers from the 703rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company visited fourth grade students at Morningside Elementary School on Wednesday to demonstrate the equipment they use on their jobs, including bomb disposal robots and a bomb suit.

  • Numerous Easter celebrations planned for this weekend

    As Christians prepare to reflect on the death and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Hardin County has a number of Easter services and celebrations planned this weekend to accommodate worshippers.

    Activities kick off today with Good Friday services, which will include musical cantatas in numerous corners of the county.

  • Radcliff, state at odds over street lights

    Radcliff city officials have been working on a plan for the past year to reduce the amount of street lighting on U.S. 31W in an attempt to beautify the area and save money.

    But the state has thrown a wrench in the works, according to city officials.

    Radcliff City Council discussed its options Thursday after the state rejected a plan by the city to remove several street lights on U.S. 31W. City Engineer Toby Spalding said the city had looked at removing lights through the corridor between Vine Street and Knox Boulevard.

  • Bond reduction sought in teen’s attempted murder case

    A Vine Grove teen accused of stabbing an ex-boyfriend in the leg will appear today in Hardin District Court when her attorney presents a motion to reduce bond.

    Jierianna LaPorte, 18, was arrested Sunday and charged with attempted murder. LaPorte is lodged at Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond, which her defense counsel Dwight Preston argues is “oppressive” in a written motion for bond reduction.

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  • FFA gets donation from local winner

    Local students are benefiting from a Cecilia farmer’s luck and generosity.

    Will Simcoe of Cecilia donated $2,500, which he won from a program to help nonprofit organizations in farming communities, to the Central Hardin High School FFA.

    He won the money from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program through the Monsanto Fund. The program randomly selects an entrant from qualifying counties throughout the nation and awards each of those farmers money to donate to a nonprofit organization of choice.