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  • Ashlock forgoes bid for third term

    An Elizabethtown lawmaker is saying goodbye to politics once his term ends to spend more time with his family and focus more attention on his business.

    Elizabethtown City Councilman Larry Ashlock, a local attorney, said he isn’t pursuing a third term because of time constraints. He was the only incumbent out of six who did not file for re-election to the council this fall. The deadline to file for the Nov. 6 election was Tuesday and some offices were left unfilled, according to the Hardin County Clerk’s Office.

  • Part of ECTC suit likely to be dismissed

    Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton likely will file an order to dismiss parts of a lawsuit brought against Elizabethtown Community and Technical College by an employee.

    Attorneys representing the parties involved met Tuesday in court to be questioned by Easton after the defense attorneys, Bingham Greenebaum Doll of Louisville, filed a motion to dismiss the complaint.

  • Major airline may be landed by fall

    If good fortunes align, Addington Field Elizabethtown Regional Airport will welcome a major airline into its fold by fall.

    Board Chairman Joe Yates said the airport is in negotiations with two major airlines and could sign a deal for passenger airline service by October or November if all goes as planned. Yates declined to release the names of the airlines because talks are ongoing.

  • Higher education takes the spotlight at chamber luncheon

    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce focused Wednesday on increasing post-secondary education opportunities in the area.

    Gary Ransdell, president of Western Kentucky University, and Thelma White, president/CEO of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, spoke at the chamber’s luncheon about their joint admissions agreement, which was created in November.

  • Radcliff to reject compensating rate on property taxes

    Radcliff residents will not have to worry about higher taxes this year.

    City officials are planning to adopt a plan this month to keep rates steady, rejecting the compensating rate of 16.0 cents per $100 of assessed value to hold the rate at 15.9 cents per $100 of assessed value for real property.

    Chief Financial Officer Chance Fox said taking a rate below the compensating rate would only make around $10,000 of difference in revenue. He said the proposed rate will produce roughly $1.52 million.

  • Local state offices close for air quality test

    As of Wednesday, the Office for the Blind and Office of Vocational Rehabilitation offices at 409 N. Miles St. temporarily have been relocated to the Lincoln Trail Career Center at 916 N. Mulberry St.

    The North Miles Street office is closed to conduct an indoor air quality test because of recent flooding in the basement.  

  • Two arrested in Radcliff mobile home break-in

    Witnesses played a key role in the Tuesday arrests of two men wanted in connection to a burglary at a Radcliff mobile home park, police say.

    Christopher S. Rogers, 29, of Leitchfield, and William J. Murray, 20, of Radcliff, were arrested Tuesday on charges of second-degree burglary. Rogers also faces a charge of receiving stolen property under $10,000.

  • No injuries in HCS bus crash

    No injuries were reported Tuesday after a Hardin County Schools bus ran off the road and struck a tree.

    Kentucky State Police responded at about 3:42 p.m. Tuesday to a call of a collision involving a Hardin County school bus in Stephensburg, according to a KSP news release sent out Wednesday.

    The bus, driven by Angela Anderson, 46, of Sonora, was eastbound on Wonderland Cavern Road when it ran off the southbound side of a narrow curve while attempting to make room for oncoming traffic, police said.

  • Radio host to address GOP women Tuesday

    A Louisville talk show host will be featured Tuesday as guest speaker at the Hardin County Republican Women’s Club monthly meeting.

    Mandy Connell of WHAS radio will address the gathering, which is free and open to the public. It begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the community room at Nolin RECC on Ring Road.

    “Ms. Connell is insightful, witty and entertaining,” club president Lisa Priddy said. “We are excited about her visit.”

  • Radcliff police cruiser design wins award

    Radcliff Police Department won an award this month from a national magazine for the design of its new police cruisers.

    As part of its annual Vehicle Design Contest, Law and Order magazine awarded RPD the Best Dodge Charger award in its August issue.

    RPD recently added three 2012 Chargers to its fleet as it retired older vehicles. One of the units was paid for using a BYRNE grant from the Department of Homeland Security.