Local News

  • Judge-executive primary will narrow field to two

    Harry Berry wants a fourth four-year term as Hardin County’s judge-executive, but three challengers are vying for his office in hopes of unseating him.

    Berry, 57, must first ward off Glendale resident Arthur Hurley Jr., 68, in Tuesday’s Republican primary before he can look ahead to November and a general election challenge.

    On the Democratic side, Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall, 34, will take on Sonora resident Tim Hinson, 45, who was soundly defeated by former clothing store owner Al Rider for the Democratic nod four years ago.

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  • Three Breck residents face off in 10th District GOP primary

    Despite a decided registration advantage among Democrats, Breck­inridge County resident Dwight Butler has served nearly 20 years in the state legislature as a Republican.

    Three Republicans from different corners of Breckinridge County — Alan Claypool, Brian Key and Jerry Lloyd Lucas — want to follow Butler into office. As newly shaped by legislative redistricting decisions, the 10th House District covers all of Breckinridge and Hancock counties plus 10 precincts in northwestern Hardin County.


    Jerry Lloyd Lucas

  • Grimes’ bus tour makes stop in Radcliff

    In a final push before the primary elections, Alison Lundergan Grimes’ bus made a stop Friday at Colton’s Steak House & Grill in Radcliff, where the Democratic Senate hopeful was greeted by nearly 90 residents eager to hear her message and shake her hand.

    In a whirlwind tour that will cover 50 counties in 10 days before Tuesday’s election, Ken­tucky’s secretary of state spent about an hour speaking and interacting with local supporters.

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  • Hooray for Heroes brings families together

    After three deployments with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division and his wife’s recent vacation to Germany to visit family, Spec. Tony Willoughby has spent a large amount of time away from his family.

    Together, Willoughby attended the Hooray for Heroes celebration Saturday in Radcliff with his wife, Nadine, and son, Skyler, 4.

    “Daddy’s an Army man,” Skyler said, as he proudly showed off his police hat.

  • GOP incumbent faces primary challenge in 26th District

    As the General Assembly reset legislative boundaries based on the 2010 Census, House Republicans such as Rus­sell Webber had little influence in the process.

    Ladership of the major­ity party in each chamber holds the cards on these politically charged decisions. Just the same, Webber said being shifted into a northern segment of Hardin County worked out in his favor.

  • Hobby Lobby, Academy Sports to find home on Ring Road

    Two national chain stories with more than 700 U.S. locations between them are getting ready to call Elizabethtown home.

    Hobby Lobby and Academy Sports+Outdoors are expected to begin construction later this year across from Home Depot and Sam’s Club after gaining construction approval.

    Planning and Zoning Director Ed Poppe said each building will be about 60,000-square feet, comparable to the size of Sears in Towne Mall.

    “I am guessing that they will be open next spring,’’ Poppe said.

  • Cruse out as Hodgenville mayor

    Hodgenville City Council has ousted its mayor.

    After hearing multiple hours of testimony for his removal Thursday, Mayor Terry Cruse called to order a special meeting of the city council so it could deliberate in executive session.

    Cruse was removed Thursday night on a unanimous vote by the council and will have 30 days to appeal the decision. In the meantime, City Councilman Kenny Devore was sworn in as interim mayor.

    As he waited for the council’s decision, Cruse said the sun would come up tomorrow regardless of the outcome.

  • Third planning official resigns

    A majority of the Hardin County Planning and Development Com­mission has quit in the wake of Hardin Fiscal Court’s unanimous decision to overrule its vote regarding a rock quarry expansion.

    Chairman Brent Goodin delivered his resignation Friday after 13 years of combined service on the commission and the Board of Adjustments.

    “I don’t know how to articulate it,” Goodin said. “I’m just disappointed that they didn’t support us.”