Local News

  • Chamber has its eye on offering wellness benefit

    In its effort to support local businesses, the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce is partnering with a local business to provide its members with vision insurance.

    Baltas Vision, which formed nine years ago in Elizabethtown, developed a wellness benefit called Chamber Vision. Businesses using the service will be able to provide savings for annual eye exams and eyeglasses or contact lenses once each year.

    “The plan is specially designed for small-size employers but can be used by larger employers,” said Jeff Baltas, the company’s founder.

  • Man facing statutory rape charges rearrested for writing cold checks

    A Glendale man facing 10 Class D felony charges in Hardin Circuit Court was arrested Wednesday on charges of writing cold checks.

    Kevin Dale Floyd, 23, was indicted in August for six counts of third-degree rape, two counts of third-degree sodomy and two counts of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    Kentucky State Police arrested him on those charges in July, and he was released on a partially secured $45,000 bond after spending nine days in Hardin County Detention Center, according to the jail’s online records.

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  • Central Hardin FFA holds festival to benefit sick child

    Most Central Hardin High School FFA students never have met Sydney Dover, but many are devoting their Saturday to help the little girl and her family.

    The FFA is hosting a fall festival from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Central parking lot to raise money for the 8-year-old Lakewood Elementary School student who was diagnosed with cancer in August after previously battling it at age 2.

  • SpringHaven vigil remembers domestic violence victims

    Flowers floated Tuesday on the surface of Freeman Lake, symbolizing the lives lost in Kentucky last year to domestic violence.

    The SpringHaven Domestic Violence Program hosted vigils in the eight counties it serves to remember victims and raise awareness about the problem.

    Jane Stewart, a family and victim advocate at SpringHaven, said 26 women in Kentucky were killed last year as a result of domestic violence. Two children were killed with their mother, one woman was killed with her daughter and one woman was killed defending her friend.

  • Robbery suspects appear in court

    Two Louisville men facing multiple first-degree robbery charges in Hardin County appeared Tuesday in local circuit court.

    Reylando M. Payton, 39, and Elton S. Jennings, 30, appeared for review dates in Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton’s courtroom to determine which attorney would represent them.

  • Fiscal Court approves multi-year lease agreement

    Hardin Fiscal Court approved a multi-year lease on county property Tuesday and authorized the purchase of a new truck.

    Fiscal Court approved a five-year lease with the Association for Adult Developmental Disabilities Inc. for property at 1633 N. Logsdon Parkway in Radcliff. The organization will be required to pay an annual rental payment of $10. After Sept. 30, 2017, the lease will automatically renew on a month-to-month basis.

    Fiscal Court also purchased 2013 Ford truck from Wildcat Ford Sales at a cost of $26,677.

  • Radcliff streets ready to shine

    Radcliff is negotiating an agreement with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to place between 40 and 60 decorative street lights on a segment of North Dixie Boulevard.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall said city government is seeking the state’s counsel on proper spacing requirements for the lights, which will be coordinated along the U.S. 31W corridor between Lincoln Trail Boulevard and the Wilson Road overpass.

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  • Radcliff teen faces multiple charges related to fleeing police

    A Radcliff teen faces multiple misdemeanors and one felony assault charge after he allegedly fled police twice last month.

    Daryl Jenkins, 19, was arraigned via video feed Monday in Hardin District Court and is scheduled to appear Oct. 24 for a pretrial conference and preliminary hearing, according to court records.

    Jenkins was arrested Saturday when a Radcliff police officer served him multiple warrants, said Bryce Shumate, Radcliff Police Department spokesman.