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  • Vine Grove auction supports Christmas for children

    Cakes sell for less than $20 in the grocery bakery section, but bidding started at $100 for a German Chocolate cake Thursday at Vine Grove City Hall.

    Bids quickly climbed to $200, then $300 and up by $100 increments until the offer reached $700.

    The cake was one of the items that started a small bidding war at the annual auction and chili dinner for the Christmas for the Children program.

    The auction goes to help buy toys and clothes for children in the community identified by school resource centers as being in need.

  • Radcliff adopts solid waste agreement

    Radcliff City Council approved an agreement Thursday with Hardin Fiscal Court recognizing a compromise for the county’s five-year update of its area solid waste management plan.

    The resolution’s passage ends a months-long debate over the details of the plan and Radcliff’s perceived role in its development and gives Hardin County government the flexibility to submit the plan to the state before the deadline in mid-December.

  • Saulsberry named Senior Sailor of the Year

    A Radcliff native has been recognized for his military service aboard one of the largest warships in the world.

    Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Saulsberry has been named the Senior Sailor of the Year on his carrier, the USS Nimitz, in Everett, Wash., and is now competing against other winners on ships on the West Coast.

  • PAWS to release hardcover photo book

    PAWS Shelter Foundation Inc. will debut a hardcover book this weekend its leaders said will make a great Christmas gift for pet lovers and assist in raising money for the county’s new animal shelter.

    The foundation is releasing the “PAWS Forever” photo book to stores Monday, said Diane Shoffner, fundraising and marketing coordinator. The photo book, with more than 130 pages, features professional-quality photographs of more than 150 pets in the community, capturing snapshots of dogs, cats, horses and donkeys.

  • Murder of Leitchfield man remains unsolved nine years later

    On Dec. 3, 2003, Robert “Bob” Paul Hunt was supposed to make a trip to Florida. He never arrived.

    The following day his son found Hunt, 46, shot to death in his Leitchfield home on Armes Lively Road, said Norman Chaffins, Kentucky State Police Post 4 spokesman and investigating officer.

    Nearly nine years later, the case remains unsolved. Chaffins is hesitant to call it a “cold case.”

  • Hosparus service to honor lost loved ones

     Residents are invited to remember and grieve their lost loved ones Sunday.

    The annual Hosparus Central Kentucky’s Holiday Remembrance service is set to begin at 1:45 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown with refreshments and the creation of photograph ornaments.

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  • Police crack down on traffic during holidays

    Area police are bolstering efforts to enforce traffic laws during the holiday season, which marks a peak time of year for collisions and impaired driving.

    Beginning in November, Kentucky State Police launched a six-month enforcement campaign called “Operation R.A.I.D.,” which stands for Remove Aggressive, Impaired and Distracted drivers, according to a news release.

  • Tempting taste buds: Fifth annual Taste of Radcliff set for Monday

    Tickets are going fast for Radcliff’s annual showcase of flavor next week.

    The fifth annual Taste of Radcliff is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Colvin Community Center. Tickets are $10.

    The event is hosted by Radcliff Women’s Club and all proceeds benefit causes in the community, including SpringHaven Domestic Violence Program, Helping Hand of Hope, Wreaths Across America, local scholarships and Hardin County Public Library, said Maria Batistoni, an event organizer.

  • Bank, credit union help homeowners affected by tornado

    Two Hodgenville families who lost their houses to a Feb. 29 tornado have received grants toward mortgages on their rebuilt homes.

    Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati’s board of directors decided to make $5 million in grants of up to $20,000 toward the purchase, construction or repair of a home to disaster victims in counties designated as disaster areas by federal or state agencies.