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  • Vine Grove sees slight property tax increase

    Property taxes will be a little higher than last year in Vine Grove.

    City Council members approved tax rates Wednesday night during a special meeting, including an increase on the rate for real property from 16.7 cents per $100 of taxable property to 17.1 cents.

    That would mean a tax increase of about $3.20 for a house valued at $80,000, $10 for a $250,000 home and $20 for a $500,000 residence.

  • Groups submit alcohol petitions

    Hardin County may be revisiting alcohol on the ballot just a few weeks after November’s general election.

    The Hardin County Clerk’s Office has received alcohol petitions from both Yes for Economic Success and Hardin County Residents for Equal Opportunity and is in the process of verifying signatures, said Susan McCrobie, a deputy county clerk who works in the elections department.

  • Judge finds probable cause in rape case

    A district judge found probable cause Wednesday in the case against a Rineyville man facing a charge of first-degree rape but pointed to a possible weakness in it.

    Loren K. Diehlman, 43, was arrested Oct. 10 after a girl reported the alleged incident to the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office.

    Detective Rex Allaman of the sheriff’s office testified Wednesday as a witness for the commonwealth.

    According to Allaman, Diehlman is a family friend of the girl, who is younger than 18 years old.

  • Learning to serve: Girls United gives students chances to volunteer, grow

    After losing her hair from chemotherapy treatments last year, Stephanie Gray wore head scarves while she taught her class at New Highland Elementary School. But her students told her extra cover was unnecessary; it didn’t matter to them whether the fourth-grade teacher had a head full of hair.

    It was a nice boost to her self-esteem, she said, and she wanted to return the favor.

  • County to unveil marker honoring fallen veteran

    Hardin County Government plans to honor a soldier just days after the 70th anniversary of his death during World War II.

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry will unveil an interpretive marker for George Elmer Larkin Jr. during Hardin Fiscal Court’s meeting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday inside the third floor courtroom of the H.B. Fife Courthouse.

  • ECTC to host Odyssey Day event

    Drivers tired of the price at the pump can consider other fuel options showcased in a community college event.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will host its second Odyssey Day, an event held nationally to bring awareness to alternative fuels technology. This is the 10th anniversary for the national event.

  • Meade County man arrested after firing shots

    Kentucky State Police arrested a 75-year-old Meade County man Tuesday after he allegedly fired several shotgun blasts at his neighbor’s house.

    Robert A. Voight of Vine Grove was arrested on two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, according to a KSP news release. He was lodged at Meade County Detention Center.

    Post 4 troopers responded Tuesday afternoon to 450 Ditto Lane in Vine Grove to investigate a complaint regarding a neighbor firing a shotgun at their house, according to the release.

  • Pink fire truck partners with Hard Rock Café

    Radcliff Fire Chief Jamie Henderson still is amazed by the type of reaction a pink fire truck can elicit.

    “When you stop at a rest stop you get bombarded,” he said. “When you stop at a gas station you get bombarded.”

  • Design for Ky. 79 reconstruction to begin

    Design work has begun on an $11.6 million reconstruction of a nearly four-mile section of Ky. 79 in Meade County, Gov. Steve Beshear, legislators and local officials announced Tuesday.

    The reconstructed section from Ky. 144 to Ky. 1051 is meant to create a safer, wider route for large trucks going to and from the Meade County Riverport, which is under construction.

    Truck traffic is expected to increase along Ky. 79, which connects Irvington and Brandenburg, when the riverport opens next year.