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  • Attorney requests court to correct clerical error in Tony York alcohol case

    A clerical error which indicated Glendale restaurant-owner and chef Tony York pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor offense earlier this month was corrected Wednesday in Hardin District Court.

    York, owner of Tony York's on Main, was charged in October with violating Kentucky Revised Statute 243.020 Subsection 3, a violation. He pleaded guilty to the offense Feb. 8 and was required to pay $255 in fines and court costs.

  • New flood rating can save Radcliff residents money

    A better flood insurance rating for Radcliff can save some residents money on homeowner premiums.

    The city received a National Flood Insurance Program Class 8 Rating through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, City Planner Murray Wanner told city council members Tuesday.

    Class rankings run from 1 to 10, with 1 being the best. Radcliff previously ranked a 9.

    A 9 ranking entitled homeowners a flood insurance premium discount of up to 5 percent.

  • State issues package liquor, bar licenses

    Package liquor soon will be a fixture in Hardin County.

    The Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control approved most of the package liquor and liquor drink licenses this week in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove, splitting them between small, independent establishments and larger corporate chains.

    In Elizabethtown, all 12 of the package licenses available have been approved but only four had been issued as of Tuesday, Elizabethtown Finance Director Steve Park said.

  • Local man seeks sasquatch with Larry the Cable Guy

    Parker Duvall of Rineyville has learned to ignore negativity during the three years he has helped look for evidence of sasquatches in Kentucky.

    “I get people who laugh at me because I was there, too,” he said. “I know it’s a hard pill to swallow.”

    The former skeptic decided to be open-minded about the idea of sasquatches existing when a friend of his father told the family he remembered playing with young sasquatches when he was a child growing up in Tibet.

  • HMH Board of Trustees approve strategic plan

    Hardin Memorial Health has set new goals its staff acknowledges will take sweat and toil to meet.

    Those goals — and strategies for how to meet them — were outlined in the fiscal year 2013-15 strategic plan approved Tuesday by the HMH Board of Trustees.

    Healthcare Strategy Group of Louisville helped develop the plan, which HMH President and CEO Dennis Johnson said will serve as the health system’s compass as it strives to improve services, facilities and programs and attract new physicians.

  • E'town City Council: The battle over alcohol

    After an assembly line of motions and amendments and another fevered debate, Elizabethtown City Council on Tuesday axed the possibility of alcohol at city parks and recreational facilities for now.

    However, the council did approve an alcohol policy at Pritchard Community Center and authorized the boards of the Historic State Theater and Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau to have oversight over the use and sale of alcohol at their facilities.

  • Junior Achievement hosting Penguin Plunge

    Those who can’t wait until July to take a dip in some chilly water will have their opportunity at the beginning of March.

    Junior Achievement of Hardin County will host a Penguin Plunge on March 3 at the headquarters of Bluegrass Cellular, title sponsor for the event. Participants who can raise at least $50 can dive into a pool donated by Walmart, complete with bags of ice. Registration is at 10 a.m.

    Junior Achievement works to bring lessons on financial literacy into classrooms and includes topics such as business and economics.

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  • Abdullah White indicted for murder in Buffalo death

    Nearly two months after Kristie L. Allen was found dead inside a burglarized Buffalo residence, Abdullah R. White, the Radcliff man seen fleeing the scene, has been indicted for murder.

    LaRue County Coroner Todd Skaggs said Tuesday the 28-year-old died by asphyxia, which he defined as “a type of suffocation.” The autopsy report, completed earlier this month, ruled Allen’s death a homicide.

  • ECTC concert canceled

    The Old Toad Guitar Duo performance set for Wednesday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has been canceled.