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  • Trees to be planted at Lincoln Birthplace

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Histo­rical Park will plant 20 potentially blight-resistant American chestnut trees at the national park’s picnic area Saturday.

    The event is free and open to the public and begins at 10 a.m. The park’s picnic pavilion will be closed from public use from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

  • Rapper's civil lawsuit seeks restitution from KSP

    One year and five misdemeanor charges later, a famous Louisville rapper filed a civil lawsuit against troopers at Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • UPDATED: Dyer, Miller out at Hardin County EMS

    Ira Dyer is out as director of Hardin County Emergency Medical Ser­vices after serving more than six years in county government.

    Dyer submitted a verbal resignation to Judge-Executive Harry Berry on Thursday and a written resignation Friday, Berry said Tuesday afternoon following Hardin Fiscal Court’s voting meeting at H.B. Fife Courthouse.

    Berry revealed Dyer’s resignation at the end of Tuesday’s meeting after Magistrate Doug Goodman asked for an update on the status of the position.

  • Fiscal Court denies quarry expansion

    It appears Vulcan Materials Co. will not be expanding its rock quarry in northern Hardin County.

    Hardin Fiscal Court voted unanimously Tues­day afternoon to overturn a recommendation by the Hardin County Planning and Development Commission rezoning 26.8 acres of property from R-1 — urban residential — to the heavy industrial zone of I-2, which would accommodate the expansion desired by Vulcan if a conditional use permit was granted.

  • County EMS director resigns

    Hardin County Emergency Medical Services Director Ira Dyer has resigned his post amid speculation and an internal investigation by county government.

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry said Tuesday afternoon that Dyer submitted his resignation Friday and former Emergency Management Director David Underwood has been named interim director in his stead. Berry said the county soon will launch a search for Dyer's replacement. Underwood is expected to start later this week.

  • E'town considers closing Woodland Drive

    The fate of a state-financed project to redesign Cardinal Drive could rest on an upcoming decision by Eliza­bethtown City Council.

    In an informational meeting Mon­day, the council heard from Hardin Memorial Health, which wants the city to close Woodland Drive immediately behind the hospital as part of the Cardinal Drive redesign.

    Citing the ability to improve hospital access and safety for its emergency room dropoffs and ambulances, the hospital proposed closing Woodland Drive just north of Cardinal.

  • Cardinal Health to lose more than 20 positions

    A pilot program at Cardinal Health’s call center in Radcliff is being discontinued.

    The announcement came after running the program for six months at the Radcliff and Sherwood, Arkansas, call centers, said Corey Kerr, director of media relations for the company.

    By the end of September, a mix of 45 full- and part-time employees split between the two centers will be affected by the cancellation of the program. Employees will receive at least 30 days notice and are encouraged to apply for other Cardinal Health positions, she said.

  • Two seek Democratic nod for county clerk

    Three candidates are in line to replace four-term County Clerk Kenny Tabb and two square off in next Tuesday’s Democratic primary.

    Debbie Donnelly, 59, serves as chief operating officer in the county clerk’s office and faces Bruce Reeves, 52, who works in the real estate and auction business and is a retired 20-year employee of Kentucky State Police.

  • Radcliff hires new service to complete limb collection

    With the amount of debris collected following a winter of ice and snow storms, Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall said limb cleanup nearly is complete after another service took over.

    Mac’s Mowing and Tree Service of Vine Grove picked up the remainder of the previous contract left by Tree Tech from Louisville, Duvall said. Pickup began April 5 and the contractor couldn’t finish within the 25 days allotted.

  • Police, fire chiefs make requests at Radcliff work session

    During its work session on Monday afternoon, Radcliff City Council heard requests from the police and fire chiefs.

    Police Chief Jeff Cross asked the council to authorize the mayor to sign a grant from Kentucky Homeland Security to purchase Tasers and weapon lights.

    The grant will fully pay for the equipment, he told the council.

    “It’s all free money,” he said. “They called and said, ‘We have some money if you want it.’ I said, ‘We’ll take it.’”