Local News

  • Student hosts yard sale to support school

    Sierra Howard stood in her front yard the past two weekends selling some of her most precious treasures for whatever passersby thought was a fair amount.

    The tables the fourth-grader’s mother set up for her were laden with all kinds of items, including games, baskets, knick-knacks and anything else her mother didn’t mind parting with.

    Other things for sale included a teddy bear Sierra still cuddles sometimes, a dream catcher she thinks helps her sleep, awards she has won and various other items important to her.

  • Radcliff acquires Jail in a Bus

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Radcliff police acquired an educational tool on wheels Sunday that could be a part of its community programming as soon as next month.

    A former newspaper columnist modified a 2000 Bluebird bus to create a jail setting complete with meager bathroom facilities and a tiny bunk. When the bars clang shut, a video display plays the real-life story of a 16-year jail inmate.

  • Photo: No horsing around here
  • Church celebrates equality

    All Nations Worship Ministries hailed its fifth annual celebration of women Sunday by honoring four local women for their contributions to education, the military, real estate and business.

    The Radcliff-based church also paid tribute to one of its own members during its Women’s Equality Celebration.

  • History comes to life at Fort Duffield

    Fort Duffield will continue its Labor Day tradition of bringing history to life for visitors.

    The event, which has taken place for nearly two decades, is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Monday at the fort near West Point on Salt River Drive.

    The cost is $5 per person or $15 per family.

    Featured are Union and Confederate re-enactors portraying camp life and a 2 p.m. skirmish during the Civil War. Two Elizabethtown residents are planned to play Gov. John LaRue Helm and his wife.

  • Local Republicans to serve as delegates at GOP convention

    Two Hardin County Republicans will represent the area this week during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry and Laura LaRue were chosen to serve as voting delegates for the party by a nomination committee in the 2nd Congressional District. The Republican National Convention is scheduled to run Tuesday through Thursday after Tropical Storm Isaac delayed activities planned today.

  • By the numbers - Schmidt consultation payments

    Consultation expenses:

    Sept. 15, 2009
    Mileage - $960.30
    Lodging - $432
    Meals- $137.54

    Feb. 12, 2010
    Mileage - $309.10
    Business meals - $29.56
    Meeting expenses - $1,018.95
    Express delivery/postage - $2.78
    Copying/printing supplies - $1,810.17

  • County keeps property taxes stable

    Hardin Fiscal Court voted Friday to set real property taxes at the same rate for the fifth straight year and saw a reduction in the rate for tangible personal property because of an increase in property valuation.

    The real property tax rate was set at 10.9 cents per $100 of assessed value for general and road funds, 2.2 cents per $100 of assessed value for the health department fund, 0.15 cents per $100 of assessed value for the soil conservation district and 1.03 cents per $100 of assessed value for the Cooperative Extension Service.

  • 2012 Heartland Festival splashes county with color

    Elizabethtown’s first year managing the Heartland Festival in the Park attracted a colorful caravan of characters.

    Tanned and bearded kayakers stabbed at the waters of Freeman Lake while ruffled mud ballers dived headfirst to make saves. Others came to capture the joyful look on their children’s faces as they frolicked playfully through a maze of games and adventures.

  • Airport rakes out $400,000 for Schmidt's services since 2007

    In addition to his work on the Hardin County Vision Project and with Hardin County United, Louisville-based consultant Luke Schmidt has been paid $400,000 for services he provided Addington Field Elizabethtown Regional Airport dating back to 2007, according to documents obtained from the Elizabethtown Airport Board through an open records request.

    Board Chairman Joe Yates said the money has been well spent and the product desirable because the board would be nowhere near obtaining passenger airline service without Schmidt’s help.