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  • Temps dip again

    With the area experiencing a second round of wintry weather recently and falling temperatures, officials are encouraging residents to take certain precautions when it comes to safety.

    Temperatures could dip to as low as zero at night.

    With the blast of cold and wind chills even colder, Wendy Keown, public information officer for the Lincoln Trail Health Department, said it is important for residents to wear several layers including coats, gloves, hats and scarfs made of synthetic fibers to prevent hypothermia.

  • Radcliff approves concrete bid for City Hall curbs

    In its regularly scheduled meeting, Radcliff City Council voted unanimously to approve a bid for concrete curb installation as part of construction at City Hall.

    Campbell Concrete was awarded the bid with pricing at $10 per linear foot for 12-inch curbs and $11.50 for 18-inch curbs.

    Before the vote, Councilman Jacob Pearman wanted to stress the bid was to cover materials and labor costs.

  • CKCF, Dow Corning partner for charitable fund

    The Central Kentucky Community Foundation and Dow Corning have formed the Dow Corning Donor Advised Fund. The partnership will allow Dow Corning to fund projects in the communities of their staff.

    Pat Dean, plant manager at Dow Corning in Elizabethtown, said the foundation will assist by matching community needs with the business’ charitable resources, according to a news release.

    Dean said the fund specifically will assist in the promotion of careers in science, technology, engineering and math as well as health and wellness programs.

  • Two Louisville men found in E'town with stolen BMW

    Two Louisville men were arrested Friday night and charged with stealing a BMW vehicle earlier in the day in Jefferson County.

    David Dee Miller, 43, and Scott Allen Martin, 36, were arrested near Speedway at 1608 N. Dixie Ave. just before midnight after being pursued by police. The vehicle was clocked driving 62 in 45-mph zone.

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  • Residents look to build community through unity

    Marcus Dixon, pastor of House of Manna Bread of Life Church, scanned the sea of faces settled Monday morning in Pritchard Community Center and said it was a vision of what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. foretold: Diverse people working together.

    This is the “manifestation of the dream,” he said. To build a better community is to come together, sit with one another, share ideas and build a coalition, Dixon added.

  • Wintry conditions result in school closings

    Another bout of drive-time snow followed by an arctic chill has resulted in school closings.

    Hardin County Schools will be closed today. Other county districts to closed today are in Breckinridge, Bullitt, Grayson, Hart, LaRue, Meade, Nelson and Jefferson. St. James School and Bardstown City Schools also are postponing classes today.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College announced that it will delay it's opening until 10 a.m. 

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  • Man struck and killed on Ky. 313 identified

    A man struck and killed by a vehicle on Ky. 313 near South Boundary Road Monday night has been identified. 

    David Vittitoe, 23, of Lebanon Junction, was struck by a passenger car heading westbound as he tried to direct traffic around a westbound vehicle that had struck a deer, said Hardin County Deputy Coroner Kenneth Spangenberger. 

  • Stories from the Heartland: Anti Social is the cat's meow at shelter

    Everything the black and white cat does, as it slowly moves in the back of stalls at the Hardin County Animal Shelter on Peterson Drive, is done with apprehension.

    The cat is slow to move, checking out her surroundings and who might be in them with her. Rarely is there eye contact made between cat and whatever else may be in her path, fellow cat or human, whether she is walking around or eating.

    That cat seems anti-social.