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  • Duvall proposes robust budget

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall proposed the largest budget in years Wednesday that upgrades key equipment for police and fire departments, offers hundreds of thousands of dollars in streetscape and drainage work and provides a 2 percent cost of living increase for employees.

    Duvall outlined the $13.7 million spending plan during a lengthy work session in which he projected a rollover surplus of roughly $200,000 from the current fiscal year budget that will assist in making key purchases next year. The budget as proposed also maintains money for One Knox.

  • Radcliff to pursue trolley service

    What started on a wish list ended up in Radcliff’s proposed budget Wednesday.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall this week asked Radcliff City Council to consider purchasing a trolley as a means of starting a public transportation system in the city.

    Duvall said he considered the idea for Radcliff after observing trolleys in use in larger cities, such as Chicago, and realizing Radcliff could replicate the service on a smaller scale.

  • Radcliff will host annual Relay for Life this weekend

    A year of fundraising for cancer research culminates Friday in Radcliff's Relay for Life at Ray Story Field at North Hardin High School as participants stay up sunset to sunrise to represent the unrelenting battle with cancer.

    Registration begins at 4:30 p.m., and the opening ceremony to celebrate survivors kicks off at 5:30 p.m. A luminaria ceremony at 10 p.m. honors loved ones whose lives were lost to cancer.

    This year's theme is “Creating More Birthdays.”

  • Fire damages church, home at Franklin Crossroads

    Dave and Tami Riddle thought their home in the Franklin Crossroads community had been struck by lightning as soon as they heard a loud “pop” during a storm Tuesday.

    “It sounded like a firecracker,” Dave Riddle said.

    He told his wife they should be on alert for fires for the next couple hours. It only took a few minutes before smoke began to appear under the front door and the couple had to use a ham radio to call for help before escaping with their dog, Nibby.

    Their daughter, Crysta Johnson, 16, wasn’t home.

  • Run draws attention to Special Olympics

    First responders were sweaty but cheerful Tuesday morning at the end of their 5-mile run to pass a torch to Elizabethtown Police Department representatives during the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Tuesday morning.

    The run is part of a nationwide effort to raise money and increase awareness for the Special Olympics.

  • Forces observe Memorial Day in Afghanistan

    Service members and civilian personnel serving at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, officially honored those who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces during a Memorial Day Observance held Monday at the base.

    Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French, commanding general of the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and Joint Sustainment Command-Afghanistan, was the keynote speaker of the event and thanked those in attendance for taking the time to celebrate Memorial Day.

  • HealthSouth to host open house for National Stroke Awareness Month

    If you are over 55 years of age, have high cholesterol or blood pressure, and are diabetic or overweight, then you are at risk of joining the 795,000 Americans who will have a stroke this year.

    In recognition of National Stroke Awareness Month, HealthSouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital on Heartland Drive is hosting an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at their facility in Elizabethtown

  • Ferguson trial postponement denied

    A defense motion to postpone a June 11 trial for an Elizabethtown man accused of forcible rape has been denied.

    The trial for Kelly C. Ferguson will continue on its planned date after Carolyn Brown, a public defender representing Ferguson, requested in April t the date be postponed because she was attached to another case scheduled for trial that day.

    Brown said during a motion hearing Tuesday with Judge Ken Howard that she also had trouble acquiring some files she needed for her case, which caused a problem because the trial date is so close.

  • Fire damages brick church in Franklin Crossroads

    Possibly triggered by lightning, a fire today damaged approximately three-fourths a building that had been housing a family and serving as a worship space for a small congregation.

    The Franklin Crossroads United Christian Church building on the 4300 block of Hardinsburg Road, caught first at about 12:30 p.m. The red brick structure formerly served as home to Franklin Crossroads Baptist Church and later Bethel Full Gospel Church.