Local News

  • Today is last day to change party affiliation for primary

    Today is the last day for Hardin County voters to change their party affiliation in order to vote in the May primaries.

    The office of the Hardin County Clerk is closed today for the New Year’s Eve holiday, but changes can be mailed and accepted if postmarked by Dec. 31, Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb said.  A voter registration card can be downloaded at www.hccoky.org.

    Changes made after the new year will bar voters from voting in primary elections.

  • Rineyville man charged with assault of school employee

    A Rineyville man was arrested Sunday for assaulting a Hardin County Schools employee.

    Jackie L. Arnold, 62, was arrested by Radcliff Police Department and charged with third-degree assault after an incident at a wrestling practice at North Hardin High School, according to an arrest citation and John Wright, HCS community relations director.

    Police said Arnold repeatedly “chest bumped” the employee, Allen Dennison, and headbutted him in the face Dec. 17.

  • Casey reappointed to ethics board

    In a called meeting Monday morning, Radcliff City Council voted unanimously to reappoint Len Casey to the Hardin County Board of Ethics.

    Casey is serving on the board and the appointment lasts for two years beginning Jan. 1.

  • Two from West Point set for court date for assault

    Two West Point residents will appear in Hardin District Court on charges they assaulted a woman at West Point American Legion Post 148 last month.

    Christopher Board, 35, and Kristy Allen, 19, are charged with second-degree assault relating to a Nov. 2 incident at the post. If found guilty, both face up to 10 years in prison for the Class C felony.

  • Kettle campaign falls short

    Donation tallies are expected to be down this year for the local Salvation Army, as the organization struggled to post a bell-ringer with each red kettle it stationed around Hardin County.

    A total for this year’s Red Kettle campaign has yet to be determined, but early tallies showed the organization raising slightly more than $51,000, down from nearly $78,000 last year, Salvation Army Director Faith Miller said.

    Miller attributed the decline to a lack of volunteers serving as bell-ringers to stand alongside the kettles.

  • Longtime pastor passes church reins

    After decades as leader, Raford Herrin preached his last sermon as a pastor Sunday, but he’s not walking away from the pulpit.

    Herrin, the 86-year-old pastor of Brooks Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, has been preaching 62 years.

    During his career, he’s started four churches. One in Cynthiana, one in Falmouth, one in Mount Vernon and, the last, now known as Brooks Baptist Church.

    The Elizabethtown church held its first service in June 1982. Herrin and his wife, Vonda Delphine, remember it well.

  • Organization to assist with heating costs

    Some local residents soon will be able to receive assistance for heating costs.

    The Hardin County Com-munity Action Office will begin Jan. 13 helping low-income families heat their homes with the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

    Family income must be at 130 percent of the federal poverty level or below to receive assistance, which is based on availability of funding, according to a news release from the council.

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  • Two killed in Saturday night wreck

    A man and woman were killed Saturday night in a single-vehicle wreck on South Wilson Road in Radcliff.

    First responders were called to the scene at 9:12 p.m., Radcliff Police spokesman Bryce Shumate said.

    A vehicle driven by Michael W. Keith, 29, of Radcliff was southbound when it left the road and hit a tree in the 2000 block of South Wilson Road, police said.

    Megan E. Keith, 22, was a passenger, and is believed to be Michael Keith’s sister, Shumate said.

    Both were dead at the scene.

  • Kentucky and Louisville fans gather to watch game

    In an intense rivalry game, sides are chosen and lines are drawn.

    But when the last two NCAA men’s basketball national champions square off and they are playing one of the biggest rivalry games in the country, some fans put on their apparel and head out to enjoy the game and the atmosphere that comes along with it.