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  • Country artists flock to Hardin County

    If the upcoming concert season is any indication, Hardin County has gone country.

    The lineup of summer concerts ranges from up-and-coming country artists to older stars and current chart toppers.

    The concerts kick off Saturday at Summer Blast in Radcliff with Collin Raye. A constant on country radio stations in the 1990s, Raye had hits such as “Little Rock” and “One Boy, One Girl.”

    According to WKMO 99.3 radio personality Mac Daniels, country artists appear in Hardin County for several reasons.

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  • Pusey Museum revamped

    The Brown-Pusey House has redeveloped its museum dedicated to the belongings of Dr. William Allen Pusey, focusing less on the items he owned and more on what those items represent and what stories they tell of the time period.

    The change comes as the his­to­ric home’s caretakers are attempting to catalog all the objects and papers in their possession, feeding the information into a computer database that will put history a few keystrokes from their grasp. Zoey Larson, curator of the museum, said about 5,000 items already have been cataloged.

  • E'town MSA falls in Leading Location rankings

    After two years in the top 50 of Area Develop­ment Magazine’s Leading Locations based on economic and job development, the Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area has fallen out of the top 100.

    Area Development Magazine, an executive publication covering corporate site selection and relocation, ranked 379 MSAs through 21 economic and work force indicators based on information collected from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Census Amer­ican Community Survey and Moody’s Analytics.

  • Board members agree to dissolve economic authority

    In a Radcliff City Council budget work session, a proposal to eliminate $30,000 in funding to the North Hardin Economic Development Authority was presented and it was no surprise to the board. In fact, board members said it was what they would recommend.

    In a special meeting Thursday, the board voted unanimously to dissolve the authority and turn its assets, including Millpond Business Center on Ky. 313 in Radcliff, over to the city. As part of the vote, the board expressed a desire to remain in tact as an advisory council for economic development to the mayor.

  • Children in fatal wreck remain hospitalized

    Two of the three children involved in Tuesday night’s fatal crash on Joe Prather Highway remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon at Kosair Chil­dren’s Hospital. The 7-month-old was upgraded to stable condition.

    The crash involved a Dodge Caravan driven by Kyle David Thompson, 24, and a Jeep driven by Ashlee Nicole Berry, 22.

  • Free movie night is tonight


    A movie will be shown at 9:30 tonight at Dawley Park in Radcliff as part of a family event sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union.

    The movie, “Despicable Me 2,” will be shown on a 45-foot-wide screen. Resi­dents are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for the movie.

    Family activities including face painting and games begin at 6:30 p.m.

    Concessions will be sold.

  • 19th annual Children's Fair set for Saturday

    Parents looking to get their kids out this weekend can attend the 19th annual Children’s Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

    The fair, hosted by the Heart of Kentucky Association of Realtors, Quicksie 98.3 and the Wolf 94.3, features games, prizes, food and performances for children ages 1 to 12. The event is free.

    Marsha Booth, member of the Children’s Fair planning committee, said it’s a way to give back to the community the Realtors work with.

  • One dead, 3 children among injured in crash

    A 22-year-old woman was killed Tuesday night, police said, when a van carrying three kidnapped children crossed the center line of Joe Prather Highway and slammed into her Jeep Patriot.

    Kentucky State Police said Kyle David Thompson, 24, of Hardin County, forced a woman and her three children — ages 5, 4 and 7 months — at knifepoint into a Dodge Caravan earlier in the evening in the 3000 block of Wooldridge Ferry Road. Police were unsure Wednesday of any relationship between Thompson and the woman.

  • Four regional cities ranked among safest in Kentucky

    Central Kentucky residents can breathe a sigh of relief knowing their surrounding cities made the cut for Kentucky’s safest places to live.

    Published by Safewise, the list features Hodgenville, Vine Grove, Leitchfield and Radcliff. Cities were chosen based on their level of reported violent (murder, rape, aggravated assault) and property crime (burglary, larceny, theft). The data was collected from FBI reports and numbers were calculated as occurrences per every 1,000 people.

    Prospect was ranked first.