Local News

  • Dixie drivers doing fine

    As the state looks to tweak the new lane configuration on West Dixie Avenue, motorists say they are settling into the groove of the new alignment.

    Residents interviewed Thursday who work in and travel through the U.S. 31W corridor between Public Square and St. John Road overall expressed satisfaction with the changes and said most of the concerns they had about the new configuration have been alleviated this week.

  • Riggs tapped for interim chief post in Vine Grove

    Nearly five years after then-mayor Donovan Smith demoted him to captain, Dale Riggs was tapped again to serve as Vine Grove’s police chief.

    On Thursday, Mayor Blake Proffitt announced Riggs will fill in as interim chief until the city finds a permanent one, he said. With 29 years of experience at the Vine Grove Police Department, Proffitt referred to Riggs as the “obvious choice.”

    Former Chief Steve Manning, 60, was removed from the position last Tuesday. Smith appointed Manning, a former state trooper, after demoting Riggs.

  • Lightning strikes Hardin County Detention Center

    Lightning struck Hardin County Detention Center during early morning storms Thursday, causing electrical problems.

    Besides knocking out some computers, Jailer Danny Allen said locks for five cell units failed.

    Inmates in those cells were unaware, the jailer said. The inmates were not maximum security and jail deputies in that wing were given weapons.

    Staff members were sent to Indiana for new lock parts, Allen said. They were expected to return Thursday to fix the cell locks.

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  • Electronic recycling collection scheduled for Saturday

    Hardin County residents can dump unused and unwanted electronics this weekend during an annual e-scrap collection.

    The recycling outreach is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at AGC Automotive Americas off Leitchfield Road near Central Hardin High School.

    In its fifth year, the e-scrap collection is sponsored by AGC and Hardin County government in conjunction with Akebono, Metalsa, The League of Women Voters and 2trg, a Cincinnati-based company that recycles the products collected.

  • KSP arrests former Grayson deputy

    A former Grayson County sheriff’s deputy was arrested Thursday afternoon at his home near Smiths Grove in Edmonson County.

    Terry Blanton, 48, was served an arrest warrant by Kentucky State Police on a charge of hindering prosecution or apprehension, second degree. The warrant claims that Blanton helped a woman wanted for a crime avoid apprehension, a KSP news release said.

    He was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center.

  • Foundation to host second Birthday Bash

    An upcoming fundraiser for a local cancer charity will look to both a past life and the futures of children in need.

    The Isaiah Alonso Foundation is hosting the second annual Birthday Bash from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday at Colvin Community Center, in honor of Isaiah Alonso’s birthday. Isaiah died of cancer in 2010 at the age of 6. He was a first-grader at Radcliff Elementary School.

    His parents, Vinnie and Cheryl Alonso, since have created a foundation in his name to help families with children diagnosed with cancer.

  • ECTC employee files lawsuit against supervisor, college

    A library assistant at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College claims she wrongly was passed over for promotion in a lawsuit filed against the college’s president and library director, as well as the Board of Regents of Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

  • Radcliff police to participate in Take Back Day

    Radcliff Police Department is participating Saturday in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Take Back Day.

    This is the first time the department has participated in the national event, said Bryce Shumate, public information officer with RPD.

    From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., area residents can take their unwanted medications to the department at 411 W. Lincoln Trail Blvd., Shumate said. All medication must be in its original container.

    The department will take and dispose of the medication at no cost.

  • Hardin County sees drop in per capita personal income

    Hardin County has maintained its fifth-place status in the state for total personal income but fell to 19th in per capita personal income based on data collected for 2010.

    The rankings were released Wednesday by the U.S. Depart-ment of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, which analyzed personal income at the county level nationwide for 2010.