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  • Wildfire cause still undetermined

    The wildfire that burned 100 acres or more Sunday in southern Hardin County along New Glendale Road nearly was extinguished Monday, but fire officials still had not determined an exact cause.

    Glendale Fire Chief Richard Peters, who led the command post, said it appears the fire was ignited accidentally, possibly by a discarded cigarette.

    The fire originated along a fence line in the 1200 block of West Rhudes Creek Road between Overall-Phillips Road and New Glendale Road.

  • Scouts take on spring greening

    The armored vehicle standing sentry at American Legion Park in Elizabethtown was bestowed with a gift Saturday morning.

    Roughly 27 Boy Scouts and adults descended on the vehicle and applied a bright green to its muted shell as part of an Eagle Scout project orchestrated by Patrick Quire, 16, of Troop 233.

    Quire said he wanted his project to be visible and to make a noticeable difference to the aesthetic of the park.

    The troop is chartered at Memorial United Methodist Church on North Miles Street, west of the park.

  • Lost Union Army soldier honored with memorial

    The story of an uneducated farmer from Anderson County was buried with him in an unmarked grave in Columbia until one of his descendants unearthed the truth and fought to have him recognized.

    Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff honored the sacrifice of Burrell L. Strange Sr. on Friday afternoon, dedicating a headstone in his memory.

  • Tax filing deadline is Tuesday

    With the conclusion of tax season Tuesday, the U.S. Post Office has announced offices in Kentucky will be open regular hours for last-minute tax filers.

    Jerry Morphis, owner of Accutax in Elizabethtown, said most Americans won’t be bothered by the announcement. Because electronic filing has become standard practice, Morphis believes very few people will mail their tax statements, even if they owe money.

    “Electronic filing is always the best way to go,” he said. “It’s safe and you get a confirmation.”

  • Job fair to be held Thursday

    Employers from near and far will fill Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday as part of an annual job fair.

    Job seekers have an opportunity to meet with companies from as near as the local area and as far as Maryland. Fifty-three employers were registered as of Wednesday, according to Helen Miles with the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce.

    “It’s a wide variety of different jobs that are available,” Miles said.

  • Wildfire scorches 100-plus acres

    A wildfire that erupted along West Rhudes Creek Road in southern Hardin County Sunday evening scorched several of acres of land, taking at least one vacant house, some outbuildings and barns in its wake.

    Glendale Fire Chief Richard Peters said eight fire departments, Kentucky Division of Forestry, Hardin County EMS, Nolin RECC and Kentucky Utilies responded to the massive blaze, which broke out around 5 p.m. Sunday, crawling across several fields and lapping flames close to New Glendale Road as firefighters struggled to contain it against whipping wind conditions.

  • Multiple fire departments on scene of field fire

    Multiple fire departments and the American Red Cross are on the scene of a large field fire in the 1200 block of West Rhudes Creek Road, between U.S. 31W and New Glendale Road, which is closed to traffic.

    At least two barns and a home have burned. First responders report heavy smoke in the area.

    Strong wind gusts are blowing the smoke north into Elizabethtown.

  • Radcliff’s parking lot to become learning destination for municipalities

    The transformation of the Radcliff City Hall parking lot has begun as curbs were installed Wednesday. Eventually it will become a learning destination for city officials and municipalities.
    City Engineer Toby Spalding said when complete, the acre-and-a-half parking lot – that includes the parking lot in front of the county clerks’ office and the police station – demonstrates a variety of storm water treatment aspects to prevent runoff.

  • Photos: Hitting the books
  • Volunteers fill food bags to fight hunger

    Nate Jarboe learned the value of giving from one of his teachers when the class started taking on service projects. 

    They adopted an elephant from Africa and sent pennies to Haiti even as Nate’s sensitivity to the plights of the less fortunate matured.

    Before long, the 10-year-old trained his thoughts on the debilitating impacts of poverty and hunger, recruiting local help from two charities committed to filling empty stomachs.