Local News

  • Civilian furloughs would affect thousands at Fort Knox

    If government spending is slashed next Friday, thousands of Fort Knox workers could make cuts in their own spending, dampening the business climate in Hardin County.

    Planning for the potential trigger for sequestration, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said the Defense Department’s civilian workers could face furloughs, losing one day of work per week for up to 22 weeks.

  • State House recognizes 9/11 Memorial in Radcliff

    A piece of twisted steel from the World Trade Center and limestone that once made up Pentagon walls are united in Radcliff as a memorial to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America.

    Dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the al-Qaida assaults, the memorial on a hillside at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central has been honored as the state’s first 9/11 memorial.

  • Photo: Gathering of feathered families
  • Sister out to raise money for little brother

    Makayla Post, 9, sat next to a Dora the Explorer play set, pretending to chomp on the plastic cheeseburger her little brother held to her mouth.

    Theron Street, 2, smiled at his big sister for every bite, shaking a miniature spatula in his other hand.

    “Bubby,” as Makayla calls the tot, would smile an even broader smile if he understood what his sister is up to.

  • Radcliff First hosts inaugural gathering

    With more than 100 in attendance, Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall outlined a new community emphasis called Radcliff First.

    The gathering Wednesday at Colvin Community Center included introduction of a planned “buy local campaign” exclusive to Radcliff and establishment of a Small Business Alliance to support local business efforts. The mayor also plans to create a task force to examine the community’s economic climate and hopes to schedule periodic Radcliff First networking opportunities and business workshops.

  • Banquet to support Kosair Charities

    Caring for children with health problems is proving to be a local priority once again.

    The 48th annual Brotherhood Charity Banquet is scheduled for Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall on South Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event is at 7 p.m.

    The banquet is presented by the RIASOK Shrine Club and the Knights of Columbus Council No. 1455. The effort typically raises about $21,000 each year for Kosair Charities.

  • Nearby shelter closure impact unclear for Hardin County

    Officials aren’t sure what the closing of the Taylor County Animal Shelter means for local facilities.

    Deputy Judge-Executive Jim Roberts said Wednesday he hadn’t been contacted by shelter representatives about housing pets from the county.

    Taylor County Fiscal Court decided last week to close the facility, which is accused of animal cruelty. The shelter also houses stray animals from LaRue, Casey, Green and Russell counties.

  • Hospitals question safety, business model of alternative birthing center

    FRANKFORT — Legal counsel for the proposed Visitation Birth and Family Wellness Center said the facility would offer needed choice in Hardin County but three hospitals opposing the business cite safety concerns and unneeded duplication of services.

  • Truck wrecks, flips on South Boundary Road in Radcliff
  • Bullets, badges and books

    Though snow covered the grass and the high barely rose above 20 degrees, a group of Hardin County Detention Center deputies stood at the bottom of a slope for a pepper spray training exercise.

    Two of the jail’s new hires, Rhonda Rentas and Charles Templeman, were prepared to be contaminated with oleoresin capsicum, also known as pepper spray.

    Deputy Jeff Grigsby, training director at the detention center, said law enforcement officers are required to be contaminated with OC to obtain certification to carry pepper spray.