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  • Three men face late spring jury trials on robbery charges

    Three Radcliff men arrested last summer in connection with robberies at local businesses are making their way through Hardin Circuit Court and face jury trials in May and June.

    James M. Smalley, 22, and Terrell D. Boyd, 18, both face four counts of complicity to commit first-degree robbery and one count of complicity to commit second-degree assault. The charges stem from alleged robberies at Radcliff Hardee’s and Jr Foods stores.

  • Good Neighbor Day promotes networking

    Sue French and Alfreda Weedman wove through booths scattered throughout Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    Both women work at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and considered the Good Neighbor Day Expo as a good way to network with community organizations and learn about new businesses.

  • Fire destroys Radcliff residence

    A preliminary investigation indicates a fire began Tuesday night in the kitchen and turned a home into a “total loss.”

    Vine Grove Fire Chief Steve New said homeowner Jesse Freeman and his two young children were cooking in the kitchen when the blaze started, New said. A preliminary investigation indicates the flames started as a grease fire.

    The residents were not injured, New said. One firefighter went to Hardin Memorial Hospital for chest pains but is fine, the chief said Wednesday.

  • White Mills camp to undergo construction

    Changes are coming to White Mills Christian Camp.

    Fundraising is under way to add a dining room and kitchen to the Retreat Center, one of the most recent additions to the camp that has operated along the Nolin River since 1949.

    Ground work has been completed for the project. The multipurpose building was constructed with the intention of eventually adding a kitchen and dining area in a second phase.

    Eventually, the facility could add hotel-style bedrooms as comfortable overnight spaces for adults on retreat at the camp.

  • Saunders Springs cabins open for public view

    The historic cabins at the entrance of Saunders Springs Nature Preserve will be open for public viewing during the next two months for those looking to delve into local history.

    Radcliff has partnered with the University of Louisville’s Leadership and Human Relations Education Program at Fort Knox to open the three vintage 1800s-era cabins for 19 dates through April 13, according to a news release issued by the city. There is no charge to view the cabins.

  • Radcliff native takes command of 3/1 battalion

    Lt. Col. Glenn Robert Bollinger III shakes his head when he wakes up in the morning and realizes he is back home.

    Bollinger, a Special Forces officer and Radcliff native, took command of the Special Troops Battalion of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, on a bright and unseasonably warm Wednesday afternoon on Fort Knox’s Brooks Field.

    Bollinger replaces Lt. Col. Ryan Janovic, who led the battalion during its deployment to Afghanistan last year.

  • Losing a landmark: Spencer’s to close later this month

    After 34 years operating in Stephensburg, Spencer’s Valu-Mart will close its doors by month’s end.

    It is a family business and, along with Laker Drive-In, a recognizable part of the community along U.S. 62.

    Owner Tommy Spencer began in the grocery business in 1977, just a few doors down from its current location. In 1984, he bought the current building to expand.

  • Comer promotes new ag initiative in Hardin County

    Agriculture Commissioner James Comer this week said he is actively working to repair bridges and reopen lines of communication to agriculture groups across the state.

  • County approves agreement to purchase LiDAR system

    Hardin Fiscal Court approved a memorandum of understanding Tuesday with the Kentucky Division of Geographic Information to purchase a light detection and ranging system at $31,545.

    The LiDAR system, which will be used for projects such as mapping, is similar to radar but uses light pulses rather than radio waves. LiDar is usually gathered by planes and collects elevation data with high resolutions and centimeter accuracies, according to county documents. The system also can cut through forest terrain. 

  • Suspect steals gloves from local gas stations

    The Elizabethtown Police Department is seeking help identifying a suspect wanted in relation to local gas station thefts.

    EPD responded Tuesday morning to the Five Star at 1046 N. Mulberry St. in reference to a theft that occurred March 2.

    According to police, the store manager reported a white man in a hoodie, appearing to be in his 40s, entered the store and proceeded down the outer aisle where he took multiple pairs of University of Louisville and University of Kentucky gloves.