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  • Faces and Places: Hardin County Ink
  • Radcliff Council discusses alcohol sales fees, hours

    Radcliff City Council came to a consensus on business hours and licensing fees for alcohol sales at a work session Thursday evening. The council is in the process of completing the city’s alcohol ordinance, which the council plans to vote on in the coming weeks.

    The council decided to set operating hours equally for all types of businesses and licenses, including bars, restaurants and package stores. The hours were set at 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday.

  • Advance party of 3/1 returns home

    Tears flowed down Spc. Jack McMillan’s face as he met his 8-week-old daughter, Kendall, for the first time Thursday afternoon.

    Overcome with emotion, he embraced his wife, Ashley, and his family who had traveled to Fort Knox to welcome him home after a year in Afghanistan.

    McMillan was one of more than 50 soldiers who returned as part of an advance party for the redeployment of the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.

  • Defense files motion to sever counts in dismissed teacher's criminal case

    A hearing is scheduled Tuesday in the case against Steven Gray after the defense filed a motion to sever the two counts against the former Central Hardin High School teacher earlier this week.

    Gray was fired last November after a Hardin County Schools official received an anonymous phone call alleging the teacher had engaged in sexual contact with students. In December, state police charged Gray with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

  • Buggeland hearing to be continued in December

    When Erik Buggeland last appeared in court in August, Judge Ken Howard requested he be removed from the courtroom after he repeatedly shouted he wanted to plead guilty.

    “Here’s what happened,” Buggeland said to a woman in the courtroom before being escorted out. “I hit my dad because he tried to give me medicine, and I hit him with a barbell. Then my mom came in and I threw her down and snapped her neck with my foot.”

  • It's beginning to look like Christmas today in downtown E’town

    Santa is making an early visit to Elizabethtown this year to spread some Christmas cheer.

    Saint Nick’s stop is just part of a series of Christmas events Saturday hosted by local organizations, including the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council and Brown-Pusey House.

  • HCS social worker, advocate dies at 84

    Hardin County this week lost a respected woman who fought for the rights of children and women.

    Charley Nell Llewellyn, 84, died Monday at Helmwood Healthcare in Elizabethtown. Llewellyn, originally from Alabama, was a much-recognized social worker for Hardin County Schools, an avid proponent of women’s rights and a member of many local organizations.

  • E'town man facing assault charge waives preliminary hearing

    An Elizabethtown man accused of assaulting a female relative waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday in Hardin District Court, and his case will proceed to the grand jury.

    Justin Michael Smith, 31, is charged with first-degree assault after the Elizabethtown Police Department responded to an assault on Mark Court where a woman alleged she had been awakened and beaten.

    Police released Smith’s name as a person of interest the morning of Nov. 6 and Smith was arrested two days later at the police department.

  • Vine Grove calls public hearing, meeting

    Vine Grove City Council has planned a work session for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to work on ordinances required for Kentucky’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, which regulates alcohol licensing in the state.

    The council has set a public hearing at 6 p.m. Nov. 28 to discuss a sewer expansion project.

    A called meeting follows the hearing at 6:30 p.m. and include all ordinances required by ABC and a second reading of a storm water ordinance that would replace two previous ordinances.

  • Glowing in the rain