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  • Vine Grove Fire Department offers program for teens

    Vine Grove Fire Department’s junior firefighter program meets tonight at 7 at the 513 Highland Ave. station. The program trains youths on the ins and outs of work as a firefighter.

    Teens ages 14-18 are invited.

    Ken Lucey, chief adviser and department safety officer, said the VGFD junior firefighter program was established in 2005 and is comparable to a police cadet program similar to the one in Elizabethtown.

    “Our primary goal is to give the kids something constructive to do,” said Lucey, a 35-year veteran of fire service.

  • E'town approves agreement with Silver Gate Properties for Hayden School Road improvements

    After approving an interlocal agreement Monday with Hardin County government concerning improvements to the county section of Hayden School Road, Elizabethtown City Council approved an agreement with Silver Gate Properties to widen the road.
    The improvements were identified by the Elizabethtown Planning Commission and agreed to by the county. The plan is to improve traffic flow on the road as part of developing Ashton Park Subdivision, which is owned by Silver Gate Properties.

  • 3/1 soldiers to participate in Louisville trolley hop

    Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, have a chance later this month to explore Louisville’s Frankfort Avenue in style.

    About 50 of the 3/1 soldiers will be treated March 30 to a reception and trolley hop on Frankfort Avenue, according to a University of Louisville news release.

    Soldiers and their spouses will be escorted from Fort Knox by chartered bus to Crescent Hill United Methodist Church, where a reception is at 5:30 p.m.

  • Radcliff to continue funding One Knox through fiscal year

    Radcliff will remain a partner of One Knox for at least a few more months.

    Radcliff City Council on Tuesday backed a recommendation from Mayor J.J. Duvall to pay the remainder of the money allocated to One Knox in this year’s budget. It also agreed to place about $1,800 in the 2012-13 budget to cover another quarterly payment because the agency back bills the cit.

  • HMH hires new chief medical officer

    After a meticulous search, Hardin Memorial Hospital has found Dr. Jody Prather’s successor.

    HMH has named Dr. Stephen K. Toadvine new chief medical officer. He is slated to start April 30. HMH President and CEO Dennis Johnson said the start date is warranted because of Toadvine’s commitments to his outgoing employer.

    Toadvine replaces Prather, who left the hospital in late January after taking on the role of chief medical officer for Baptist Healthcare System.

  • Louisville woman dies from injuries sustained in Hardin County wreck

    A Louisville woman involved in a three-vehicle collision Sunday night in Hardin County died from her injuries at 8:54 a.m. Tuesday at University Hospital.

    Police say Shelly Thrasher, 30, was northbound on Interstate 65 near the 101-mile marker when for unknown reasons her Toyota Corolla drifted right and struck a guardrail. The car veered left, crossing northbound lanes and the median, sending it into the path of southbound traffic.

  • Glendale church organizes aid for tornado victims

    A Glendale church is collecting items and money to help West Liberty residents affected by tornados that tore through eastern Kentucky.

    West Liberty was one of the towns devastated March 2  by the storms.

    New Horizon Baptist Fellowship members and other churches throughout the area are trying to help victims by providing supplies to meet emergency needs. They are collecting nonperishable food, diapers, baby food, baby bottles, water, Gatorade, personal hygiene items for men and women, batteries, flashlights and cash donations.

  • E'town approves more than $500K in equipment purchases for sports park

    Elizabethtown City Council on Monday approved roughly $520,000 worth of equipment purchases for Elizabethtown Sports Park with more equipment requests expected.

    The purchases are part of a sizable list of maintenance items needed for upkeep of the park and its fields once the park opens this summer.

    Seth Breitner, park director, said Monday’s purchases are big-ticket, specialty mowing and field equipment needed to properly maintain, trim and fertilize sports fields and differ from normal mowing equipment.

  • Liquor stores report brisk sales, happy customers

    Just as beer sales surpassed expectations in the first weeks, the first liquor outlets in Hardin County are reporting brisk business.

    The day after the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control announced license recipients Feb. 21, Best Buy Liquor Outlet arrived at Radcliff City Hall to pay for its $1,500 local license.

    Harry Patel, who operated a convenience store on Rogersville Road near its intersection with South Wilson Road, quickly cleared shelves to make room for liquor and wine supplies at Best Buy Liquor Outlet.

  • Afterschool program finds new home

    Nelle Thomas’ hope to find a new home for Kids Café by spring has materialized.

    The agency’s name has changed to Mission Hope for Kids, but the mission to improve the lives of Hardin County’s youth remains, said Thomas, who serves as executive director.