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  • The day after: Clerk’s office finalizing paperwork, picking up machines as January alcohol vote looms

    Hardin County is adapting to the aftermath of Tuesday’s presidential election in which Republican challenger Mitt Romney trounced President Barack Obama locally and statewide but lost his bid for the White House.

    Poll workers will not have long to catch their breath, though, as they prepare for a local option election Jan. 8 in Elizabethtown for expanded alcohol sales and a crowded ballot of local races in 2014.

  • Man served warrant stemming from Vine Grove robbery

    Radcliff police served a warrant Wednesday on the third suspect in a September robbery outside Dollar General in Vine Grove.

    Gregory W. Johnson, 21, of Radcliff was arrested Wednesday morning near Yarwood Trailer Park in Radcliff on a charge of first-degree robbery, according to a citation.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said the arrest was made following a foot pursuit with Johnson.

  • E'town teen arrested on arson charge

    An Elizabethtown teenager was arrested Tuesday after police said he set fires at a Hickory Lane residence by igniting rolls of toilet paper.

    Corey D. Peake, 18, is charged with first-degree arson and was released Wednesday from the Hardin County Detention Center on a partially secured $50,000 bond.

  • RFD responds to Wednesday morning house fire

    Radcliff Fire Department responded Wednesday morning to a house fire on Deer Haven Drive.

    Radcliff Fire Chief Jamie Henderson said the department responded around 8:40 a.m. with 14 firefighters, three engines and a tanker.

    Originally, firefighters were informed residents were inside the 3804 Deer Haven home, but Henderson said personnel discovered no one was at the residence at the time of the blaze.

  • RPD probing theater break-in

    Showtime Cinemas in Radcliff is temporarily closed as the movie theater recovers from an overnight break-in.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said RPD is investigating the burglary, which occurred late Tuesday or early Wednesday morning.

    According to police and theater employees, only food items were stolen but significant damage was done to the property.

    Though no windows or doors were broken, Shumate said the suspects took the theater’s fire extinguishers and sprayed them all over the building.

  • Jeff Greer wins fourth term in state House

    When an equipment error was resolved and all the Bullitt County vote totals were confirmed against paper tape, the result of the 27th District House race was the same as 2010.

    Incumbent Rep. Jeff Greer of Brandenburg earned a narrow victory over Dalton Jantzen of Payneville. The margin Tuesday night was 296 votes compared to a 148-vote edge between the same candidates in 2010.

  • E'town tourism approves donation for barracks restoration

    The Elizabethtown Tourism Commission approved a recommendation from its special events committee Wednesday to donate $2,500 toward the restoration of the last surviving World War II barracks at Fort Knox.

  • Car wreck on North Mulberry Street
  • Leaf pick-up set to begin

    Elizabethtown and Radcliff residents have an outlet to dispose of unwanted leaves this month as fall digs in.

    Elizabethtown Public Works has started sweeping areas throughout the city, picking up leaves with designated areas set for certain days. Public Works will repeat the schedule each week until it completes leaf pickup, according to Public Works Superintendent Don Hill.

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