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  • Handful of local races set

    A court order has delayed the filing deadline for state House and Senate districts, but the stage was set Tuesday for a handful of local races.

    Four Radcliff residents, including a pair of former councilmen, will square off with the six incumbents on Radcliff City Council, while the six incumbents on Vine Grove City Council will recapture their seats in an uncontested race. The Commonwealth’s Attorney and Hardin Circuit Court Clerk races also will be uncontested.

  • Low-snow January saves Hardin County hassle

    After a few snow-laden winters, January in Hardin County looked and felt more like April.

    With unseasonably warm temperatures and almost no snow to speak of, schools have stayed in session and salt has stayed off roads.

    Mark Adams, a meteorologist at the Fort Knox weather station, said the area records an average snowfall total of nearly 5 inches in January alone, but the month produced less than half an inch this year with 14 days or more registering in above 50 degrees.

  • Gospel musical on the horizon

    People looking for spiritual and historical education can find both at this week’s celebration of Black History Month.

    The 26th annual Gospel Musical hosted by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and First Baptist Church is at 7 p.m. Friday at the church on Bishop Lane in Elizabethtown.

    The musical is a longtime collaboration between the organizations that celebrates Black History Month in February. It’s that collaboration that’s behind this year’s theme for the musical, “Service Together Achieves Results.”

  • State Senate passes Parrett's alternative diploma bill

    Legislation filed by state Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, that would allow a student with disabilities to receive a high school diploma rather than the certificate of completion passed Tuesday.

    Senate Bill 43 would allow a student with a disability who has completed a modified curriculum and an individualized course of study established by the Kentucky Board of Education to receive an alternative high school diploma.

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  • RPD seeks help in locating counterfeit suspect

    The Radcliff Police Department is asking for the public’s help finding a person suspected of first-degree forgery.

    Officers were called to the Five Star Food Mart at 1871 N. Dixie Blvd. on Oct. 8 to respond to a possible counterfeit $10 bill, which a customer tried to use to pay for cigarettes, according to police.

    The clerk caught the fake bill and told the customer she couldn’t accept it. The customer gave her a real $20 bill to make the purchase, according to police.

  • Sexual abuse survivor promotes workshop for awareness

    Susan Campbell wasn’t able to talk about her experience being sexually abused until recently.

    “It has taken me until now to be able to get my voice back,” the 63-year-old from Elizabethtown said

    Campbell said her abuser died about a year and a half ago, and she didn’t realize until after that how much that event would impact her.

    Afterward, she began looking for ways to reach out to others  affected by similar situations and to promote awareness of the problem.

  • E'town teen charged with unlawful transaction with a minor

    An 18-year-old Elizabethtown man was served an arrest warrant Sunday and charged with unlawful transaction with a minor in connection with an alleged sexual encounter that occurred in December.

    Steven J. Jackson, who will turn 19 later this month, is accused of having sexual intercourse with a juvenile girl under the age of 16, according to a citation. He's charged with first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor — illegal sex act, which is a Class B felony if the minor is less than 16 at the time of the offense.

  • Martin hearing moved to next week

    A preliminary hearing for a woman charged with receiving stolen property from a residence where a woman was found dead has been rescheduled for Feb. 6.

    Belinda Rae Martin, 26, of Elizabethtown, was scheduled to appear in district court Monday.

    She was charged with receiving stolen property taken from the Buffalo residence where Kristie Lynne Allen, 28, was found dead of what police call an apparent homicide last month.

  • LCHS student dies in wreck

    Alma Teresa Martinez Flores, a 17-year-old student at LaRue County High School, was excited to start the school’s quilting club, her friends told Principal Paul Mullins. Today marks the club’s first meeting, but she will not be there.

    Flores died in a single-vehicle wreck Sunday night on Ky. 210 near the Hardin-LaRue county border.

    “Alma was a very sweet young lady who had a beautiful smile and an infectious personality,” Mullins said about the teen, who was in her first year at LCHS and also played on the junior varsity soccer team.