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Local News

  • Hazardous waste disposal participation increases

    Household Hazardous Waste Day brought in about 400 vehicles of residents turning in waste products that harm the environment when poured down the drain or tossed in the garbage can on Saturday.

    That tops last year’s estimated 300 vehicles at Akebono Brake in Elizabethtown, Judge-Executive Harry Berry said.

    “That’s quite a jump, quite a lot of interest,” he said.

    Among collected materials were rodent killers, oil-based paint, drain cleaners and used motor oil.

  • Louisville teen enters guilty plea in Smyser killing

    Louisville teenager Ryan Wilt pleaded guilty Monday to charges of complicity to commit murder and complicty to tamper with physical evidence in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Wilt is one of three Louisville teens accused of killing 18-year-old Mackenzie Smyser last November.

    Police say Wilt, Jason Gowers and Conner Galenski drove Smyser to Patriot Lane near Ky. 313 under the pretense of committing a burglary and instead shot him.

  • Bus crash survivors come out against expanded alcohol

    A news conference is scheduled Tuesday morning at the Carrollton Bus Crash Memorial on South Logsdon Parkway in Radcliff to speak out in opposition against expanded alcohol sales.

    Quinton Higgins and Ciaran Madden, survivors of the May 14, 1988, crash will speak at the event.

    The news conference is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.

    A special election for expanded alcohol sales is planned Oct. 4 in separate elections in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove.

  • Deadline extended for leadership applications

    With 15 of its 25 openings still available, the deadline to enroll in the new Hardin County Community Leadership Program has been extended.

    Applicants now have until Friday to enroll, according to Anthony Conder, Leadership Hardin County chairman. The fee of $800 covers the 12-session, 10-month program and includes costs of overnight stays and a trip to study state government in Frankfort.

  • Hardin County remembers 9/11

    Ten years of healing and 10 years of war melded Sunday in the minds of millions across the world. Hundreds of miles from ground zero, father still from Afghanistan and Iraq, Hardin Countians looked back at the scars and still-raw wounds of Sept. 11, 2001, and paid tribute through ceremony.

    At Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff, a monument that includes a piece of steel from the destroyed World Trade Center was dedicated Sunday afternoon.

  • Photo: Racing to remember
  • Local veteran being flown to Washington, D.C.

    A local World War II veteran will be flown on an honor flight to Washington, D.C., courtesy of his electricity provider.

    Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. in Elizabethtown is working with the other 15 Kentucky rural electric cooperatives of East Kentucky Power Cooperative to send 35 veterans to the capital.

    The veterans and their guest will travel for free on a day-long trip to tour the National World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

  • Fort Knox recalls fallen heroes on 10th anniversary

    Fort Knox’s memories of Sept. 11, 2001, now are set in steel.

    A monument set with a portion of a steel beam from the World Trade Center was unveiled at a ceremony at Fort Knox Firehouse 1 Sunday morning, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Fort Knox Fire and Emergency hosted a services tribute to the victims of 9/11 and the first responders who were called to help that day.

    The tribute began with an invocation from Lt. Col. James Boulware, a chaplain.

    “That infamous day remains deeply etched in our memory,” Boulware said.

  • Senior life: A walk to remember

    President Ronald Reagan, Glen Campbell, Charles Bronson, Perry Como, Tommy Dorsey, Sen. Barry Goldwater, Rita Hayworth, Charlton Heston, Jack Lord, Burgess Meredith and Sugar Ray Robinson.  Famous people, incredible life stories, celebrity status, dementia diagnoses.

  • Bobby Jack joins Big Cat

    Local listeners are hearing a new voice on the Big Cat in the mornings.

    Bobby Jack Murphy, a radio DJ who gained recognition through his morning show with WAMZ in Louisville, has started as the morning show host from 6 to 10 a.m. at the local 105.5 WLVK.

    After leaving WAMZ in 2009, Murphy has worked in radio sales for Mainline Broadcasting and then went to work for WFIA, a Christian radio station in Louisville. He hosts a pre-recorded show there called “Country You Can Believe In” and is still working with that show.