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  • Hardin County moonshine headed to stores

    Before this week’s out, a fresh batch of locally brewed liquor will be available for purchase.

    By the way, it was manufactured legally.

    For the first time since Prohibition, a federally licensed distillery is operating in Hardin County. Brent Goodin, who runs the family-owned Boundary Oak Distillery, made his first delivery of 1,000 traditional Mason jars filled with 101-proof product to the warehouse of Republic National Distributing Co.

  • Shots fired into Radcliff residence

    Radcliff Police Depart­ment responded early Sunday morning to shots fired at a house on Safari Trail.

    Radcliff Police spokesman Bryce Shumate said the occupants were asleep inside the house when they were awaken by gunshots and called police.

    Upon investigation, police determined four rounds struck the house, but no one was injured.

    Shumate said a Vine Grove Police unit also responded to the scene and saw two men run into a wooded area near the scene.

    Police searched the area but found no one.

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  • Fatal motorcycle wreck on I-65 south of Glendale

    One person was pronounced dead Sunday at the scene of a multi-motorcycle crash on I-65 near the 85 mile-marker.

    Another was airlifted from the scene to a Louisville hospital.

    Traffic in the southbound lanes was blocked for several hours while Kentucky State Police reconstructed the scene as part of their investigation into the cause of the wreck.

    Kentucky State Police, Hardin County Sheriff’s Department, Glendale Fire Department, Hardin County EMS and the Hardin County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene.

  • Cold Water Challenge catches on in Hardin County

    Donating to charity has become a lot cooler lately.

    While giving money for a good cause typically ends with writing and mailing a check, the Cold Water Challenge deviates from tradition.

  • Tombstone installed at Walker’s gravesite

    Nearly a year after his death, Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker’s grave site has been adorned with a tombstone that his successor called a “fitting tribute.”

    “It is beautiful,” Mayor Edna Berger said Friday afternoon as she stood before Walker’s grave, shaded by a tree at Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens off U.S. 62.

    The custom tombstone was placed at the cemetery last week.

    Some city officials got a first glimpse of it Friday at the invitation of Walker’s widow, Teresa.

  • BBQ, Blues & Bikes takes over the (downtown) world

    Smoke, tinged with the aroma of a backyard cookout, drifted between numerous food vendor tents and trailers that drew large crowds, filling Elizabethtown City Hall’s parking lot. Visitors formed indistinct lines to sample the offerings of pizza, nachos, steak, pork chops, cheeseburgers and bratwurst, along with numerous varieties of the festival namesake, barbecue, as a father and daughter sat on a curb and ate their grilled lunch.

  • Hodgenville woman found dead in pond

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 officers are investigating a drowning death in Hodgenville.

    The body of Rose Marie Akin, 62, of Hodgenville, was found in a pond across from LaRue County Middle School on South Lincoln Boulevard at roughly 8 p.m. Thursday. The LaRue County Herald News reported fishermen found the body and contacted authorities.

    Foul play is not suspected, but police are investigating the circumstances surrounding her death.

  • Longtime Radcliff volunteer dies

    Leaving a legacy of volunteerism in Radcliff and Hardin County, Ernestine “Esta” Pigg, 83, of Radcliff died Thursday.

    Among her volunteer activities, Pigg taught citizenship classes at Fort Knox for decades, worked with North Hardin High School’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps food drives and assisted with Project Graduation at NHHS.

    Master Sgt. Chris Matthews with North Hardin JROTC said Pigg and Sgt. Maj. Paul Gray started the food drive program for needy families more than 20 years ago.

  • Local magician makes illusion his life's work

    A good magician never shares his secrets, but a great one uses them for a good cause.

    Despite performing in lucrative places such as Las Vegas, local magician Joseph “Dinky” Gowen stays close to home by performing his magic at fundraisers for places such as the Hardin County Animal Shelter, local schools and civic club.

    Gowen has performed magic since age 6. His love for magic began when his mother, a regular attendee of his earliest shows, bought him a magic kit. He said it has been a pivotal part of his life ever since.