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  • Radcliff approves limited alcohol use at Colvin Community Center, City Park North

    Radcliff this week eased alcohol restrictions at Colvin Community Center and City Park North, but the use will remain limited.

    Radcliff City Council approved the second reading of an ordinance Tuesday night amending the city’s alcohol policy at the community center to allow alcohol use at private and public gatherings while including a stipulation allowing the sale of alcohol at city-sponsored events at City Park North by a licensed caterer.

    Alcohol prohibitions remain at all other city parks.

  • Habitat for Humanity looking to expand Radcliff presence

    Hardin County Habitat for Humanity wants a deeper presence in Radcliff, and its executive director asked city officials Tuesday to be a catalyst in the effort.

    Larry Mengel proposed a partnership between Habitat for Humanity and Radcliff to locate and obtain land in the city where new homes could be built.

    Mengel said Hardin County Habitat has worked on 45 new houses since its inception in the early 1990s, but only about seven of those homes are located in Hardin County’s second-largest city.

  • Quilts held secrets along Underground Railroad

    As escaped slaves navigated their way north in search of freedom, quilts served as markers along the Underground Railroad.

    Dr. Clarice C. Boswell, a retired Illinois educator, will describe the hidden codes to freedom Saturday morning during a presentation in Leitchfield.

    The program begins at 10 a.m. CDT Saturday in the conference area of the Centre on Main off Ky. 259, less than two miles north of the Western Kentucky Parkway exit.

  • For some, trials not so speedy

    Two Hardin County men were indicted last month in connection to alleged rape offenses that occurred more than a year ago.

    Robert W. Wilson, 22, was indicted on charges of second-degree rape while James T. Robinson III, 35, faces allegations of third-degree rape and third-degree sodomy.

    Forcible contact is not alleged and, in both cases, the victim was younger than 16 at the time of the offense.

  • HMH approves $12.1 million capital budget

    Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees approved a capital budget and compensation plan Tuesday that President and CEO Dennis Johnson said will keep the health system competitive in the region and keep technology and equipment up-to-date.

    The capital budget was approved at $12.1 million, a significant increase over the $10.4 million capital spending plan approved last year, and dwarfs the austere $6 million plan approved two years ago at the height of the economic downturn.

  • Veterans Tribute: Rich Griendling delivers final sculpture

    With months dedicated to the intricate construction of sculptures to be placed later this year at the Hardin County Veterans Tribute off Ring Road, Rich Griendling opened his home Tuesday for a viewing of his final creation in the series.

    Griendling, a local sculptor and member of the Veterans Tribute committee, unveiled a seated civil service worker crafted in a studious pose reading a dedication to civil servants.

  • E'town considering timing restriction on fireworks use

    Elizabethtown City Council this week discussed potential new restrictions on residential fireworks use.

    Council members said they were open to stipulating hours in which fireworks could be fired because currently there are no timing restrictions.

  • Glendale Spring Fest: 'a fun, family-oriented event'

    The third Saturday of May in Glendale means celebration of its annual spring festival.

    The Glendale Spring Festival, headed by the Glendale Merchants Association, hosts arts and crafts vendors, food booths, kid-friendly activities and a slew of other events from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday on the town’s main road.

    “This event is for the whole family and is to promote what we have available to people in Glendale,” said Mike Cummins, owner of the Whistle Stop and president of the Glendale Merchants Association.

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  • Technology plays big role in sex crimes, investigations

    New technology like social networking sites and smart phones have infiltrated our lives, making it easier to communicate with one another at any hour and across any distance.

    However, local law enforcement officials say this technology also has created an avenue of criminal activity that occurs online or via cellphones.

    “Almost every crime that we work now has some facet where technology is somehow involved in it,” said Detective Terry Whittaker with Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown.