Local News

  • EC3 construction right on schedule

    A 42-day delay in construction from challenging winter weather won’t delay students in the opening of the Early College and Career Center on University Drive. The doors will open Aug. 6.

    The 70,000-square foot structure, adjacent to Elizabethtown Community and Tech­nical College, is nearing completion as it undergoes what EC3 Principal Dan Robbins calls “aesthetical issues.”

  • Much to do in wake of mayor's ouster

    If protocol allowed, Terry Cruse, now the former mayor of Hodgenville, said he would have applauded a statement in opposing counsel’s closing argument Thursday during a hearing that preceded his removal from office.

    Michelle Sparks’ statement about absolute power corrupting absolutely struck him.

    Cruse said the council, not himself, held the absolute power. He said the council brought the charges, hired an attorney, found a former judge to serve as presiding officer and then sat in judgment to decide the case.

  • Most magisterial races feature challengers

    All eight incumbents on Hardin Fiscal Court are pursuing re-election for another four-year term, but some have harder roads than others to escape November with a win. Some may not survive May.

    In Districts 1-4, incumbent Democrat Doug Goodman and incumbent Republican Lisa Williams have no primary opposition, but they will be facing a general election challenge from the opposing party in November.

  • Judge-executive primary will narrow field to two

    Harry Berry wants a fourth four-year term as Hardin County’s judge-executive, but three challengers are vying for his office in hopes of unseating him.

    Berry, 57, must first ward off Glendale resident Arthur Hurley Jr., 68, in Tuesday’s Republican primary before he can look ahead to November and a general election challenge.

    On the Democratic side, Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall, 34, will take on Sonora resident Tim Hinson, 45, who was soundly defeated by former clothing store owner Al Rider for the Democratic nod four years ago.

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  • Three Breck residents face off in 10th District GOP primary

    Despite a decided registration advantage among Democrats, Breck­inridge County resident Dwight Butler has served nearly 20 years in the state legislature as a Republican.

    Three Republicans from different corners of Breckinridge County — Alan Claypool, Brian Key and Jerry Lloyd Lucas — want to follow Butler into office. As newly shaped by legislative redistricting decisions, the 10th House District covers all of Breckinridge and Hancock counties plus 10 precincts in northwestern Hardin County.


    Jerry Lloyd Lucas

  • Grimes’ bus tour makes stop in Radcliff

    In a final push before the primary elections, Alison Lundergan Grimes’ bus made a stop Friday at Colton’s Steak House & Grill in Radcliff, where the Democratic Senate hopeful was greeted by nearly 90 residents eager to hear her message and shake her hand.

    In a whirlwind tour that will cover 50 counties in 10 days before Tuesday’s election, Ken­tucky’s secretary of state spent about an hour speaking and interacting with local supporters.

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  • Hooray for Heroes brings families together

    After three deployments with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division and his wife’s recent vacation to Germany to visit family, Spec. Tony Willoughby has spent a large amount of time away from his family.

    Together, Willoughby attended the Hooray for Heroes celebration Saturday in Radcliff with his wife, Nadine, and son, Skyler, 4.

    “Daddy’s an Army man,” Skyler said, as he proudly showed off his police hat.

  • GOP incumbent faces primary challenge in 26th District

    As the General Assembly reset legislative boundaries based on the 2010 Census, House Republicans such as Rus­sell Webber had little influence in the process.

    Ladership of the major­ity party in each chamber holds the cards on these politically charged decisions. Just the same, Webber said being shifted into a northern segment of Hardin County worked out in his favor.