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  • Sheriff's Office to mail property tax bills Wednesday

    The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is mailing 2012 county property tax bills Wednesday, which will look different from previous years.

    Sheriff’s Office spokesman Greg Lowe said this year’s bill will be a single, tri-fold sheet with perforations consisting of a copy for the taxpayer’s records, one to send in with payment and a waiver if the taxpayer chooses to not to pay the fire service fee.

  • Police search for missing woman

    A Golden Alert has been issued for an Eastview woman reported missing Saturday by her landlord.

    Amber M. Foster, 28, was last seen Saturday afternoon walking in the vicinity of Cheddar’s Casual Café on North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown, according to authorities.

    Greg Lowe, spokesman for Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, said Foster has mental challenges and takes medication for seizures. She lives in a boarding-style home on Meeting Creek Road in Eastview, Lowe said.

  • The bands played on: State finals are Saturday in Bowling Green

    For several local high school bands, work that began this summer brought them to this weekend and — they hope — to a moment of success.

    Five local bands qualified for the semifinals of the Kentucky Music Educators Association State Marching Band Competition on Saturday. Bands will compete at various locations in the morning and afternoon. Four bands in each class move on to compete in the finals at 6 p.m. CDT at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

  • Ring Road resurfacing continues
  • E'town to host New Year’s Day 5K run, walk

    Those planning on making a New Year’s resolution to get in shape have a chance to hit the ground running in Elizabethtown.

    The city has scheduled a New Year’s Dash 5K Run/Walk on Jan. 1. The course stretches 3.1 miles, beginning on North Main Street and winding along Crutcher, Central, Walnut, Williams and Warfield streets near downtown.

  • Three indicted in burglary case

    Three men charged in connection with a July burglary in Glendale are making their way through Hardin Circuit Court.

    John J. Stamper, 22, of Elizabethtown, David H. Spalding, 18, and Kassidy L. Spencer, 19, both of Hodgenville, were indicted last month on charges of complicity to commit first-degree burglary.

    Stamper also faces two counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and second-degree persistent felony offense.

  • Radcliff hosts annual trunk or treat

    Radcliff City Park North will be in Halloween spirits tonight as the city hosts its trunk or treat and Haunted Forest.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said this will be the fourth year the city has hosted a trunk or treat. Last year was the first time the Haunted Forest was offered.

    The trunk or treat has been so successful in the past the city decided to expand its offerings by adding the Haunted Forest, a series of Halloween-themed scenes for attendees to walk through, Shumate said.

  • Radcliff's population increases by one


    Radcliff's first family has a new member. Mayor J.J. Duvall's wife, Susan, gave birth Wednesday evening to a son.

    Born at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville, Cameron James Duvall weighed in at 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 inches long, according to the city clerk's office.

    He has an older sister, Hannah Lewis.

  • Fort Duffield tours highlight paranormal accounts

    Jo Sabol was part of a paranormal investigation at Fort Duffield about a month ago when she said she heard a voice whisper in her ear.

    “I couldn’t make out what it said, but it was right in my ear,” she said.

    That account will be among stories told Saturday and Nov. 3 during the second annual Fort Duffield Ghost Walk at the Civil War fort off U.S. 31W near West Point.

    Sabol, a guide for the tours, said the event was so popular last year that planners added another Saturday of tours.

  • Making of a Marine

    A  U.S. Marine was the fifth of six sculptures to come to life in local artist Rich Griendling’s studio. Flesh and bones were replaced by a plaster and foam armature covered in clay.

    Griendling began the Marine in November by creating a plaster cast of a model. Then, after months of shaping the piece, he unveiled the finished clay work in February before shipping it off to Bright Foundry in Louisville.