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  • E'town man charged with criminal mischief

    An Elizabethtown man is charged with first-degree criminal mischief and alcohol intoxication in public after he allegedly caused more than $1,000 worth of damage to a Radcliff food store, according to Radcliff Police Department.

    Terry A. Convington, 38, was involved in a fight Saturday at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge on Vine Street in Radcliff when he left the facility on foot and went to a nearby Marathon Food Mart, police say. Before police arrived on scene, he screamed for employees to call police and destroyed property inside the store.

  • House passes HB 190 in a unanimous vote

    The Kentucky House of Representatives passed House Bill 190 Wednesday in a unanimous 94-0 vote.

    The bill’s primary goal was to clarify the language of the existing unification law, said Luke Schmidt, consultant for Hardin County United.

    Introduced by Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, and co-sponsored by Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, HB 190 ensures a city will be exempt from joining unified government if the majority of its residents vote against unification.

  • Sound the alarm: Grant money awarded for Stephensburg weather siren

    The Stephensburg Fire Department recently received awarded grant money to place a weather siren on Leitchfield Road between the fire department and old school building.

    “It’s just something we’ve needed for a long time,” said David Paynter, Stephensburg fire chief.

    The department applied for the mitigation grant about 18 months ago, the chief said. The siren, which will serve the entire Stephensburg population, must be installed no later than Dec. 30, said Leslie Mahoney, state hazard mitigation officer.

  • Leitchfield executive to challenge Tim Moore

    After three decades as chief executive officer of Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center, Stephen Meredith plans to retire at the close of 2012. His new venture is politics.

    Meredith, 58, plans to file today as a Republican candidate for the 19th House District, which contains all of Grayson County and stretches across the center of Hardin County.

    The district’s new design influenced Meredith’s decision. While speaking highly of previous officeholders, the Leitchfield resident said the representative has been a resident of another county for decades.

  • Ceremony closes chapter at Fort Knox

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley said leaders with optimism, energy, loyalty and offensive spirits make a difference in the U.S. Army.

    Fort Knox will continue to have leaders with those qualities through all of the changes that occur, he said.

    Fort Knox bid farewell Wednesday to the Accessions Command and Freakley during a discontinuation and retirement ceremony.
    The ceremony represented the inactivation and accomplishments of Accessions Command since it began about 10 years ago.

  • Governor's budget allocates $14 million for veterans nursing home in Radcliff

    Gov. Steve Beshear has proposed $14 million in state bond allocations to go toward building a veterans nursing home in Radcliff.

    The money is included in the governor’s proposed two-year budget, which now stands for approval by the state legislature.

    Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, said it will take another two months for the legislature to “iron out” the newly proposed budget. The state legislature never has adopted a budget as proposed by Beshear, according to Moore.

  • Radcliff, West Point officials consider county trash mandate a load of garbage

    A handful of city officials have trashed a plan in front of Hardin Fiscal Court to mandate cities take their refuse to Pearl Hollow Landfill.

    Council members in Radcliff and West Point have said the county mandate would tie the hands of cities to find the most cost effective deals and would stifle competition.

    State law gives county governments authority over waste generated in a county and allows a county to restrict where trash is taken should it choose to do so.

  • EIS approves calendar, limits early dismissal days

    The calendar for the upcoming school year in the Elizabethtown Independent Schools district features fewer early dismissal days.
    EIS approved its 2012-13 school-year calendar at its regular meeting Tuesday night. The calendar was approved by a unanimous vote among the board members.
    The 2012-13 school year begins Aug. 6 and ends May 28, 2013.

  • Vine Grove man arrested in Meade County

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Vine Grove man Wednesday in Meade County.

    Brandon Haynes, 25, is accused of passing forged checks in Brandenburg, according to a police news release. During KSP’s investigation, officials discovered Haynes was wanted on a bench warrant for failure to appear in Meade County.

    Once in custody, Haynes was found to be in possession of stolen jewelry, police said.

  • E’town OKs several park measures

    Elizabethtown City Council on Tuesday endorsed a contract extension with Elizabethtown Sports Park design firm m2d Design Group, approved inspection services at Elizabethtown Nature Park and authorized a change order for work at Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    The council approved a contract with Lexington-based CSI of Kentucky not to exceed $10,000 to perform special inspection services at Elizabethtown Nature Park off Ring Road. Planning Director Ed Poppe said the services are required by the building code because of the size of pavilion being built at the park.