Local News

  • Focus on finance: Paying off a mortgage

    By Frank Anderson

    Question: If we are able to, should we pay off our mortgage?
    Answer: The subject of this column is one that comes up as soon as a family has the resources to pay off their mortgage.
    Everyone hates the burden of a big mortgage payment each month and would like to remove it, but how and when does it make economic sense?

  • ‘Bridging the gap’ breakfast to focus on at-risk students

    Community leaders are looking for ways to keep Hardin County youth out of the courtroom.

    They are inviting community members to participate in the conversation at the Radcliff-North Hardin Ministerial Association breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff.

    The breakfast is themed “Bridging the Gap” and is focused on finding ways to help all students achieve their potential.

  • Photos: Flipping for flapjacks
  • Hardin County's Most Wanted

    Kentucky State Police seek help tracking two suspects wanted in connection to a burglary at a Radcliff school.

    On Sept. 7, an unidentified man and an out-of-state woman walked into North Hardin Christian School and took credit cards from a purse in an unoccupied classroom. According to a KSP news release, the burglary occurred at 12:38 p.m.

    Although the suspects were able to circumvent the school's security, police recovered surveillance footage of the suspects and the vehicle they were operating.

  • Teacher recognized for devotion to history

    A local retired teacher is being honored at local and state levels of the Daughters of the American Revolution for her community service and dedication to preserving and promoting local history.

    Carolyn Wimp of Cecilia is not a member of DAR.

    “Maybe someday if I have time,” she said with a laugh.

  • EPD swears in two new officers

    Mayor Tim Walker swore in two new officers Friday afternoon at the Elizabethtown Police Department.
    Officers Daniel Powell, 40, and Rob Cote, 22, were hired Oct. 3 and two weeks later began Department of Criminal Justice Training’s 18-week academy in Richmond. They are the first of six officers hired since Chief Tracy Schiller took over leadership at the department last summer.

  • Conservation group acquires 115 acres

    The Nature Conservancy of Kentucky recently sold 115.76 acres  along the Green River in Hart County to Southern Conservation Corps.

    Jeff Jones, executive director of SCC, said the upper Green River the organization plans to complement land protection work under way in the Green River watershed by The Nature Conservancy, Western Kentucky University, Kentucky Wild Rivers program and others.

  • Absentee voting opens for club liquor decision

    The Hardin County Clerk’s office will provide absentee voting for members of the Country Club precinct who will be unavailable for the April 17 wet-dry election.

    The Elizabethtown Country Club on Hodgenville Road is asking for the ability to offer alcohol sales. State law permits golf courses to petition for an election to allow limited alcohol sales. Only voters living in the precinct can vote on the measure.

  • Photo: Sidewalk solution
  • FEMA to assist LaRue residents

    Individual assistance is available for LaRue County tornado victims through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    Hardin County residents continue to await word on whether federal help will be available to supplement any insurance they carried to repair damage or find new permanent homes.

    Jim Homstad, public affairs officer of FEMA in Frankfort, said Monday that 16 counties were declared eligible for federal individual assistance.