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  • Radcliff police to participate in Take Back Day

    Radcliff Police Department is participating Saturday in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Take Back Day.

    This is the first time the department has participated in the national event, said Bryce Shumate, public information officer with RPD.

    From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., area residents can take their unwanted medications to the department at 411 W. Lincoln Trail Blvd., Shumate said. All medication must be in its original container.

    The department will take and dispose of the medication at no cost.

  • Hardin County sees drop in per capita personal income

    Hardin County has maintained its fifth-place status in the state for total personal income but fell to 19th in per capita personal income based on data collected for 2010.

    The rankings were released Wednesday by the U.S. Depart-ment of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, which analyzed personal income at the county level nationwide for 2010.

  • Vine Grove lacks interim chief

    As of Wednesday, an interim police chief had not been appointed in Vine Grove, but Mayor Blake Proffitt anticipates tapping a temporary chief to be named today.

    The city has been without a police chief for more than a week. Former chief Steve Manning, 60, was removed from the position last Tuesday after serving Vine Grove for more than four years.

    Proffitt said Friday he wouldn’t comment on why Manning was removed, and said the city does not comment on employee-related issues.

  • Project to grow young gardeners

    Janine Washle remembers when her mother used to give her and her siblings small garden plots to raise anything that interested them.

    Her mother inspected the gardens sometimes to teach her children lessons that helped turn Washle into a gardener for life.

    “I just remember learning so much,” she said.

    Washle, co-owner of CloverField Farm and Kitchen on Mount Olive Road near Hardin Springs, wants to give area middle and high school students the same opportunity.

  • One dead after wreck of possible ‘rolling meth lab’

    An Elizabethtown woman is dead after a car believed to be carrying materials related to methamphetamine production collided with a tree Tuesday afternoon just outside Rineyville.

    Jessica L. Fisher, 30, died at 5:43 p.m. Tuesday at University Hospital in Louisville from injuries sustained in the single-vehicle wreck, police said. Fisher was a backseat passenger in a red 1991 Honda Accord.

  • Vine Grove to transform into Mayberry this weekend

    Some Vine Grove residents recently have taken up Mayor Blake Proffitt’s view of the city as their Mayberry.

    The fictional town was the setting for the popular “The Andy Griffith Show” in the 1960s and was known for its apple pie morality and neighborliness.

    Vine Grove will resemble the town in more than opinion beginning May 11 at Optimist Park on Knox Avenue with the city celebration Mayberry Days.

  • Photo: Climbing the ladder of success
  • Fiscal Court approves agreement with state on bridge repair

    Hardin Fiscal Court authorized an agreement this week with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Rural and Municipal Aid to replace the Wimp Lane bridge, a small road crossing in Cecilia. 

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry said the project has been estimated to cost around $98,000 and the state will provide 80 percent of the money to construct the new crossing — a maximum of $78,400 — with the county covering the rest.

    Berry said the county recently replaced a similar crossing in the Colesburg area.

  • High schoolers volunteer in Indiana

    The spirit to serve in students of North Hardin High School was so strong it couldn’t be contained in the state borders.

    Seniors at North Hardin traveled to the area of Henryville, Ind., last Saturday to assist in clean up from tornadoes that hit the area March 2. It was part of the school’s Day of Service, in which 189 students helped a number of local organizations and tornado victims.

  • Berry proposes $3 million in capital improvements

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry recommends that county government move forward on construction of a new E-911 center, a fourth Emergency Medical Services station and begin design work on a new county government center.

    Berry proposed $3 million in capital improvements Tuesday as part of a $76.5 million county budget that includes a $30.4 million spending plan for county operations and $42.7 million in Base Realignment and Closure initiative projects that passes through county government.