Local News

  • Sewer rate increase proposed in Radcliff

    Hardin County Water District No. 1 has proposed the first sewer rate adjustment in Radcliff in nearly a decade to the Kentucky Public Service Commission, but city officials said they are not sure the rate is justified.

    Water district officials have said a rate study was approved in 2010 to meet revenue obligations to run the utility.

    It is the first proposed sewer rate adjustment since the utility took ownership of the sewer system from Radcliff in 2008. The last adjustment was a 2.4 percent increase by the city in 2004, according to General Manager Jim Bruce.

  • The Color Run gaining notice in Elizabethtown

    A nationwide fun run known for its free-spirited romps in color has started to take hold in Elizabethtown a few months out from its stop at Freeman Lake Park.

    Melanie Parker, vice chairwoman of SpringHaven Inc., said around 1,160 people had registered for The Color Run on Oct. 12 at last check, which is dubbed the “Happiest 5K on the Planet.” She expects the number to be even higher now because it grows every day, she said.

    “Really, that’s all word of mouth and Facebook, truth be told,” she said.

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  • Commanding general braces community for loss of 3/1

    Maj. Gen. Jefforey Smith did not sugarcoat his message Tuesday to an engaged crowd at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center, saying the deactivation of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team will reduce the post’s troop strength to pre-9/11 levels, making up less than 1 percent of the Army’s staffing for the first time in years.

  • Birth center in E'town denied by state

    A legion of supporters of a proposed Visitation Birth & Family Wellness Center expressed outrage Tuesday at the state’s decision to deny a certificate of need for the facility, which would have provided a birthing alternative to low-risk mothers in a home-like setting on Ring Road.

    Mothers said they are being relegated to a home birth or hospital birthing experience because the state refuses to recognize the desire for such facilities.

  • Candidates for sheriff making their interest known

    No going-away parties have been scheduled for Hardin County Sheriff Charlie Williams, who has 17 months left on his term of office.

    But his intention to retire after three terms already has caused three candidates — all with law-enforcement experience — to make plans to seek the elected position.

  • Traffic delays expected on I-65 southbound

    Motorists traveling south on Interstate 65 through Hart County experienced delays Tuesday and construction-related issues continue today.

    Crews are working on the bridge over Green River near mile point 62, just south of Munfordville near the rest area. The Transportation Cabinet's District 4 highway office said the work requires reducing the interstate to one lane from 7 a.m. to approximately 6:30 p.m. CDT.

  • Trivia night to benefit CASA

    Helping local children isn’t a partisan issue.

    That’s what CASA of the Heartland Executive Director Sylvia Griendling said about the second trivia night benefit for the organization hosted by the Lincoln Trail Young Democrats and Danny Hutcherson, Hardin County property valuation administrator.

    “Children don’t care about Democrat or Republican,” she said. “They just want to know that someone is there for them.”

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  • Police report phone hoax claiming to represent utility company

    Elizabethtown Police Department is reporting a phone scam during which a caller claims to represent Kentucky Utilities and forwards victims to another number for payment.

    EPD spokesman Virgil Willoughby said the department has received one complaint thus far from a resident who reported receiving multiple calls.

    Police are concerned the hoax could spread if it has not already, Willoughby said.