Local News

  • Romney takes county, state

    Belize native Eleanor Guerrero immigrated in 1961 to the United States, and for the first time on Tuesday, she cast her vote for a presidential candidate.

    A member of the Hardin County Democratic Party, Guerrero voted for President Barack Obama, of whom she’s been a supporter since hearing his keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Nashville, she said.

  • Guthrie defeats three challengers to win third term in Congress

    Republican incumbent Rep. Brett Guthrie fended off three competitors Tuesday to win a third term as U.S. representative for the 2nd Congressional District.

    In an email, Guthrie said, “I am deeply honored the people of Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District have elected me to a third term to represent them in Congress. I will continue to fight for pro-job policies, the repeal of Obamacare, and for a balanced budget.”

  • Bennett joins five incumbents to round out E'town council

    Bill Bennett has campaigned for Elizabethtown City Council more times than he can count, but his hard work paid off Tuesday night.

    Bennett was the third-highest vote getter in the race, nabbing 5,522 votes, and fills the seat left vacant by Larry Ashlock. All five incumbents recaptured their seats.

    He joked he had not yet surpassed former President Abraham Lincoln’s winless streak for public office and said Thomas Edison was besieged by failure before inventing the light bulb.

  • Broadwater to return to HCS board

    Suzy Broadwater will be returning to the Hardin County Schools board in January.

    Broadwater was elected to another term to represent Division 5 of the HCS board. It was the only contested school board race in Hardin County.

    “I was absolutely thriled,” Broadwater said.

  • Incumbent out in Radcliff; Bill Bennett wins in E'town

    One of six incumbents seeking re-election for Radcliff City Council has been voted out.

    Jack Holland, who returned to the council in 2010, finished seventh. Jacob Pearman was voted in by Radcliff voters.

    Don Shaw was sixth with 2,986 votes, while Holland had 2,953 votes.

    Barbara Baker led the way with 3,771 votes. She was followed by  Stan Holmes with 3,698 votes, Don Yates (3,237), Edward L. Palmer Sr. (3,105), Pearman (3,080), Jerry Brown (2,871), Doug Moulton (2,207) and Clarence Duggins (1,757).

  • Event to focus on Civil War camp life

    Visitors have the chance Friday and Saturday to see history in action and connect with the people who spend their time bringing it to life.

    The Hardin County History Museum is hosting “Civil War Living History: Camp of Instruction.”

    The event is presented by The Friends of Pards of the Western Federal Blues.

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  • Berry, Duvall reach compromise on solid waste dispute

    As voters hit the polls Tuesday to vote for the country’s next president, two local officials spent hours working out issues that have divided them for months.

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall and Hardin Judge-Executive Harry Berry met for more than three hours on “neutral ground” at the main offices of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, and both men said they believe they have reached compromises regarding their disagreement on the county’s solid waste management plan, which is due to the state in mid-December.

  • Election turnout steady, lower than 2008

    Precincts throughout the county saw steady lines all day but saw fewer voters Tuesday than in the 2008 general election.

    Of the 70,066 registered voters in the county, 39,575 cast ballots for a voter turnout percentage of 56.48.

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb thought the turnout would be higher, closer to 65 percent turnout.

    “We’ve had a pretty good day, overall,” he said.

    The 2008 election saw 40,456 votes and a 62.8 percent.

  • Holland out, Pearman in on Radcliff City Council

    Five of the six incumbents recaptured their seats on Radcliff City Council and one former councilman reclaimed his spot Tuesday.

    Incumbent Barbara Baker captured the largest share of the votes with 3,771 out of 14 precincts. Stan Holmes followed closely behind Baker with 3,698 and long-time Councilman Don Yates finished third with 3,237 votes.

    A total of 29,665 votes were cast in the Radcliff City Council race, according to the Hardin County Clerk’s website.