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  • Murder of Leitchfield man remains unsolved nine years later

    On Dec. 3, 2003, Robert “Bob” Paul Hunt was supposed to make a trip to Florida. He never arrived.

    The following day his son found Hunt, 46, shot to death in his Leitchfield home on Armes Lively Road, said Norman Chaffins, Kentucky State Police Post 4 spokesman and investigating officer.

    Nearly nine years later, the case remains unsolved. Chaffins is hesitant to call it a “cold case.”

  • Hosparus service to honor lost loved ones

     Residents are invited to remember and grieve their lost loved ones Sunday.

    The annual Hosparus Central Kentucky’s Holiday Remembrance service is set to begin at 1:45 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown with refreshments and the creation of photograph ornaments.

  • Photo: Removing all signs
  • Police crack down on traffic during holidays

    Area police are bolstering efforts to enforce traffic laws during the holiday season, which marks a peak time of year for collisions and impaired driving.

    Beginning in November, Kentucky State Police launched a six-month enforcement campaign called “Operation R.A.I.D.,” which stands for Remove Aggressive, Impaired and Distracted drivers, according to a news release.

  • Tempting taste buds: Fifth annual Taste of Radcliff set for Monday

    Tickets are going fast for Radcliff’s annual showcase of flavor next week.

    The fifth annual Taste of Radcliff is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Colvin Community Center. Tickets are $10.

    The event is hosted by Radcliff Women’s Club and all proceeds benefit causes in the community, including SpringHaven Domestic Violence Program, Helping Hand of Hope, Wreaths Across America, local scholarships and Hardin County Public Library, said Maria Batistoni, an event organizer.

  • Bank, credit union help homeowners affected by tornado

    Two Hodgenville families who lost their houses to a Feb. 29 tornado have received grants toward mortgages on their rebuilt homes.

    Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati’s board of directors decided to make $5 million in grants of up to $20,000 toward the purchase, construction or repair of a home to disaster victims in counties designated as disaster areas by federal or state agencies.

  • Rineyville area mobile home destroyed in blaze

    Three local fire departments responded to a blaze Wednesday morning at a Rineyville mobile home after a generator the homeowner was working on ignited.

    Rineyville Fire Department Chief Shane Crutcher said 19 firefighters and six units from Rineyville, Radcliff and Vine Grove departments responded after midnight Wednesday to a double-wide mobile home at 692 Deckard School Road.

  • Christmas assistance programs looking for help

    Two local charitable organizations have a burgeoning need this year and are looking for a legion of Santa’s helpers to brighten the lives of struggling families.

    Helping Hand of Hope is wrapping up the application process for its Hope for Christmas program while the Salvation Army is seeking assistance for its Angel Tree with hundreds of families looking for help.

  • Deckard switching to permanent alignment Monday

    Motorists traveling Deckard School Road between Vine Grove and Elizabethtown will be switched Monday to the new permanent alignment of the road.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contract crews have finished the road’s approaches on the east and west to the new Ky. 361, the Elizabethtown-to-Radcliff connector road under construction.

    Mobile message boards are in place to alert local traffic of the change.

  • PHOTO: Frosty signs of winter