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  • County hosting tire amnesty program

    Residents wanting to rid their properties of unwanted or unused tires will have several opportunities to dispose of them next month.

    Hardin County government and the Kentucky Division of Waste Management are hosting a tire amnesty program from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 11-13.

    Bob Hall, county solid waste coordinator, said the primary staging area is the Kentucky Highway Maintenance Garage at 310 Valley Creek Road in Elizabethtown.

  • State law outlines appeals process for certificates of need

    FRANKFORT — Should one of the affected parties disagree with the decision regarding the Visitation Birth & Family Wellness Center’s certificate of need application, they will have a legal avenue to challenge the ruling.

    Kentucky state law allows a party to request a new hearing in writing if it disagrees with approval or disapproval of a certificate of need within 15 days of the decision’s notice.

  • Jenkins addresses Radcliff business owners

    Noting his limited time left at Fort Knox, Col. Bruce Jenkins, garrison commander, thanked Radcliff for its commitment to the installation and encouraged the city to work in tandem with the post to market both communities as destinations.

    Jenkins, who relinquishes his duties in July, addressed a portion of the business community Wednesday during the second Radcliff First luncheon, a monthly networking session created by Mayor J.J. Duvall as a forum for business owners to communicate ideas and suggestions for improving the city.

  • Aaron Vance: McConnell scholar

    When Aaron Vance heard his name called out over a loudspeaker in the middle of a March baseball game, he said it was “kind of shocking” to realize it wasn’t because of his performance in the game but because his parents just learned he received a McConnell Scholarship.

    “Everyone said my reaction was priceless, but I don’t remember that part,” he said.

  • State adopts framework for hemp production

    The Kentucky legislature this week approved regulatory framework to license industrial hemp farming should the federal government relax its prohibitions on production of the crop.

    Local lawmakers celebrated the vote Wednesday and said it would place Kentucky on the cutting edge of hemp production with a relaxation in federal laws while law enforcement officials cited concerns about enforcement and a need for officer education to define the differences between hemp and marijuana.

  • Corrections hosts first family support meeting in E'town

    Last July, Radcliff resident Elke Shea’s grandson was incarcerated, and in a little more than three months, he will be released from Hardin County Detention Centerl.

    Navigating the courts and corrections systems has not been easy for the family, Shea said, and they are looking forward to her grandson’s release.

    “Number one, he is going to have to look for a job,” she said. “He’ll need new friends, new activities.”

  • Agriculture commissioner to visit Hardin County

    Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer and other government officials and agribusiness leaders from across the state are scheduled to visit Hardin County next month.

    Comer’s tentative schedule calls for him to host a public meeting at 2:45 p.m. April 9 at the Hardin County Extension Service and a 4:30 p.m. private tour of Cecilia Farm Service, which specializes in fertilizer, crop protection and farm supplies.

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, is co-owner of the farm service business.

  • Apartment fire displaces several families

    An apartment fire Monday evening on Elmwood Drive in Radcliff displaced seven families, several of which still are waiting to return to their homes.

    Radcliff Fire Chief Jamie Henderson said the fire originated around 5 p.m. in Apartment 4 at 388 Elmwood Drive.

    The fire began while an occupant was preparing food on the stove, Henderson said. The blaze was under control within minutes of the department’s arrival, he said.

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  • Louisville man indicted on drug trafficking charges

    A Louisville man arrested in February following a foot chase with a state trooper near Glendale has been indicted on 11 charges.