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  • Fiscal Court approves sewage ordinance

    Access to sewage disposal will be required for certain types of facilities in unincorporated parts of Hardin County.

    Hardin Fiscal Court on Friday approved an ordinance that outlines requirements for sewage disposal and treatment in unincorporated parts of the county. Nine types of developments must connect to an existing centralized sewer system if they’re within 300 feet of a government-owned collection site, such as a manhole.

    A first reading of the ordinance was earlier this month.

  • Day care transforms for holiday season

    For one Flaherty woman, Christmas is not just a holiday: It’s a magical time of year and she uses her experiences to help make it magical for the children at her day care center.

    Brenda Morris – or Ms. B, as the children call her – transforms her house into a vast display of Christmas finery including two themed trees, figurines galore and pictures of Santa Claus House from her time as a resident of North Pole, Alaska.

  • Radcliff Fire Department conducts training

    Two vacant buildings in Radcliff no longer is an eyesore for residents going to and from Fort Knox.

    The Radcliff Fire Department used controlled burns on the two buildings at the corner of Wilson Road and Knox Boulevard, outside of the Wilson Gate of Fort Knox, as training this week.

    On Tuesday, a building originally built as a Long John Silver’s, was burned and the former banking center next to it burned Friday.

  • Fiscal Court approves service agreements for new building

    Before celebrating groundbreaking of a new county government building, Hardin County Fiscal Court approved agreements for services relating to the facility.

    Fiscal Court accepted a bid Friday of $40,500 from Consulting Services Inc. for inspection and materials testing services. Throughout the construction process, inspections must be performed, including soil tests and tests of materials used such as steel and concrete, Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry said.

  • Second person charged with door-knocking burglary

    A Vine Grove teenager was arrested Friday morning and charged with second-degree burglary involving a break-in last Sunday night in Vine Grove.

    Keion Tyjee Dodds, 18, was booked into the Hardin County Detention Center around noon Friday. He is charged with one count of second-degree burglary, a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

  • Amputee putting metal to the pedal

    Rob Jones, a decorated U.S. Marine who lost both of his legs in 2010 in Afghanistan when he stepped on an explosive device, is cycling across the country to raise awareness of veterans causes.

  • Ceremony begins process of moving county government

    With 20 golden shovels, Hardin County officials joined construction and engineering contractors to break ground Friday on the new county government center.

  • Police still searching for Vicky DeLaurier

    There are reminders for Katherine Hayden each time she walks into Save-A-Lot in Radcliff.

    She worked there for about two years and one of the co-workers she became close to was Vicky DeLaurier, who Hayden said “was a very nice person who worried about her appearance.”

    “I never heard her say an unkind word about anyone,” Hayden said of the Vine Grove woman. “She had a smile for all of her customers.”

  • Volunteers prepare Helping Hand boxes for delivery

    More than 100 bicycles lined the back wall of a spacious and somewhat cool warehouse on Peterson Drive. It looked like storage for a big-box department store, but the bikes weren’t waiting to be displayed — they were waiting to be delivered.

    Harold LeVay began volunteering with Helping Hand of Hope’s Hope for Christmas project in 1996. The bikes soon became his responsibility — namely, assembling them.

    “There wasn’t anybody else doing it and they needed somebody to do it,” LeVay said.

  • E'town's 'first man' dies at 67

    Councilman Ron Thomas fondly remembers referring to Charles Hall Sr., Elizabethtown Mayor Edna Berger’s husband, as the city’s “first man.”

    “He accepted that role very graciously,” Thomas said. “He got a kick out of me calling him that.”

    Hall died Thursday morning at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville after a prolonged hospitalization following open-heart surgery. He was 67.