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  • State of the Parts: City, county officials discuss outlook

    Area officials forecast a challenging but exciting new year for Hardin County.

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry joined four mayors Wednesday in giving “State of” addresses at the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, where they reflected on 2011 with eyes focused ahead.

    Berry said Hardin County recorded unprecedented success in 2011 with the Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area recording top national rankings for gross domestic product percentage and personal income growth.

  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters to kick off Bowl for Kids' Sake

    Big Brothers, Big Sisters is asking the community to lace up its bowling shoes once again to support its mentorship program.

    The kick-off luncheon for Bowl for Kids’ Sake takes place at noon on Wednesday at the American Legion on Ring Road, launching the fundraising phase of the major event for Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

    The middle of February is the first weekend of bowling, so participants have about a month to form teams and begin raising money for the organization, which matches an adult volunteer to a child participant to form a mentorship bond.

  • Jeff Riggs sworn in as Elizabethtown postmaster
  • Hardin County Chamber joins Regional Leadership Coalition

    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce is looking to widen its reach and resources as a member of a regional organization designed to promote ideas and innovation.
    Chamber Executive Director Brad Richardson announced a partnership Wednesday with Greater Louisville Inc. and One Southern Indiana as the third member of the Regional Leadership Coalition.

  • Abdullah White appears in court on auto theft charge

    A Radcliff man seen fleeing the home where a LaRue County woman was killed on Dec. 30 has been indicted for auto theft and appeared Wednesday morning in LaRue District Court.

    Abdullah White, 35, was arrested Jan. 4 at a Louisville motel after police had been searching for him for several days.

    Kristie Allen, 28, of Buffalo, was found dead in a home Dec. 30 where she had been house-sitting. Her mother saw White leaving the house and getting into Allen's white Toyota Camry and leaving the scene.

  • Roller derby members help drama club roll to 'Xanadu'

    A glittering disco ball sparkled overhead and Irene Cara’s “Fame” blared as Wolf Pack, a member of Vette City Roller Derby, skated alongside high school actors and actresses on stage at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center.

    Wolf Pack, whose name is Stephanie Maloney, was one of two members of the roller derby group out of Bowling Green who gave skating tips Central Hardin High School drama club students Monday night. She is a John Hardin High School graduate who worked with the PAC for about a year and a half.

  • Radcliff to overhaul zoning ordinance

    Radcliff Planner Murray Wanner this week proposed an overhaul to the city’s zoning ordinance — the first comprehensive change to the city’s zoning standards since 1984.

    In drafting a new ordinance, Wanner said he wants to streamline and modernize the code while making regulations less stringent and friendlier to the development community.

    Wanner also said the plan must mesh with the comprehensive plan, subdivision regulations and build off of the framework of the existing zoning ordinance.

  • County to strengthen language about waste collection

    Hardin Fiscal Court on Tuesday approved the first reading of an ordinance clarifying language mandating all trash generated inside the county be taken to the Pearl Hollow Landfill.

    Kentucky statute places the county in control of where trash generated within its borders can be transported and the mandate has been implied for years in city franchise agreements without explicitly being stated in writing, said Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry.

  • Vine Grove to consider preventative maintenance

    Vine Grove officials must prepare to spend some of the city’s limited resources to perform preventative maintenance.

    Mayor Blake Proffitt told Vine Grove City Council members during their meeting Monday that some city equipment needs to be repaired or replace.

    Among the most immediate concerns is getting a new dump truck to replace one that has damage to the bed, making it only useful for ice and snow removal.

  • Photo: A sign of change?