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  • Hooray for Heroes brings families together

    After three deployments with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division and his wife’s recent vacation to Germany to visit family, Spec. Tony Willoughby has spent a large amount of time away from his family.

    Together, Willoughby attended the Hooray for Heroes celebration Saturday in Radcliff with his wife, Nadine, and son, Skyler, 4.

    “Daddy’s an Army man,” Skyler said, as he proudly showed off his police hat.

  • GOP incumbent faces primary challenge in 26th District

    As the General Assembly reset legislative boundaries based on the 2010 Census, House Republicans such as Rus­sell Webber had little influence in the process.

    Ladership of the major­ity party in each chamber holds the cards on these politically charged decisions. Just the same, Webber said being shifted into a northern segment of Hardin County worked out in his favor.

  • Hobby Lobby, Academy Sports to find home on Ring Road

    Two national chain stories with more than 700 U.S. locations between them are getting ready to call Elizabethtown home.

    Hobby Lobby and Academy Sports+Outdoors are expected to begin construction later this year across from Home Depot and Sam’s Club after gaining construction approval.

    Planning and Zoning Director Ed Poppe said each building will be about 60,000-square feet, comparable to the size of Sears in Towne Mall.

    “I am guessing that they will be open next spring,’’ Poppe said.

  • Cruse out as Hodgenville mayor

    Hodgenville City Council has ousted its mayor.

    After hearing multiple hours of testimony for his removal Thursday, Mayor Terry Cruse called to order a special meeting of the city council so it could deliberate in executive session.

    Cruse was removed Thursday night on a unanimous vote by the council and will have 30 days to appeal the decision. In the meantime, City Councilman Kenny Devore was sworn in as interim mayor.

    As he waited for the council’s decision, Cruse said the sun would come up tomorrow regardless of the outcome.

  • Third planning official resigns

    A majority of the Hardin County Planning and Development Com­mission has quit in the wake of Hardin Fiscal Court’s unanimous decision to overrule its vote regarding a rock quarry expansion.

    Chairman Brent Goodin delivered his resignation Friday after 13 years of combined service on the commission and the Board of Adjustments.

    “I don’t know how to articulate it,” Goodin said. “I’m just disappointed that they didn’t support us.”

  • Heroes to be honored at event

    Those who serve their country and communities will be served a free lunch and a day of entertainment at a day in their honor Saturday when Hooray for Heroes fires up the grill in Radcliff.

    This year marks the ninth year of the event, which honors military personnel, first responders and their families.

    Held on Armed For­­ces Day each year, Hooray for Heroes has undergone a few changes each year, but has maintained its mission.

  • Vine Grove Christian Church to celebrate anniversary of reopening

    The first church within Vine Grove city limits is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its reopening Sunday. 

    The celebration includes Sunday School and regular service at 10 and 11 a.m., respectively. Service is followed by a potluck lunch and at 1 p.m. is a special service to include a guest minister, recognition of longtime members and the collection of items for a time capsule to be opened in 25 years. 

  • GOP primary to settle 18th District seat

    Although he’s a four-term incumbent, state Rep. Tim Moore is spending this election season getting acquainted with a new set of voters.

    Because of redistricting, Moore only has three of the same precincts in his district in this election.

    Moore, a Republican, served northern Hardin County in his former district. After the boundaries were redrawn, his Elizabethtown-area home sits in the new 18th District, which encompasses all of Grayson County and reaches from Howevalley east across Hardin County.


    With a unanimous vote of Hodgenville City Council, Mayor Terry Cruse has been removed from office.

    Following a day-long hearing Thursday, the council retired to executive session before returning to vote 6-0 to strip Cruse of his office.

    Councilman Kenny DeVore was appointed as interim mayor.

    The decision was based in part on highlights from a Kentucky State Police investigation of Cruse and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback. Each face criminal charges related to inappropriate use of city credit cards to fuel personal vehicles.