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  • Hardin County agencies rehearse in active shooter drill

    Merissa Hightower’s arm was cold, she said, from staged blood spilling from a fake gunshot wound. Sitting next to her on the floor of Bluegrass Middle School was Patti Riggs, who also had fictional injuries. Riggs was curious to see how they were going to be “rescued,” and floated the possibility of this pretend situation coming true.

    “It’s good to kind of see how the EMS and everybody are really going to react,” Riggs said.

  • Chamber pushes for local-option sales tax

    In the interest of community development, a business organization is asking legislators to give local government a chance to collect revenue at every cash register.

    A constitutional amendment authorizing a local-option sales tax has support of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce. The group’s board of directors unanimously endorsed the concept and met with four legislators to begin promoting the idea.

  • Radcliff City Council discusses solid waste bid process at work session

    The contract for solid waste disposal in Radcliff is approaching its end and city council discussed the bid process Friday morning during a work session.

    The previous five-year contract with Waste Management reduced trash hauling from twice to once per week and the cost to residents stayed about the same. Some council members recalled this decision upset residents.

  • North Hardin band places second in class at BOA nationals

    North Hardin High Schoolband was ranked as one of the best bands in its class this weekend in a national competition.

    The band placed second in the nation Saturday in Class 2A in the semifinals of the Bands of America Grand National Championships at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

    The “kids were very excited,” Director Brian Froedge said of the results.

    The students performed Friday in the competition’s preliminaries and placed in the top 30, securing a spot in the semifinals. More than 90 bands took parts.

  • A portion of Dixie to close Monday

    A portion of U.S. 31W in Elizabethtown will be closed Monday night while Elizabethtown maintenance crews work at the Valley Creek bridge.

    According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the work will require closing East Dixie Avenue south of the square. The road will close at 8 p.m. and should reopen by midnight.

    The cabinet advises northbound motorists to take Nicholas Street to U.S. 62 and follow Mulberry Street back to Dixie Avenue. Southbound motorists should use the same detour in reverse order, according to the statement.

  • Louisville woman indicted on assault charges stemmimg from jail incident

    A Louisville woman accused of striking and threatening three Hardin County jail deputies

    A Louisville woman accused of striking and threatening three Hardin County jail deputies last month has been indicted.

  • Elizabethtown women pen tail-wagging tales

    Across the heartland and beyond, stories of rescued pets changing lives are countless.

    That’s what two Elizabethtown women who put their stories in book form have found in readers’ responses. With each story shared, they said, the situation many unwanted pets face gets a little better.

    “A Tail Tale of Two Dogs,” by Birgit Stubblefield and Debra Wagner, was released last month. On Tuesday, the women will sign and sell copies at a fundraiser for Hardin County Animal Control’s new shelter.

  • Three charged in Radcliff drug bust

    Two Radcliff residents and a Texas man have been charged in Hardin Circuit Court in connection with a drug bust earlier this month when police seized more than 10 ounces of crystal methamphetamine.

  • KSP rules Meade shooting as murder-suicide

    An early morning conversation Friday between Warren E. Tripp and his brother eventually led to a Meade County sheriff’s deputy performing a welfare check at Warren Tripp’s residence in Brandenburg, according to officials.

    Something the officer saw Friday morning at 370 Otterview Court led him to suspect foul play and make entry into the house, Meade County Sheriff Butch Kerrick said.

  • DVD release delays local showing of 'Lee Daniels’ The Butler'

    Showings of “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” at the Historic State Theater are on hold as the popular movie’s DVD release date has been delayed.

    Because the theater doesn’t have reel-to-reel capabilities, Director Emily West said for it to play at the State, a DVD must be available.

    West said she still intends to show the movie, which was not shown in Hardin County’s first-run theaters, when it becomes available.

    According to the website Movies.com, the DVD is set for a Jan. 14 release.