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  • Women's empowerment conference starts Saturday

    When a new year begins, many residents look for ways to improve their lives personally or professionally.

    That is why Dr. Gail Phoenix said she schedules the Women’s Empowerment Conference in January.

    The sixth annual conference hosted by GMP Services is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff. The theme is “No Limits!” and the conference is developed to inspire leadership, achievement and accountability among diverse women, according to a news release.

  • McCoy files to run for mayor of Vine Grove

    In his 23rd year of service on the Vine Grove City Council, Garry McCoy decided if he were ever going to run for mayor, now is as good a time as any.

    “If I was ever going to, I need to be doing it,” he said Friday after filing to run for the city’s top office. “I don’t know if I stepped in it or what.”

    Born and raised in Vine Grove, McCoy said his love of the community drove his decision.

  • In honor of her mother, JHHS student recognized for Gilda's Club essay

    Writing always has been a part of Brittney Tooker’s life.

    “I’ve been writing a lot, I always have since I was little,” she said. But since her mother’s death five years ago, she never had been able to adequately express her feelings about the loss.

    “It was really hard to write about it because it’s hard to find the words to describe it,” she said.

  • Former LaRue teacher flourishing in different worlds

    By RON BENNINGFIELD

    Landmark News Service

    Being successful in life can be as easy as having an “apple a day, especially if that means ingesting the material found in former LaRue County Schools teacher Chris Estes’ newly published ebook, “The A.P.P.L.E. Principle.”

  • Locals say military retiree cuts unfair

    A budget feature set to reduce cost-of-living adjustments by 1 percent annually next year for military retirees younger than 62 has earned criticism from Hardin County veterans and drawn the ire of one of Kentucky’s most powerful lawmakers.

    Local veterans said reducing benefits built into retirement packages earned by veterans is an “unfair” practice and an unjustified way to save money.

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  • Duvall files for judge-executive

    If J.J. Duvall has his way, Harry Berry’s years as judge-executive of Hardin County will end at 12.

    Radcliff’s mayor won’t return to that job after this year’s general election as he filed last week for the county’s top political position, promising to cut a stark contrast from Berry during his campaign.

  • Deliberation begins Monday in teacher trial

    By the end of testimony Friday, the jury in the trial of Anthony Durrant had heard two versions of events.

    In one, a then-13-year-old girl was coaxed into sending intimate photos and messages to her middle school teacher. In the other, the teacher was the recipient of unwanted sexual material from the girl.

    Jurors will try to decide Monday which version evidence supports, as the case is set to be deliberated after they receive instructions and hear closing arguments beginning at 10 a.m.