Local News

  • I-65 work begins today in northbound lanes

    Contract crews will begin repairs along concrete sections of northbound Interstate 65 in Hardin County today requiring closure of two lanes. Only one lane is available for northbound travel from mile-marker 101 to mile-marker 103.

    Work is from tonight through Thursday morning with lengthy delays possible, especially mid and late day. Motorists are encouraged to watch for stopped and slow-moving traffic.

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  • Taste of the Heartland almost doubles goal

    This year’s annual fundraiser for the local clinic more than doubled the amount raised the previous year, according to the clinic director.

    Taste of the Heartland, a fundraiser Friday for the Community Health Clinic of Hardin and LaRue Counties, raised nearly $99,000 for the clinic, Clinic Executive Director Rebecca Allen said.

    “(The) event was spectacular. We almost doubled our goal,” Allen said. The event raised $48,000 last year and Allen’s goal for this year’s event was $50,000.

  • Wells 'cuts loose' in Almost Talent Show

    The black-and-white floral top Debbie Wells wore Saturday in the Almost Talent Show was a little unusual for her. Her costumes in the past tended to lean toward the masculine side. From characters ranging from Fred Flintstone to Sonny Bono, Wells often was recruited to play a man in the show.

    “And I guess that’s what made it so fun,” she said. “I got to dress up.”

  • Photos: Swope auction benefits Living Water Guatemala
  • Financial literacy series begins this week

    A new series aimed at helping locals budget, save, invest and various other financial tasks begins this week.

    The first class in a series expected to feature at least one class each month is scheduled from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Webster University Radcliff Campus on Challenger Way.

    The series, called Financial Literacy 101, begins with a lesson about saving money and getting basic finances straight.

    Each class is a standalone lesson designed to benefit visitors, even if they can’t commit to coming to all the classes.

  • Training seminar aims to help local businesses

    The Kentucky Small Business Development Center wants to keep local retailers and restaurants relevant in a changing marketplace and has designed a seminar to offer tips that is heading to Radcliff this week.

    The center is hosting the Small Town Merchant Program from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday at Colvin Community Center. Registration and breakfast, provided by Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, starts at 7:45 a.m. The training seminar is free and open to local businesses.

  • Lee: Redistricting a difficult task

    Population losses in eastern and western Kentucky paired with a limited scope provided by the Kentucky Supreme Court has left legislators with a quandary in redrawing legislative districts in a fashion that will represent roughly 43,000 residents per district, said state Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-25th District.

    “It’s just difficult,” the Elizabethtown Democrat said.

  • Work begins on veterans nursing center

    A proposed Radcliff Veterans Center nursing facility adjacent to Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central has not cleared all hurdles at the federal level of the Department of Veterans Affairs, but a construction bid has been awarded and excavation work is underway on the site.

    Ken Lucas, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, said the project must receive approval from nearly a dozen different departments inside the VA, but there is no indication the project will hit a snag.