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Local News

  • Y.E.S. submits petitions for alcohol vote

    Yes for Economic Success has submitted its petitions to Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb, hoping a confirmation follows so a local option election for expanded alcohol sales can be scheduled in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove by fall.

    Tabb on Tuesday said a ruling could come as early as today.

    Tabb’s staff received the petitions last week and has been meticulously reviewing the signatures ever since, using as many as seven people to verify the names are legitimate, he said.

  • Governor visits troops in Iraq

    Gov. Steve Beshear spent Tuesday in body armor and a Kevlar helmet.

    He and the governors of Nevada, Tennessee and Utah were in Kuwait and Iraq visiting members of the military stationed in Iraq and being briefed about the war.

    Beshear said during a telephone news conference on Tuesday afternoon, 9:30 p.m. in Kuwait, that he has had to order troops into dangerous situations as commander-in-chief of the Kentucky National Guard.

  • Radcliff resident found guilty of stealing from employer

    Landmark News Service

    A former retail store manager was sentenced to one year in jail after being found guilty of theft by unlawful taking.

    Bill Woodrow Willis, 30, of Radcliff was accused of making illegal transactions on cash registers without items being purchased at Pamida in Hodgenville. According to court records, Willis falsely entered transactions into the store’s computer, claiming they were returns and taking the cash for himself.

  • Leitchfield man assumes new role at E'town KSP post

    Kentucky State Trooper Norm Chaffins has been tapped as the Elizabethtown post's new public affairs officer.

    A 17-year KSP veteran, Chaffins is from Leitchfield and has served most of his time at the post as a trooper, he said. From 2001-2004, he was a detective.

    In conjunction with his time as a trooper, Chaffins said he was involved in several KSP programs, including the drug-prevention program Here's Looking at You.

  • Elizabethtown man sentenced in 2010 arson case

    An Elizabethtown man received a five-year probation sentence for second-degree arson stemming from a 2010 flash fire inside a trash receptacle at Standard Register’s plant in Radcliff.

    Philip Hudson, 21, will spend his probation time in Breckinridge County with his father and is not allowed to leave the county during that time, Hardin Circuit Court Judge Ken Howard said at Tuesday’s sentencing.

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  • Hardin County Chamber appointed to state chamber board

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com
    Hardin County Chamber of Commerce has watched its profile heighten on the state level.  
    The Hardin County Chamber has been appointed to the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors as an ex officio, or non-voting, member, said Executive Director Brad Richardson earlier this week.
    Richardson said the appointment already is paying dividends for the chamber with access to training programs and resources.

  • Water tower could ease water leak increase

    Infrastructure issues caused Vine Grove to see more leaks than usual in July.

    The new water tower is expected to improve matters when it is back online.

    The city’s Public Works Department responded to 17 water leaks in July, according to a department report released Monday during the monthly Vine Grove City Council meeting.

    There were four leaks recorded during the previous month.

    Mayor Blake Proffitt said the leaks have resulted from old pipes, and getting the water tower on Ky. 1500 will help.

  • Veterans memorial coming to Sonora

    Sonora residents want to show how much they appreciate veterans’ sacrifices.

    Part of a private residence in the city is planned to become a memorial park honoring veterans in the Sonora, Upton and Glendale area who have died.

    There are 65 known veterans from the area who have died, said Carol Rogers, who owns Carol’s Flowers and Antiques on Main Street in Sonora and has helped organize the effort.

  • Area restaurants add variety to local cuisine

    With two new restaurants set to open this month, area residents have even more choices when it comes to dining out.

    Caroline’s Alpine Haus, a German restaurant, and 2 B Thai are set to open. Caroline’s Alpine Haus on Dixie Boulevard in Radcliff had a soft opening Monday and 2 B Thai on Ring Road in Elizabethtown hopes to open by the end of August.