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  • E'town man sentenced in federal court

    An Elizabethtown man has been sentenced to 41 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for making threatening communications with the intent to injure a Hardin County Social Services worker, a Constituent Services employee from the Kentucky Governor’s Office and two foster care parents.

    Anthony J. Gambino, 45, pleaded guilty June 7 to a 12-count indictment. The sentencing was announced last Monday in U.S. District Court in Louisville.

  • Bus crash survivors opposed to alcohol sales

    Carrollton bus crash survivors lent their voices Tuesday to the opposition of expanded alcohol sales.

    Lincoln Trail Baptist Church and two survivors of the 1988 Carrollton bus crash held a news conference opposing the pursuit of expanded alcohol sales in Hardin County. A special election to vote on the issue is Oct. 4.

    The news conference was held at the memorial for the Carrollton crash at North Hardin Memorial Gardens. About 40 people, along with Louisville news crews, attended including students from Hardin Christian Academy and Bible Baptist Church.

  • Radcliff backs plan for amphitheater

    Radcliff City Council authorized a plan to place an amphitheater at City Park North.

    Dale Painter, director of building and special projects coordinator for the city, presented the idea this week to the council based on years of work and research.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall has made quality of life a chief component of his administration by boosting the level of community events. He said the amphitheater would make City Park North a more attractive venue for future activities, such as concerts.

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  • Bus crash survivors against expanding alcohol sales

    As the Oct. 4 elections approach, two survivors of the deadly Carrollton bus crash will speak out today against expanded alcohol sales.

    A news conference in opposition of expanded alcohol sales is set for 10:30 a.m. today at the crash memorial alongside North Hardin Memorial Gardens on South Logsdon Parkway in Radcliff.

    Lincoln Trail Baptist Church organized the event in conjunction with the Hardin County Christian Coalition, said Tim Miller, a staff member at the church. He estimated the event would be 45 minutes to an hour long.

  • KET attempting to capture essence of Elizabethtown

    Kentucky Educational Television director and producer Tom Bickel’s favorable impression of Elizabethtown grew Monday morning as he arrived to shoot film at the Elizabethtown City Cemetery.

    Anxious to record a piece of Elizabethtown’s Civil War history, Bickel was seeking out a cannon credited for the cannonball blast famous around the city.

    Bickel was met by a man who was mowing the cemetery. After learning of Bickel’s intentions, the man hurriedly grabbed his equipment and cleaned the area around the cannon.

  • Vine Grove discusses unification commission

    Vine Grove City Council members are concerned unification could take away some of the small-town identity and voice they value.

    Most still didn’t shut down Hardin County United representatives Ken Howard, Hardin circuit judge and HCU governance committee head, and Luke Schmidt, the consultant who conducted a unified government study.

    The men spoke Monday during a city council meeting about an initiative to form a commission that would determine how a unified county government would operate.

  • Candidates address voters at Democratic Women's Club meeting

    Three Democratic candidates and office holders addressed a crowd of Hardin County voters at Monday night’s Democratic Women’s Club meeting at Freeman Lake Park.

    Debbie Donnelly, the organization’s president, said the women have their September meeting at the park after a three-month summer break, and they always invite candidates to attend.

    The opportunity allows the candidates to deliver their message and for the women to show their support, Donnelly said.

  • Radcliff withdraws from unification process

    If a unification review commission is created locally, it will operate without the inclusion of Hardin County’s second-largest city.

    Radcliff City Council voted unanimously Monday to withdraw the city from further discussion about unification with the county and its five remaining cities.

    “The city of Radcliff respectfully declines at this time to enact any ordinance to initiate the formation of a unified local government commission,” the resolution stated. 

  • Two escapees caught in county

    Two escapees from the Bell County Forestry Camp were captured in southern Hardin County around midnight Sunday.

    Jonah Robey and Jordan Pannell allegedly had stolen a red Corvette from the Harlan post area and were believed to be in the Sonora area, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. A KSP trooper spotted the suspect vehicle driving without the headlights on and initiated a traffic stop. Upon activation of his blue lights, the suspects fled in the vehicle.