Local News

  • Absentee voting opens for wet/dry election

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb said some residents were attracted to his office during the final days to register for the Oct. 4 wet/dry election, but he would hardly classify it as a surge.

    “We had a few people, but that’s about it basically,” he said.

    Tuesday was the final day to register as the cities of Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove prepare for an election that could relax alcohol standards to some extent in each city if residents vote yes.

  • Helping Hand of Hope buying land for new HQ

    Helping Hand of Hope is in the process of acquiring a tract of land where it plans to build a new home.

    David Dozer, executive director, said the property offers the agency roughly 1.7 acres of land along South Wilson Road south of John Hardin High School adjacent to Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

    Dozer said the organization still is in the process of finalizing an agreement to purchase the land and must have it re-zoned for commercial use before it can start construction.

  • Glendale Fire Department hosts memorial for fallen firefighters

    More than 300 firefighters died Sept. 11, 2001, and Glendale Fire Department will hold a memorial service Sunday to remember those who sacrificed their lives to rescue victims of the terrorist attacks.

    The memorial service begins at 8 a.m. Sunday at Glendale Community Park on Ky. 222.

    Chief Richard Peters wrote in an email the department will read the names of the 343 firefighters who died. A slideshow of the days’ events will be presented, and at the end of the ceremony, 343 balloons will be released.

  • Unity through Diversity: Educational program set for Saturday

    Heartland Interfaith will attempt to create better understanding through a Unity through Diversity Interfaith Seminar at 10 a.m. Saturday.

    The educational program, sponsored by the North Central Education Foundation and the Joyce and Marvin Benjamin Endowment, is in the T.K. Stone Middle School auditorium in Elizabethtown.

    Interfaith member Allan Poikonen hopes the event can help the community get a sense of unity while at the same time respecting and honoring differences between cultures and faiths.

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  • E'town hears first reading for property tax rate

    Elizabethtown City Council heard first reading Tuesday of ordinances holding the city’s property tax rates level.

    If approved, the city will maintain its rate of 11.6 cents per $100 of assessed value for real and personal property as well as motor vehicle and water craft taxes.

    The city also is looking to hold the franchise tax rate for bank deposits at 0.025 percent.

    The second and final reading is scheduled for Sept. 19.

  • E'town man arrested for assault following investigation

    An Elizabethtown man was arrested Tuesday on charges of second-degree assault domestic violence stemming from an incident that occurred last month at the Grim Reaper Motorcycle Clubhouse in Guston.

    Kentucky State Police began investigating Brian Lunsford, 42, after his girlfriend was admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital with self-inflicted injuries following a seizure, according to a KSP news release.

    The woman later was transferred to University Hospital in Louisville. According to the hospital, she was released Aug. 18.

  • E’town woman helps Africa

    Kim Hall is handling the rainy season in Diagaly, Senegal, by putting buckets under the places where the grass roof of her mud and cement hut leak.

    At other times, the West African village gets as hot as 130 degrees, and she tries to use some of her tightly rationed water to keep herself wet and cool inside.

    “I’m the only one crazy enough to walk around in the village during the day, and they make fun of me for it,” she said.

  • Radcliff to land a recycling trailer

    Radcliff is moving forward to secure a recycling trailer without the county’s assistance.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall announced a partnership Tuesday with Waste Management to install a recycling trailer on city property to meet the demand for recycling locally.

  • Area emergency responders remember 9/11

    Hardin County law enforcement and emergency responders gathered Tuesday morning at Elizabethtown Fire Department Station 1 for a brief ceremony in remembrance of the attacks on 9/11 as the 10th anniversary draws closer.

    “We must not ever forget that day, especially the sacrifices made by all those who gave their lives that day,” EFD chief Mike Hulsey said.

    About 35 people attended the ceremony, most of them being officials from EFD and Elizabethtown Police Department. Several other community events are planned this week around the county.