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  • Democrats stump in E'town as election nears

    With less than two weeks to go before the general election, members of the Democratic ticket offered an impassioned plea for its base not to let the favorable polls dissuade them from voting.

    Lieutenant governor candidate Jerry Abramson said Wednesday it is much too early to celebrate a victory.

    “We’re not ready to (stand) up in our stirrups,” Abramson told a modest crowd at Jerry’s Restaurant in Elizabethtown.

  • Charges against ex-RPD officer amended

    Charges against former Radcliff police officer David Williams have been amended and a November court date in Brevard County, Fla., has been set.
    Williams, 38, of West Point, is accused of contacting a Florida father via instant messages to talk to the man’s 14-year-old daughter. All of his messages were received by an undercover agent.

  • Note to NHHS: Leave backpacks at home

    North Hardin High School is responding to a threat made toward the school that specified Friday as the targeted date.

    Officials have found it to be “non-credible” but are taking extra precautions to keep students safe.
    Administrators informed parents Wednesday via a letter and the OneCall system and asked them to ensure students don’t carry backpacks or large purses to school Friday, district spokesman John Wright said.

  • Hardin Fiscal Court approves bond refinancing

    Hardin Fiscal Court authorized a plan Tuesday to refinance a 2002 detention center bond that will lower the interest rate without extending the bond’s life.

    Berry presented the plan to refinance the bond taken out for improvements at the jail, which started at $8 million and has an outstanding principal amount of about $3.9 million.

    Berry has said refinancing the bond will save $21,000 to $24,000 annually, a total savings of about $239,000 from 2012 to 2022.

  • Arkansas police still investigating death of man with local ties

    The investigation into the death of a man with ties to Radcliff in Arkansas over the summer still is ongoing.

    Dexter Burgess, 33, was found June 10 slumped over the steering wheel of his car “with injuries consistent with homicide,” according to an official with the Blytheville Police Department.

    Capt. Scott Adams, commander of the department’s criminal investigation division, said the investigation is ongoing but no information is available.

  • CrossWay welcomes author to banquet

    CrossWay Pregnancy Resource Center is hosting a guest speaker Tuesday who wrote a book about the time she spent as an administrator at a clinic that offered abortions.

    Carol Everett, author of “Blood Money: Getting Rich off a Woman’s Right to Choose” will speak during CrossWay’s seventh annual banquet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Severns Valley Baptist Church on Ring Road in Elizabethtown.

  • County closes Radcliff branch of public library for roof repairs

    Radcliff will be without its library branch for several months.

    The north branch of the Hardin County Public Library has been closed after the county found structural defects in the roof of the older section of the library, Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry said.

    Berry said duct work had been sagging and was rusting on bookshelves. The bookcases, he added, probably provided enough pressure to keep a portion of the ceiling from falling.

  • Radcliff Police Department purchases two new cruisers

    Radcliff residents may notice a new Dodge Charger bearing the Radcliff Police Department name patrolling the city’s streets in the next few weeks.

    Bryce Shumate, RPD’s public information officer, said the department has purchased two 2012 models.

    The new Chargers were added because older vehicles were wearing out, Shumate said. He estimated a police vehicle averages about 150,000 miles before being retired.

    The new vehicles are equipped with similar utilities as the old ones, such as radar, cameras and LED lights, he said.

  • The Road to War: 3rd ESC tackles warrior task training

    Soldiers with the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command experienced déjà vu in mid-October as they hit the ground to complete a series of combat tasks to further prepare themselves for Afghanistan next year.

    The 3rd ESC took part in warrior tasks training, a multi-day effort in which they brushed up on a diverse range of skills that will prove useful in a combat situation, many of which they had not experienced since basic training.

  • Extension office puts healthy twists on traditional recipes

    The traditional flavors of the holiday season often come with traditional overeating and a few extra pounds by the time festivities have ended.

    Such problems have come to mean more than tight pants in January because Kentucky is ranked among the states with the highest levels of obesity, said Teran Ransom, Hardin County extension agent for family and consumer services.