Local News

  • HCS board approves draft budget

    Officials at Hardin County Schools are waiting to learn more about the state’s economic situation so they can learn more about the district’s future.

    The HCS board approved a draft budget for Fiscal Year 2015, to begin the budget cycle for the year. Gary Milby, associate superintendent for finance and support services, told board members the draft budget contains many uncertainties.

    For the plan, Milby said he essentially is using the current budget as a placeholder until more is known about the district’s financial outlook.

  • Feeling empowered: Area women attend annual conference

    Female leadership was the subject for the weekend at an annual conference.

    Women from across the county gathered Saturday at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff to participate in the Women’s Empowerment Conference offered by GMP Services. The sixth-annual conference brought in several speakers to discuss women in leadership, self-esteem issues and planning for the future.

  • Vine Grove man indicted on sex abuse charges

    David B. Duckworth, 38, was indicted this week on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

    Duckworth was arrested in November by Vine Grove Police Department after police say he forced a girl younger than 16 to touch his genitals. The incidents reportedly occurred in September and October 2012.

    Duckworth is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond. 

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  • Two Hart County men sentenced in U.S. District Court

    Two operators of oil wells in Hart County were sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court for violations of the Safe Water Drinking Act, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

    Charles L. Stinson, 75, of Horse Cave and Ralph Dowell, 75 of Edmonton operators of Logsdon Valley Oil Co. Inc., were sentenced to two years probation for injecting fluids into sinkholes and wells without a permit in violation of the Safe Water Drinking Act, the agency said.

  • Weaver to run for Radcliff mayor

    A week before making his announcement to run for mayor of Radcliff, former state representative Mike Weaver was on a trip with his wife, Lois. As long as a trusted neighbor agreed to feed their cat, the couple was free to go as they pleased.

    Then he read an article in The News-Enterprise about Jacob Pearman filing for Radcliff mayor and decided to re-enter politics. For the next 10 months, he expects to be engaged in a mayoral campaign and hopes to spend four years serving in office.

  • Mike Weaver intends to run for Radcliff mayor

    In an announcement Friday, Mike Weaver shared his intention to run for Radcliff mayor with a group gathered at Colvin Community Center.

    Weaver, a retired U.S. Army colonel and former state representative, said his interest in the position peaked after reading a story about Jacob Pearman filing to run for the city’s top office in The News-Enterprise.

  • Hardin, LaRue among school districts closed today

    Early morning snowfall and the resulting slick roads has created an extended weekend for students in several school districts, including Hardin and LaRue counties.

    Elizabethtown, West Point and Fort Knox schools also are closed today.

    Other neighboring districts canceling today are Breckinridge, Bullitt, Hart, Meade and Nelson counties.

    St. James School and Elizabethtown Christian Academy also are closed today.

    Hardin County Government also announced that its offices are on a two-hour delay.

  • Locals fight Via Colori cancellation

    The Advocacy & Support Center’s board last month voted to cancel this year’s Via Colori festival, but a group rallying for its return has triggered the agency to re-evaluate its decision.

    Local business owners, advocates and domestic violence survivors have decried the board’s action, saying it deprives those who have experienced violence and abuse a conduit to channel their emotions and find comfort.

    Participants of Via Colori use streets in downtown Elizabethtown as a chalkboard, designing customized works of art.

  • Glendale man seeks county’s top job

    A 68-year-old General Electric retiree concerned about decisions of local government has decided to enter the race for Hardin County judge-executive.

    Arthur Hurley Jr. of Glendale filed as a Republican candidate, citing the new government complex authorized by Hardin Fiscal Court as one of the projects he opposes.