Local News

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  • VISTAs work to promote literacy for MLK service day

    Local community volunteers are looking for help to make Martin Luther King Jr’s dream a reality.

    The 12 AmeriCorps VISTAs working through the United Way of Central Kentucky are raising money to pay for a literacy program that honors King’s vision and goals in time for the Jan. 20 holiday honoring the civil rights leader.

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  • HCS in session Wednesday

    Hardin County Schools will be in session Wednesday and will be on its regular schedule.

    The district has been out the first two days of this week and since Dec. 20.

  • Radcliff mom charged with abuse of 3-month-old

    A Radcliff woman, who police say grabbed her 3-month-old son by an arm and “threw the child against her chest” in November, was arrested Monday on a warrant.

    Lindsay M. Montjoy, 19, is charged with second-degree criminal abuse of a child younger than 12. If found guilty, Montjoy could face up to five years in prison on the Class D felony.

    The incident occurred Nov. 30, according to the arrest warrant. The child later was taken to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville and was diagnosed with a transverse humeral fracture to the right arm.

  • Faces of Cancer return to HMH

    A traveling exhibit created to raise awareness of early detection and dispel stigmas surrounding cancer has returned to Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    The photo exhibit, sponsored by the Kentucky Cancer Program in conjunction with the Lincoln Trail District Cancer Council, went on display Monday and is housed in the hospital’s lobby near admitting through Jan. 26 for view during normal hospital hours, said Suzanne Gude, a cancer control specialist with the Kentucky Cancer Program’s Lincoln Trail district.

  • Shelters from cold open

    Radcliff and Elizabethtown fire departments in conjunction with the American Red Cross offered an opportunity for residents to escape frigid temperatures Sunday and Monday nights and some residents took advantage.

    Elizabethtown Fire Chief Mike Hulsey said one person came Sunday night to the Pritchard Community Center, Elizabethtown’s site, but he expected more Monday night.

  • Deep Freeze: Workers brave Monday's chill

    While residents braced for sub-zero temperatures that accompanied a polar vortex that swept through the Heartland on Sunday night into Monday morning, others were preparing for a work day in the elements.

    From several extra layers to covering routes in shifts, area workers took precautions for the below normal temperatures, which were at or below zero with a wind chill reaching minus 23 at noon Monday, according to the National Weather Service at Fort Knox.

  • Special planning hearing set for today

    A special hearing to review a zone change request on Nicholas Street is set for 6 p.m. today at Elizabethtown City Hall.  

    In a rare turn of events, Elizabethtown City Council will conduct the hearing after the Elizabethtown Planning Commission turned over the case to the city without a recommendation late last year.

    The commission split, 2-2, to deny a zone change request from R-3, a residential zone that allows for duplexes, to R-6, a high-density, multi-family zone.

  • Hearing postponed for Cruse, Hornback

    A scheduled arraignment Monday morning for Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk Madonna Hornback in LaRue Circuit Court was postponed when the courthouse was closed because of inclement weather.

    Cruse and Hornback, who are facing nearly 70 combined charges, now face arraignment at 9 a.m. Jan. 14. The pair were arrested Dec. 17 and posted  $9,500 bond within minutes.