Local News

  • Scales tip to promote reading

    Reading is a weighty affair next week at the Hardin County Public Library.

    The Elizabethtown and Radcliff branches plan to celebrate National Library Week from Monday to April 20 by giving patrons a raffle ticket for every one pound of books checked out during that week.

    Library employees will weigh books at checkout and keep track of entries until both branches combined have checked out 2,000 pounds, one ton, in books.

    A drawing is supposed to take place then.

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  • Gas line break in Radcliff causing road issues

    A gas line break has resulted in Elm Road in Radcliff shutting down at the U.S. 31W intersection to Wilson Road intersection.

    This also has caused one lane of south bound U.S. 31W to be closed.

  • Bruins JROTC comes up short on big stage

    Central Hardin High School’s JROTC team did not capture any awards at the U.S. Army Cadet Command JROTC Drill Championships in Louisville on Saturday, but their instructor chalked the competition up as a learning experience.

    “Our kids probably did the best they’ve ever done,” said retired Lt. Col. Roland Haun, the team’s senior Army instructor, Sunday.

    More than 70 teams competed at the Kentucky International Convention Center and the field had national powerhouses with advanced skill levels, he said.

  • Hamfest attracts hobbyists to ECTC

    Saturday’s 35th annual Hamfest at Elizabethtown Community & Technical College brought out hobbyists looking for deals and licensed ham radio operators who have used the devices in emergency situations.

    It also brought friends together who spend time chatting with other ham radio operators around the state and the world to swap stories and see familiar faces.

    Wayne Scherrer of Owenton was mingling around the vendors inside the State Fire and Rescue Training Facility on the campus.

  • Book preserves memory of local activist, confidant

    Daryl Van grew up in a room painted half pink and half purple.

    The Glasgow resident loved purple and her sister embraced pink, so the room became the siblings’ avenue of self-expression. Their mother never said a word about it.

    “If that’s what made us happy, that made her happy,” Van said.

    On one occasion, Van’s mother took her to pick out an Easter dress. Van selected an outfit that clothed her in purple from head to toe.

  • Book fair includes brush with history

    Visitors can do more than read about history Saturday at the 12th annual Ancestral Trails Historical Society Book Fair.

    On tap this year is the society’s first-ever history jamboree including historical re-enactors in period dress and character.

    The theme of the jamboree is “Bringing History to Life.”

    Mark Twain, William Clark, the 9th Michigan Union Civil War Infantry and others are expected to share their stories.

  • U.S. Cavalry files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    A Radcliff-based company in its 40th year of business has fallen on hard financial times but is re-structuring debt to prepare for an impending sale.

    U.S. Cavalry Store Inc., a retailer that equips military and law enforcement officials with boots, packs, uniforms and tactical gear, has filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy claim in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Hardin, LaRue fiscal courts to enter animal control contract

    After the closure of the Taylor County animal shelter, LaRue County has found a new home for its animal population.

    Hardin Fiscal Court is set to approve a contract with LaRue County on Tuesday for animal control services, allowing LaRue County to house a small number of animals each month in the Hardin County animal shelter on Nicholas Street.

  • Breckinridge County wreck kills siblings

    A brother and sister succumbed to injuries sustained during a Saturday night crash about six miles west of Hardinsburg that overturned a tanker truck hauling thousands of gallons of gasoline.