Today's News

  • West Point closer to education grant

    Districts looking to create student buy-in in the educational process are one step closer to federal funding for the program.

    The Green River Regional Education Cooperative is one of 61 finalists for a Race to the Top grant from the U.S. Department of Education. West Point Independent School is one of the districts participating in the grant proposal, and could benefit if the grant is awarded to the cooperative.

  • Wileys celebrate 50th anniversary

    Lee and Mary Smith Wiley of Radcliff will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Nov. 30, 2012.

    Mr. Wiley retired from the Army as a sergeant first class with the engineer board and from TACK. He attends New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Wiley retired after 29 years from Rivercity.

    They have three children, Paxton Wiley and Tanya Wiley, both of Radcliff, and Anthony Wayne Wiley of Clarksville Tenn.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

  • Deckard switching to permanent alignment Monday

    Motorists traveling Deckard School Road between Vine Grove and Elizabethtown will be switched Monday to the new permanent alignment of the road.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contract crews have finished the road’s approaches on the east and west to the new Ky. 361, the Elizabethtown-to-Radcliff connector road under construction.

    Mobile message boards are in place to alert local traffic of the change.

  • Rendering unto Frankfort

    ISSUE: Kentucky tax amnesty
    OUR VIEW: It's a gift from the rest of us

    Those who are in arrears on Kentucky state taxes have just one more day to qualify for a “get out of jail free” card.

    In case you have not heard, the state is offering limited amnesty to those who qualify and file before the close of business Friday.

  • PHOTO: Frosty signs of winter
  • Community lends a hand in student success


    The adage is true. It does take a village to raise a child. And, the older the children get, the more people it takes.

    We live in a wonderful community where there are people who graciously help our school district with their time, talent and treasure. The village lends a hand to its children so they can become the next generation’s leaders in making the village stronger and even more fruitful.

  • Family opens donation account for man in need of lung transplant

    An account has been opened at The Cecilian Bank for an Elizabethtown man in need of a lung transplant.

    David Kaufman, 66, needs a lung transplant because of exposure to asbestos, said his wife, Josephine Kaufman.

    Donations made to Kaufman’s account will go toward medical bills and medications, according to the family.

    According to The Cecilian Bank, donations can be made at any of the bank’s locations.

  • County approves Radcliff waste compromise

    Details of a compromise reached between Hardin Judge-Executive Harry Berry and Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall to quash an extended waste dispute were revealed Tuesday.

    Hardin Fiscal Court took action on a joint resolution struck with Radcliff City Council giving the mayor the authority to select a representative from the city for the advisory committee for the next update of the county’s five-year solid waste management plan.

  • Playing Powerball: Ticket sales increase with record payout

    The employees at Vine Grove Valero have been promised cars, houses and vacations.

    Jamie Maddle, manager of the gas station and convenience store on Knox Avenue, isn’t sure whether any of her customers will one day win the lottery and make good on those plans.

    One thing she can count on is printing a lot of tickets when one of the lotteries sees its jackpot soar, like Powerball’s record payout for tonight’s drawing. The amount was listed at $500 million Tuesday afternoon and would be a record payout for that lottery.

  • Foley retires after 25 years with Animal Control

    Jim Roberts witnessed Gerald Foley’s fondness for animals one winter day as Foley met him in Public Square in his truck and motioned for Roberts, who was on foot, to cross the street.

    As he passed, Roberts, Hardin County’s deputy judge-executive, looked into the truck and saw a dog sitting beside Foley. When he asked him why the dog was riding shotgun, Foley said he was sheltering the animal from the weather.