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Today's News

  • Habitat for Humanity looking to expand Radcliff presence

    Hardin County Habitat for Humanity wants a deeper presence in Radcliff, and its executive director asked city officials Tuesday to be a catalyst in the effort.

    Larry Mengel proposed a partnership between Habitat for Humanity and Radcliff to locate and obtain land in the city where new homes could be built.

    Mengel said Hardin County Habitat has worked on 45 new houses since its inception in the early 1990s, but only about seven of those homes are located in Hardin County’s second-largest city.

  • Quilts held secrets along Underground Railroad

    As escaped slaves navigated their way north in search of freedom, quilts served as markers along the Underground Railroad.

    Dr. Clarice C. Boswell, a retired Illinois educator, will describe the hidden codes to freedom Saturday morning during a presentation in Leitchfield.

    The program begins at 10 a.m. CDT Saturday in the conference area of the Centre on Main off Ky. 259, less than two miles north of the Western Kentucky Parkway exit.

  • For some, trials not so speedy

    Two Hardin County men were indicted last month in connection to alleged rape offenses that occurred more than a year ago.

    Robert W. Wilson, 22, was indicted on charges of second-degree rape while James T. Robinson III, 35, faces allegations of third-degree rape and third-degree sodomy.

    Forcible contact is not alleged and, in both cases, the victim was younger than 16 at the time of the offense.

  • First Federal's Louisville branches to be sold

    First Federal Savings Bank announced the sale of its Jefferson County locations this morning.

    Coupled with a previously announced sale of its Indiana branches, the deals provide $44 million in equity to help meet financial assurances required by a consent decree with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

  • HMH approves $12.1 million capital budget

    Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees approved a capital budget and compensation plan Tuesday that President and CEO Dennis Johnson said will keep the health system competitive in the region and keep technology and equipment up-to-date.

    The capital budget was approved at $12.1 million, a significant increase over the $10.4 million capital spending plan approved last year, and dwarfs the austere $6 million plan approved two years ago at the height of the economic downturn.

  • Veterans Tribute: Rich Griendling delivers final sculpture

    With months dedicated to the intricate construction of sculptures to be placed later this year at the Hardin County Veterans Tribute off Ring Road, Rich Griendling opened his home Tuesday for a viewing of his final creation in the series.

    Griendling, a local sculptor and member of the Veterans Tribute committee, unveiled a seated civil service worker crafted in a studious pose reading a dedication to civil servants.

  • Graduates must build their own future

    ISSUE: High school, college graduation
    OUR VIEW: Graduates face challenges

     An eager and excited class of high school seniors will receive diplomas this week from area high schools. Many community colleges and universities around the state already have bestowed degrees to their graduates.

    With tremendous pride and tearful eyes, parents will applaud all the hard work and accomplishments these diplomas and degrees represent for their young adults.

  • PREP SOFTBALL/PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Central Hardin, North Hardin beat ranked teams (05/16)

    Sophomore Jessica Nall hit and pitched the 13th-ranked Central Hardin Lady Bruins past the No. 24 Glasgow Lady Scotties on Tuesday night.

    Nall doubled and singled at the plate and struck out a career-high 17 while allowing just four hits as Central Hardin cruised to a 7-0 win.

    Senior Abbi Goedde singled, doubled, stole a base, drove in a run and scored twice for the Lady Bruins (23-8), who have won six straight. Junior Jordan Lasley had two hits, one RBI and scored once, while sophomore Jessica Pence singled and scored.

  • Lost in a hotel looking for a familiar face

     Choose your destination carefully, you might just have to stay there.

    “Last thing I remember, I was

    Running for the door

    I had to find the passage back

    To the place I was before

    ‘Relax’ said the night man,

    ‘We are programmed to receive.

    You can check-out any time you like,

    But you can never leave!’”

    — The Eagles,

    “Hotel California”

  • E'town considering timing restriction on fireworks use

    Elizabethtown City Council this week discussed potential new restrictions on residential fireworks use.

    Council members said they were open to stipulating hours in which fireworks could be fired because currently there are no timing restrictions.