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Today's News

  • You never know what words will be your last

    I was standing at the street corner, waiting for the light to change when I saw him out of the corner of my eye. He was waving his left arm from his car window, urgently trying to get my attention. Then, pulling out of his parking space, he stopped in front of me, blocking me from crossing the street.

    Only after he lowered his electric window could I see who it was.

    “I liked your sermon yesterday; I liked it a lot.”

  • Vine Grove discusses unification commission

    Vine Grove City Council members are concerned unification could take away some of the small-town identity and voice they value.

    Most still didn’t shut down Hardin County United representatives Ken Howard, Hardin circuit judge and HCU governance committee head, and Luke Schmidt, the consultant who conducted a unified government study.

    The men spoke Monday during a city council meeting about an initiative to form a commission that would determine how a unified county government would operate.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: Central Hardin shows no mercy against North Hardin (09/13)

    The Central Hardin Lady Bruins didn’t play a full soccer game Saturday, mainly because the weather was too bad.

    Back on the pitch Monday evening at 10th District rival North Hardin, No. 4 Central Hardin didn’t play the full 80 minutes again, mainly because Hannah Cox and the Lady Bruins were too good for the host Lady Trojans.

    Cox scored a career-high three goals, junior Mia Wiersema also had a hat trick and junior Haley Ennis was involved in three goals as well as Central Hardin earned a 10-0 mercy-rule win.

  • Candidates address voters at Democratic Women's Club meeting

    Three Democratic candidates and office holders addressed a crowd of Hardin County voters at Monday night’s Democratic Women’s Club meeting at Freeman Lake Park.

    Debbie Donnelly, the organization’s president, said the women have their September meeting at the park after a three-month summer break, and they always invite candidates to attend.

    The opportunity allows the candidates to deliver their message and for the women to show their support, Donnelly said.

  • Radcliff withdraws from unification process

    If a unification review commission is created locally, it will operate without the inclusion of Hardin County’s second-largest city.

    Radcliff City Council voted unanimously Monday to withdraw the city from further discussion about unification with the county and its five remaining cities.

    “The city of Radcliff respectfully declines at this time to enact any ordinance to initiate the formation of a unified local government commission,” the resolution stated. 

  • Two escapees caught in county

    Two escapees from the Bell County Forestry Camp were captured in southern Hardin County around midnight Sunday.

    Jonah Robey and Jordan Pannell allegedly had stolen a red Corvette from the Harlan post area and were believed to be in the Sonora area, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. A KSP trooper spotted the suspect vehicle driving without the headlights on and initiated a traffic stop. Upon activation of his blue lights, the suspects fled in the vehicle.

  • Radcliff plans to reduce property tax rate

    Radcliff City Council is planning to lower its real and personal property tax rates for 2011.

    The council verbally supported a plan Monday to hold real property tax rate at the compensating rate of 15.9 cents per $100 of assessed value, which is slightly lower than the rate of 16.0 cents per $100 approved last year.

    The revised rate is expected to produce $53,090 more in tax revenue than the previous year, according to Chief Financial Officer Chance Fox.

  • WULF-FM back on air

    ELIZABETHTOWN

    WULF-FM is cranking out country tunes again after a transmission line burned out for no discernable reason last week.
    The station was partially back on air Friday and at full capacity Saturday after officials had the burned-out section of transmission wire replaced, owner Bill Evans said.
    He said officials haven’t had the opportunity to get someone to look at the top of the tower to figure out what cause the problem for 94.3 FM.

  • Hazardous waste disposal participation increases

    Household Hazardous Waste Day brought in about 400 vehicles of residents turning in waste products that harm the environment when poured down the drain or tossed in the garbage can on Saturday.

    That tops last year’s estimated 300 vehicles at Akebono Brake in Elizabethtown, Judge-Executive Harry Berry said.

    “That’s quite a jump, quite a lot of interest,” he said.

    Among collected materials were rodent killers, oil-based paint, drain cleaners and used motor oil.

  • Louisville teen enters guilty plea in Smyser killing

    Louisville teenager Ryan Wilt pleaded guilty Monday to charges of complicity to commit murder and complicty to tamper with physical evidence in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Wilt is one of three Louisville teens accused of killing 18-year-old Mackenzie Smyser last November.

    Police say Wilt, Jason Gowers and Conner Galenski drove Smyser to Patriot Lane near Ky. 313 under the pretense of committing a burglary and instead shot him.