Today's News

  • Saunders Springs cabins open for public view

    The historic cabins at the entrance of Saunders Springs Nature Preserve will be open for public viewing during the next two months for those looking to delve into local history.

    Radcliff has partnered with the University of Louisville’s Leadership and Human Relations Education Program at Fort Knox to open the three vintage 1800s-era cabins for 19 dates through April 13, according to a news release issued by the city. There is no charge to view the cabins.

  • State implements Operation Preparation

    The Kentucky Department of Education is asking school districts to take on a mission of preparing students for college and careers. Local districts have chosen to accept the challenge.

    The education department and Gov. Steve Beshear declared this week as Operation Preparation College and Career Advising Week. School districts are encouraged to schedule meetings with community advisers, eighth-graders and 10th-graders to discuss college and career plans. The districts also will review whether students are on track to meet their goals and prepare for life after high school.

  • Radcliff native takes command of 3/1 battalion

    Lt. Col. Glenn Robert Bollinger III shakes his head when he wakes up in the morning and realizes he is back home.

    Bollinger, a Special Forces officer and Radcliff native, took command of the Special Troops Battalion of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, on a bright and unseasonably warm Wednesday afternoon on Fort Knox’s Brooks Field.

    Bollinger replaces Lt. Col. Ryan Janovic, who led the battalion during its deployment to Afghanistan last year.

  • West speaks to Elizabethtown Lions Club

    Michelle West, a representative of Lowe’s Home Improvement Center in Elizabethtown, was the guest speaker at the March 6 meeting of the Elizabethtown Lions Club. She spoke on behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, seeking the club’s support of their fundraising drive. She mentioned many ways in which funds help children and adults stricken by the debilitating diseases that fall under the umbrella of muscular dystrophy, and the importance of seeking cures through research.

  • Young Farmers state winners named

    Recently the 2012 Hardin County Young Farmers State winners were announced. 2012 Kentucky Young Farmer Member of the Year is Kerby Grey; Ag. Mechanics Proficiency Contest, Drew Langley, third place; Farm Management Contest, Josh Seagraves, first place and Nathan Highbaugh, tied for second place; Rural Leadership Award, Mark Thomas, second place; Wheat Production, Patrick Preston, first place; White Corn Production, Phillip Rogers, first place; and Diversified Crop Production, Mark Thomas, second place.

  • 18 Take the Penguin Plunge

    More than 18 brave individuals took part in the first Penguin Plunge to help provide Hardin County students with Junior Achievement’s financial literacy programs. The event raised more than $9,114.

    Teams and individuals took a plunge for the Penguin Plunge on March 3 at the Bluegrass Cellular headquarters in Elizabethtown.

    In 2011-12, Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana will serve more than 1,000 students in Hardin County.

  • Losing a landmark: Spencer’s to close later this month

    After 34 years operating in Stephensburg, Spencer’s Valu-Mart will close its doors by month’s end.

    It is a family business and, along with Laker Drive-In, a recognizable part of the community along U.S. 62.

    Owner Tommy Spencer began in the grocery business in 1977, just a few doors down from its current location. In 1984, he bought the current building to expand.

  • Xiaoyun Willoughby is working to feed the hungry with Chicks for children

    At 14, Xiaoyun Willoughby has endured struggles, but her thoughts often are on others rather than herself.

    Xiaoyun was born in the Guizhou providence in China. An orphan, she was placed with foster parents at a young age and stayed with them for nine years.

    She has scoliosis and was in great need of surgery.

    In China, once a child turns 14, he or she no longer is eligible for adoption. Xiaoyun was only months away from turning 14.

  • Comer promotes new ag initiative in Hardin County

    Agriculture Commissioner James Comer this week said he is actively working to repair bridges and reopen lines of communication to agriculture groups across the state.

  • County approves agreement to purchase LiDAR system

    Hardin Fiscal Court approved a memorandum of understanding Tuesday with the Kentucky Division of Geographic Information to purchase a light detection and ranging system at $31,545.

    The LiDAR system, which will be used for projects such as mapping, is similar to radar but uses light pulses rather than radio waves. LiDar is usually gathered by planes and collects elevation data with high resolutions and centimeter accuracies, according to county documents. The system also can cut through forest terrain.