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Today's News

  • E’town to extend thousands to Koori Machi recovery effort

    The News-Enterprise 

    Elizabethtown will extend a hand of help to its Japanese sister city, Koori Machi, which has been battered by three earthquakes and is in the crosshairs of a possible nuclear meltdown.

    Mayor Tim Walker recommended Monday that the city give Koori Machi $15,000 from contingency funds, saying the money will be used primarily to house the number of homeless people in the city who lost their homes to the damage. Walker has said the city’s school also was damaged.

  • Deadline is today to register for May primary

    The window to vote in the May 17 primary election is closing for Kentuckians.

    The voter registration deadline is Monday, according to the Secretary of State office.

    County clerk’s offices will register voters up until closing time on Monday and all mail-in registration cards must be postmarked by the deadline date.

    Minors turning 18 years of age by the Nov. 2 general election are eligible to register and vote in the primary, according to the Office of the Secretary of State.

  • First impression redirected by a single smile

    I was at one of my favorite restaurants, Jason’s Deli, when I noticed the man sitting at another table, eating with his wife and three young children. He was a big, raw-boned, burly guy, who towered over me when I walked by him, both of us on our way to sit down.

    He plopped onto his chair, perhaps exhausted from work. I slid into the booth with my wife.

    That’s when I took a good look at him. Stern-faced and serious, he cast what seemed like an intimidating aura over his family as they ate together.

  • Hypes speaks to Radcliff Womans Club members

    Vickey Hypes, horticulturist at the Kentucky Fairgrounds, was the guest speaker at the March 14 meeting of the Radcliff Woman’s Club. Hypes spoke about container gardening, saying that when selecting a container, she goes by the rule “the bigger, the better.” She emphasized the importance of proper drainage holes, suggested adding mulch to the top of the soil to maintain moisture and advised to keep the tray in which the container is in very clean.

  • NARFE members welcome Ron Lewis

     

  • Rescuers respond to calls during heavy rains

    A heavy downpour of more than 4 inches of rain in Hardin County in less than 24 hours left roads closed, drove waterways over their banks and kept rescue workers busy.

    County rescue workers were called for five rescues between 1 and 8 a.m. Tuesday.

    During rescues they helped four motorists who had driven into high water and one who suffered damage to her home and needed a way out.

    The National Weather Service issued a flood warning Tuesday morning for Hardin and LaRue counties. The warning lasted until 11 a.m.

  • 4 inches of rain prompts flood warning, road closings

    Local commuters encountered some water-covered roads today, including segments of South Wilson Road in Radcliff plus Peterson Drive and Hodgenville Road in Elizabethtown.

    The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for Hardin and LaRue counties at 8:07 a.m. today. It expired at 11 a.m. but low-lying areas will be dealing with water issues for a bit longer.

    The Mesonet weather station eight miles west of Elizabethtown in the Cecilia area reported 2.23 inches of rainfall since midnight. That's in addition to 2.12 inches recorded Monday.

  • Middle school student serves as Radcliff's King for a day

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall enlisted some youthful assistance to run the city Monday.

    North Middle School student Andrew Holland was named junior mayor for the day, receiving an in-depth tour of city hall and briefings on the functions of the Radcliff police and fire departments.

    Holland landed the role after his homebound teacher, Dottye Moore, approached Duvall and told him Holland’s story. Moore served as Duvall’s campaign manager during the 2010 mayoral election.

  • Heritage Council names new director

    An Elizabethtown native is returning home to lead the Elizabethtown Hardin County Heritage Council as the new executive director.

    Heath Seymour begins full-time duties April 18. He recently moved from Scottsville to Buffalo with his wife, LeeAnn, and two children.

    Seymour was selected for the job by a hiring committee appointed by the council’s board and approved by the board.

    His duties will include the revitalization of downtown and initiating parts of the mayor’s plans for the city.

  • Car damages statue of young Abe in Hodgenville

    Landmark News Service
    The statue of young Abraham Lincoln with a dog was knocked off its base early Sunday and dragged by a car that drove into the traffic island at Lincoln Square in Hodgenville. The vehicle also struck the base of a century-old statue of the seated president.

    A 23-year-old driver from Barren County was charged with drunken driving by Hodgenville police.
    The young Abe statue, dedicated in May 2008 as part of the Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration, was severely scratched and scraped. Its base was dented.