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Today's News

  • Lessons from George McFly

    A teen forces himself out of bed on Monday morning. A new week at school has begun. He gets dressed and puts on the new jacket his mom bought him over the weekend. She knew something was wrong but he wouldn’t talk about it.

    He looks in the mirror, a slight smile on his face hoping today would be better. He grabs his bag and talks himself into stepping out the door.

  • Note to NHHS: Leave backpacks at home

    North Hardin High School is responding to a threat made toward the school that specified Friday as the targeted date.

    Officials have found it to be “non-credible” but are taking extra precautions to keep students safe.
    Administrators informed parents Wednesday via a letter and the OneCall system and asked them to ensure students don’t carry backpacks or large purses to school Friday, district spokesman John Wright said.

  • PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Conference meet to be held tonight in Brandenburg (10/27)

    No matter how much rain Brandenburg gets today, longtime Meade County cross country coach Larry Garner said tonight’s Lincoln Trail Heartland Conference Meet will go on as scheduled.

    The meet begins at 5:45 p.m. with the boys’ race at the Brandenburg Telecom Headquarters. The girls’ race will be held immediately after the conclusion of the boys’ event.

  • STATE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Central's smooth transition (10/27)

    Three months ago, Jeff Crady’s life seemed like it was in full swing.

    His wife, Melanie, had a baby on the way. He was prepping for fatherhood while helping out as a Central Hardin’s assistant volleyball coach. Life was busy but not too much of a sweat.

  • Hardin Fiscal Court approves bond refinancing

    Hardin Fiscal Court authorized a plan Tuesday to refinance a 2002 detention center bond that will lower the interest rate without extending the bond’s life.

    Berry presented the plan to refinance the bond taken out for improvements at the jail, which started at $8 million and has an outstanding principal amount of about $3.9 million.

    Berry has said refinancing the bond will save $21,000 to $24,000 annually, a total savings of about $239,000 from 2012 to 2022.

  • Arkansas police still investigating death of man with local ties

    The investigation into the death of a man with ties to Radcliff in Arkansas over the summer still is ongoing.

    Dexter Burgess, 33, was found June 10 slumped over the steering wheel of his car “with injuries consistent with homicide,” according to an official with the Blytheville Police Department.

    Capt. Scott Adams, commander of the department’s criminal investigation division, said the investigation is ongoing but no information is available.

  • CrossWay welcomes author to banquet

    CrossWay Pregnancy Resource Center is hosting a guest speaker Tuesday who wrote a book about the time she spent as an administrator at a clinic that offered abortions.

    Carol Everett, author of “Blood Money: Getting Rich off a Woman’s Right to Choose” will speak during CrossWay’s seventh annual banquet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Severns Valley Baptist Church on Ring Road in Elizabethtown.

  • County closes Radcliff branch of public library for roof repairs

    Radcliff will be without its library branch for several months.

    The north branch of the Hardin County Public Library has been closed after the county found structural defects in the roof of the older section of the library, Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry said.

    Berry said duct work had been sagging and was rusting on bookshelves. The bookcases, he added, probably provided enough pressure to keep a portion of the ceiling from falling.

  • Radcliff Police Department purchases two new cruisers

    Radcliff residents may notice a new Dodge Charger bearing the Radcliff Police Department name patrolling the city’s streets in the next few weeks.

    Bryce Shumate, RPD’s public information officer, said the department has purchased two 2012 models.

    The new Chargers were added because older vehicles were wearing out, Shumate said. He estimated a police vehicle averages about 150,000 miles before being retired.

    The new vehicles are equipped with similar utilities as the old ones, such as radar, cameras and LED lights, he said.

  • The Road to War: 3rd ESC tackles warrior task training

    Soldiers with the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command experienced déjà vu in mid-October as they hit the ground to complete a series of combat tasks to further prepare themselves for Afghanistan next year.

    The 3rd ESC took part in warrior tasks training, a multi-day effort in which they brushed up on a diverse range of skills that will prove useful in a combat situation, many of which they had not experienced since basic training.