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Today's News

  • Red Cross facing urgent need for blood

    The American Red Cross has announced an urgent need for all types of blood.

    The organization is experiencing a higher-than-typical period of blood usage, said Katy Maloy, program manager for communication for the River Valley Blood Services Region.

    “Currently, blood products are going out the door as soon as they’re coming in, so we’re encouraging all blood donors to come in and see us,” she said.

  • Celebrity to lead opening event of school celebration Saturday

    A fitness celebrity will lead a run Saturday that opens a Radcliff school's community festival.

    Woodland Elementary School will welcome Mozziz “Coach Mo” DeWalt at its first Healthy Harvest Festival. Coach Mo is known from his appearances on the NBC series “The Biggest Loser.”

    He will lead the family fun run/walk that starts at 9:15 a.m. Saturday. The course is approximately 1.5 miles and participants are welcomed to wear costumes.

  • Local business interests frustrated by heavy hand of government

    I had the opportunity to hear from businessmen and women Oct. 10 as part of a Small Business Town Hall Meeting in Radcliff. I organized this meeting to bring local business stakeholders together with representatives at the federal and state level. Congressman Brett Guthrie and state Sen. Dennis Parrett joined me at Colvin Community Center to hear feedback and concerns from folks who run businesses here in Hardin County.

  • Lincoln Days Art Contest winners announced
  • Knox soldier killed in Afghanistan

    A Fort Knox soldier on his first deployment died Oct. 14 in Khowst Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.

    U.S. Army Spc. Michael D. Elm, 25, of Phoenix, was an infantryman assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke.

  • Local breast cancer survivors discuss fights for their lives

    About 10 women meet once a month at Hardin Memorial Hospital to talk about the way chemotherapy makes them physically weak, the way their families deal with their cancer fight and the way they feel when they look down and see where their own unmarred breasts used to be.

    Some of the women are survivors who have seen no further signs of trouble. Some still fight. Some know they will endure more days and weeks of life without real hope of beating breast cancer.

  • Downtown revitalization meeting is tonight

    Elizabethtown city officials and the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council are ready to take the next step in a shared vision to redevelop downtown.

    The two entities are hosting a downtown design meeting from 5:30  to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Historic State Theater.

    Mayor Tim Walker said the meeting is the kickoff for the downtown revitalization program as the city gains input from downtown business and property owners, homeowners and residents in general.

    “Anyone interested in our downtown,” he said.

  • Life or Something Like It: Awaiting the sweet side of Halloween

    I’m of two minds about Halloween.

    The children and trick-or-treating part I like. The young people I know plan their costumes well in advance, knowing months before the holiday the character they’ll be dressing up as. The girls want to be fairies and princesses and the boys whoever the current popular comic book character is. They look forward to going door to door in the neighborhood soliciting candy, their parents standing a respectful distance away on the street.

  • Hometown Glamour girl

    A local girl became a Glamour girl when she posed for a spot in the magazine during a summer internship.

    Meaghan Parker, a 2008 Central Hardin High School graduate, was featured in the October issue’s segment “The Best Fall Skirts for Your Shape.”

    She always dreamed of working in the fashion industry. Her uncle, the dentist for the editor-in-chief’s assistant, hooked Parker up with contact information for the internship.

  • Sex abuse case heads to circuit court

    A Radcliff man accused of repeatedly engaging in sexual acts with a female younger than 12 will be arraigned in Hardin Circuit Court next week.

    Paul H. Hales, 54, originally was charged with one count each of first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree sodomy, but the grand jury returned a September indictment listing six counts of each violation.

    According to a Radcliff Police Department citation, Hales admitted to performing sexual acts with the alleged victim “25 to 30 times” at “his home, while driving and in parking lots.”