Today's News

  • Feeding America volunteers share mission with Optimist Club of Radcliff

    Milissa French and Pam Alicna, volunteers for the Feeding America/Backpack program, spoke to members of the Optimist Club of Radcliff recently about what their organization does. Feeding America’s mission is “to serve those in need by acquiring and distributing donated food, grocery items and government commodities through our member network of charitable agencies in 42 Kentucky counties.” 

  • Kenzi Lewis headed back to Hollywood

    A Hodgenville teenager is getting another shot at her dream of becoming a professional musician.

    Kenzi Lewis wowed the judges of the Fox television show “American Idol” with her vocal prowess and punched her second ticket in as many years to Hollywood during the show’s Texas auditions in the Houston and Galveston areas.

    Lewis, a junior at LaRue County High School, confirmed her successful audition on her Facebook page late last week and thanked her family and friends for their continued support.

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  • Dash of Class: Fond memories of a man who meant so much

    Joseph Francis Vaillancourt died Jan. 31, 1972. He was my dad, Daddy, and along with being my father, he was just a wonderful friend.

    It is hard to believe we lost him 40 years ago. He has been dead longer than I knew him — I was a 23-year-old with my own apartment, my own car and in my second year at West Hardin High School, teaching home economics.

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  • Alcohol vote aids Vine Grove native in renovation plan

    A Kentucky native said the recent vote to go wet in Radcliff could mean a boost in his efforts to complete a project close to his heart.

    Joe Markham, a real estate developer based in Utah, said allowing the sale of alcohol should attract interest in the $4.5 million investment he has planned for the renovation of Radcliff Shopping Center.

    “Obviously, it helps a great deal,” he said. “I think it sends the message that Radcliff is friendly for businesses and people who want to live there.”

  • Former Hardin lawn care business lands on BBB's 'Bad Guys' list

    A Hardin County business that was shut down in 2011 after its owner was lodged in the county’s jail was included in the area’s Better Business Bureau’s “Bad Guys 2011” list, a computer-generated compilation of regional businesses with the most unanswered and unresolved consumer complaints.

    Hardin County Lawn Care, owned by Cecilia resident Donald Simoneit Jr., was featured No. 6 on the Bad Guys list.

  • Military Briefs

    CARLSON. Army Pfc. Blake E. Carlson has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. The course of instruction included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT). A 2011 graduate of North Hardin High School, Carlson is the son of William Carlson and grandson of Leland Carlson, both Vine Grove.

  • Cross promoted to lieutenant colonel

    Angela F. Cross has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force. Cross is a force support squadron officer assigned to the Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Mary Esther, Fla. She has served 20 years in the military.

    She is the daughter of H.B. and W. Faye Fleming of Radcliff, and she is married to Keat A. Cross Jr.

    The lieutenant colonel is a 1989 graduate of North Hardin High School. She earned a master's degree in 2003 from Webster University, St. Louis.

  • Babysitter charged with abusing 2-year-old

    A 2-year-old girl is in critical condition and her babysitter is under arrest after the child was brought to Hardin Memorial Hospital earlier this week severely bruised and unresponsive.

    Ashley Chapman, 28, of Vine Grove is charged with first-degree criminal abuse and initially was held in lieu of $250,000 cash bond, according to Kentucky State Police. Friday morning, Chapman's bond was reduced to $25,000 cash.