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Today's News

  • Got to be Real: What's my net worth?

    I was talking to a friend of mine who lives in Georgia, and she said, “Hum. The license plate in front of me says ‘weathly.’ Guess what kind of car it is?”

    Me being me, I said a Mercedes. She said no.

    “A new Jaguar?” No was the reply again.

    Finally I said, “I will guess one more time, and if I don’t get it right you will have to tell me. A Bentley?” No, again. Ugh.

  • Area elected officials vying for liquor licenses

    The alcohol business in Hardin County is not being courted just by convenience stores and corporate chains.

    City and county elected officials are making bids to acquire retail liquor licenses, joining a number of small-business owners in the applicant pool.

    In Radcliff, Councilman Don Yates has partnered with former Councilman Jerry Brown to obtain licensing for a package liquor store at 301 W. Lincoln Trail Blvd., which is the current site of Brown’s bookstore. The store would operate as Lincoln Trail Liquors, according to a legal notice.

  • Local jewelers feel a gold rush

    Some area residents have the gold bug and are part of a national clamor to sell gold for high returns.

    Wes Priddy, owner of Priddy Jewelers in Elizabethtown, said his store has seen an increase in the number of people who want to sell their gold.

    Most sellers came calling near the time gold prices peaked in July, he said.

    Priddy didn’t begin buying gold until he saw how many people were interested in selling.

  • Radcliff man accused in sex case waives preliminary hearing

    A Radcliff man charged with sexual abuse of a minor waived a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Hardin District Court.

    Elijah K. Hampton, 18, was arrested Dec. 27 and charged with second-degree sodomy and second-degree sexual abuse after accusations of a sexual encounter with a girl younger than 14.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said the girl’s mother told police she caught her daughter and Hampton together, which caused Hampton to flee. Investigators found him later that day.

  • Hundreds of new jobs possible in Leitchfield

    By DEANNA LASLEY
    Landmark News Service

    More than 400 jobs could be added to Leitchfield’s industrial numbers in the next two years with construction of a meat production facility.

    John D. Bulicek, Patrick A. Toth and Chuck Pharr have visited Leitchfield several times since October to negotiate construction of a facility that would produce snack foods.

    E&E Renewable Energy LLC, a company incorporated last week, would produce high-protein snacks such as beef jerky and pork rinds under the name Kentucky Snack Foods.

  • Calvert receives mayor's Community Spirit Award

    Mayor J. J. Duvall, left, awarded the first ever Mayor’s Community Spirit Award to Volunteer Assistant Fire Chief Larry Calvert, right. Asst. Chief Calvert began his volunteer service with Radcliff Fire Department in November of 1979, adding up to 32 years of service.

  • Gold Tone singers entertain Elizabethtown Rotary Club members

    The Golden Tone singers were guests of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club on Dec. 20. From left, Larry and Mary Graves, members of the Golden Tones, and Elizabethtown Rotary Club President Michael Owsley.

  • Church members make 'Empty Bowls'

    Union Christian Church members from left, Barbara Emond, Barbara Finnicum, Mike Finnicum, Ramona Dever, Todd Self and LaDean Self are pictured at Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen after making bowls for the “Empty Bowls” fundraiser on Feb. 11. Church members also volunteer at Warm Blessings, serving meals and cleaning up each second Wednesday of the month. 

  • Radcliff FOP sponsors Shop With a Cop

  • Director gets into the swing of sports, community improvement

    On one wall of Jana Clark’s office at the Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau hang several black and white photos of children on playing fields in uniforms representing various sports.

    All the subjects face away from the camera, so they could be anyone’s children.

    “At the end of the day, this is what the park will be about,” said Clark, sales and sports director.