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Today's News

  • Two from Radcliff charged in Texas shooting

    By NATHANIEL MILLER
    Odessa American

    A Kentucky man and woman were arrested and charged with attempted capital murder of a peace officer late Wednesday in Odessa, Texas.

    According to jail listings, Marcus Christopher Lott Jr., 24, of Frontier Court in Radcliff, and Ashley Elesha Simpson, 20, of Joseph Court in Radcliff, were arrested.

    Lott also had a charge of fugitive from justice.

    The driver, Alfonso Butler Jr., 35, was arrested on a parole violation.

    All three are being held without bond.

  • Radcliff council reviews details of $11.1 million budget

    With the city’s department heads fielding questions, Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall opened his administration’s first budget to detailed scrutiny from city council members Thursday.

    The day-long meeting began with Duvall’s summary of the $11.1 million spending plan plus a $1.1 million fund for stormwater control. In addition to highlighting recommendations such as widening Shelton Road and increasing fire department staffing, Duvall pointed out suggestions rejected in his initial review.

  • Hardin outpaces state in tourism growth

    Tourism in Hardin County last year increased over 2009, outpacing a similar increase across the state.

    Hardin County tourism grew by 5.4 percent last year, bringing about $8.3 million into the county.

    Hardin overtook Daviess County in impact ranking. It is now the seventh highest-grossing county with about $162.9 million  spent directly on tourism.

    Tourism across the state increased 4.8 percent for a total of $7.2 billion in economic impact.

  • Crop reporting deadline extended

    The deadline has been extended for farmers who participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Average Crop Revenue Election program.

    The date to report actual production for the 2010 crop and farm benchmark yields for 2005 to 2009 has been moved from July 15 to Sept. 1.

    The date was extended because of recent weather conditions and because of a large workload being experienced by many county farm service agencies.

  • Family Fun

    In all the fun and festivities of the Heartland Music Festival, rides for the kids provide smiles, thrills and a dizzying good time.

    Geno Rides will provide the amusement rides for the festival for the 15th year. Popular rides from the past are returning for this year’s festivities.

    On Friday, there will be limited free rides available for kids while the concert is rockin’ farther down the lake.

  • MOWW commander-in-chief visits Fort Knox chapter

    The Fort Knox Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars conducted a Youth Leadership Conference with the Kentucky Bluegrass ChalleNge Academy Cadets on May 21 at the Patton Museum on Fort Knox.
    The MOWW National Commander-in-Chief Retired Col. Clifford Way was visiting the Fort Knox chapter to observe the chapter’s revised structure of the leadership training program. As a result, he was impressed with the approach and will recommend that other chapters consider employing the same version of the instruction.

  • Northern Hardin County Democratic Women welcome candidates

    The Northern Hardin County Democratic Woman’s Club recently met at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff. Featured speakers were Allison Grimes and Elaine Walker candidates for Kentucky Secretary of State.
    For information concerning club meetings, call Bev Rickey at 352-2465.

  • Alpha Phi Alpha members have gala

    The local Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc host it’s Alpha in White Scholarship Gala which supports local students with money for college. Pictured are Marcus Ray, Carl Millsap, Major Kurt Hinton and Radcliff City Councilman Stan Holmes.

  • Have canoe will paddle

    From novice to expert, there’s something for anyone who wants to paddle a canoe Saturday at the Heartland Music Festival.  

    Event organizer Larry Dattilo said the 17 races will vary in length, type and skill level.

    “It’s not very cutthroat but always fun to watch,” Dattilo said.

    The race brings out veterans as well as people who have never been in a canoe.

    “They always have a good time,” he said.

  • Photo: Nowhere to walk