Today's News

  • City-post deal will expand Saunders Springs

    With a no-cost lease from Fort Knox, Radcliff plans to expand the Saunders Springs Nature Preserve to 100 acres in what the post garrison commander described as “a joint venture, a true partnership.”

    The natural area on the north side of Radcliff off Wilson Road offers picnic areas and wooded terrain with walking trails venturing through the unspoiled hills and hollers. The park will expand to nearly four times its current size thanks to the agreement announced Tuesday at the opening of the Radcliff City Council meeting.

  • WOMEN'S STATE AM: Akin, Gumm, Morgan Cross win openers (06/22)

    Karisa Akin’s defense of her Women’s Kentucky State Amateur championship didn’t start off well Tuesday at the par-72, 5,707-yard Miller Memorial Golf Course in Murray, but the day quietly got better for the former Central Hardin High School and current Middle Tennessee State standout.

  • Radcliff passes $10.7 million budget

    Ever a force for fiscal conservatism, Radcliff Councilwoman Barbara Baker lauded Mayor J.J. Duvall’s 2011-12 budget proposal, commending him Tuesday night for the savings he has found.

    “I think this is a wonderful budget,” she said.

    The $10.7 million budget passed without a battle Tuesday as Duvall declared it a solid step toward making Radcliff a premier city. The plan also includes $1.1 million in stormwater funds.

    Councilman Stan Holmes was absent, but the five members present voted unanimously to support the plan without changes.

  • Fort Knox soldier killed in Afghanistan

    The Associated Press

    A Fort Knox soldier has died in Afghanistan of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit.

    The military says 23-year-old Sgt. James W. Harvey II of Toms River, N.J., died Monday in Ghazni province.

    Harvey was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.

  • Tuition raised at Kentucky community colleges

    Kentucky community colleges are looking for a tuition increase to offset a portion of a budget gap.

    Tuition rates for new students to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will increase to $135 per credit hour from $130.

    The Board of Regents for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System approved the rate increases for the colleges as part of the 2011-12 budget last week.

    The new tuition rate meets the cap allowed for KCTCS tuition for the year, set by the Council on Postsecondary Education at a meeting in April.

  • Families in Burke case await decision

    In a packed courtroom, families of two women slain in a Rineyville home and the family of the man accused in their deaths waited for a ruling regarding dismissal of the charges.

    Judge Kelly Mark Easton said they’ll have to wait a few more days while he determines if Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Shaw consulted families before filing a motion to dismiss charges filed against Burke.

    “This is obviously an extremely important issue to everyone,” Easton said. “I don’t want to make a rash decision.”

  • Gospel group offers musical ministry

    Made up of an extended family of adults and children who live in Hardin County, the newly-formed The Elijah Band stands on a foundation of tradition.

    The group continues a musical ministry that has spanned years.

    “This is the fourth generation,” Elijah Taylor said.

    The Elijah Band is the latest incarnation of musical ministry for the family, which at one time was made up of Taylor, his parents and two sisters and went by the name The Taylor Family. The Taylor Family band was founded by Taylor's grandfather.

  • 4-H Livestock members have grooming clinic

    Hardin County 4-H Livestock Club members recently held their annual grooming clinic at Elmore Dairy Farm on Springfield Road in Elizabethtown.

  • Church trying to set up homeless shelter

    An area organization is working to set up a homeless shelter in Hardin County.

    Organizers see a need in the community and are seeking community donations to construct a Hearts of Hope Homeless Shelter.

    The effort is headed by New Creative Solutions Inc., a nonprofit organization linked to Powerhouse of Praise and Deliverance church in Radcliff.

    Blueprints call for renovating the church’s basement to outfit it with five single-occupant rooms and three rooms for families.

  • Bluegrass grows into Vine Grove culture

    Optimist Park in Vine Grove resonates every Monday with sounds of a musical genre older than Kentucky’s statehood.

    The weekly bluegrass music jam sessions that began in the community four years ago now can draw hundreds. They give players throughout the region a chance to weave together melodies and harmonies that can’t be accomplished alone.

    Lyrics warbled Monday included “There’s a five-pound possum in my headlights tonight,” and later, “Swing low, sweet chariot.”