Today's News

  • Radcliff withdraws from unification process

    If a unification review commission is created locally, it will operate without the inclusion of Hardin County’s second-largest city.

    Radcliff City Council voted unanimously Monday to withdraw the city from further discussion about unification with the county and its five remaining cities.

    “The city of Radcliff respectfully declines at this time to enact any ordinance to initiate the formation of a unified local government commission,” the resolution stated. 

  • Two escapees caught in county

    Two escapees from the Bell County Forestry Camp were captured in southern Hardin County around midnight Sunday.

    Jonah Robey and Jordan Pannell allegedly had stolen a red Corvette from the Harlan post area and were believed to be in the Sonora area, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. A KSP trooper spotted the suspect vehicle driving without the headlights on and initiated a traffic stop. Upon activation of his blue lights, the suspects fled in the vehicle.

  • Radcliff plans to reduce property tax rate

    Radcliff City Council is planning to lower its real and personal property tax rates for 2011.

    The council verbally supported a plan Monday to hold real property tax rate at the compensating rate of 15.9 cents per $100 of assessed value, which is slightly lower than the rate of 16.0 cents per $100 approved last year.

    The revised rate is expected to produce $53,090 more in tax revenue than the previous year, according to Chief Financial Officer Chance Fox.

  • WULF-FM back on air


    WULF-FM is cranking out country tunes again after a transmission line burned out for no discernable reason last week.
    The station was partially back on air Friday and at full capacity Saturday after officials had the burned-out section of transmission wire replaced, owner Bill Evans said.
    He said officials haven’t had the opportunity to get someone to look at the top of the tower to figure out what cause the problem for 94.3 FM.

  • Hazardous waste disposal participation increases

    Household Hazardous Waste Day brought in about 400 vehicles of residents turning in waste products that harm the environment when poured down the drain or tossed in the garbage can on Saturday.

    That tops last year’s estimated 300 vehicles at Akebono Brake in Elizabethtown, Judge-Executive Harry Berry said.

    “That’s quite a jump, quite a lot of interest,” he said.

    Among collected materials were rodent killers, oil-based paint, drain cleaners and used motor oil.

  • Louisville teen enters guilty plea in Smyser killing

    Louisville teenager Ryan Wilt pleaded guilty Monday to charges of complicity to commit murder and complicty to tamper with physical evidence in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Wilt is one of three Louisville teens accused of killing 18-year-old Mackenzie Smyser last November.

    Police say Wilt, Jason Gowers and Conner Galenski drove Smyser to Patriot Lane near Ky. 313 under the pretense of committing a burglary and instead shot him.

  • Deedie Layman is a pet's best friend

    Deedie Layman’s life has gone to the dogs. And cats.

    And that’s a good thing for four-legged animals in Hardin County.

    “I have a love for all of them,” Layman said of the animals at Hardin County Animal Control.

    Layman, president of PAWS Shelter Foundation Inc., has been spearheading fundraising efforts to build a new animal shelter for the county. PAWS stands for Pets Are Worth Saving.

  • Photo: Parade marches on
  • Curtis named senior civilian and area superintendent for DDESS

  • Locals surprised by rapid rise to majors

    For The News-Enterprise

    SEATTLE — A year ago, there couldn’t have been two more unlikely Major Leaguers anywhere than Nathan Adcock and Stevie Delabar.

    You would’ve had a better chance at hitching a ride on the space shuttle than to have the two of them make it to the big leagues.

    And for both to have come out of Hardin County, well … even the two participants are surprised in the extreme.