Today's News

  • Radcliff mayor proposes committee structure

    At the urging of Councilman Edward Palmer Sr., Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall this week revealed the “skeleton” of a plan he is working on to institute committees within the structure of Radcliff City Council.

    Under Duvall’s plan, each committee would include two to three council members who would work with multiple city departments.

  • Vine Grove seeks 9/11 steel for possible monument

    Vine Grove officials want to make sure that no one forgets the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.
    Mayor Blake Proffitt told city council members Monday about a program that distributes segments of structural steel from the World Trade Center buildings destroyed when airplanes were flown into them. The segments are free except for shipping costs to nonprofit entities, such as municipalities, as long as the pieces are displayed appropriately, Proffitt said.

  • Vine Grove water tower to be painted light blue

    The water tower off Ky. 1500 in Vine Grove will be painted a little bluer than a summer sky.
    The Vine Grove City Council approved the color during its Monday meeting after Mayor Blake Proffitt showed them a list of colors from which to choose.
    City Council member Donna Betson laughed and said, “Wildcat blue.”
    A patron suggested North Hardin blue.

  • Guthrie: Successes evident in Afghanistan

    The courage and verve displayed by America’s soldiers was reinforced for U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie on a recent trip overseas.

    The Bowling Green Republican was part of a weekend trip to Afghanistan, meeting with Gen. David Petraeus and other senior commanders on the ground as he visited the 101st Airborne Division at Bagram Air Base and Marines in Helmand Province.

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  • Something fishy is going on around here

    You might call it a market made in heaven.

    Sales managers for restaurants featuring seafood and grocery stores long  have known that Lent is a boom time for fish sales. Lent started Wednesday and lasts until April 23.

    Laast year, management at the 12 regional McDonald’s restaurants, including those in Hardin County, saw a 30 percent jump in sales of their classic filet-o-fish sandwich.

  • State Auditor: Sheriff's office is compliant

    Hardin County Sheriff Charlie Williams considers the collection of taxes by his office “a monumental task’’ each year.

    State Auditor Crit Luallen on Tuesday released results of an audit of the local sheriff’s office and found “no instances of noncompliance,’’ according to a news release. The audit covered April 16, 2009, through April 15, 2010.

  • E’town family’s home destroyed by fire

    A fire in Elizabethtown resulted in the total loss of a family’s home on Monday morning.

    Firefighters responded to a fire at 192 Second St. at about 8:30 a.m. after a neighborhood resident and bus driver saw smoke, banged on the door and then called emergency responders, neighbors said.

    The cause of the fire is undetermined, but it doesn’t appear to be suspicious in nature, said Ben Green, captain of the Central Hardin Fire Department.

  • Three counties push to speed improvements on I-65

    In a concern for safety, three county judge-executives have developed resolutions asking the state to create a Safer 65 Project Authority to accelerate the interstate’s expansion to six lanes.

    The objective is to widen the final unimproved 38-mile stretch of Interstate 65 that runs from about the Park City exit north to Elizabethtown. The state practice of expanding short stretches — as much as funding will allow — has been covering only two or three miles per project.

  • After debate, council approves expanded role of Heritage director

    Elizabethtown city officials this week showed solidarity in supporting Mayor Tim Walker’s vision for downtown revitalization, but it was a rocky journey reaching that point.
    The Elizabethtown City Council voted unanimously to support the restructuring of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council’s executive director position, which will be expanded to oversee Walker’s downtown redevelopment program.