Radcliff Mayor JJ Duvall will be hosting the 12th Annual Mayor’s Community Breakfast tomorrow. The community is invited to come to the Colvin Center starting at 9am to grab breakfast and meet with various elected officials. The entire breakfast is supported by local businesses, organization and community leaders. For more information visit the City of Radcliff Government Facebook page.
The Hardin County Public Library asks patrons to consider donating items to their “Warming Tree”. Donations of new or handmade scarves, hats, socks and mittens or gloves will help those who may be in need. The tree is part of the Library Lovers Month program for February at the library.
The Bardstown Police Department Narcotics Unit recently confiscated a large quantity of grow lamps that were intended for illegal purposes. Instead, on Wednesday, those lamps were forfeited to Nelson County High School to be used in the school’s horticulture education greenhouse. The Bardstown Police Department said they were happy that they could turn something that could have negatively impacted the community into something beneficial for students and the residents.
The Grayson County Sheriff has teamed up with John O Liquors for a fundraiser benefiting the Behind The Badge program. The fundraiser has drawn some negative comments and when we spoke to Sheriff Chaffins, he addressed those concerns. “I knew that it might rub some people the wrong way by placing my face, the Sheriff, on the back of a bourbon bottle. The one thing that doesn’t change, is the fact that we will always aggressively pursue our DUIs, we will always aggressively pursue those that break the law, especially when it’s alcohol-related. that’s never going to change. We don’t, I don’t condone underage drinking, certainly not. We don’t condone drinking and driving. We don’t condone alcohol abuse. We do condone someone who is over the age of 21 who drinks responsibly,” stated Sheriff Norman Chaffins.
Half of the money from the sales of the limited edition bottle of bourbon featuring the Sheriff on the label goes back to the Behind The Badge program that supports Grayson County children and families in need throughout the year. Only 204 bottles were produced and are available for purchase at the Leitchfield location only.
A Lincoln Trail Elementary School Teacher has earned the 2023 Hardin County Schools ExCel Award presented by LG&E KU. Susan Duvall is a third-grade teacher and has been at Lincoln Trail Elementary for 17 years. “We are certainly grateful that Mrs Duvall is part of the HCS family and congratulate her on earning the ExCEL award. She holds her students certainly to high expectations and her work is representative of the selfless dedication that takes place across our District each day. The ExCEL award just goes to one teacher. However it embodies the spirit of dedication, hard work and enthusiasm in our District as well as celebrates our District’s achievements,” said District Spokesperson John Wright. Duvall learned about her award on Wednesday and is the fourth Lincoln Trail Elementary teacher in the history of the award to earn it. She will be presented the award and a check for $1000 during a celebration at the school on February 22nd.
The movie “Wildcat” has been filming in the local area over the last few days. The Sherwood Inn in New Haven, Kentucky posted on social media that they would be closed for filming of the movie on Wednesday and Thursday. Actor Ethan Hawke is directing and producing the movie. Filming of the movie will move to Frankfort next week where they are seeking older style cars to feature in the film.
As previously reported, Hardin County Judge Executive Keith Taul has made some changes to the Fiscal Court meetings. Taul moved the start time of the meetings from 3:30PM to 5:30PM to encourage citizens to become active in local government by holding the meeting after work hours. Taul also added time to the agenda to allow for citizen comments and concerns as related to items on the agenda. On Tuesday night, a citizen brought a concern before Taul and the Magistrates. But what happens with these concerns and comments once they are made at the meeting? We reached out to Taul’s office for clarification. According to Deputy Judge Executive Vicki Meridith, Judge Taul will have the discretion to determine if an item is considered actionable and what the best course of action would be. Citizens can expect to be contacted once action is taken with additional information. Fiscal Court meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.
Following the Denny’s sign tragedy that occurred one week ago, questions have been asked about maintenance and inspections to signs like it. Speaking to SignMakers of Hardin County, Eugene Lewis said routine maintenance and inspections after installation is a service that can be provided but the business would need to request that. In Hardin County, there are no regulations requiring the inspections of these signs once they are installed. “There is no municipal mandate requiring signs to be inspected. It is the responsibility of the entity exercising authority over the property to perform routine inspections and necessary maintenance,” stated Elizabethtown Spokesperson Chris Denham. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.