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Radcliff Pool Hours, Swim Lessons Could Be Impacted By Staffing Issues

During the Radcliff City Council meeting last night, Mayor JJ Duvall and Tim Jeffries, Director of Parks and Recreation, discussed a struggle that could affect community pool hours and services. “In dealing with the pool and lifeguards, we are having a little bit of a tough time. Right now, we’re still a little bit understaffed where we need to be to have our swim lessons and then to keep the pool fully staffed. Which means if we don’t get more people applying and people trained, some of the services may be reduced due to the fact that we don’t have staffing.That’s kind of our dilemma right now that we’re in. We have to strongly consider, obviously, what we can and can’t do. Some depend on how many lifeguards we get and will depend on how we either have swim lessons – and we’re getting really crunch time on the swim lessons – hours of the lifeguards able to walk work all day and then how long we keep the pool open,” shared Mayor JJ Duvall. Jeffries stated that the pool has three returning life guards and four new applicants that would need to be trained and certified. For more information, visit the City Of Radcliff Facebook page or contact the Radcliff City Hall.

Annual Park Care Day At Lincoln Birthplace National Park This Weekend

The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is looking for volunteers for an annual event coming this weekend. “This coming Saturday, our park will be holding our second annual park care day. Specifically, our big task that day will be planting the historic interpretive garden out at the boyhood home up at Knob Creek where the Tavern Visitor Center is. We’re trying to plant heirloom varieties seeds similar to what we think the Lincoln family would have planted while living at Knob Creek. And we’re asking for anyone who would like to volunteer for this special event to please call our birthplace visitors center and just let us know that you’re planning on attending,” said event spokesperson Stacy Humphreys. For more information, visit the park’s website at or their Facebook Page by searching Lincoln Birthplace NPS.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day This Weekend

The Drug Enforcement Administration will be conducting its 24th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday. The Take Back Day offers free disposal of unneeded prescription  medications whether they are old, unwanted or expired. Collection sites will not accept sharps, syringes or illicit drugs and liquid medications like cough syrup should be tightly sealed in the original container to prevent leaks. The Take Back Day event will take place from 10 AM to 2 PM local time and you can find the location nearest you by visiting

Elizabethtown City Council Approves Municipal Orders, Hears Request For Composting Facility

The Elizabethtown City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting last night. The Council adopted a resolution to update the hazard mitigation and flood mitigation plan. The Council also heard and adopted municipal orders to award two contracts for projects in the city. The first order awarded the Freeman Lake South End improvements. “This contract with Scotty’s will have them start the site preparation work. So they will get the area ready for the playground. They will get the area ready for the pavilions and the restrooms and the parking areas. Then the playground contractor will come in and they will finish the site with the playground. Scotty’s then does all the trails and all the parking lot paving. We will have separate contracts for the tennis courts and the pavilion,” stated City Administrator Ed Poppe. The contract for the playground construction was awarded to Miracle Playgrounds Of Kentucky And Tennessee which is the same company that brought Funtopia to the city. The other contract that was heard and adopted awarded the Fire Station #4 to RBS Design Group which was the company that did Fire Station #2. During public comments, Bryton Hawkins asked the Council to explore the possibility of a municipal composting facility. “What I’m here to talk about today is, I believe that our city needs a municipal composting facility set up. The main reason I want this is for farmers to have a reliable source for clean compost. Another reason is, I filed a FOIA request with the landfill. It is currently emitting 2000 tons of methane. I believe that could be mitigated with a composting setup.” Mayor Jeff Gregory said it was a great idea and something to look at. The next City Council meeting will be a work session held on April 24.

Camp TESSA Annual 5K Fundraiser This Weekend

The 6th annual Autism Spect-Run will be held this saturday. The run is the biggest fundraiser held by Camp TESSA Hardin County. “We have our annual 5K coming up April 22 out at Severns Valley. The race starts at 8:30 AM. That 5K is our biggest fundraiser. Camp TESSA is all community supported,” shared spokesperson Kay Mau. The 5k helps fund the week-long summer camp that pairs children and adults with autism with similar age peers to participate in activities that work on community based instruction, daily living skills, building social skills and post-secondary transition. To register for the 5k and find more information, visit the Camp TESSA Hardin County Facebook page.