Hardin County

Radcliff Veterans Center

The new Radcliff Veterans Center that’s promising to be a national showplace for skilled nursing care is staffing up for its July opening.

Six members of the executive team are already working and the next phase of hiring was launched Feb. 22.

Administrator Israel Ray says five new leadership positions are posted.

“The director of nursing, which is called the nurse executive. And staff development, which will be listed as a registered nurse. The director of dining services. Our activities director and our housekeeping supervisor,” says Ray.

The veterans center is also looking for a medical director.

Construction is progressing at the new center, which is located on 192 park-like acres donated by Fort Knox.

Effort Aims To Help Fort Knox Soldiers Land Civilian Jobs

Sep 16, 2014
U.S. Army

Business organizations in Hardin County, Louisville and southern Indiana are pushing to lure more soldiers who are leaving the military to either move to the area or stay after being discharged from Fort Knox.
The groups founded the Where Opportunity Knox initiative aimed at creating a pipeline for veterans who are looking for a post-military place to live and work.

Retired Col. Walter Herd, who runs the soldier transition program at Fort Knox, said on Tuesday that soldiers look for available jobs as well as quality of life when deciding on a post-military home. Herd says the 26 counties around Fort Knox have much to offer.

The initiative is being managed by three regional chambers of commerce -- Greater Louisville Inc., the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce and One Southern Indiana.

Randy Herman

All throughout rural parts of our listening area, motorists are probably noticing an increased number of dead deer on the side of the road. Deer movement peaks in late October, lasting into December. WKU Public Radio recently met a Hardin County man who got a very up-close look at the impact of Kentucky’s increasing deer-crossings.