Director Lawrence Ireland
District 6 lies the northern part of Nolin’s service territory covering the city of Radcliff and surrounding areas. As a member of the Radcliff community for many years, I have seen a lot of changes to the area. Many of the changes have included new businesses that serve the residents, industries that offer new employment opportunities and tourist attractions that bring visitors from all around. This growth has helped to support the life and vitality of our community.
When we moved to Woodland Drive in 1964, across the street was a large open field where our sons played ball. That field was developed and for several years was home to a Houchens grocery store. Over the years, developments came and went and there is now a Planet Fitness, Hope Church and other businesses located there.
So many businesses have come and gone, far too many to name – but their presence made a difference to the people of Radcliff and built on the future to come. Businesses like Dixie Electric, the Cavalry Store, and Jerry’s Restaurant are just a few that hold memories for those who have lived here.
I began Ireland Heating and Cooling in 1968. We operated the business out of our home for 30 years and then built our Radcliff location which we still occupy. Nolin RECC has served our members in the Radcliff area as well with a branch housed at various locations starting in the early 1960’s.
In addition to the changing face of business, Radcliff has also proudly become the home of the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central and the Carl M. Brashear Veterans Center. Attractions such as Saunders Springs Nature Preserve, Blazer’s Fun Zone and the Hardin County Performing Arts Center have become popular places for families to enjoy.
Looking back over the time I have lived and worked in this community, I am proud of progress Radcliff has made – and I look forward to where it will continue to grow.