Today's News

  • Breckinridge school bus set on fire

    A Breckinridge County School District bus was set on fire Monday in McDaniels.

    The bus was severely damaged in the fire, which occurred at 5:30 p.m. on McCoy Roff Road, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.

    In conjunction with KSP, the Kentucky State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.

    The fire marshal’s office believes the blaze is “definitely an arson case,” KSP public affairs officer Norm Chaffins wrote in an email.

  • Farmers' Market: ‘It’s all about the weather’

    April showers and July heat haven’t combined for the most ideal growing season for vendors at the Hardin County Farmers’ Market.

    The wet spring and the hot, dry summer have caused some issues, but most  produce has rebounded and is filling tables and the backs of trucks at the Peterson Drive location.

    Some items were late coming to the market, including corn, and some have been a no-show for the most part, such as beans, said Brenda Thomas, vice president of Hardin County Farmers’ Market.

  • HMH records $5.6 million budget surplus

    While the economy continues to teeter, Hardin Memorial Hospital received favorable indicators concerning its fiscal health Tuesday morning.

    A report released by Elmer Cummings, vice president and chief financial officer of HMH, during the monthly Board of Trustees meeting showed the hospital closed the 2010-11 fiscal year with a $5.6 million surplus.

    The strong showing far exceeded the hospital’s estimates of $1.6 million in gains at year’s closing as the hospital saw increases in revenue in most categories while expenses were held down.

  • HMH acquires E’town Diagnostic Imaging

    Hardin Memorial Health took another lunge forward Tuesday in its efforts to enlarge its local footprint.

    The HMH Board of Trustees unanimously approved the acquisition of Elizabethtown Diagnostic Imaging for $6.9 million, which includes both the tangible and intangible assets of the practice.

    Dr. Jody Prather II, vice president and chief medical officer of HMH, said the purchase price was based on third party valuations and he expects the acquisition will pay for itself in four to four-and-a-half years.

  • A life of flavor: Maria Batistoni finds the right ingredients for living

    Life has been full of spice for Maria Batistoni.

    Born in New Jersey, the woman who would become a teacher and chairwoman for A Taste of Radcliff was offered a role in a popular TV soap opera, left her mark in William Shakespeare’s house and was the first woman to be a member of a local chapter of a men-only club.

  • Life or Something like It: Eastern Kentucky ministry helps many

    I don’t usually have much occasion to travel east of Lexington, but I’ve been to eastern Kentucky twice this summer.

    In June, a group from our church traveled four and a half hours to Lynch, a town with a population of 747, according to the 2010 census, in Harlan County, a stone’s throw from the West Virginia line in southeastern Kentucky.

    Originally a company town for U.S. Steel with a population of 10,000 in the 1940s, today, 45 percent of residents are below the poverty level.

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  • E'town council agrees to participate in sewer engineering study

    Elizabethtown City Council on Monday approved an order to participate in Hardin Co. Water District No. 2’s perimeter sewer program engineering study at a cost of $15,155.

    The district devised the study, conducted by Strand & Associates, to determine the feasibility of moving waste outside of city limits to the city’s system so it can be treated at its wastewater treatment plant.

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  • PREP FOOTBALL: Elizabethtown's Billings not nervous about head coaching debut (08/17)

    Friday night marks Adam Billings’ area and head coaching debut, but the Elizabethtown Panthers’ coach said he doesn’t have the butterflies some would expect.

    “I don’t know why I’d be nervous,” Billings said Tuesday night, less than 72 hours before Elizabethtown kicks off its season on the road against the Fort Knox Eagles.