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Today's News

  • Electronic health records process escalating

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com
    In keeping on par with a federal mandate, Hardin Memorial Hospital will begin implementing technology this year that will directly link electronic health records of patients with local physicians’ offices.
    The goal is to fully integrate the technology by June 2012 in keeping with a requirement through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Bruins beat Green County; LaRue girls win (01/26)

    The Central Hardin Bruins dominated 5th Region rival Green County with some second-half defensive intensity Tuesday night, holding the homestanding Dragons to 12 points in the final two quarters en route to a 56-37 win.

    Junior forward Andrew Kinney hit three 3-pointers and scored a team-high 15 points, while sophomore guard Troy Squires (12) and senior guard Matt Nichols (11) also reached double figures.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: North Hardin blocks out Elizabethtown (01/26)

    Jauan Akins and the North Hardin Trojans didn’t need any last-minute magic Tuesday night against 17th District rival Elizabethtown. Akins and his buddies blocked out enough distractions – and enough shots – to ensure that.

    A lanky 6-foot-7 junior forward, Akins was 1-of-4 Trojans to score in double figures and he had five of his team’s 11 blocks as North Hardin convincingly beat the Panthers, 71-60 after needing a waning-seconds layup to win the teams’ first meeting less than two weeks ago.

  • Fiscal Court members are weighing a hefty issue

    ISSUE: Magistrate Weight Loss Challenge
    OUR VIEW: Congratulations for leading by losing

    The eight people who were winners in November’s general election hope to be losers come this November.

    Patterned after “The Biggest Loser” television show, the Hardin County Magistrate Weight Loss Challenge is an 11-month effort to slim down.

  • County records mid-year surplus

    During a state of the county address earlier this month, Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry promised county government once again would maintain a balanced budget without dipping into reserves at fiscal year’s end.
    On Tuesday, his prediction edged closer to reality.
    Berry presented a mid-year review of the county’s finances during Hardin Fiscal Court’s regular meeting, in which he revealed the county is riding a $3.4 million surplus into the second half of the budget cycle.

  • Effort under way to restore White Mills display

    The Nolin River once again will glow at Christmastime.
    White Mills residents are working to replace a bridge light display that was vandalized last month — and catch whoever did it. The town’s civic league is planning a fundraising dinner and is offering a $200 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction for the crime.
    Between 200 and 300 lights were stolen or broken the week of Christmas. The Rev. Tim Dennis, pastor of White Mills Christian Church and a civic league member, estimated the cost of the vandalism at $1,000.

  • Have knowledge, will travel

    On any given weekday, Dottye Moore can be found driving around Hardin County making the educational equivalent of a doctor’s house call.

    “I guess the three things you’d need for this job are a GPS, a hybrid car and a cell phone with good coverage,” Moore said.

    Moore is a homebound teacher for Hardin County Schools. In fact, she is the only full-time homebound teacher with the system. Other certified teachers work on a contractual basis.

  • Democratic Women’s Club has meeting at Corvette Café

    The district officers of the Democratic Women’s Club held a planning meeting at the Corvette Café in Bowling Green.
    The meeting discussed a 2-year planning calendar, the establishment of new clubs, and visitation and communication between clubs in the District.
    The Second District currently has nine Democratic Woman’s Clubs in eight counties, one club being reinstituted and four new clubs in the process of being formed.
    For information about the club, call JoAnn Winkenhofer at 737-6295.
     

  • Touching up downtown
  • West Park Road water main extension approved

    A long-planned project to tie two water mains in Elizabethtown together was authorized this week for a possible late spring finish.

    Elizabethtown City Council awarded the contract Monday for the West Park Road water main extension to Hudson-based Horsley Construction at $232,500.

    City Engineer Scott Reynolds said the project will connect the water main at the industrial park on West Park Road to a water main on Ring Road.

    “It’s been in the planning stages for years,” to reinforce pressure, Reynolds said.