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Local News

  • HMH optimistic about turnaround

    Hardin Memorial Health officials are concerned about the shortfalls of the past two years, but are optimistic for a turnaround based on past experience.

    HMH lost close to $6 million during the 2013-14 fiscal year, which ended June 30, and it recorded a loss of more than $5 million in 2013.

  • Attorney attempts withdrawal from third murder trial

    As he awaits a third murder trial, Jarrod D. Davis stood by one of his attorneys as she made a motion to withdraw from his case.

    Davis, 25, of Radcliff, is accused to killing his 36-day-old son, Ja’Vion Davis, in early January 2013. His first two trials ended when jurors were unable to reach a unanimous verdict. His third trial date is set for Aug. 11.

  • Local musician offers proposal for part of J.J. Newberry property

    A local musician has offered to purchase and renovate a building in downtown Elizabethtown, which once was home to the J.J. Newberry five-and-dime store chain.

  • Radcliff 19-year-old enters plea in juvenile sex case

    A 19-year-old Radcliff man charged with sex crimes against a girl younger than 14 pleaded not guilty Tuesday at his arraignment.

    Jordan Farm­er is charged with second-degree rape/no force, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison if convicted. He also faces misdemeanor charges of two counts of sexual misconduct and third-degree sexual abuse.

  • Grand jury adds to Hilton's murder charge

    After an indictment for participation in a drug ring last week, Michael Todd Hilton was indicted Monday by a specially called Hardin County grand jury for his involvement in a June 22 crash that killed an Elizabeth­town teen and injured two others, including his twin brother.

  • Grimes featured speaker at Kentucky Democratic Woman's Club meeting in Radcliff

    A visit from U.S. Sen­ate Democatic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes highlighted the summer board meeting of the Democratic Woman’s Club of Ken­tucky held Saturday at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff.

  • New city pool design finalized

    Elizabethtown City Council laid eyes on the blueprint of its own “Watertopia” at American Legion Park during its Monday work session.

    Pool designer Brandstetter Carroll Inc. presented a finalized design for a modern aquatic complex, costing slightly more than $2.5 million.

  • Area man named Kentucky farmer of the year

    Farming is nothing new to Ray Allan Mackey, who has been busy in the fields for more than 30 years.

    His diverse knowledge and techniques allowed him to win the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award in Kentuc­ky. Mackey will join nine other state winners as a finalist for the overall title of Southeastern Farmer of the Year.

  • Vine Grove police looking for late-night burglary suspect

    Police are on the lookout for a suspect connected to the late-night burglary of the ApotheCare Pharmacy in Vine Grove.

    Vine Grove police officers were notified of the burglary Thursday and are still investigating. Upon arrival, police reported seeing a severely damaged front window and missing controlled substances.

  • KSP warns of Nolin RECC phone scam

    Kentucky State Police and Nol­in Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation are warning the community about a phone scam demanding money from customers for past due bills.

    KSP said Nolin RECC customers have reported phone calls from a man with a foreign accent seeking credit card information or money orders to “reconcile past due bills.”