Local News

  • Women veterans to be recognized

    March is recognized nationally as Women’s History Month.

    The Kentucky National Association for Black Veterans is taking that cue and will honor women veterans for a second year with an event called Shining the Light on Women Veterans.

    “(It) seems as though the female veterans get left out,” said Gail Lyons, Kentucky NABVets Auxiliary President.

    Last year, the organization held the event in Louisville;  but this year it is at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff.

  • Educational foundation to host 'The Event'

    The Elizabethtown Educational Foundation is asking the community to celebrate Mardi Gras for a good cause.

    The foundation is hosting The Event, an annual fundraiser to help pay for faculty needs in Elizabethtown Independent Schools. The fundraiser is at 7 p.m. March 1 at Pritchard Community Center and features a Mardi Gras theme, foundation board member April Jackson said.

  • Special Olympics bring competition, camaraderie

    Kuyle Bowman doesn’t talk a lot, his mother Kathy Harvey said, but she knows he’s been enjoying his time playing on the Hardin County Lions basketball team.

    “You can tell when he’s smiling, he likes something,” Harvey said.

    The Lions were one of three Hardin County teams to compete Saturday in a Special Olympics Region 3 basketball tournament.

    Bowman, 27, has played basketball since January, and it’s helped him socialize, which is difficult for him, Harvey said.

  • HMH looks back 60 years to its beginning

    Hardin Memorial Hospital is celebrating 60 years of existence this year, recognizing its growth and successes and looking back on the memories and steps that brought the facility to its current status as a regional hub for healthcare.

    As the years have passed, technology has advanced mightily, the main campus on North Dixie Avenue has expanded and the hospital’s footprint has grown from one to 10 counties.

    Staff and executives at HMH this week took some time for reflection, relaying some of their fondest memories.

  • HMH celebrates 60 years of change

    Barbara Proffitt has witnessed significant changes at Hardin Memorial Hospital, both as an employee and as a resident of Hardin County. Nothing made that more evident than the bill she received when her daughter was born at the hospital, a bill that now is framed for display at the 60th anniversary celebration at the hospital Friday.

    Total charges, written by hand, for bringing Rhonda Proffitt Hunter into the world in March 1959 were $168.85. The financial burden on Proffitt, however, was significantly less.

    “We got out for $19.50,” Proffitt said.

  • Weaver takes LaRue ExCEL award

    The Herald-News

    LaRue County’s 2014 ExCEL Award winner is Traci Weaver, a teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    The ExCEL Award, sponsored by WHAS-11 and LG&E KU honors teachers who have shown excellence in the classroom.

    Weaver, a fourth-grade reading and science teacher who also coaches the Academic Team and Junior Beta Club, will be honored by her students and peers at a ceremony 9 a.m. March 26 at HES.

  • Driver in Kroger crash indicted on attempted murder charge

    The woman accused of crashing her car into a Kroger store has been indicted on nine charges, including attempted murder.

  • Area Development District staying busy with ACA enrollments

    Local enrollment in the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, continues to increase as the March deadline promises a busy month for a local agency tasked with assisting enrollees.

    Enrollees must sign up for an insurance plan by March 15 to receive benefits the next month, said Nancy Addington of the Lincoln Trail Area Development District. Open enrollment ends March 31, and fines will be enacted for those who failed to sign up.

  • Man arrested on DUI charges after hitting school bus

    An Elizabethtown man was arrested Friday after colliding with a school bus on Rineyville Big Springs Road.

    Todd A. Pavey, 22, of Scarlet Oak Circle, was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Pavey admitted to troopers he smoked marijuana earlier that day, according to an arrest citation.

    Pavey was attempting to drive around a stopped vehicle when he hit a Hardin County Schools bus, according to the citation.

  • Abuse, assault charges among indictments

    A Radcliff woman’s indictment on an abuse charge is one of dozens of indictments from Hardin Circuit Court this week.

    Lindsay M. Montjoy, 19, was indicted on a charge of first-degree criminal abuse. The charge is a Class D felony, punishable by up to five years in prison.

    Montjoy is accused of pulling her 3-month-old baby by the arm and throwing the child into her chest, according to an arrest warrant. The child was taken to Kosair Children’s Hospital with an arm fracture.