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  • HMH purchases orthopedic surgical equipment

    Hardin Memorial Health is upgrading some of its surgical equipment.

    The Board of Trustees approved a business plan Monday morning to purchase orthopedic surgery power equipment from Stryker at $204,194.

    It was one of two bids and higher than the $172,822 bid entered by Conmed Linvatec. However, the physicians preferred the Stryker equipment, which is used at nearly all hospitals, said Michelle Murphy, director of marketing and public relations.

    “They don’t have a marketplace presence,” Murphy said of Conmed Linvatec.

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  • Elizabethtown to invest in new sirens

    Proceeds from the sale of a fire truck will be reinvested in safety improvements.

    During a city council work session Monday, Elizabethtown Fire Chief Mike Hulsey explained ongoing plans for replacing 11 older emergency sirens and enhancing coverage around the city.

    A Homeland Security grant plus municipal funding allowed the city to replace four sirens last year. Hulsey asked to use $50,000 attained through the sale of a surplus fire truck to Vine Grove to buy two and possibly three new sirens this year.

  • Sixth person charged with rioting after party

    A sixth person has been charged with rioting after a fight at a September house party.

    DeJuan R. Gregory, 23, of Radcliff, was arrested Monday by the Radcliff Police Department and charged with one count of first-degree rioting and one count of first-degree assault.

    According to a citation, Gregory and eight others took part in “violent tumultuous activity” which ended in minor injuries to three people. The incident took place after a fight broke out Sept. 15 at a party.

  • E’town man indicted on assault charges

    Convicted twice in the last 13 months of assault against a family member, an Elizabethtown man has been indicted on new charges related to domestic violence.

    Patrick N. Hawkins, 34, was arrested Oct. 26 on charges of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, fourth-degree assault — domestic violence, third or subsequent offense in five years, and violation of an emergency or domestic violence protection order.

    The grand jury indicted him last week on those charges as well as tampering with physical evidence and two counts of third-degree terroristic threatening.

  • Cold weather cools participation in this year's Toys for Tots Run

    When Garry Holcomb first was married his wife’s purse was stolen and with it all the money they had. It was just a few days before Christmas and they had yet to go Christmas shopping for their family, he said.

    “Toys for Tots was there for us,” he said.

    Now Holcomb, like many other motorcycle riders, is there for the Toys for Tots program.

    “I do this every year as long as I’m not deployed,” he said.

  • Men’s chorus hosting Christmas concert

    The Heart of Kentucky Men’s Chorus’ eighth annual Christmas concert is changing venues this year, but the group is planning to offer the same brand of holiday cheer.

    The concert, titled “Home for the Holidays,” begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at First Christian Church, 1811 N. Miles St. in Elizabethtown. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

  • Community offers Thanksgiving dinner options

    If someone is in need of a Thanksgiving meal this holiday, they won’t have to go far to find one.

    Several churches in the area are working with hundreds of volunteers to make Thanksgiving meals for area residents.


    The Lord’s Supper Soup Kitchen in Radcliff just opened its doors in August, but already has its first Thanksgiving meal planned for Wednesday.

  • Grand jury indicts two men on sex charges

    Two Hardin County residents are set to be arraigned this week on sex-related felony charges following indictments by the grand jury.

    Scott Andrew McMillen, 31, of Elizabethtown faces charges of first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy. Jason Emery Mears, 36, of Rineyville is charged with first-degree sexual abuse and third-degree sodomy.

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 investigated both cases, which were presented directly to the Hardin County grand jury.

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