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  • Organizers rally in Hodgenville against Bluegrass Pipeline

    Opponents of the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline gathered Thursday at Hodgenville City Hall to express their discontent. But instead of pulling out tar and feathers, the group said they must fight the pipeline’s installation with information.  

    The meeting was designed to inform the public on the scope of the pipeline, what impact it could have on property values and the environment and what public safety and health risks counties could be exposed to if the pipeline should rupture or leak.

  • Area code transition begins Saturday

    The transition begins Saturday to dialing an area code to make local calls.

    From Saturday through January, callers in the 270 area code region are allowed to make calls by dialing with or without the area code.

    That transitional period is in place because of a change, beginning in February, that will require callers to use area codes, including local calls.

    There are no additional fees for local calls.

    To dial long distance, callers still will need to dial a 1 before the area code and phone number.

  • Local church helping students with school supplies

    A Glendale church is helping families get ready for the start of another school year.

    Back to School Blast, hosted by New Horizon Baptist Fellowship, is 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the church on West Rhudes Creek Road.

    The program has been in place for several years, donating various supplies to children to help them get ready for the school year.

    The event also features food, games, a slide and dunking booth.

  • Photo: Nicholas Street reopens today
  • Howlett's first book an award winner

    Leon Howlett’s first attempt in the book publishing business has turned into an award-winning effort.

    Howlett, of Glendale, recently was recognized for his book, “The Kentucky Bourbon Experience: A Visual Tour of Kentucky’s Bourbon Distilleries.”

    The 2012 Gold Addy Award from the American Advertising Federation he won was for exterior and interior design of the 192-page project. He shot all the photos for the book from eight of the state’s 14 distilleries. The book was published by Acclaim Press of Sikeston, Mo.

  • Man accused of assaulting another with baseball bat

    A Radcliff man faces a charge of second-degree assault after police say he struck another man with a baseball bat.

    Jeremy W. Gilbert, 28, was involved in a physical altercation at 10:41 p.m. Wednesday at an Oak Ridge Drive residence when he allegedly struck a man in the face with a bat, according to a citation.

    The alleged victim was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital.
    Gilbert told a Kentucky State Police trooper he was attempting to defend a woman at the residence, police said.

  • HMH expecting $500,000 annual energy savings

    A $3.4 million energy conservation plan targeting several key systems at Hardin Memorial Hospital is expected to reap up to $500,000 in annual energy savings and another $62,000 in operational savings, according to officials.

  • Akers to appeal birth center denial

    The founder of the Visitation Birth & Family Wellness Center said she was disheartened by the state’s denial of her application for a certificate of need, but she is not defeated and will not go away quietly.

  • Teen Court looking for more participants this fall

    Hardin County Teen Court is searching for more local high school students to take over the justice center on Thursday nights this school year.

    About 100 students from local high schools are trained and sworn to confidentiality each year, said Hardin District Court Judge Kim Shumate, who has presided over Teen Court since its inception 16 years ago.

    After completing 15 hours of mandatory training in the fall, the students begin hearing the sentencing phases of real juvenile cases, Shumate said, fulfilling the roles of jurors, bailiffs, clerks and attorneys.

  • Father pleads guilty to assault, abuse of infant son

    A teen father pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony charges of assault and criminal abuse that stemmed from injuries his 3-month-old son sustained in February.

    Alexander Michael Lee Irwin, 19, of Elizabethtown, was indicted in March on charges of first-degree assault and first-degree criminal abuse.

    He and the baby’s mother, Jessica A. Capponi, 20, were arrested Feb. 27 after their son was admitted to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville with a fractured skull, several broken ribs and a broken femur, according to Elizabethtown Police Department.