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  • Chamber members to receive discount on PMBA at WKU

    Local businessmen and women looking to advance their skills will receive a helping hand toward their higher education goals.

    Members of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce will receive a $500 tuition waiver when they enroll in the Professional Master’s of Business Administration program at the Elizabethtown campus of Western Kentucky University.

  • Police agencies receive grants

    Two agencies in Meade County are among 17 law-enforcement agencies to receive grants to buy body armor and other equipment.

    Meade Fiscal Court will receive $10,000 to purchase body armor and Muldraugh city government was approved for $4,056 in a request covering body armor and shotguns.

    A total of $143,112 in state Law Enforcement Protection Program grants were announced Monday by Gov. Steve Beshear. The program, administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, accepts requests to help pay for items essential in the course of their duties.

  • E'town residents indicted on criminal abuse

    Two Elizabethtown residents have been indicted on charges of criminal abuse against a juvenile.

    Justin Frederick Badgett, 27, faces a charge of first-degree criminal abuse while Heather Marie Shipley, 35, is charged with complicity to commit first-degree criminal abuse.

    An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt. Badgett and Shipley are innocent until proven guilty.

  • PHOTO: Loading the past for the future to see
  • HMH looking at ways to halt emergency room waiting

    Hardin Memorial Hospital has unveiled a new plan to decrease emergency room overcrowding.

    Debbie Myers, director of critical care services for HMH, discussed Tuesday with hospital board members a web-based tool and related plan designed to alleviate the problem.

    “I’m sure you all have heard stories,” she said. “You’ve probably been told by folks that they’ve been held in the emergency department for hours and hours.”

  • Water district could purchase E'town's water system

    Hardin County Water District No. 2 offered Elizabethtown an enticing proposition Monday: Get out of the water business.

    With the district developing a plan to convert its system to a chloramines disinfectant method by January 2015, it proposed buying the operating assets of the municipal water system and removing the burden of responsibility from city government.

  • Big Clifty man charged with sexual abuse

    The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 62-year-old Big Clifty man Sunday night after officers say he attempted to touch a girl younger than 12 in a sexual manner.

    Kenneth L. Dutschke faces one count of first-degree sexual abuse.

    Detective Sgt. Rex Allaman said dispatch received a call at 5:30 p.m. from the girl’s mother, who reported a neighbor had sexually abused her child.

  • HMH unveils North Tower design

    Hardin Judge-Executive Harry Berry said Monday’s roof raising celebration signifying the expansion of Hardin Memorial Hospital will stand out as one of the pivotal moments in the hospital’s — and the county’s — history.

    “This is an important step to transform ourselves at the hospital” and Hardin County by positioning both for the future, Berry said.

  • Photo: Laying a line
  • Infant treated for broken leg; father charged

    An Elizabethtown father is charged with criminal abuse after police say his 1-month-old daughter was treated for a broken leg at a Louisville hospital.

    Shane A. Jenkins, 27, was arrested Sunday morning at Kosair Children’s Hospital and charged with one count of first-degree criminal abuse.