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  • Ground broken on veterans nursing center

    Seven years after the first application was filed for a veterans’ nursing facility in Hardin County, movement is noticeable on the $40 million facility off Logsdon Parkway north of Radcliff.

    Gov. Steve Beshear joined local officials, community leaders, active-duty soldiers and veterans in breaking ground Wednesday morning at the site of the Radcliff Veterans Center.

  • United Way challenges community to combat poverty

    For the second consecutive year, United Way of Central Kentucky abandoned a monetary goal as it launched its annual fundraising campaign Wednesday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    Executive Director Christopher Wilborn said the agency is committed to topping its fundraising total after last year’s record-setting campaign, but it has targeted a systemic problem plaguing central Kentucky.

  • E'town man dies in single-vehicle crash

    An Elizabethtown man was killed Wednesday afternoon when the van he was driving ran off Shepherdsville Road for unknown reasons, overturned several times and ejected him.

    Edgar D. Willis, 70, was pronounced dead at the scene by Hardin County Coroner Dr. Bill Lee. Police said Willis was not wearing a seat belt.

    The single-vehicle crash occurred in the 4300 block of Shepherdsville Road, halting traffic there between Tunnel Hill Road and West Bryan Road for several hours.

  • Expect traffic delays tonight on I-65

    A traffic advisory has been issued for southbound Interstate 65 tonight.

    Contract crews working for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will close I-65 to reinstall the truss and signs knocked down at the Exit 91 approach in March.

    The work is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. when the right lane will be closed, according to a news release from the cabinet's District 4 office.

  • Two Post 4 troopers fired after investigation

    Two troopers at Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown, including the post’s 2012 Trooper of the Year, have been fired after an investigation into an alleged relationship with a teenage girl.

    Jerry Clanton and Stratford Young were terminated Friday, said Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard, a spokesman for KSP headquarters in Frankfort.

  • Alleged victim testifies in sexual abuse trial

    More than two years ago, a girl younger than 12 years old hid two pairs of underwear behind a dresser in her Radcliff home.

    On Wednesday, that girl sat on a witness stand in Hardin Circuit Court and watched as a detective wearing yellow gloves pulled two pairs of underwear from evidence containers. The detective passed them to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Teresa Logsdon.

    “Do you recognize what I’m holding in my hand?” Logsdon asked the girl, who was the first witness called Wednesday in the jury trial of Jose Vargas.

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  • E'town man dead in Shepherdsville Road wreck

    An accident around 1 p.m. today has claimed the life of an Elizabethtown man.

    A single-vehicle wreck in the 4300 block of Shepherdsville Road has left an Elizabethtown man dead, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Edgar Willis, 70, ws pronounced dead at the scene. KSP spokesman Jeff Gregory said the vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons. Willis was ejected from the vehicle and was not wearing a seatbelt, he said.

    The accident blocked traffic for a few hours from Tunnel Hill Road to West Bryan Road.

  • HMH a finalist for online Best in Class Awards

    Hardin Memorial Health has been named a finalist in several categories for the Greystone.Net Best in Class Awards, which highlights excellence in hospital and health system web content, functionality and strategy applications.

    HMH is a finalist for “Best Use of Mobile Strategy,” “Best Use of Health Content for Digital Marketing and “Best Use of Analytics to Track Performance,” said Michelle Murphy, director of marketing and public relations.

  • Local competitive eating competition set for Sunday

    Local competitors want to challenge Joey Chestnut can eat their way into a spot in the Major League Eating competition Oct. 5 during Radcliff Days.

    Radcliff is hosting a local competitive eating competition in conjunction with WQXE radio and the Radcliff Tourism and Convention Commission at 3 p.m. Sunday at Colton’s Steakhouse. Participants will be challenged to eat as many boneless chicken wings as they can swallow in roughly six minutes, Mayor J.J. Duvall said.