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  • 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.

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  • Black History Gallery hosts open house

    History was highlighted Saturday at an annual open house of the Black History Gallery.

    The Elizabethtown gallery hosts open houses every year in recognition of Black History Month. This weekend, volunteers celebrated the unveiling of a stamp from the U.S. Postal Service that honors Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman in Congress and the first black presidential candidate.

  • Group of friends organizing to support animal shelter

    Four women associated with the PAWS Shelter Foundation movement that raised money to build a new animal shelter are at it again.

    Work is under way to formally organize Friends of the Hardin County Animal Shelter to serve needs that go beyond the facility’s budget or the staff’s time.