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  • E'town man receives fourth DUI in less than 4 years

    An Elizabethtown man was arrested early Tuesday morning for driving under the influence on South Dixie Boulevard — his fourth DUI arrest since October 2010.

    Jerry T. Williams, 54, of the 400 block of Kentucky Drive, was arrested at 12:57 a.m. He had a 5-year-old girl in the backseat, who was not in a child restraint or booster seat, police said.

    A fourth DUI is a Class D felony offense, punishable by up to five years in prison, if convicted.

    This is the second arrest in less than two weeks of a Hardin County resident receiving a fourth DUI.

  • Pedestrian struck while crossing U.S. 31W in Radcliff

    A man attempting to cross U.S. 31W in Radcliff was injured late Friday night when he was struck by a vehicle operated by a man under the influence of alcohol.

    Michael Stewart, 35, of Rad­cliff, was flown to University Hospital in Louisville after sustaining severe, “multiple whole-body injuries,” according to a police report. He is listed in stable condition at the hospital.

  • BBQ, Blues & Bikes thundering back to E'town

    The BBQ, Blues & Bikes Festival returns to downtown Elizabethtown for the second time Saturday, bringing hogs of different shades and shapes.

    The sprawling event will feature a multitude of motorcycles taking over the historic area as nine blues acts will filter onto two stages throughout the day. The event is slated from noon to 10 p.m. Admission is free.

  • 3/1 Brigade inactivated at colors casing ceremony

    Standing at attention on Brooks Field on Fort Knox, 1,200 soldiers let their flags fly one last time as they were consigned to history Wednesday morning.

    The colors casing ceremony, which signified the third inactivation and change of command for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, was an emotional one for members of the unit. The ceremony marked the final time they would formally stand with fellow members of their battalion elements, who toured alongside them for up to nine months overseas.

  • HMH restructuring impacts some jobs

    Hardin Memorial Health President and CEO Dennis Johnson said the hospital is undergoing a restructuring, leading to cuts to some employees’ hours and the elimination of specific positions.

    He said the health system has no intentions of concentrated layoffs similar to what has occurred at KentuckyOne Health.

    Directly responding to an open records request filed by The News-Enterprise, Johnson told the HMH Board of Trustees on Wednesday that layoffs are not occurring in the health system and there are no intentions to issue a layoff in the future.

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  • Energy conservation efforts at HMH reaping benefits

    Harshaw Trane officials said Wednesday a comprehensive project designed to conserve energy at Hardin Memorial Hospital has led to a 12.2 percent reduction in energy consumption since 2012, which served as the baseline year.

  • Ward, Braxton win sheriff primaries

    When polls closed Tues­day, one candidate for Har­din County sheriff from each primary emerged as a clear winner, each mustering more than 65 percent of the votes.

    Now Democratic candidate John Ward and Republican candidate Harry Braxton will face off in the November general election to replace Charlie Williams, who is retiring from the county’s top elected law enforcement position.

  • Voter turnout weak in county

    Twelve hours of voting produced another low turnout in Hardin County for Tuesday’s primary election, with just more than 21 percent of the county’s nearly 73,000 voters casting a ballot.

    “It’s hard to say why (the turnout was lower this year),” outgoing Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb said. “It could be that there were more candidates this time around. There were more highly contested races.”

  • Field narrows to 12 in Radcliff City Council race

    The Radcliff City Council candidate pool has been cut by a third after Tuesday’s primary.

    The field of 18 is now 12 and will be cut to the final six by voters in November.

    All four incumbents — Stan Holmes, Barbara Baker, Edward Palmer and Don Shaw — have advanced to November’s general election. Joining them are two former councilmen, Jerry Brown and Jack Holland, as well as six newcomers in Chris Yates, Victoria Thompson, Gloria Fite, T.W. Shortt, Lina Howard and Kim Thompson.