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  • Akers appeals birth center ruling to Franklin Circuit Court

    After failing to land a certificate of need from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Mary Carol Akers will have her day in court.

    Akers, an Elizabethtown certified nurse midwife, has appealed the ruling by Administrative Hearing Officer Kris M. Carlton that the Visitation Birth & Family Wellness Center is not needed, taking her grievances before Franklin Circuit Court.

  • Councilman seeking water alternatives

    One member of Elizabethtown City Council, who wants the city’s water plants to remain independent and continue to rely on free chlorine treatment for purification, is working on an alternative.

    Bill Bennett said he will oppose changing to chloramine-based treatment and is developing proposals aimed at increasing production capacity and continuing to offer public water as a basic city service. Bennett describes health concerns, price increases and community politics as support for his view.

  • A 'precious stone' laid to rest

    Bow ties were in abundance Monday morning at Brown Funeral Home as friends, loved ones and former colleagues of R.R. “Babe” Thomas paid their last respects to the man Brother Mike Bell referred to as a “precious stone” for Hardin County.

  • Dixie becomes helicopter landing zone Monday

    Motorists traveling on North Dixie Avenue in front of Hardin Memorial Hospital Monday evening were greeted with a shock: A deserted road blocked on both directions with an emergency helicopter parked in the middle. 

    Emergency officials closed North Dixie Avenue on both sides of HMH for a brief period to use the highway as an emergency landing zone for an Air Evac helicopter, which flew into the city to transport a patient. Details of the transport were not immediately known Monday. 

  • Woman found dead identified

    The identity of a Nelson County woman found dead Sunday afternoon in LaRue County after a lengthy search and rescue effort has been released.

    LaRue County Deputy Coroner Brad Turner identified the woman as Valerie Holt, 28, of New Haven, after her family was notified of her death.

    Turner said Holt’s body was transported to the state Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy and he expected results late Monday or first thing this morning. The cause of death still was unknown pending the autopsy results, Turner said.

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  • HMH wins patient care award

    Hardin Memorial Hospital has captured an award exemplifying its quality patient care from the Studer Group, a health care performance improvement firm which coaches more than 850 healthcare organizations across the country on ways to “sustain and accelerate” clinical, organizational and financial outcomes.

  • Restaurant projects feature owners' work

    Money is typically tight for independent entrepreneurs opening new businesses.

    It was no exception when James Jiang of Elizabethtown and two business partners decided to open Tokyo on East Lincoln Trail Boulevard in Radcliff earlier this summer.

    That’s why he and his partners pulled out their tools when tile work, restaurant design and several more of the handyman tasks that went into getting the space ready to be opened needed to be done. They decided to pay in sweat and skill what they didn’t want to turn over in cash.

  • Cardboard Nation offers a slice of homeless life

    Spending a night in a cardboard box without some of the daily luxuries such as a pillow or bottle of Diet Coke doesn’t paint the entire homeless picture for Angelia Poyner.

    But Cardboard Nation, set for its sixth year as a fundraiser for Warm Blessings soup kitchen in Elizabethtown, does provide participants a slice of what homelessness could be.

    Poyner has participated every year and plans to again Sept. 20 with some fellow members of her church, Colesburg Baptist.

  • Missing woman found dead in LaRue Co.

    A search and rescue effort ended Sunday afternoon in LaRue County when emergency personnel found a missing women dead.

    LaRue County Fire Chief Jason Sadler said the woman and a man were riding a four-wheeler at Otter Creek near Wayne Ennis Road when they lost control in a flash flood.

    The water swept the four-wheeler away, he said, and the woman disappeared. The man was not injured, Sadler said.