Local News

  • Hospital reports another month of financial gains

    Hardin Memorial Health had another strong month of earnings as hospital officials reported a 205 percent increase over the previous year-to-date earnings at the monthly board of trustees meeting.

    Compared to a budgeted profit of $510,000 for March, the hospital recorded $1,559,000. It recorded $166,000 the prior year for the same month.

  • Holmes chairs brief Radcliff council meeting

    Radcliff Councilman Stan Holmes oversaw one of the shortest regularly scheduled meetings in this council’s four-month history.

    While acting as chairman of the meeting according to an ordinance enacted less than a month ago, Holmes quickly heard first reading Tuesday of two ordinances and saw the council accept a bid from a grass-mowing company.

  • I-65 northbound lanes cleared after wreck

    A multi-vehicle crash blocked northbound lanes of Interstate 65 near mile point 81 near the Sonora exit today for more than three hours.

    Three commercial vehicles and a car were involved in the collision. A wrecker was clearing away the final vehicle around 4:30 p.m., according to the state Transportation Cabinet.

  • Local church installs city's largest solar array

    An Elizabethtown church Tuesday began installing 165 solar panels, the city’s largest array.

    Memorial United Methodist Church on North Miles Street has installed most of the 310-watt solar panels.

  • Former teacher begins serving sentence

    Former Hardin County Schools Spanish teacher Edwin Bonet began his 10-year sentence today for sexually abusing four students over the course of a decade.

    Bonet was taken into custody following formal sentencing in Hardin Circuit Court where three of his victims and one family member spoke during the proceeding.

  • Staples Foundation presents $3,500 to local United Way

    United Way of Cen-tral Kentucky has been awarded $3,500 by Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples Inc., under a program that lets Staples associates direct donations.

    Christopher Blandford, Elizabethtown Staples’ general manager, chose to nominate UWCK for the Staples Foundation Grant.

  • Hall of Fame secures deed from Elizabethtown council

    With funding secured for the initial phase of construction, the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame has a catalyst to ignite further fundraising efforts for the project.

  • Council reconsiders, authorizes pool contract

    After much discussion to the contrary at last week’s work session, the Elizabethtown City Council unanimously authorized preparation of a contract to build a new pool at American Legion Park.

  • Superintendent enters Alford plea on DUI charge

    Although he intends to appeal, LaRue County Schools Superintendent Sam Sanders entered an Alford plea Monday in LaRue District Court to a charge of driving while under the influence.

    Through the Alford plea, Sanders maintains his innocence, but admits the prosecution has enough evidence to prove the charges.

  • Foley appointed to advisory board

    The director of Hardin County Animal Control has been appointed to the state Animal Control Advisory Board by Gov. Steve Beshear.

    Gerald Foley will represent the Kentucky Animal Care and Control Association. His term runs through Feb. 26, 2019.

    Also appointed to the board were Donna S. Herzig of Louisville and Elbert M. Bennett of Fredonia.