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  • E'town medical practice to pay nearly $3.8 million in fines

    A local medical practice agreed Tuesday to pay nearly $3.8 million in U.S. District Court to settle claims owners engaged in improper conduct by extending chemotherapy treatment times to maximize reimbursements and inappropriately billing office visits for infusion therapies.

    Elizabethtown Hematology Oncology, PLC, and its owners have agreed to pay $3,739,325.41 to resolve the allegations.

    See Wednesday's print edition of The News-Enterprise for more details.

  • Power back on for Radcliff, part of Vine Grove

    UPDATE: Power has been restored to all affected areas as of now. 

    Vince Heuser, vice president of systems communications for Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation, said restoring power took approximately 58 minutes. 

    The source of the power outage was isolated to a pole on Highway 1500, which quit working after an insulator failure. Workers took out the major transmission line.

  • Glendale invests thousands in area enhancements

    The community of Glen­dale has put thousands of dollars in grant money to use in sprucing up its appearance for tourists and local residents.

    The Glendale Merchants Association was awarded a $71,000 grant through the Kent­ucky Transportation Cab­inet’s Transportation Enhancement Program, which has since been dissolved and rolled into another program, said Mike Skaggs of the Lincoln Trail Area Development District.

  • Investigation continues in shoe find

    Radcliff Police De­partment’s investigation continues into last week’s massive shoe find in the back of a home on Red Hill Road just outside the city limits.

    Police are trying to track the origin of hundreds of shoes via bar codes and serial numbers.

    Radcliff police spokesman Bryce Shumate said RPD was serving a warrant for the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office when the shoes were found.

  • EPD nabs pair in drug deal

    A Radcliff mother remained Monday in the Har­din County Detention Center after a weekend arrest for allegedly selling drugs with two children in her presence.

    Shannon Gayle Colyer, 31, of the 100 block of Seth Court, was arrested by Eliza­­beth­town police early Saturday morning when she and Shawntez Johnson, 20, of Detroit, reportedly were found selling Oxymorphone within 1,000 yards of Elizabethtown High School. EPD received a complaint about possible drug activity in the 900 block of North Mulberry Street.

  • Investor competitions give Ky. entrepreneurs chance to thrive

    Kentucky is hosting a series of regional quick pitch competitions to attract budding inventors and potential investors.

    The competitions will be staged at eight sites around the state and will be conducted in a similar format to the “Shark Tank” television show, which features aspiring entrepreneurs pitching their inventions and business plans to wealthy investors in hopes of landing financial backing.

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  • Radcliff budget cut by 2.1 percent

    Radcliff’s city budget could look a little leaner next fiscal year.

    The city council discussed a proposed plan Monday during a budget work session to cut last year’s less than $14.1 million budget by 2.1 percent.

  • Garden Tour and Tea showcases local horticulture

    In a world of troubles, gardening has a way of providing peace.

    That’s one reason Debbie Skaggs, chairwoman of the Garden Club of Elizabethtown, said she wanted to share gardening knowledge with locals at the annual Garden Tour and Tea.

    “The world today is full of stress and worry,” Skaggs said. “So, to me, gardening is just so therapeutic.”

    The tour, which begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Brown-Pusey House, showcases six gardens. Four are in the private homes of members and residents.

  • E'town plan would balance general fund

    For the first time in almost six years, Elizabethtown’s general fund is balanced without dipping into reserves, according to a proposed budget plan summarized Monday at the city council meeting.

    In the meeting, Mayor Edna Berger presented the proposal for fiscal year 2015, which calls for construction projects totaling $2.1 million and outside engineering fees of $200,000.

    “We have made a concentrated effort to protect our reserves and present a balanced budget for consideration and adoption this fiscal year,” Berger read.