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  • Medicaid expansion could lead to jail savings

    A Medicaid expansion made possible by the passage of the Affordable Care Act could bring some savings to the Hardin County Detention Center.

    Jailer Danny Allen said county inmates soon will be eligible for coverage under the expansion, meaning those prisoners who need outside care would be treated at lower Medicaid rates.

  • Tornado watch covers much of Kentucky

    A tornado watch covering most of eastern Kentucky and stretching west beyond Bowling Green is in effect until 8 EDT tonight.

    LaRue, Nelson and Hart counties all are included in the watch area plus most of the Blue Grass Parkway and the southern half of Interstate 65. Hardin County is not part of the watch area at this time.

  • 'Time doesn't mean anything': Days since June 22 'a blur' for David, Tonya Taylor

    There are brief moments when Tonya Taylor gets a sense of what her life once was like.

    When she walks into the living room of the family’s cabin, she is immersed in what once was and never will be again. Everywhere she looks in the small room, she sees photographs of her children, Brice and Brianna, their loving smiles and sparkling eyes looking back at her.

  • Taylors overwhelmed by support from near, far

    The letters, cards and notes have come from far away places such as Arkansas, Florida and Switzerland, and from as nearby as just down the road from their Hardin County home.

    The condolences have arrived from friends, neighbors and stran­gers — young and old.

  • Red Cross to hold blood drive in Radcliff boy's honor

    It’s been just short of five years since Samuel Adams was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

    During that time he has undergone countless treatments, a bone marrow transplant, where his younger brother Jack was his donor, and has accepted more than 150 units of blood and platelets over the last year alone.

  • Cruisin' the Heartland brings classic, quirky to downtown

    Breckinridge County resident Shane Taylor made his first visit Saturday to Elizabethtown’s Cruisin’ the Heartland, his eyes drifting to a bare-bones Volks­wagen Beetle with a stack of luggage strapped to its roof.

  • Helping Hand of Hope launches search for leader

    John Wright said Helping Hand of Hope is God’s ministry, but He sent an angel to lead it in David Dozer.

    Dozer announced Friday he is retiring at the end of the year as executive director of the agency. His final day is scheduled for Dec. 31.

  • Groves travels across nation to help vets

    Lisa Groves is on a mission – one that has sent her traveling nationwide to raise awareness about veterans affairs.

    Groves, 52, is a veteran from the small town of Dunbar, West Virginia, but over the past three years has taken residence in many places, driving from state to state, seeking out veterans in need.

  • Weather warnings and watches impact area

    As the storm system pushes east tonight so do the severe thunderstorm warnings.

    The National Weather Service added Hardin County to a severe thunderstorm watch area at 9:40 p.m. and warnings followed about an hour later. The alerts also covered neighboring LaRue, Nelson, Meade, Grayson, Breckinridge, Bullitt and Jefferson counties during the evening Saturday.

  • Benefit concert for Harig, Taylor families sees venue change

    A benefit concert for the families of Mickayla Harig and Brianna and Brice Taylor now is from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Central Hardin High School.

    The venue was changed from Radcliff City Park because of the possibility of storms, according to organizers. Performing at the concert are groups such as Stone the Crow and The Blue Soul Gypsies. There is no charge to attend.