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Local News

  • Republicans focus on future at Lincoln dinner

    Though the program honors a great president of the past, members of the Republican Party kept an eye toward the future Friday at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner.

    The dinner, presented by the Republican Party of Hardin County, began with a recounting of the lives of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln from presenters Larry and Mary Elliott. But after the failed presidential bid of candidate Mitt Romney, Republican officials were eager to speak about the current political climate and the direction the party is headed.

  • Church hosts cross walk

    Drivers on Dixie this weekend likely were reminded of Holy Week and the upcoming Easter holiday as they caught a glimpse of a cross being carried along the highway.

  • Local doctor faces federal charges

    The owner of Bluegrass Women’s Healthcare in Elizabethtown could face more than 200 years in prison and a $3 million fine after being charged in a 13-count federal grand jury indictment this week for health care fraud, mail fraud, misbranding and smuggling.

    Canh Jeff Vo, 45, of Elizabethtown, was the owner, supervising physician and president of Bluegrass Women’s Healthcare between March 2008 and September 2009 when the alleged violations occurred, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Brooklyn doing well after 10-hour surgery

    Doctors helping an Elizabethtown girl fighting cancer think they were able to remove her entire tumor during surgery Wednesday, a family member said.

    Brooklyn Disselkamp, 18 months, still has treatment and recovery ahead of her, but family members were pleased with the lengthy surgery and support they have received from the community.

    Brooklyn was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma – a pediatric cancer that creates tumors in the body and tumor cells in bone marrow.

  • Local teams focus on clean water efforts globally

    Local volunteers dedicated to clean water efforts in Haiti and Guatemala are looking to partner with others who want to make a difference in the lives of those who do not have the privileges offered in the United States.

  • Masters of knowledge: Advanced social work program coming to WKU’s Elizabethtown campus

    A popular bachelor’s degree program will be complemented with a master’s program in the upcoming school year.

    The Elizabethtown campus of Western Kentucky University will offer a master’s degree in social work next fall. The campus offers a bachelor’s program, and the new master’s program serves as a response to needs of the field.

  • Radcliff farm hosting field day

    A local family is opening up their Radcliff farm to the public next week as they plow the field for spring planting.

  • Raising money with mountain music

    Money from ticket sales at Saturday’s bluegrass show in Upton won’t go to musicians.

    Instead, the money will benefit community events and charities supported by the Upton Masonic Lodge, sponsors of the show.

  • Hardin County Schools board approves graduation dates

    The Hardin County Schools board approved graduation dates for its three high schools and alternative program at its regular meeting Thursday.

  • Tornado safety paramount this time of year

    An emergency preparedness kit should at least include the following items: