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  • HMH pursues Magnet award

    Hardin Memorial Health is pursuing a hospital designation validating its commitment to excellent nursing care.

    HMH intends to apply for Magnet recognition, an award distributed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, this fall.

    Linda Bragg, chief nursing officer, said the application and designation process is lengthy and meticulous as HMH must provide accurate documentation that clearly states the excellence of care required under the ANCC’s stringent evaluation standards.

  • Weaver: Millpond could be hub for satellite companies

    Mike Weaver doubts Millpond Business Center will ever attract a major company because of its limited access to transportation routes, but he believes it could be a breeding ground for satellite companies.

    Weaver, a military veteran and former state representative, addressed the future of Millpond on Tuesday night while briefing Radcliff City Council on the recent work of the North Hardin Economic Development Authority, which he chairs.

  • Long resigns from tourism commission

    Jim Long’s time with the Elizabethtown Tourism Commission has come to an end.

    Long announced his resignation, effective immediately, to Elizabethtown City Council on Tuesday following a presentation on recent activity at the Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau.

  • Meth deemed cause of mobile home fire

    Two Elizabethtown residents arrested following a fire in December at a Woodland Mobile Home Park trailer have been indicted in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Christopher Lee Humphrey, 30, and Jennifer Nicole Hazelwood, 24, each face charges of complicity to manufacture methamphetamine, complicity to commit first-degree criminal mischief and complicity to commit first-degree possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine.

    The grand jury also indicted Humphrey for second-degree persistent felony offense.

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  • Drug cases lead indictments

    The Hardin County grand jury returned 18 indictments last week, many of them involving drug possession.

    Commonwealth’s Attorney Shane Young said the high number of indictments could be contributed to a backlog of cases.

    Traditionally, the court system slows down in December, Young said, which creates an influx of cases during the first few weeks of January.

    According to state law, the grand jury must indict a defendant within 60 days or he or she is released from jail.

  • Second Saturday receives state recognition

    Second Saturday in Elizabethtown has been recognized at the state level.

    The Kentucky Travel Industry Association awarded the monthly downtown event the Judge’s Recognition Award as part of its 2013 Spring Top 10 Festivals & Events, according to a KTIA news release.

    The awards are chosen by an impartial panel of judges based on numerous criteria, including popularity, impact on local tourism economy and cultural and historical significance, according to the KTIA.

  • Shredding business offers work to disabled

    Brandon Borders always liked working with his hands.

    At 21 years old, the Breckinridge County resident was looking for a job that would let him perform manual labor and earn money for himself. That was complicated by his Tourette syndrome, bipolar disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

    Borders’ Communicare representative paired with an Elizabethtown business to find a job where he can lift heavy objects and stay active the way he wants while earning a paycheck, despite his challenges.

  • Helping Hand of Hope announces capital campaign

    Though a “for sale” sign still sits at the corner of Hutcherson Lane and South Wilson Road, Helping Hand of Hope is making strides to construct its new headquarters on the 1.8-acre parcel of land.

    The nonprofit purchased the land for $150,000 — the same price at which it sold its previous offices in the former First Presbyterian Church building to Elizabethtown — and on Monday, it an-nounced a capital campaign to raise money for a new building.

  • Horse-drawn hearse fulfills long-time undertaker's wishes

    Drivers in Elizabethtown might have spotted an unusual funeral procession Monday morning as they went about their day. But for Edward Y. Mason’s family, it was the perfect way to say goodbye.