Local News

  • Local benefit to assist woman battling leukemia

    An event tailored toward helping a local woman fend off financial burdens while battling leukemia will be staged at Central Hardin High School this weekend.

    The Love 4 Livy Afternoon is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the school on U.S. 62 near Ring Road on Elizabethtown’s west side. All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Olivia Perez Banet, a local mother who is battling an aggressive form of leukemia. Banet will be in attendance Saturday.

  • Radcliff Electric provides discount for animal adoption

    Rescuing an animal from a local shelter is an option for those who want an inexpensive way to find a companion, but one company wants to make it even easier to place animals in loving homes.

    For the first week of July, the Radcliff Electric Supply will be paying one-half of the adoption fee for all animals at the Hardin County Animal Shelter.

  • All suspects in Morehead slaying now in custody

    All five suspects in a Sunday shooting that left a 20-year-old Morehead man dead are now in custody. Four of the suspects are from Elizabethtown and Hodgenville.

    Jaque Abrams, 19, of Elizabethtown, was arrested in Elizabethtown Wednesday night and is lodged in the Rowan County Detention Center. He has been charged with murder.

    Julius "Jubee" Kolowitz, 20, of Elizabethtown, turned himself in to police and Anthony "Rell" Paysen, 19, was arrested in Hodgenville where he is from.

  • HMH budget anticipates modest surplus amidst fiscal struggles

    Hardin Memorial Health is projecting a modest surplus in 2015 despite a rough financial year that likely will close with a nearly $6 million shortfall.

    The HMH Board of Trustees voted 8-1 Wednesday morning to approve the 2014-2015 operating budget that will take effect July 1, estimating revenue to finish $139,000 above expenses. The budget that ends June 30 is projected to finish $5.8 million below budget.

    This time last year, the hospital predicted a similar revenue surplus of roughly $150,000 after a loss of about $5.4 million in 2013.

  • Father who broke infant's leg accepts plea deal

    After he admitted to breaking his infant daughter’s leg, an Elizabethtown father has accepted a plea agreement, leaving the child’s family upset with the offer and the Commonwealth defending it.

  • Lack of diverse payer mix at HMH impacting revenue

    During a meeting centered on industry upheaval and uncertainty, HMH President and CEO Dennis Johnson said Hardin Mem­orial Health must adapt its focus to providing quality care at a lower cost, as less money is available.

    “We have to get leaner,” he stressed to the HMH Board of Trustees during its monthly meeting Wednesday morning.

  • WKU riders hope to raise $100,000 during coast-to-coast ride

    Fraternity brothers from Western Kentucky University are keeping alive the fundraising fight for Alzheimer’s research started by an Elizabethtown native.

    About a dozen members of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at WKU are riding more than 3,000 miles on bicycles along a coast-to-coast journey from California to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., calling attention to Alzheimer’s in hopes of raising $100,000.

  • Post Office meeting set today in Glendale

    A meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. today at the Glendale Fire Department regarding the U.S. Post Office in Glendale.

    Among the items discussed will be a change to the hours of operation at the facility at 438 E. Main St. in Glendale. The meeting is to gather public input on what hours would work best.

  • Police on lookout for teenage vandals

    After three unidentified vandals failed to break into a truck Saturday, they thought they could just give up and call it a night, but an Elizabethtown man caught the entire act on camera.

    Ronnie Day, 66, set up security cameras around his residence on Stonemill Drive after he was the victim of an egging incident approximately one year ago. Now, he said he is frustrated to be a victim once again.

  • E'town man arrested in Morehead slaying

    An Elizabethtown man is under arrest and three other other area residents are being sought by Ken­tucky State Police in a Sunday home invasion killing of a 20-year-old man in Morehead.

    Marcus D. Stewart, 18, of Elizabethtown and Demario M. Powell, 18, of More­head, were arrested Tuesday night. Bo Otis, 20, was killed after he was shot in the head inside his mobile home in Dry Creek in Rowan County, according to The Morehead News. Otis died at the University of Kentucky Hospital.