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  • Country Club allows alcohol sales

    Elizabethtown Country Club members will be allowed to unwind with beer, wine and liquor by the drink.

    Community members in the one precinct voting on the question during a special vote Tuesday approved allowing the private country club on Hodgenville Road to sell alcohol to members.

    The measure passed in a 148 to 86 vote, a percentage of 58.1. There were four absentee votes in favor and one against.

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  • HMH to upgrade fetal monitoring system

    Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday authorized the upgrade of the fetal monitoring system for the Birth Place department, which would create a fetal electronic medical record.

    The new system, Philips OB TraceVue, would provide accurate and up-to-date surveillance on a mother and child during the birthing process while creating a comprehensive patient record for access by physicians. The system also can help assess quality of bedside care by accessing a library of clinical and administrative reports.

  • Grayson student receives KSP honor

    A Grayson County elementary school student was selected by Kentucky State Police this week as the winning student artist for the National ‘Missing Children’s Day’ poster contest, co-sponsored by the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. The contest is an annual event that encourages fifth-grade students from across the country to design posters depicting the importance of bringing missing children home.

  • Hardin officials prepare for synthetic drug ban

    A new state law banning synthetic drugs signed last week by Gov. Steve Beshear has local officials making preparations to combat the drugs.

    House Bill 481 made it through the House of Representatives with unanimous approval before the Senate voted 35-2 in favor of the synthetic drug ban.

    Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, said he was surprised to hear legislators voted “no” as the bill had a lot of support in the House and Senate.

    “That was a very positive bill we did,” Parrett said.

  • Veteran walks 2,800 miles for homelessness

    Dan Lyons plans to walk out of Elizabethtown early this morning to continue the last quarter of his six-month journey of about 2,800 miles.

    The 60-year-old will walk along U.S. 62 as he treks to Washington, D.C., to raise support for homeless veterans and encourage lawmakers to take action on their behalf.

  • Y.E.S. aiming for second alcohol election in E'town

    A push for a second alcohol vote in Elizabethtown officially has started.

    Yes for Economic Success, a volunteer group of local economic development organizations and residents, announced a plan Monday to circulate a petition to secure enough signatures to force a second vote by fall.

    The vote, if successfully placed on the ballot, offers Elizabethtown residents a chance to decide on authorization of retail liquor drink licenses, which would allow bars and restaurants to serve alcohol without sales constraints or seating requirements.

  • ETCB to maintain its course on alcohol

    The Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau won’t be venturing into the alcohol business.

    ETCB Executive Director Sherry Murphy on Monday said the tourism bureau will not be pursuing any permits for alcohol sales at its headquarters on Mulberry Street off of Interstate 65. The Elizabethtown Tourism Commission made the decision during its annual retreat, she said.

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  • EPD swears in new police officer

    Mayor Tim Walker swore in a new Elizabethtown police officer Friday afternoon at the North Mulberry Street department.

    Zachariah Quesenberry, 29, originally is from Vine Grove, said Virgil Willoughby, EPD’s public information officer.

    Quesenberry is the third of six new patrol officers hired since Chief Tracy Schiller took control of the department last summer. Three more will be sworn in by the close of the year.