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  • Hospital wins national consumer choice award

    Hardin Memorial Hospital has been recognized for quality health care services.

    The hospital has nabbed a consumer choice award from the National Research Corp., an organization that helps health care providers measure and improve services through surveys and analyses weighing customer experiences and preferences.

    Broken down by state, the annual awards represent the most-preferred hospitals in markets around the U.S. based on consumer surveys from more than 270,000 U.S. households, according to the National Research Corp.

  • Former police officer injured in two-car crash

    A former police officer is being treated in a Louisville hospital following a two-car crash Tuesday at U.S. 31W’s intersection with Ky. 220.

    Five from the other vehicle were transported to hospitals, including a child reportedly thrown from the car, but Radcliff police were unable to release details Wednesday. Police Chief Jeff Cross said the wreck report was not completed and information would be available today.

  • Infant's mother testifies in murder trial

    It seemed like an ordinary morning Jan. 15 at the Davis-Farrar household off University Drive in Radcliff.

    Charla Farrar recalled waking up between 6 and 6:30 a.m., according to testimony Wednesday in the jury trial of Jarrod Davis. She talked to her mother, Melissa Hill, who fell asleep on the couch the night before. Farrar prepared her older sons for day care and ate breakfast.

  • PHOTO: Seeding the winter crop
  • Crossover wreck sends Radcliff man to hospital

    Landmark News Service

    A Radcliff man is in serious condition at University Hospital in Louisville after falling asleep while driving on the Blue Grass Parkway Monday afternoon.

    Shane Priddy was driving a dark blue Chevy S10 westbound on the parkway around 4:45 p.m. Monday when he fell asleep behind the wheel, Nelson County Sheriff’s Deputy Ramon Pineiroa said.

  • E'town man withdraws guilty plea in sex abuse case

    Charlie A. Runyon, 46, originally was indicted in September 2012 on charges of first-degree sodomy and three counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

    In May, the commonwealth recommended to amend the sodomy charge to first-degree sexual abuse and the remaining charges were reduced to sexual misconduct, which is a misdemeanor.

  • Patches of pumpkins: Local farms, businesses provide variety, family activities for fall

    They go by names such as Polar Bear, Cinderella, Knucklehead, Gladiator, Rascal and Baby Boo. They can be white, pink, blue, orange or a few other colors and color combinations.

    Pumpkins of all shapes, colors and sizes have cropped up in area patches, signaling a change of seasons, and they provide fun and educational activities.

    The Variety

  • Weighing a downtown fixture's fate

    Mayor Edna Berger asked Elizabethtown City Council on Monday to carefully consider what direction the city should go on the former J.J. Newberry building.

    The structure, a 22,900-square-foot property at 69 Public Square and 100 E. Dixie Ave., is sitting in disrepair and action needs to be taken, Berger said.

    The city, she said, can consider making basic improvements to the building, returning it to a state where it could be toured by prospective developers, or it can consider demolition followed by a new development.

  • Budget challenges emerge early for HMH

    Three months into the fiscal year, Hardin Memorial Health once again is monitoring its bad debt and charity care, looking for ways to keep those costs from eating so heavily into its budget.

    Elmer Cummings, vice president and chief financial officer, provided a financial report to the board of trustees Tuesday that showed HMH is facing a deficit in the first quarter of the year with charity care and bad debt exceeding estimates.

  • Retired police officer hospitalized after two-car crash

    One child and an adult were flown to University Hospital in Louisville with serious injuries following a wreck Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 31W and Rineyville-Big Spring Road.

    Lamar Jones, general manager of Metro Auto Spa and Lube Center in Radcliff, was hospitalized with multiple injuries, including broken bones. Jones, a graduate of North Hardin High School, is a retired police officer who worked for the Radcliff Police Department for five years after serving as Muldraugh's chief of police.