Local News

  • HMH hosting health care decisions event

    Hardin Memorial Health is hosting an event next week aimed at providing information to the public on the need for advanced decision making for end-of-life health care.

    The health system’s patient advocates are mobilizing an informational booth in the admission area of the hospital on North Dixie Avenue from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, where they will distribute information and materials on handling end-of-life decisions.

  • Civil War letters address old Lincoln mystery

    Letters written by a U.S. Army chaplain address one of Hardin County’s oldest mysteries.

    The Hardin County History Museum received transcribed copies of letters written during the Civil War by a Union soldier stationed in Elizabethtown.

    Illinois farmer Augustus Hammond Conant felt called to be a preacher, attended Harvard Theological Seminary and began preaching in 1840.

    He first led a small congregation in Geneva, Ill., and then a church in Rockford, Ill., before volunteering to be chaplain of the 19th Illinois regiment for the Union Army.

  • Long-time chamber president to be honored at regional job fair

    More than 10 years ago, Larry Oberlitner, a local veterans employment representative, discovered that an annual job fair held at Fort Knox through the U.S. Army Career and Alumni Program would be discontinued.

    In response, he turned to the Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce. Edith Dupin, who served as president of the local chamber for nearly 20 years, agreed to launch a similar job fair in Hardin County, Oberlitner said.

    “Without her, this would have never even started,” he said.

  • Helping Hand of Hope is two-thirds of way to capital goal

    With two-thirds of its $900,000 capital campaign lined up, Helping Hand of Hope turned up its appeal Wednesday.

    The charitable agency wants to centralize its operations into a single building on Wilson Road near Hutcherson Lane between Radcliff and Elizabethtown. The property has been acquired and Executive Director David Dozer told those attending the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday that $600,000 has been committed.

  • Festival parade seeks hometown idea

    Based on the overall theme My Hometown, community members are invited to submit ideas for the Heartland Festival parade’s theme.

  • 31W Bypass will be closed briefly

    Construction of a new overpass requires the U.S. 31W Bypass to be closed for 12 hours.

    The Transportation Cabinet said the road will be closed in both directions from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday at the new Ky. 361 overpass as a portion of the bridge structure is set overhead. Traffic will not be allowed to enter the bypass from North Dixie Avenue and northbound traffic will be blocked at St. John Road.

    Message boards will alert drivers to the closure. Reduced speed limits already are in effect.

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  • North Black Branch Road reopens to traffic

    North Black Branch Road reopened to traffic Wednesday morning, more than 18 months after closing for construction on Flex Films, a new manufacturing facility.

  • E'town doctor's medical license restricted pending federal court case

    The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure has issued an emergency order restricting the license of an Elizabethtown doctor facing 13 federal charges.

    Dr. Canh Jeff Vo, 45, was indicted March 20 by a federal grand jury on charges of health care fraud, mail fraud, misbranding and smuggling.

    According to the indictment, the obstetrics and gynecology physician purchased and installed in his patients foreign, non-FDA approved Mirenas, a levonorgestral-releasing intrauterine device or IUD.

  • Fiscal Court affirms courthouse relocation

    Hardin County residents were granted another opportunity to affect a proposed county office move, but the outcome stayed the same.

    By a second 8-1 vote Tuesday, Hardin Fiscal Court approved the relocation of Hardin County government from downtown Elizabethtown to property owned by Hardin Memorial Health at Ring and Rineyville roads. Magistrate Bill Wiseman again voted no.