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  • BBQ, Blues & Bikes thundering back to E'town

    The BBQ, Blues & Bikes Festival returns to downtown Elizabethtown for the second time Saturday, bringing hogs of different shades and shapes.

    The sprawling event will feature a multitude of motorcycles taking over the historic area as nine blues acts will filter onto two stages throughout the day. The event is slated from noon to 10 p.m. Admission is free.

  • 3/1 Brigade inactivated at colors casing ceremony

    Standing at attention on Brooks Field on Fort Knox, 1,200 soldiers let their flags fly one last time as they were consigned to history Wednesday morning.

    The colors casing ceremony, which signified the third inactivation and change of command for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, was an emotional one for members of the unit. The ceremony marked the final time they would formally stand with fellow members of their battalion elements, who toured alongside them for up to nine months overseas.

  • HMH restructuring impacts some jobs

    Hardin Memorial Health President and CEO Dennis Johnson said the hospital is undergoing a restructuring, leading to cuts to some employees’ hours and the elimination of specific positions.

    He said the health system has no intentions of concentrated layoffs similar to what has occurred at KentuckyOne Health.

    Directly responding to an open records request filed by The News-Enterprise, Johnson told the HMH Board of Trustees on Wednesday that layoffs are not occurring in the health system and there are no intentions to issue a layoff in the future.

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  • Energy conservation efforts at HMH reaping benefits

    Harshaw Trane officials said Wednesday a comprehensive project designed to conserve energy at Hardin Memorial Hospital has led to a 12.2 percent reduction in energy consumption since 2012, which served as the baseline year.

  • Ward, Braxton win sheriff primaries

    When polls closed Tues­day, one candidate for Har­din County sheriff from each primary emerged as a clear winner, each mustering more than 65 percent of the votes.

    Now Democratic candidate John Ward and Republican candidate Harry Braxton will face off in the November general election to replace Charlie Williams, who is retiring from the county’s top elected law enforcement position.

  • Voter turnout weak in county

    Twelve hours of voting produced another low turnout in Hardin County for Tuesday’s primary election, with just more than 21 percent of the county’s nearly 73,000 voters casting a ballot.

    “It’s hard to say why (the turnout was lower this year),” outgoing Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb said. “It could be that there were more candidates this time around. There were more highly contested races.”

  • Field narrows to 12 in Radcliff City Council race

    The Radcliff City Council candidate pool has been cut by a third after Tuesday’s primary.

    The field of 18 is now 12 and will be cut to the final six by voters in November.

    All four incumbents — Stan Holmes, Barbara Baker, Edward Palmer and Don Shaw — have advanced to November’s general election. Joining them are two former councilmen, Jerry Brown and Jack Holland, as well as six newcomers in Chris Yates, Victoria Thompson, Gloria Fite, T.W. Shortt, Lina Howard and Kim Thompson.

  • Vine Grove mayor race down to two

    The race for Vine Grove mayor was narrowed from three to two Tuesday. Incumbent Blake Proffitt and police officer Joe Walker will face off in November for the position.

    Proffitt received the most votes Tuesday with 445. Walker was second with 230 and Councilman Garry Mc­Coy received 132 votes. Overall, Proffitt received 55.14 percent of the votes.

    Proffitt said he was blessed from the primary results.

    “I hope these results reflect that the community appreciates the work we’ve done so far,” he said.

  • In a new district, Tim Moore wins fifth term in House

    With legislative redistricting, Hardin County was chopped into six slices. Some political watchers thought the peculiar pieces were designed in part to target Tim Moore.

    Known for his pro-life stance and overall conservative positions, Moore will return to the state House of Representatives for a fifth term. He defeated former hospital administrator Steve Meredith by 342 votes in Tuesday’s Republican primary. He has no opposition in the Nov. 4 general election.