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  • Police report phone hoax claiming to represent utility company

    Elizabethtown Police Department is reporting a phone scam during which a caller claims to represent Kentucky Utilities and forwards victims to another number for payment.

    EPD spokesman Virgil Willoughby said the department has received one complaint thus far from a resident who reported receiving multiple calls.

    Police are concerned the hoax could spread if it has not already, Willoughby said.

  • Birth center deemed unnecessary by state

    The certificate of need coveted by supporters of the Visitation Birth & Family Wellness Center will not be granted.

    Administrative Hearing Officer Kris M. Carlton has concluded a presumption of need was not proven during hours of testimony stretched out across a four-day hearing in Frankfort earlier this year in front of the Cabinet for Health & Family Services.

  • Traffic southbound on I-65 faces delays

    Motorists traveling south on Interstate 65 through Hart County should be prepared for delays today and Wednesday, the Transportation Cabinet's local office reported Tuesday morning.

    Contract crews are working on the bridge over Green River near mile point 62, just south of Munfordville near the rest area. The District 4 highway office issued a release saying work will require reducing the interstate to one lane on approach to the bridge from 7 a.m. to approximately 6:30 p.m. CDT both days.

  • State organizations unveil eTranscripts for high schools

    Student transcripts soon can be a few mouse clicks away for college administrators.

    New electronic transcripts for high school seniors seeking admission into college will be rolled out across the state this school year, according to an announcement Monday from Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson.

    The new Kentucky eTranscript program allows transcripts to be sent electronically for free to in-state colleges and universities and some out-of-state schools. There is a $2 fee to send the transcripts to institutions that aren’t participating in the program.

  • Furniture experts open new door to Lincoln’s heritage

    Landmark News Service

    An expert in carpentry believes a door at the Jack Thomas House was handcrafted by Thomas Lincoln, father of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States.

    Mike Fleener, vice president of Grayson County Historical Society and a carpenter, called on Steve Haaff to come see the door and make an evaluation.

    Haaff is an industrial arts teacher at South Spencer High School in Rockport, Ind. Haaff is also an expert on furniture made by Thomas Lincoln.

  • Bardstown doctor part of vaccine study

    For the last four years, a pediatrician in Bardstown has been working with doctors around the country on a vaccine for a strain of meningococcal disease.

    Dr. Stanley Block’s work deals with the research side of the vaccine. His office has been chosen as one of about 50 locations to administer vaccine trials in order to collect data on its effectiveness.

    Most babies are immunized for two of the three types of bacteria in the meningococcal disease. A strain of the third bacteria is what the meningococcal B vaccine is being made to cover.

  • Pentagon firefighters to revisit 9/11 attacks at Fort Knox

    A foam fire truck, battered from the wreckage of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon, joined the General George Patton Museum of Leadership’s collection last fall. The facility has adopted it as a perpetual symbol of heroism and hope in the midst of chaos.

  • Man charged with assault in alleged stabbing

    An Elizabethtown man was charged with felony assault after police said an argument escalated to stabbing.

    According to a citation, 24-year-old Johnny E. Daugherty and another man were involved in a verbal argument early Sunday when the suspect reportedly stabbed the other man. Police said the person had cuts to his back and arm.

    Daugherty, who is charged with second-degree assault, remains lodged at Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond.

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