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  • HMH program strengthens defense against heart attacks

    Hardin Memorial Hospital says it is serious about heart attacks, pointing to a new initiative it believes will save lives and improve the quality of care for heart patients.

    HMH officials said a program developed to shrink the wait period between a patient’s arrival and the start of a balloon angioplasty has exceeded expectations and met markers quicker than anticipated.

  • Work nears on U.S. 31E in LaRue

    Preliminary work begins this week as Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contract crews realign curves and resurface a section of U.S. 31E near the Lincoln Boyhood Home in LaRue County.

    The nearly $2.2 million contract with Salsman Brothers, Inc. from Bardstown will provide a safer and more efficient route through the corridor connecting Hodgenville and Bardstown, according to a KTC news release.

  • Man pleads guilty to pointing shotgun at wife

    A Rineyville man accused of pointing a loaded shotgun at his wife during an argument and attempting to strike a state trooper with his vehicle will be sentenced next month in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Billy M. Brown, 57, pleaded guilty earlier this month through the county’s rocket docket program to two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

    The commonwealth has recommended two years to serve on each count, according to court records. Formal sentencing is March 12 in circuit court.

  • LaRue County sheriff to retire

    Following more than 10 years in office, LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner has announced his intent to retire.

    The county’s Chief Deputy Russell McCoy confirmed Shoffner’s pending retirement Monday but made no further comment.

    As of Monday morning, Judge-Executive Tommy Turner said he had not received a notice of retirement or resignation from Shoffner.

    Kentucky law stipulates the county appoints a replacement in the event of an early retirement or resignation of an elected official.

  • Grand jury indicts 3 on cocaine trafficking charges

    Three Hardin County men have been indicted into circuit court for conspiracy to traffic in powder cocaine that police believe originated in Colombia.

    Joshua Rogers, 33, of Radcliff, Darren A. Deckard, 31, and Maher Najjar, 24, both of Elizabethtown, face one count each of conspiracy to commit first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance — 4 grams or more of cocaine.

    According to the indictment, the men “committed overt acts that include, but are not limited to, arranging for the delivery of approximately 300 grams of cocaine.”

  • Radcliff Health Department moving to healthier quarters

    Because of dilapidation at its office, the Radcliff Health Department is moving next month to a new location near the Wilson Road gate to Fort Knox.

    The department is relocating from 1460 N. Wilson Road to 1679 N. Wilson Road No. 108. The move is effective March 11 and the department will be closed on the preceding Friday, March 8, to accommodate the switch, said Wendy Keown, public information officer for the Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

    “We’re just moving down the street,” she said.

  • City considers Blue Bunny proposal at sports park

    With the second season set to start Friday at the Elizabethtown Sports Park, the city has landed another sponsorship for the facility.

    Sports Park Director Seth Breitner recommended a concession sponsorship Monday at the council’s work session from Blue Bunny Ice Cream that would produce $10,000 over two years.

    The deal would offer the city $5,000 annually and a $2 rebate on each case sold, Breitner said. The company has a right to re-negotiate the sponsorship for additional years if desired, Breitner said.

  • EHS cheerleaders celebrate state
  • Feeding thy neighbors: Mill Creek offering food assistance to families

    A project that began in a garage has become an organized ministry for a Radcliff church.

    MillCreek Baptist Churchhas been running a food pantry once a month for about a year, after member Vi Burt had been assisting people with food from her home. The pantry has since moved into the church, and recipients can receive a bag of food up to three times a year, church secretary Mary Luce said.

  • Radcliff snags free street sweeper

    It took nearly two full days of drive time to bring the city’s first street sweeper from California to Radcliff.

    The vehicle was acquired at no cost and to further save money, City Engineer Toby Spalding personally drove the machine from California.

    “You don’t do but 58 miles per hour on the interstate,” he said.

    But the long haul was preferable — and cheaper — than the roughly $6,000 delivery bill the city could have paid, Spalding said.