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  • Utilities see record energy usage

    With wind chills falling below zero several times this month, utility companies are seeing greater energy consumption as consumers strive to stay warm.

    Officials with Kentucky Utilities and Nolin RECC said they have seen record peaks this month with temperatures twice falling to subzero.

    Vince Heuser, vice president of system operations for Nolin RECC, said his cooperative has seen several records for peak demand this month, saying consumption is up about 10 percent from normal levels for January, which typically is a month of high demand.

  • Missing E'town teen found in Louisville

    A missing Elizabethtown teenager who was last seen Sunday night at a party at local hotel was found safe Thursday night in Louisville.

    Alize M. Polk, 15, had attended a gathering at the La Quinta Inn in Elizabethtown Sunday night and had not been located since.

  • Rolling strikes for a cause

    Big Brothers Big Sisters works to serve the children of the Hardin County community, but Thursday’s kickoff luncheon for the Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser made it clear that the program affects a much wider group of people.

    The luncheon officially started the campaign that brings in revenue for matches within the organization.

  • Church develops campaign around sermon series

    In an attempt to spread their message, members of Valley Creek Baptist Church in Elizabethtown have developed a campaign surrounding a sermon series beginning in February.

    The campaign, titled areUinlove.com, begins Sunday, Feb. 2 and poses the question "Who or what do you love?". Members developed a website, a YouTube video, bumper stickers, bracelets and 1- by 3-inch cards to promote the series.

    Church members decided to promote this particular sermon series because it is a “come and see” ministry, Associate Pastor Dusty Martin said.

  • E'town man arrested on sex, assault charges

    An Elizabethtown man will appear in Hardin District Court early next month on charges of sodomy and assault.

    According to an arrest citation, police arrived at an Elizabethtown home and found Troy Grimes, 39, naked with his legs around a woman’s head trying to force her to perform oral sex.

    Police were called to the home in reference to the “subject who was possibly in a suicidal state and under the influence of an unknown drug,” according to the citation.

  • Soldiers welcomed home after nine-month deployment

    More than 120 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Soldiers returned Wednesday morning from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and be welcomed home during a ceremony at Natcher Physical Fitness Center on Fort Knox.

  • HMH charity, bad debt reach $25 million

    Hardin Memorial Hospital was running a $1 million budgetary shortfall through December, $167,000 more than projected as officials braced for turbulence.

    Charity care and bad debt continues to be a concern for officials, who said they are looking for ways to trim costs and formulate better plans to collect payment. The two have combined to reach $25 million during the fiscal year, which is 8.6 percent of the hospital’s gross revenue of $293,044,000 to date.

  • Duvall to host his final mayor’s breakfast Saturday

    This Saturday’s fourth annual Mayor’s Breakfast hosted by Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall is a bittersweet occasion, at least for Duvall.

    Because he is running for Hardin County judge-executive, Duvall is serving his last term as the city’s top official and is hosting his final breakfast for the community.

    “It’s exciting to be in my fourth year (as mayor), but it is my last year to host the breakfast,” Duvall said.

  • Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland receives Toyota Highlander
  • EIS board approves school calendar

    The Elizabethtown Independent Schools board approved the 2014-15 calendar at its Tuesday night board meeting.

    The first day for students is Aug. 6 and the school year ends for students May 22. There are five days built in for professional development and planning for teachers: Sept. 2, Oct. 13, Jan. 5, Feb. 13 and March 27.