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  • Radcliff to continue funding One Knox through fiscal year

    Radcliff will remain a partner of One Knox for at least a few more months.

    Radcliff City Council on Tuesday backed a recommendation from Mayor J.J. Duvall to pay the remainder of the money allocated to One Knox in this year’s budget. It also agreed to place about $1,800 in the 2012-13 budget to cover another quarterly payment because the agency back bills the cit.

  • HMH hires new chief medical officer

    After a meticulous search, Hardin Memorial Hospital has found Dr. Jody Prather’s successor.

    HMH has named Dr. Stephen K. Toadvine new chief medical officer. He is slated to start April 30. HMH President and CEO Dennis Johnson said the start date is warranted because of Toadvine’s commitments to his outgoing employer.

    Toadvine replaces Prather, who left the hospital in late January after taking on the role of chief medical officer for Baptist Healthcare System.

  • Louisville woman dies from injuries sustained in Hardin County wreck

    A Louisville woman involved in a three-vehicle collision Sunday night in Hardin County died from her injuries at 8:54 a.m. Tuesday at University Hospital.

    Police say Shelly Thrasher, 30, was northbound on Interstate 65 near the 101-mile marker when for unknown reasons her Toyota Corolla drifted right and struck a guardrail. The car veered left, crossing northbound lanes and the median, sending it into the path of southbound traffic.

  • Glendale church organizes aid for tornado victims

    A Glendale church is collecting items and money to help West Liberty residents affected by tornados that tore through eastern Kentucky.

    West Liberty was one of the towns devastated March 2  by the storms.

    New Horizon Baptist Fellowship members and other churches throughout the area are trying to help victims by providing supplies to meet emergency needs. They are collecting nonperishable food, diapers, baby food, baby bottles, water, Gatorade, personal hygiene items for men and women, batteries, flashlights and cash donations.

  • E'town approves more than $500K in equipment purchases for sports park

    Elizabethtown City Council on Monday approved roughly $520,000 worth of equipment purchases for Elizabethtown Sports Park with more equipment requests expected.

    The purchases are part of a sizable list of maintenance items needed for upkeep of the park and its fields once the park opens this summer.

    Seth Breitner, park director, said Monday’s purchases are big-ticket, specialty mowing and field equipment needed to properly maintain, trim and fertilize sports fields and differ from normal mowing equipment.

  • Liquor stores report brisk sales, happy customers

    Just as beer sales surpassed expectations in the first weeks, the first liquor outlets in Hardin County are reporting brisk business.

    The day after the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control announced license recipients Feb. 21, Best Buy Liquor Outlet arrived at Radcliff City Hall to pay for its $1,500 local license.

    Harry Patel, who operated a convenience store on Rogersville Road near its intersection with South Wilson Road, quickly cleared shelves to make room for liquor and wine supplies at Best Buy Liquor Outlet.

  • Afterschool program finds new home

    Nelle Thomas’ hope to find a new home for Kids Café by spring has materialized.

    The agency’s name has changed to Mission Hope for Kids, but the mission to improve the lives of Hardin County’s youth remains, said Thomas, who serves as executive director.

  • Three vehicles involved in interstate head-on collision

    A head-on collision Sunday night near the 101-mile marker of Interstate 65 left two women and a 9-year-old child injured.

    Shelly Thrasher, 30, of Louisville was driving north on I-65 in a 2006 Toyota Corolla, according to Kentucky State Police. For unknown reasons, the Corolla drifted right and struck the guardrail, causing her to veer left, crossing the northbound lanes and median and into the path of southbound traffic.

  • Cyclist injured in collision on Dixie

    Elizabethtown Police Department responded to an injury wreck involving a motorcycle Monday morning on West Dixie Avenue.

    David K. Curry, 42, of Elizabethtown, was riding a blue 2006 Yamaha motorcycle, police say. Curry had just turned from North Mantle Avenue and was northbound on Dixie when the cycle collided with the left side of a silver 2005 GMC driven by Willis E. Rich Jr., 76, of Elizabethtown.

    Rich was leaving the McDonald's parking lot to pull onto the road when the wreck occurred just after 7:30 a.m., according to an EPD news release.

  • Area agencies to host community baby shower today

    A number of community agencies will come together this week to assist new and expectant mothers in Hardin County.

    Local organizations are hosting a community baby shower from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. The shower will offer baby gifts and information on having a healthy baby and the local resources to make that possible.

    The event is sponsored by Communicare, Family Resource Centers of local school districts, Hardin County Schools Cradle School and the Lincoln Trail District Health Department.