Local News

  • Local man seeks sasquatch with Larry the Cable Guy

    Parker Duvall of Rineyville has learned to ignore negativity during the three years he has helped look for evidence of sasquatches in Kentucky.

    “I get people who laugh at me because I was there, too,” he said. “I know it’s a hard pill to swallow.”

    The former skeptic decided to be open-minded about the idea of sasquatches existing when a friend of his father told the family he remembered playing with young sasquatches when he was a child growing up in Tibet.

  • HMH Board of Trustees approve strategic plan

    Hardin Memorial Health has set new goals its staff acknowledges will take sweat and toil to meet.

    Those goals — and strategies for how to meet them — were outlined in the fiscal year 2013-15 strategic plan approved Tuesday by the HMH Board of Trustees.

    Healthcare Strategy Group of Louisville helped develop the plan, which HMH President and CEO Dennis Johnson said will serve as the health system’s compass as it strives to improve services, facilities and programs and attract new physicians.

  • E'town City Council: The battle over alcohol

    After an assembly line of motions and amendments and another fevered debate, Elizabethtown City Council on Tuesday axed the possibility of alcohol at city parks and recreational facilities for now.

    However, the council did approve an alcohol policy at Pritchard Community Center and authorized the boards of the Historic State Theater and Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau to have oversight over the use and sale of alcohol at their facilities.

  • Junior Achievement hosting Penguin Plunge

    Those who can’t wait until July to take a dip in some chilly water will have their opportunity at the beginning of March.

    Junior Achievement of Hardin County will host a Penguin Plunge on March 3 at the headquarters of Bluegrass Cellular, title sponsor for the event. Participants who can raise at least $50 can dive into a pool donated by Walmart, complete with bags of ice. Registration is at 10 a.m.

    Junior Achievement works to bring lessons on financial literacy into classrooms and includes topics such as business and economics.

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  • Abdullah White indicted for murder in Buffalo death

    Nearly two months after Kristie L. Allen was found dead inside a burglarized Buffalo residence, Abdullah R. White, the Radcliff man seen fleeing the scene, has been indicted for murder.

    LaRue County Coroner Todd Skaggs said Tuesday the 28-year-old died by asphyxia, which he defined as “a type of suffocation.” The autopsy report, completed earlier this month, ruled Allen’s death a homicide.

  • ECTC concert canceled

    The Old Toad Guitar Duo performance set for Wednesday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has been canceled.

  • Suppression hearing scheduled in murder case

    Joshua Hines, who is accused of murder, appeared Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court for motion hour.

    Defense counsel presented two motions, which were passed to next Tuesday’s motion day. A hearing to suppress evidence also was scheduled for 2 p.m. March 1.

    Hines, 25, is accused in the shooting death of his neighbor Toni Ballard, 36. Police say he entered her Bardstown Road residence and shot her before calling 911.

    A jury trial in the case is scheduled to begin March 12.

  • Diane Logsdon awarded for support of Scouts

    Community leader Diane Logsdon was honored Monday for her dedication to area Scouts and other community organizations and causes.

    Logsdon, vice president and chief operating officer at Hardin Memorial Hospital, received the 2012 Hardin County Friends of Scouting Distinguished Citizen award surrounded by local politicians, Fort Knox representatives, area business leaders and other community members at the Historic State Theater.

  • Spring training begins