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  • Father charged with murder in son’s death

    A Radcliff man accused of lying to police earlier this month about his 1-month-old son’s death pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning to upgraded charges of murder and abuse.

    Jarrod D. Davis, 23, was indicted Thursday into Hardin Circuit Court on charges of murder and first-degree criminal abuse.

  • Deadline looming for Heart Fair

    Residents interested in Saturday’s Heart Fair at Hardin Memorial Hospital need to pre-register for a lipid profile by end of business today. The profile, which includes total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglyceride and glucose checks, is free to the public.

    The fair is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday inside the fifth-floor auditorium of the hospital. There is no cost.

  • Charges upgraded to murder in death of Radcliff man's son

    A Radcliff man pleaded not guilty this morning to upgraded charges of murder and first-degree criminal abuse in his 1-month-old son's death earlier this month.

    Jarrod D. Davis, 23, was indicted Thursday on the new charges. Radcliff police originally arrested the father Jan. 16 for second-degree manslaughter.

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  • HMH to host heart fair

    Hardin Memorial Health is leading a charge this weekend to help residents become more informed and heart healthy in their lifestyle choices.

    HMH is hosting Heart Fair 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday inside the fifth floor auditorium of Hardin Memorial Hospital, where residents can register for a free lipid profile.

    The lipid profile includes total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglyceride and glucose checks, a $75 value that is offered for free during the fair.

  • Storms coming this week

    A dramatic temperature shift this week is expected to drive unseasonably warm weather back to typical conditions for late January.

    The national weather service predicts today’s high temperature to reach the high 60s and Wednesday’s high to be in the low 60s before plummeting to the mid 20s Wednesday night.

  • Unemployment rates fall in 2012

    State unemployment figures show Hardin County rates declined dramatically during 2012.

    The county started the year with nearly double-digit unemployment at 9.7 percent, which equated to more than 4,700 unemployed, but closed December with an unemployment rate of 7.4 percent, or about 3,632 eligible workers.

    The statistics, compiled by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet’s Office of Employment and Training, track the state’s jobless rate, which trended downward at a slightly slower rate than the national average for 2012.

  • Search for EIS superintendent begins in February

    The process of selecting a new superintendent for the Elizabethtown Independent Schools district begins in full next month.

    The district is close to finalizing its screening committee in the search for a new superintendent.

    Parents are voting for the final member of the committee — a minority parent representative — today, said Cora Wood, director of personnel, in an email.

  • HMH CEO named chairman of March for Babies

    Hardin Memorial Heath President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Johnson will serve as chairman of the 2013 March of Dimes March for Babies, which is April 27 at Elizabethtown High School.

    Johnson will manage the campaign, raising awareness and support for March of Dimes research and community-oriented programs to ensure mothers have full-term pregnancies and healthy children.

  • E'town to host Open Water Swim Championship

    After several years in Ohio, Kentucky Swimming plans to move the Kentucky LSC Open Water Swim Championship to Elizabethtown this summer.

    The Elizabethtown Dolphin Swim Club approached Elizabethtown City Council Monday seeking authorization to host the championships at Freeman Lake on June 16.

    The 500-meter, straight-line course is broken up into age groups from 10 and under up to 15 and over, according to the Kentucky LSC Open Water Championship website. There are both individual and relay events.