Local News

  • Ride with a Hero contest will honor soldiers


    The News-Enterprise

    Twenty-five soldiers will have a chance to ride the rails and enjoy a four-course meal July 6.

    Area residents can enter their soldier of choice in the Ride With a Hero contest by explaining why the soldier is a hero. Twenty-five entries will be selected for a complimentary dinner train excursion staged by My Old Kentucky Dinner Train and WQXE radio. Email submissions to desiree@wqxe.com.

    Dinner is aboard the train from noon to 5 p.m. The train’s depot is at 602 N. Third St. in Bardstown.

  • Local hypnotist offers weight loss parties


    Struggling to stick to a diet and exercise regimen? After exhausting all traditional weight loss techniques, some dieters are turning to hypnosis.

    The service is available in group settings at home from the Lifestyle Weight Loss Hypnosis Program.

    “I think a lot of people like that because they have a support group,” said Travis Hawkins, a certified hypnotist. “I think that helps when they get a bunch of peers around them because it makes them feel more comfortable and safer.”

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  • Arrests made in funeral-hour home burglaries

    Kentucky State Police has arrested at least two men in the burglary of Dennis and Cindy Higdon's home in Clarkson, Master Trooper Norman Chaffins said in a statement released Thursday afternoon. 

    The Higdons were attending the funeral of their murdered son June 20 while their home was burglarized.

  • E-town Swim completes work on indoor pool

    For the first time in its 25-year history, E-town Swim and Fitness Center can offer year-round swimming.

    The center held a grand opening ceremony Thursday celebrating the completion of a state-of-the-art indoor facility surrounding its adult pool.

    The new facility is a pre-engineered steel building with the latest in heating, cooling and electrical technology and a receding door that can simulate an open air quality during the summer, said Mark Nett, president of Nett Construction. The door hinges down and can be closed for use in the winter, he said.

  • Tips for staying healthy in the heat

    With temperatures expected to peak in the 100s this week, Hardin County area residents may want to be especially vigilant when it comes to taking care of their bodies. Here are some tips about staying healthy in the heat from Donny Gill, community health educator for the Hardin County Health Department:


  • Hottest jobs in Hardin County

    Not everyone in Hardin County spends the hot summer inside an air-conditioned building.

    Some people work under conditions of extreme heat and it’s about to get hotter. Forecasters predict temperatures at or near 100 degrees the next several days. Record temperatures are being challenged.

    Here are three of Hardin County’s hottest jobs:


    Even with the front door swinging wide open, the Clotheshanger still is about 10 degrees hotter than the air outside.

  • Colvin, Pritchard to serve as cooling stations

    The News-Enterprise

  • County hires new E-911 director

    Hardin Fiscal Court filled a key vacancy Tuesday at E-911.

    Charles “Bob” Hammonds has been hired to serve as deputy director of the E-911 Dispatch Center. He fills the void left by Bob Hornback, who retired in April after 30 years of government service. Hammond begins work Monday, according to county officials.

    Since Hornback’s departure, E-911 has been placed under the direction of Hardin County Emergency Management. Hammonds will answer directly to Hardin County Emergency Service Administrator David Underwood.

  • HMH budget outlines surge in revenue, patient growth

    Hardin Memorial Hospital adopted its 2013 budget Wednesday expecting revenues nearly $20 million greater than last year’s budget and eclipsing 2011 by $43 million.

    With the surge in revenue comes a $21 million increase in expenses, HMH President and CEO Dennis Johnson said.

    Cost increases are fueled by multiple factors, including an expansion of staff and expenses attached to the first phase of a federally mandated electronic medical record.