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  • Caution: (Farm) Work Zone
  • Patton Museum hours changed

    The General George Patton Museum of Leadership’s hours of operation will be reduced and its centerpiece exhibit – the Gen. Patton Gallery – will be closed as the museum undergoes a $2.3 million transformation over the next seven months.

    Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays. Additionally, the museum is closed Dec. 23-Jan. 2.

  • Radcliff to receive new driver’s license software, cameras today

    Installation of software and cameras for Kentucky’s new driver’s license will require a one-day suspension of license-issuing activity in the Radcliff location of the County Circuit Court Clerk’s office today.

    Other operations of the Circuit Clerk’s office are not affected, and the office is open all day. Driver’s licensing operations will resume the following day, and new licenses will be available to Hardin County residents at the Radcliff location.

  • Diabetes expo is Monday

    Hardin Memorial Hospital is trying to raise awareness of diabetes and help people learn to prevent and deal with the condition during the fifth annual Diabetes Expo.

    The free event takes place Monday during American Diabetes Month and before World Diabetes Day Nov. 14.

    It is from 4-7 p.m. at the Pritchard Community Center on South Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown to raise awareness about the growing prevalence of diabetes and help visitors learn about issues such as eating healthy, getting physical activity and monitoring the disease.

  • Fire forces evacuation of West Point, injures five

    A fire Wednesday at the train derailment site in southwest Jefferson County near the Ohio Valley Dragway led to the full evacuation of West Point and sent three workers to hospitals for treatment of burns.

    Jody Johnson Duncan, public information officer for Louisville EMA/Metrosafe, said five contractors with R.J. Corman were injured while working on the cleanup when residual traces of 1,3-butadiene from the derailed rail cars found an ignition source and caught fire.

  • Four challengers, five incumbents battling for E'town council spots

    Whatever the makeup of Elizabethtown City Council in January, most candidates agree the city must press efforts dealing with stormwater drainage, upgrading the city’s aging infrastructure, renovating downtown and attracting new jobs.

    Five incumbent council members hope to reclaim their seats while four challengers have emerged hoping to take advantage of Councilman Larry Ashlock’s departure.

  • Defendants deny allegations in ECTC lawsuit

    Defendants in a discrimination lawsuit against the Kentucky Community and Technical College System have denied allegations made by an Elizabethtown Community and Technical College employee.

    Defense attorneys filed a response after Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton granted an order to dismiss a large portion of the claims made by the employee, Bernice Bennett.

    The case now moves to the discovery phase, which is when the two sides exchange information pertinent to the case.

  • HMH to offer free texting service for new mothers

    Hardin Memorial Health has partnered with a national texting service providing free health information for pregnant women and mothers through the first year of their child’s life.

    HMH now is promoting text4baby on its website at www.hmh.net and its official Facebook page, where a link is provided for local residents to sign up. Users also can sign up at www.text4baby.org.

  • Severns Valley hosting recovery program training

    SevernsValley Baptist Church will be the regional training site Saturday for between 500 and 600 representatives of churches across Kentucky and surrounding states.

    The training is aimed at explaining the program Celebrate Recovery. The 12-step program uses Biblical principles to try to help people with various addictions, hurts and struggles, such as substance abuse, procrastination and worry.

  • West Point candidates focus on growth

    Increasing the population and economic development in West Point to grow its tax base and support West Point Independent School System are major issues for the eight candidates running for six open seats on the community’s city council.

    The council is one of the contested races on Tuesday’s ballot, featuring five incumbents and three challengers.