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  • New CEO embracing role at HMH

    Dennis Johnson’s transition to Hardin Memorial Hospital has been anything but dull.

    Two months into his new position, Johnson said the experience is comparable to “drinking water from a fire hose” in terms of intensity and breadth of processes to absorb.

    Johnson was appointed president and chief executive officer by Baptist Healthcare System, which manages HMH, and took over in February after former HMH President and CEO David Gray was promoted to president of Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

  • Prosecution finishes case with man victim was seeing, Burke coworkers

    Prosecutors finished their case against Brent Burke at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, and the defense began its case by trying to get a witness testimony approved and briefly questioning a few witnesses.

    Burke is on trial for the death of his estranged wife, Tracy Burke, and her former mother-in-law, Karen Comer, which occurred in September 2007 in Comer’s home in Rineyville. This is the fourth attempt at a trial.

  • New Highland helping student, family through fundraiser

    New Highland Elementary School is hoping pizza and games can bring some good luck to one of its own.

    Staff at New Highland is hosting a fundraiser for first-grader Alex Frahler from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Gatti’s Pizza to raise money for his upcoming surgery. Alex, 7, will be undergoing a risky surgery to have a cochlear implant removed because of improper placement of the device.

    The electronic device allows Alex to have some hearing, though Alex uses American Sign Language as his main form of communication.

  • Radcliff celebrates construction of new restaurant

    A new restaurant is being constructed in the fast developing area near Ky. 313's intersection with South Dixie Boulevard in Radcliff.

    A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon for Colton's Steak House and Grill. The 240-seat restaurant will be on a lot n front of the new Hampton Inn and Suites. Mayor J.J. Duvall, members of Radcliff City Council, Hardin Fiscal Court and other city staff members joined representatives of the restaurant and construction company for the event.

  • Chamber may be bridge to ‘powerhouse entity’

    The hiring of Brad Richardson to lead the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce as its president and chief executive officer adds a new layer of economic muscle to the chamber.

    And local officials said the emergence of Richardson in the role could create a bridge to the development of a “powerhouse entity” serving as a one-stop shop for economic development.

  • Interstate bridge work slows traffic

    Many local residents and workers have learned to avoid a traffic bottleneck at the bridge on Interstate 65 near the Glendale exit.

    Lee Warf, who lives near Greensburg, Ind., said he sometimes took U.S. 31W to his stands at an antique mall in Glendale, but he takes that route every time now.

    He has been caught in I-65 traffic, and he’s worried about the potential for crashes caused by construction on that road.

    Motorists such as Warf can avoid delays for a while.

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  • Local United Way to offer strategic planning training

    United Way is known for dispensing money to nonprofits, but this spring it will be dispensing knowledge as well.

    The United Way of Central Kentucky will host a strategic planning forum for nonprofits in April and May, with a bonus grant-writing session to follow.

    The goal of the forum is to assist nonprofits in creating a three-to-five-year strategic plan for their organizations.

  • Two charged in McDonald’s burglary

    Two men have been arrested and charged with third-degree burglary for the Feb. 13 burglary of the McDonald’s at 900 N. Mulberry St.

    Elizabethtown Police received a call from the Richmond Police about suspects that they had in custody that might be involved in a local McDonald’s burglary where the restaurant was entered through the drive-thru window and the suspects left with an undisclosed amount of money.

  • Nathan Adcock makes Major League roster

    It’s been quite the offseason for former North Hardin standout Nathan Adcock and it only keeps getting better.

    Adcock was taken by the Kansas City Royals in the Rule 5 draft in December from Pittsburgh, which meant Adcock would have a chance to compete for a spot on Kansas City’s opening day roster or the Royals would have to possibly send him back to the Pirates.