Local News

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  • Focus on fitness to stay healthy

    For those determined to make healthy changes in 2013, Lisa Murphy has one piece of advice: don’t make too many.

    At least, not at the same time. Murphy, a registered dietitian and wellness coordinator at Hardin Memorial Hospital, urges not to completely overhaul exercise and eating habits, because “it’s just too much all at once.”

    Murphy suggests fitness-seekers should assess their behaviors, choose what they want to change, and focus on one behavior every week or two weeks.

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  • Loyalty colors come out early

    While Nerlens Noel and Gorgui Dieng battled it out on the court of the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday, fans of the Wildcats and Cardinals were able to break bread together as they cheered on their favorite collegiate basketball teams.

    Surprisingly cordial relationships between fans of the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville were on display at Heartland Sports Pub — formerly 3-Putt Willie’s — but there still was a fair amount of good-natured ribbing.

  • Railroad defendants seek higher court

    Attorneys for defendants in a lawsuit filed on behalf of those affected by the West Point train derailment say the suit should move to federal court.

    The attorneys submitted to Hardin Circuit Court a notice of removal to do so. The notice cites several reasons Hardin Circuit Court wouldn’t have jurisdiction over the class action lawsuit concerning the Oct. 29 train derailment in West Point, including the number of plaintiffs the lawsuit represents and the amount of money the suit seeks in damages.

  • FORECAST FOR 2013: Berry expects county to maintain top rankings in 2013

    THIS SERIES: A look back at accomplishments for the county and cities, and a look to what may be priorities in 2013.

    NEXT: Mayor Tim Walker’s forecast for Elizabethtown.

    COMING TUESDAY: The 10 biggest 2012 stories in Hardin County.


  • USA Cares to host bowl-a-thon luncheon

    USA Cares is looking for residents interested in knocking down a few pins for a good cause.

    USA Cares hosts a kickoff luncheon at noon Jan. 10 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown for its second annual Stars and Strikes Bowl-a-thon. The luncheon is an opportunity to discuss details of the fundraiser and features guest speaker Bryan Anderson.

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  • Churches focus on faith to begin new year

    Some area residents will ring in the new year in their places of worship.

    Gloria and Michael Fite, pastors at All Nations Worship Ministries, said New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to thank God for the blessings of the past year and honor him in advance for good things to come in the next year.

    That’s why the church annually has a praise and worship on New Year’s Eve. The service is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. and continue until midnight at the church on Wiselyn Drive in Radcliff.

  • Kids Count data show issues in area

    New data on the well-being of children in Kentucky show a growing gap in services for the youngest residents in the area.

    Early childhood programs were a disappointing spot for local counties in the most recent Kids Count data released today by Kentucky Youth Advocates. But local districts showed improvement in other areas, including lower suspension rates in Hardin County Schools and an increase in on-time graduation rates in Elizabethtown Independent Schools.