Local News

  • Event to honor women throughout area is Sunday

    A yearly celebration of gender equality on Sunday will recognize two servicewomen among those honored.

    It will be the first time in the four years that Women’s Equality Day has taken place that Fort Knox women have been recognized.

    The event begins at 4 p.m. at All Nations Worship Ministries on Wiselyn Drive in Radcliff.

    It is meant to recognize women who have made great strides and accomplishments in their careers and the community, said Gloria Fite, pastor of All Nations Worship Ministries and co-host of the event.

  • Program to teach teens about farming

    Some elementary students in Hardin County don’t know that cheese comes from cows.

    That’s what Sarah Woods, district coordinator for the Hardin County Conservation District, discovered when she began going into area schools to talk to students about where their food comes from.

    “I realized at that point there is a problem,” she said.

  • Pike: Expanding location restrictions on adult businesses could lead to lawsuits

    Radcliff City Attorney Michael Pike said the city will have to hold its location restrictions for adult-oriented businesses at 500 feet or risk facing legal action.

    The city heard the first reading of an ordinance at Tuesday’s meeting, repealing the city’s current laws on adult oriented businesses while also hearing the first reading of a new ordinance prohibiting public nudity and the sale of alcohol in sexually oriented establishments.

  • Breckinridge school bus set on fire

    A Breckinridge County School District bus was set on fire Monday in McDaniels.

    The bus was severely damaged in the fire, which occurred at 5:30 p.m. on McCoy Roff Road, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.

    In conjunction with KSP, the Kentucky State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.

    The fire marshal’s office believes the blaze is “definitely an arson case,” KSP public affairs officer Norm Chaffins wrote in an email.

  • Farmers' Market: ‘It’s all about the weather’

    April showers and July heat haven’t combined for the most ideal growing season for vendors at the Hardin County Farmers’ Market.

    The wet spring and the hot, dry summer have caused some issues, but most  produce has rebounded and is filling tables and the backs of trucks at the Peterson Drive location.

    Some items were late coming to the market, including corn, and some have been a no-show for the most part, such as beans, said Brenda Thomas, vice president of Hardin County Farmers’ Market.

  • HMH records $5.6 million budget surplus

    While the economy continues to teeter, Hardin Memorial Hospital received favorable indicators concerning its fiscal health Tuesday morning.

    A report released by Elmer Cummings, vice president and chief financial officer of HMH, during the monthly Board of Trustees meeting showed the hospital closed the 2010-11 fiscal year with a $5.6 million surplus.

    The strong showing far exceeded the hospital’s estimates of $1.6 million in gains at year’s closing as the hospital saw increases in revenue in most categories while expenses were held down.

  • HMH acquires E’town Diagnostic Imaging

    Hardin Memorial Health took another lunge forward Tuesday in its efforts to enlarge its local footprint.

    The HMH Board of Trustees unanimously approved the acquisition of Elizabethtown Diagnostic Imaging for $6.9 million, which includes both the tangible and intangible assets of the practice.

    Dr. Jody Prather II, vice president and chief medical officer of HMH, said the purchase price was based on third party valuations and he expects the acquisition will pay for itself in four to four-and-a-half years.

  • E'town council agrees to participate in sewer engineering study

    Elizabethtown City Council on Monday approved an order to participate in Hardin Co. Water District No. 2’s perimeter sewer program engineering study at a cost of $15,155.

    The district devised the study, conducted by Strand & Associates, to determine the feasibility of moving waste outside of city limits to the city’s system so it can be treated at its wastewater treatment plant.

  • Radcliff to opt out of unification

    Radcliff City Council plans to draft a resolution opting out of plans for a unified local government in Hardin County.

    A majority of the council provided vocal support to the resolution, proposed by Councilman Don Yates, after several residents urged the council Tuesday night to reject unification efforts. Councilwoman Barbara Baker and Councilman Jack Holland were absent from the meeting, but both have expressed opposition to unified government.

  • Ceremony tonight promotes love, kindness

    Peggy Harbaugh of Elizabethtown said she is trying to get community members to honor soldiers and children tonight because God wants her to.

    “This was a spirit that the Lord put in me to do,” she said.

    From that conviction grew plans for the Ceremony for Fallen Soldiers and Innocent Children scheduled to begin at 8:30 tonight at Pritchard Community Center on Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown.