Local News

  • HMH postpones vote on health benefits plan

    Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees has deferred a vote on its annual employee health benefits plan until Tuesday’s Fiscal Court meeting to allow administrators time to analyze the impacts of an incremental increase in rates.

    HMH proposed a plan Tuesday morning that would have kept employee premiums level but produced an increase in HMH’s portion of the plan by roughly 1 percent. At present, employees are paying about 14 percent of single coverage plans and 28 percent of dependent coverage plans.

  • Emergency drill tests first responders

    The corridors of Towne Mall resounded with wails, moans and screams of the injured and dying after a mock explosion and shooting.

    The victims wore makeup applied by Hardin Memorial Hospital employees that made them appear to have glass shards in their skin or bone and organs exposed.

    The scene was the beginning of a surprise mass casualty training exercise set up for Hardin County’s emergency responders.

    Dustin Downard of Elizabethtown rested his head in the lap of his wife, Bailey, as they waited for emergency assistance.

  • Domestic violence event to focus on survivors

    An annual event focusing on domestic violence, child abuse and other issues is planned to be more upbeat than in past years.

    Domestic Violence Awareness Day is Thursday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s student center.

    The event, hosted by the Phoenix Club, is planned to include information sharing about issues surrounding family violence from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. with food, music and door prizes.

  • E'town renews Sports Park consulting contract

    Whatever concerns Elizabethtown City Council voiced last week about maintaining a relationship with a national consultant known for attracting big corporations willing to take a gamble on sporting facilities and franchises have been soothed.

    The council voted unanimously Monday to renew a contract with Chicago-based firm Property Consulting Group Global.

  • Elizabethtown man charged with assault

    An Elizabethtown man was arrested Monday morning after police said he assaulted his wife and pointed a weapon at her.

    Michael R. Odom, 42, is charged with second-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment.

    Sgt. Tim Cleary of Elizabethtown Police Department said police responded at 9:41 a.m. to the 1900 block of Oriole Drive in reference to a “domestic dispute.”

    Officers determined a woman sustained “a broken nose and at least three lacerations to the head” during a physical assault involving her husband.

  • Two Radcliff men arrested in Vine Grove robbery

    Radcliff police served arrest warrants Sunday and Monday on suspects in a Sept. 29 robbery in a Vine Grove parking lot.

    Timothy B. Holmes Jr., 25, and James E. Johnson, 25, both of Radcliff, are charged with complicity to commit first-degree robbery. They are scheduled for video arraignments today in Hardin District Court.

    Vine Grove Chief Kenny Mattingly said Holmes and Johnson are suspects in a robbery alleged to have occurred in the Dollar General parking lot at 639 Highland Ave.

  • EIS superintendent sets June retirement

    Gary French, superintendent of Elizabethtown Independent Schools, has announced he will retire at the end of the school year.

    French informed the EIS board members a few weeks ago, he said, and held a staff meeting to make the announcement at the end of last week.

    French was selected as superintendent in 2009, and he said he had always intended to serve through just one term of his contract, which will end in June 2013.

  • Tindall steps down as USA Cares chairman

    A key player in the founding of Radcliff military charity USA Cares has accepted a diminished role in the organization as he looks toward retirement.

    Retired Maj. Gen. John R. Tindall Jr. has stepped down as chairman of the organization, a role he has held since the board of directors’ inception, said Loni White, communications director for USA Cares.

  • Radcliff, Fort Knox unveil Saunders Springs expansion

    After weather washed out the first attempt, Radcliff and Fort Knox partnered Monday morning to unveil the new Saunders Springs Annex off Wilson Road at Saunders Springs Nature Preserve.

    During the short ceremony, Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall unveiled a decorative quilt square display beside the log cabins near the preserve entrance while Col. Bruce Jenkins, Fort Knox garrison commander, promoted the deepening relationship between the city and post.

  • Resident evils: Zombiefest draws undead to Elizabethtown

    Zombies mingled with the living Saturday in and around Public Square in Elizabethtown.

    Jeremie Ervin said his family caused a stir when they stopped for gas coming from their Flaherty home in their tattered clothes streaked with red makeup and painted white faces smeared with red around their mouths.

    He laughed as he talked about the customers and employees there whipping their heads around to stare.