Local News

  • Christmas in the Country returns to Glendale on Saturday

    Glendale launches its own countdown to Christmas this weekend as the southern Hardin County town welcomes once again a holiday tradition to its downtown.

    The multi-weekend Christmas in the Country returns Saturday, starting with the Christmas parade at 11 a.m., said Mike Cummins, President of the Glendale Merchants Association.

    The parade will march down Main Street into Glendale, where visitors can access free carriage rides from noon to 4 p.m. as well as free train rides from noon to 3:30 p.m., Cummins said.

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  • HMH files civil suit against federal government

    Fallout surrounding the health care reform law passed in March has reached local levels.
    Hardin Memorial Hospital in November filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court against Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, claiming her department acted improperly in failing to reimburse the hospital for Medicare payments the hospital claims it is owed for providing hyperbaric oxygen therapy to a diabetic Medicare participant in 2008.

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  • Officials to consider entrance fees, hunting at Otter Creek

    State Fish and Wildlife officials on Friday plan to consider hunting options and charging entrance fees at Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area.
    Formerly called Otter Creek Park, the grounds closed to the public two years ago. Many local residents used the Meade County park for a variety of activities such as mountain biking, fishing and hiking.

  • State police aim to cram a cruiser

    HARDIN COUNTY — State officials are challenging Kentucky State Police troopers, detectives and dispatchers to outdo their peers in at other posts in collecting food for shelters, churches and other groups serving less fortunate people.
    Dubbed “Cram the Cruiser,” the friendly competition pits each of KSP’s 16 posts against one another in collecting non-perishable food items.

  • EHS students mourn sophomore’s death

    Elizabethtown High School was missing a lot on Tuesday.
    Sophomore Tristan Clark died early Tuesday from injuries he sustained when a car struck him on North Miles Street Monday afternoon.
    The 15-year-old was walking south on Beech Street when just before 4 p.m. Monday he was struck by a westbound Nissan sedan driven by a 17-year-old female EHS senior. Clark was crossing North Miles Street.  
    Upset by the collision, she also was absent from EHS on Tuesday.

  • First Financial Service Corp. increases stock flexibility

    Like putting money in the bank, First Financial Service Corp. recently increased its authorized shares of common stock from 10 million to 35 million.
    The move provides the Elizabethtown-based corporation flexibility for the future if it needs additional capital — but it won’t impact the 4.7 million shares already issued. First Financial Service Corp. added 25 million shares to the 5.3 million it had in reserve.
    The corporation is holding company for First Federal Savings Bank.

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  • Vine Grove hosts 'Dickens' for 20th year

    Carriage rides, carols and the Clauses are part of a holiday celebration in Vine Grove this weekend.
    The city of Vine Grove will host its annual Dickens of a Christmas event Friday and Saturday.
    The event has lasted for 20 years, and events coordinator Donna Broadway said it’s the kind of event Vine Grove’s citizens anticipate.
    “Our people in Vine Grove like to get together, eat, party,” she said. They also enjoy dressing up in period costume for the event.