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  • Family supports Kosair after child's life saved

    Andrea and Casey Palmer never expected to be in the hospital seven weeks after bringing home their newborn daughter.

    The Radcliff residents spent three weeks in intensive care and two weeks on another floor at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville when their first born, Lexi, was diagnosed with infantile botulism.

    The weeks they spent in the hospital and the years after have made the family members solid supporters of the hospital.

  • Guthrie fields questions in town hall forums

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie explained a strategy for repealing Obamacare, explained his vote on behalf of a National Security Agency telephone monitoring and fielded questions Tuesday ranging from bureaucratic burdens to veterans benefits and pediatric arthritis.  

    Without the aid of notes, the Republican Congressman stood before back-to-back town hall gatherings in Hodgenville and Elizabethtown fielding questions from residents across the political spectrum.

  • 33-year Radcliff firefighter dies

    Sixteen years after Arnold D. “Wayne” Calvert retired from Radcliff Volunteer Fire Department as an assistant chief, his son Larry Calvert called his parents April 16 and asked them to attend Radcliff’s City Council meeting.

    According to Wayne’s wife, Betty, they attended the meeting thinking Larry, who serves as RFD’s second in command, was going to be recognized. Instead, Mayor J.J. Duvall presented Wayne Calvert with an award recognizing his 33 years of service to the fire department.

  • Chamber members to receive discount on PMBA at WKU

    Local businessmen and women looking to advance their skills will receive a helping hand toward their higher education goals.

    Members of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce will receive a $500 tuition waiver when they enroll in the Professional Master’s of Business Administration program at the Elizabethtown campus of Western Kentucky University.

  • Police agencies receive grants

    Two agencies in Meade County are among 17 law-enforcement agencies to receive grants to buy body armor and other equipment.

    Meade Fiscal Court will receive $10,000 to purchase body armor and Muldraugh city government was approved for $4,056 in a request covering body armor and shotguns.

    A total of $143,112 in state Law Enforcement Protection Program grants were announced Monday by Gov. Steve Beshear. The program, administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, accepts requests to help pay for items essential in the course of their duties.

  • E'town residents indicted on criminal abuse

    Two Elizabethtown residents have been indicted on charges of criminal abuse against a juvenile.

    Justin Frederick Badgett, 27, faces a charge of first-degree criminal abuse while Heather Marie Shipley, 35, is charged with complicity to commit first-degree criminal abuse.

    An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt. Badgett and Shipley are innocent until proven guilty.

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  • HMH looking at ways to halt emergency room waiting

    Hardin Memorial Hospital has unveiled a new plan to decrease emergency room overcrowding.

    Debbie Myers, director of critical care services for HMH, discussed Tuesday with hospital board members a web-based tool and related plan designed to alleviate the problem.

    “I’m sure you all have heard stories,” she said. “You’ve probably been told by folks that they’ve been held in the emergency department for hours and hours.”

  • Water district could purchase E'town's water system

    Hardin County Water District No. 2 offered Elizabethtown an enticing proposition Monday: Get out of the water business.

    With the district developing a plan to convert its system to a chloramines disinfectant method by January 2015, it proposed buying the operating assets of the municipal water system and removing the burden of responsibility from city government.

  • Big Clifty man charged with sexual abuse

    The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 62-year-old Big Clifty man Sunday night after officers say he attempted to touch a girl younger than 12 in a sexual manner.

    Kenneth L. Dutschke faces one count of first-degree sexual abuse.

    Detective Sgt. Rex Allaman said dispatch received a call at 5:30 p.m. from the girl’s mother, who reported a neighbor had sexually abused her child.