Today's News

  • Road crews prep for winter

    Long before snow clouds darken local skies, road crews prepare for winter.
    Public works and highway departments have stockpiled salt and repaired equipment. If this season is as snowy as last, they will need to be ready.
    The county road department has nearly 2,200 tons of salt in stock, Supervisor Danny Allen said. That is about 400-500 tons more than crews used last winter — when several waves of bad weather socked the region.

  • HMH moves forward with electronic records


    Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved the first phase of a physician care manager system that will aid the hospital in its efforts to expand access to medical records through one integrated electronic system.

    The first phase of the project was approved at $570,000 through the Meditech system, which gradually is replacing the Eclipsys Sunrise Scanning and Archiving system the hospital has used for roughly 10 years, according to HMH President and CEO David Gray.

  • Sleep tight: Bed bug hype hits Hardin County

    The number of calls to state and local health agencies regarding bed bugs has increased significantly in recent months, but media hype could be stoking concerns as much as the tiny blood suckers themselves.
    Sara Jo Best, director of Environmental Health Services at Lincoln Trail District Health Department, said calls from throughout her agency’s seven-county region spiked a few months ago, just before the start of the school year.

  • Elizabethtown appoints new treasurer

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown City Council on Monday appointed a new city treasurer after a lengthy search.

    Cheryl Buhr has taken over the reins of the position formerly held by Tara Cooper, who died suddenly in June while on vacation.

    Buhr has been employed by the city since May, formerly serving as occupational tax auditor, said Elizabethtown Finance Director Steve Park.

    Park interviewed roughly a dozen people for the role, which was later narrowed to about five applicants.

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  • Where They're Playing

    Concert may include admission even if not listed.

    Nov. 19
    GRAFFITI LAYNE will perform at 3-Putt Willie’s, 850 Pine Valley Drive, Elizabethtown, 8 p.m. (502) 510-7433.
    MAMAKITTY SOUTHWOOD will perform at Gondolier Italian Restaurant, 2414 Ring Rd # 100, Elizabethtown, 8 p.m. (270) 982-3060.
    SALSA RHYTHMS will perform at Ernesto's Mexican Restaurant, 1921 Bishop Lane, Louisville, at 10:30 p.m.; $5 cover; (502) 456-5737.

  • Helm family historical marker dedication is Saturday

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Helm family historical marker dedication is Saturday

    A presentation and dedication ceremony is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Helm Cemetery on U.S. 31W north for the new historical markers for the history of the Helm family of Elizabethtown.

    The Helm Cemetery is the resting place of some of Hardin County’s most illustrious figures, including Gov. John LaRue Helm and his son, Gen. Ben Hardin Helm, who was killed in battle while serving the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

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  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bulldogs take to the road for state quarterfinals (11/16)


    In the first two rounds of the Class 5-A playoffs, the John Hardin Bulldogs haven’t had to leave the friendly confines of Bulldog Stadium.

    But that changes this Friday as the Bulldogs travel to play the Anderson County Bearcats at Hollie Warford Jr. Stadium in Lawrenceburg. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.

  • Volunteers put the 'gobble' in Thanksgiving home

    Local churches and other organizations once again are teaming up to deliver Thanksgiving meals to those who, for whatever reason, can’t cook the food themselves.
    For residents of northern Hardin County, today is the last day to register for one of these free turkey meals, said Dean Sears, parish administrator at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Radcliff.