Today's News

  • Northern Hardin County Democratic Headquarters open

    The grand opening of the Northern Hardin County Democratic Headquarters was Aug. 4 at 663 Dixie Highway in Radcliff.

  • 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.

  • A life of flavor: Maria Batistoni finds the right ingredients for living

    Life has been full of spice for Maria Batistoni.

    Born in New Jersey, the woman who would become a teacher and chairwoman for A Taste of Radcliff was offered a role in a popular TV soap opera, left her mark in William Shakespeare’s house and was the first woman to be a member of a local chapter of a men-only club.

  • Life or Something like It: Eastern Kentucky ministry helps many

    I don’t usually have much occasion to travel east of Lexington, but I’ve been to eastern Kentucky twice this summer.

    In June, a group from our church traveled four and a half hours to Lynch, a town with a population of 747, according to the 2010 census, in Harlan County, a stone’s throw from the West Virginia line in southeastern Kentucky.

    Originally a company town for U.S. Steel with a population of 10,000 in the 1940s, today, 45 percent of residents are below the poverty level.

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