Today's News

  • Hospital sees change in financial outlook

    What a difference a year makes.

    It was the prevailing thought among officials at Hardin Memorial Hospital Tuesday as they reviewed a much brighter budget forecast heading into the second half of the fiscal year. Last year, the hospital’s financial picture was bleak as costs crept past earnings by nearly $1.5 million, leaving the hospital with hundreds of thousands of dollars in shortfalls to contend with.

  • HMH to expand services in Nelson County

    Hardin Memorial Hospital hopes to improve its footprint in the Nelson County area.

    HMH’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved a plan to establish laboratory services in conjunction with Bardstown Primary Care at 201 S. Fifth St. in Bardstown.

    The hospital is looking to lease roughly 684 square feet of the facility for a laboratory for a projected June 1 opening, though President and CEO David Gray said the opening date may be pushed to July.

  • RPD investigating two people of interest in Dollar General robbery

    Two persons of interest have emerged in last week’s late-night robbery of the Dollar General Store in the Radcliff Plaza.

    Radcliff Police Department spokesman Bryce Shumate said two individuals are being investigated by detectives. He would give no additional details because it is an ongoing police investigation.

    The store was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money shortly before closing at 9 p.m. Jan. 9. A man entered the store before it closed and a few minutes later pulled out a pistol and robbed the store, Shumate said.

  • Jan. 2011 RISING VOICES: January Student Editor

    Hannah McCandless is this month's student editor for Rising Voices.

    A sophomore at Elizabethtown High School, Hannah, 16, is involved in swimming, Y-Club, Spanish Club, Student Council, Pep Club and choir. She enjoys swimming, reading, writing, studying and "being geeky."

    Hannah volunteers at the YMCA and is interested in journalism and teaching as possible future careers.

    As editor for the January issue of Rising Voices, Hannah led discussion and assigned stories and photos.

  • Jan. 2011 RISING VOICES: Home School — What's it all about?


    In the United States, parents have many choices when it comes to their child’s education. One such choice is home schooling, which requires a commitment from both the parent and the student.

    Some choose home schooling because it allows the student to work through curriculum at a pace that's customized to his or her needs and abilities.  

  • Martin Luther King Jr. event precursor to Super Sunday College Fair

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College plans to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this month with a biographical movie, “The Man and The Dream,” followed by discussion. The movie will be shown at 3 p.m. today in room 112 of the Administration Building. Light refreshments will be served. The movie is free and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

  • Holiday celebration

    Mayor JJ. Duvall , Magistrate Doug Goodman and Councilman Stan Holmes enjoy a Christmas lunch with Radcliff Seniors at Colvin ComQmunity Center.

  • Jan. 2011 RISING VOICES: Deck the Halls with ... Easter stuff already?


    Holidays come and go, but commercialization and mass production never fail us. From year to year and from holiday to holiday, stores overstock their shelves with the theme of whatever the upcoming holiday is.

    Some teens see the quick switch in production as a simple way to keep the economy running, while others think it takes away from the meaning of the holiday.

  • Jan. 2011 RISING VOICES: POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Have technology, media changed youth for the better?


    Our generation is getting older, and so are the things we grew up with as children.

    Between the 1990s and the millennium it seems like every aspect of our culture did a massive 360 for the better.

    Of course, the youth of each decade has its defining attributes. Take fashion, for instance.

  • Jan. 2011 RISING VOICES: POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Have technology, media changed youth for the better?


    Even teens look back on childhood memories with fondness.

    Everyone remembers the "Magic School Bus" theme song, and the Dr. Seuss books kindergarten teachers read aloud. These stories were fun and educational. The teens of tomorrow, however, will have very different memories of their childhoods, spurred on by rapidly changing media and technology.