Today's News

  • HMH faces swell in bad debt, charity



    HARDIN COUNTY — Hardin Memorial Hospital showed some resilience in the midst of economic hurdles in the 2008-09 fiscal year, bouncing back slightly from a dismal 2007-08 fiscal year stretched thin, in part, by a drastic drop in inpatient services.

    But while income and costs were closer to budget estimates, hospital officials said the number of unpaid bills continues to rise, causing pain on both sides of the ledger.

  • Adopt-A-BackPacker program launched

    By JEFF D'ALESSIO jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland is calling on the communities it serves to pitch in and help feed children in need.

    With a recently launched “Adopt-A-BackPacker" program, development director Tami Delaney is hoping this effort keeps the BackPack program thriving.

    “We think it’s going to be something good for us,’’ she said.

  • Driver pleads not guilty in ATV fatality



    MEADE COUNTY – The man accused of fleeing a fatal collision with an ATV on Ky. 1500 on Aug. 3 pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning in Meade District Court to charges of leaving the accident scene and failing to render aid after an accident involving death.

    Michael R. Pierce, 42, was taken into custody Aug. 5 by U.S. marshals in Dallas, after flying there from Louisville on a trip bound for England.

  • The aging rebel

    By BECCA OWSLEY bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com Taking out the dogs the other morning brought a hint of unexpected sadness. I looked over in to the neighbor’s yard, and there stood California Dog visiting Truman and Lincoln, the neighbor’s dogs.

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  • Rider's Clothing celebrates 40 years in Elizabethtown ))



    ELIZABETHTOWN —When Al Rider thinks back to when he started his clothing business, he sometimes wonders how he could have ever made the decision at all at the time that he did. Quitting his teaching job while his wife was unemployed and they had a 3-year-old daughter to support seems almost crazy to him now.

    “I look back and think how stupid I was,” he said, laughing.

  • Aug. 14 Building Permits

    The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the City of Elizabethtown Planning and Development offices. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

    Perry and Julie Miller, lot 0 Hoover Hollow Road, county. Use: single-family dwelling.

    Brian and Wendy Erickson, lot 5 Pony Chase Lane, county. Use: double-wide foundation.

    Todd and Linda Benzchawel, 765 Blackburn Road, Rineyville. Use: garage.

  • Rotary to provide student dental care

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — Rotarians on Tuesday announced an effort that could give local third-graders a reason to smile. The Elizabethtown Noon Rotary Club and other volunteers plan to provide free dental care for some students in the Elizabethtown and Hardin County school districts. Each Friday next month at different schools, dental workers

  • Former CLC could cut universities' expenses



    RADCLIFF — Using a former Challenger Learning Center for university classrooms and offices will allow schools to test the local market without having to make a major investment.

  • Rockin' the fair

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