Elizabethtown http://wkyufm.org en Elizabethtown Business Acquired, Will Expand http://wkyufm.org/post/elizabethtown-business-acquired-will-expand <p>Soudal Holding NV will acquire and expand Accumetric LLC. The international adhesive and sealant manufacturer will retain the 85 jobs currently at the facility and create as many as 77 new positions, investing nearly $21.2 million in the project.</p><p>Soudal will upgrade the technology of the plant and expand the 200,000 sq. ft. facility which will still operate under the name Accumetric.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:29:35 +0000 Joe Corcoran 49494 at http://wkyufm.org Doctors, Practice Settle Elizabethtown Billings Case http://wkyufm.org/post/doctors-practice-settle-elizabethtown-billings-case <p>Federal authorities say an Elizabethtown medical practice and two owners have agreed to a $3.7 million settlement in a case alleging false billings for chemotherapy patients.</p><p>A settlement agreement&nbsp; announced by the U. S. Attorney's office in Louisville said federal and state officials contend that Dr. Rafiq Ur Rahman and Dr. Yusuf K. Deshmukh billed for unnecessary evaluations and along with their practice, Elizabethtown Hematology Oncology, extended chemotherapy times so they could improperly bill Medicare, Medicaid and other government health care programs.</p><p>The U. S. Attorney's office said some of the allegations were included in a "whistleblower" lawsuit brought by another physician who will receive more than $280,000 in the settlement. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:57:37 +0000 Associated Press 49036 at http://wkyufm.org Land Selected for Site of Hardin County's First YMCA http://wkyufm.org/post/land-selected-site-hardin-countys-first-ymca <p>Hardin County is one step closer to having its first ever YMCA facility.</p><p>A steering committee announced Thursday afternoon the selection of a 14 acre site in Elizabethtown where the YMCA will be built. Hardin County Schools Superintendent Nannette Johnston is chair of the committee, and says the project could have a positive impact on the community’s health.</p><p>“One of the alarming factors that I have seen is that when our student-athletes have physicals, the hospital has shared with us that they’re seeing an increase—even in our student-athletes—of cases of high blood pressure, weight problems, and some who are even on some kind of blood pressure medication,” Johnston told WKU Public Radio.</p><p>The Hardin County YMCA will be a branch of the Greater Louisville chapter of the organization.</p><p>The privately-owned land selected for the project is on Veteran’s Way in Elizabethtown behind the Best Buy store. Johnston says the property owner has agreed to make a sizeable donation to the effort, meaning the land will be bought below market level. Thu, 08 May 2014 20:18:37 +0000 Kevin Willis 47751 at http://wkyufm.org Owensboro Native, Elizabethtown Resident Continues Making Waves in Opera World http://wkyufm.org/post/owensboro-native-elizabethtown-resident-continues-making-waves-opera-world <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The rise to prominence in the opera world continues for an </span>Owensboro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> native.</span></p><p>Last week, Anthony Clark Evans was&nbsp;named a winner of the Sarah Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Music foundation. Evans is one of only five young opera singers nationwide to win the $5,000 award this year.&nbsp;The audition for the grant was by invitation only.<br /><br />“What it really means to me, is that I’m able to maybe make a few extra trips here and there and audition for more people because I’ll have a little bit of extra cash just sitting in the bank,” said Evans.&nbsp; “I’ll be able to maybe take a flight out to New York again to sing for somebody that’s important out there.”<br /><br />The&nbsp; 28-year-old baritone now resides in Elizabethtown but is currently studying at the Ryan Center of Lyric Opera in Chicago. He says he comes from a long line of singers.</p><p><br />“It really comes from my father. He was a trained singer and his father was a trained singer. I think it goes back four or five generations,” said Evans.</p><p>He studied voice at Murray State, but left school twice to save up more money to continue his education. The second time away, he got married and the couple settled in Elizabethtown where he took a job at a car dealership.&nbsp;<br /> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:03:00 +0000 Emil Moffatt 46538 at http://wkyufm.org Owensboro Native, Elizabethtown Resident Continues Making Waves in Opera World Snow, Ice Stressing Salt Supply in Elizabethtown Area http://wkyufm.org/post/snow-ice-stressing-salt-supply-elizabethtown-area <p>This week’s snowfall and ice across parts of Kentucky are taking a toll on the Transportation Cabinet’s salt supply. Spokesman Chris Jessie says District 4 – which includes Hardin, Hart, Larue and eight other surrounding counties, has had to order reinforcements and borrow from the reserve stock in Louisville.<br /><br />“We’re keeping close watch on the forecast through this upcoming week,” said Jessie. &nbsp;“So while we have salt on hand in our District 4 counties, if we continue to get these rounds of snow and ice as we’ve had over the past week, our situation will become more critical.”<br /><br />He says crews are currently using salt “wisely”, but if supplies continue to diminish they may have to resort to conservation efforts.&nbsp; He says that means treating only main routes and those roadways with the highest volume of traffic. &nbsp;<br /><br />“We want to be sure motorists understand this potential conservation method before we have to implement it,” said Jessie.<br /><br />As of last week, the Transportation Cabinet said that crews had spread more than 220,000 tons of salt across the state this winter.<br /> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:08:57 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 43515 at http://wkyufm.org Snow, Ice Stressing Salt Supply in Elizabethtown Area Woman Crashes Car Into Elizabethtown Kroger...Again http://wkyufm.org/post/woman-crashes-car-elizabethtown-krogeragain <p></p><p>An Elizabethtown woman is facing charges after police say she deliberately smashed her car into a Kroger store, and it's not the first time she's done it.</p><p>June Ann Blocker allegedly drove through the front door of the Dolphin Drive store Wednesday, injuring two people when she slammed into the checkout lane. She's charged with drunk driving, assault, criminal mischief and wanton endangerment. Police say Blocker was charged more than a decade ago with doing the exact same thing at another Elizabethtown Kroger. Friends say the incidents are related to a running vendetta she has with the company as a former employee.</p><p>Kroger isn't the only chain where Blocker has been blocked from entry. A court order demanded she stay away from all Hardin County Walmart stores and take her medication. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 11:27:31 +0000 Kentucky News Network 43428 at http://wkyufm.org Woman Crashes Car Into Elizabethtown Kroger...Again Despite Controversy, 'The Butler' to Be Shown in Elizabethtown This Weekend http://wkyufm.org/post/despite-controversy-butler-be-shown-elizabethtown-weekend <p>Five months after Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” made its debut in theaters, residents of Elizabethtown will have the opportunity to see the film on the big screen this weekend. The State Theater in downtown Elizabethtown will show the movie Friday through Sunday.&nbsp;<br /><br />In August, Ike Boutwell, the owner of the town’s first-run movie theater and a Vietnam veteran, refused to show the film because it featured Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan. &nbsp;<br /><br />Fonda’s actions during the Vietnam War have not been forgotten by many veterans.<br /><br />But Emily West, the director of the State Theater says Elizabethtown residents deserve a chance to see the movie on the big screen.<br /><br />“I appreciate his decision and I appreciate what he [Boutwell] did for this country,” said West. “I am in no way a Jane Fonda supporter, I do think what she did was wrong, but it was a very long time ago and this is a wonderful film that was not able to be shown originally and I’m just giving folks the opportunity.”<br /> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:20:31 +0000 Emil Moffatt 43137 at http://wkyufm.org Despite Controversy, 'The Butler' to Be Shown in Elizabethtown This Weekend Winter Weather Impacting Listening Area Tuesday http://wkyufm.org/post/winter-weather-impacting-listening-area-tuesday <p></p><p><strong>Update at 8:02 a.m.:</strong></p><p>Snow is falling over a large portion of Kentucky and threatens to make the morning commute slow and messy.</p><p>Kentucky Department of Transportation officials said salt trucks were out treating roadways, but noted that arctic air and continuing snow on Tuesday could still make for slick conditions.</p><p>Several school districts in the state canceled classes.</p><p>South-central Kentucky regions should see around an inch of snow with temperatures falling into the lower teens Tuesday night.</p><p>Some parts of western Kentucky may see an inch or two of snow with scattered flurries elsewhere and single-digit temperatures.</p><p>The forecast calls for up to 5 inches of snow in parts of northern Kentucky, and lows of around zero to 5 degrees.</p><p>Central Kentucky is expecting between 1-4 inches of snow with lows around 10. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:00:43 +0000 WKU Public Radio News & Associated Press 42682 at http://wkyufm.org Winter Weather Impacting Listening Area Tuesday Elizabethtown Tops List of Military Boom Towns http://wkyufm.org/post/elizabethtown-tops-list-military-boom-towns <p></p><p>Elizabethtown, in the shadow of Fort Knox, has been named the number one military boom town in America.</p><p>Military spending provides a major boost to the economies of communities like Elizabethtown, which ranks number one in the nation when it comes to population growth, per-capita personal income and gross domestic product.</p><p>Other cities in the top five of the list include Clarksville, TN, the home of Fort Campbell. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 11:46:27 +0000 Joe Corcoran 39485 at http://wkyufm.org Elizabethtown Tops List of Military Boom Towns 'Cathedral of High School Basketball' Planned For Elizabethtown http://wkyufm.org/post/cathedral-high-school-basketball-planned-elizabethtown <p> As a member of the Bremen High School basketball team in the late 1970s, Ray Harper was twice the district’s player of the year.<br /><br />“Every night it was a battle and there were some great rivalries.&nbsp; We had seven high schools in the county – there’s only one high school now,” said Harper.&nbsp; “It helped prepare me in the sense that you had to be ready to play every night and couldn’t take a night off and you could never underestimate your opponent."</p><p>The high schools in Muehlenberg County were consolidated into one, Bremen High School is no more, but the memories remain.<br /><br />"It’s good to get back and reminisce and see those guys. We had some really good teams and some great memories that will last a lifetime,” said Harper.<br /><br />Harper is in his third season as the head men’s basketball coach at Western Kentucky as a native of the commonwealth, he understands the importance of high school basketball.<br /><br />“The thing I’ve always said is if you get a kid from a high school in Kentucky they’ve been coached.&nbsp; The learning curve isn’t as great as it is for some kids."<br /><br />High school basketball in Kentucky is a big deal. There’s a Hall of Fame honoring the state’s best through the years, but right now, it’s just a collection of names.&nbsp; There’s no building,&nbsp; no permanent museum...no brick-and-mortar.<br /> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Emil Moffatt 39146 at http://wkyufm.org 'Cathedral of High School Basketball' Planned For Elizabethtown