Elizabethtown

Health
5:09 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Hearing Set for Proposed Hardin County Birthing Center

A certified nurse midwife in central Kentucky has applied to open the first alternative birthing center in the state.

Mary Carol Akers told The News Enterprise that she thinks women in Kentucky should have more birthing options and has applied to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family for a certificate of need in order to build and operate the Visitation Birth and Family Wellness Center in Elizabethtown.

The certificate is required to safeguard against having too many health care facilities.

Cabinet spokeswoman Beth Fisher says there are no other alternative birthing centers licensed in the state.

"I want you to know that women deserve another option," Akers said.

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Education
3:02 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

WKU Expands MBA Program to Elizabethtown

Starting this fall, WKU’s Elizabethtown campus will offer a Masters of Business Administration. Students will be able to choose from three tracks:  the full-time, online, or professional MBA.

The Professional MBA was created to meet the scheduling needs of busy adults by meeting on alternate Saturdays for two years. The program is open to professionals, business owners, and managers with five years of experience. 

WKU’s PMBA program recently placed in the top 5 percent nationally on the standardized exit exam for graduates of MBA programs. 

“This top ranking proves that we have an excellent faculty, an applied curriculum, and a cohort program that works,” said Bob Hatfield, associate dean of WKU's Gordon Ford College of Business.

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Economy
7:15 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Elizabethtown Votes Down Liquor By the Drink Initiative

Voters in Elizabethtown have turned down liquor by the drink.

The News-Enterprise reports a liquor initiative failed Tuesday by 275 votes among fewer that 2,800 votes cast. Voters had overwhelmingly approved package liquor sales in October 2011.

Under commonwealth law, another referendum on liquor by the drink can't be held for three years in Elizabethtown.

Regional
7:39 pm
Sun September 30, 2012

Honduran Central to U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Will Get New Kentucky Trial

A convicted drug trafficker from Honduras who won a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling will get a new trial after a Kentucky appeals court overturned his conviction because his attorney gave bad advice about deportation. The Kentucky Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial for Jose Padilla, a native of Honduras and permanent legal resident of the United States.

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Education
2:21 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Defense Department Grant to Help Hardin County Schools Combat Dropout Rate

Hardin County Schools will use a $1 million  grant from the Defense Department to bolster dropout prevention efforts. The grant announced Thursday in Elizabethtown will pay for counseling programs for at-risk students, extended school services, and random drug testing at the district’s alternative school for troubled students.

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Regional
5:52 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Elizabethtown Couple Charged With Leaving Kids Home Alone

The couple told police they went shopping at Walmart. Police found the two-year-old and 11-month old children home alone after being called by a witness who saw the man and woman leaving.

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Sports
4:25 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Basketball Hall of Fame Looking to Hardin County for Help

The Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches is asking Elizabethtown tourism officials to help market the state's new Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame. Association executive director Ken Trivette told the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention board the Hall will preserve the stories and contributions of coaches and players.

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Business
9:33 am
Wed August 22, 2012

STC to Expand Headquarters in Hardin County

State and local officials are announcing a plan to expand the Elizabethtown, Kentucky  facilities of STC Management Group. STC manages Sun Tan City and Planet Fitness businesses.  Kentucky Governor  Steve Beshear says the company is investing $350,000 in the Elizabethtown area to add fifteen professional jobs. The Group has been headquartered in the Hardin County city since 2004.

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Soda Fountain Draws Higher Bid than Expected
9:25 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Buyer Pays over $4 Million for Soda Fountain

Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia
WKU Public Radio/Joe Corcoran

An anonymous purchaser has paid $4.5 million for a unique soda fountain at an auction of Coca Cola Memorabilia in Elizabethtown. The News Enterprise and the Associated Press report that the buyer bid by phone Sunday for the item offered by the Schmidt Museum of Coca Cola Memorabilia.

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Tornado Confirmed
3:20 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Weather Service Says an EF2 Tornado Added to Damage

The Associated Press is reporting that a National Weather Service team has determined at least one of the strong storms that raced through Kentucky Wednesday was an EF2 tornado, with winds up to 125 miles per hour.

Officials say waves of strong storms damaged dozens of homes and businesses in north central Kentucky, but left only one person injured.

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