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October 23, 2019

In response to Dr. Larry Hall’s petition to the Kentucky Court of Appeals for a re-hearing, Hardin Memorial Health announced Tuesday that they will be seeking monetary damages from Dr. Hall in relation to his appeal to stop the sale of HMH to Baptist Health. Hardin Memorial has cited at least 15 costs to the hospital including a $250,000 decrease in HMH Foundation donations from the amount in 2018, inability to retain top-shelf physicians in key specialties, difficulty recruiting new physicians, and staff morale and frustration.

United Way of Central Kentucky is seeking volunteers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, program, which provides tax service for anyone making under $55,000 a year. More information can be found at unitedwayck.org or on United Way of Central Kentucky’s Facebook page.

Following a setback in the cleanup process of yesterday’s structure fire, Amazin’ Glazin’ Donuts has noted they will be closed today as well. Previously, the store was believed to be in good enough working condition following a fryer fire that shut the store down yesterday, but a post on the shop’s Facebook page states that they are still attempting to get everything in working order once more.

Two Central Hardin High School students each earned $20,000 scholarships, and placed second in a fishing tournament on the Fishing University’s Make Me a Star television show featured on the Outdoor Channel. Juniors Zach Perry and Hayden Whitsell met with television crews and started filming on October 17th. To earn a spot on the show, teams had to make posts on social media with pictures of them fishing. The two top teams who posted the most went on the show to compete with a pro angler. Perry and Whitsell made 5,004 posts, approximately 2,000 more than the show’s previous record.

Nolin RECC’s Round Up program grant fund, which comes from members choosing to round their bills up to the nearest dollar, was given to Greenspace. The money was used by Greenspace to add stone columns to new bridges at Freeman Lake, and to plant crabapple trees near one of the parks most active walkways.

The Elizabethtown Panthers boys soccer team fell last night to the Oldham County Colonels in the state soccer championship tournament by a score of 8-0. Meanwhile, the Central Hardin Bruins girls soccer team lost their game against the South Oldham Dragons by a score of 8-0.