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  • Rehabbing Newberry's

    Two downtown Elizabethtown properties that cost $85,000 to purchase will require more money to rehab.

    Heath Seymour, executive director of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council, said he believes the investment would prove worthwhile because it will produce a product the city could lease, rent or sell at a competitive price.

  • Up on the roof
  • Photo: Making hay while the sun shines
  • Former teacher arrested on indictment warrant

    A former J.T. Alton Middle School teacher facing 30 charges related to exchanging sexually charged text messages with a student was arrested Mother’s Day at his Rineyville home.

    Anthony D. Durrant, 46, was indicted Thursday into Hardin Circuit Court, and on Sunday, Kentucky State Police trooper served the former social studies teacher an indictment warrant at his Labrador Way residence.

  • Seven women indicted since April on benefits fraud charges

    Over the last four weeks, at least seven Hardin County women have been indicted for fraudulently obtaining thousands of dollars in public benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

    In April, Elizabethtown woman Joyce McCarthy, 48, was indicted for misrepresentation or failure to report a change to obtain public assistance benefits. Three weeks later, five more women — Angela Marie Varner, Amanda McQuillen, Deidre McCray, Chariti May and Stephanie L. Skirvin — were indicted on the same charge.

  • This week: Our precious loss, 25 years later

    The News-Enterprise coverage this week includes:

    Monday

    • Lee Williams lost his family in the crash but says God has given him a second chance
    • Wreck changed school buses and DUI laws

    Tuesday

    • Memories of a “perfect day” marred
    • After all hope ended, Carey Aurentz emerged from the wreckage

    Wednesday

    • 25th anniversary memorials
  • Bus crash anniversary coverage begins in Sunday's edition

    A second-hand school bus struck by a drunken driver's pickup truck burst into flames against the night sky.

    It's been 25 years since 27 people - including 24 children - died on the curvy stretch of Interstate 71 in Carroll County. Most of the 40 other children on board required hospital care. Some still carry obvious scars from the fiery crash and all deal with some form of emotional scar.

  • Bus crash anniversary coverage begins in Sunday's edition

    A second-hand bus struck by a drunken driver burst into flames against the night sky. It's been 25 years since 27 people died on the curvy stretch of Interstate 71 in Carroll County. Most of the 40 other children on board required hospital care. Some still carry obvious scars from the fiery crash and all deal with some form of emotional scar.

  • Survivors, loved ones find hope in Relay for Life

    After several years of remission, Glendale resident Ann Rogers’ breast cancer returned last year.

    This time, it’s terminal, she said, and though it would be easy to stay in bed, she sat in a lawn chair Friday night in Central Hardin High School’s gym with a survivor medal and purple Relay for Life shirt.

    “It just gives you an idea you’re not the only one going through it,” Rogers said about Relay.

  • Deputy commander to receive promotion

    The deputy commander of Fort Knox and Cadet Command will be promoted to brigadier general Tuesday afternoon.

    A ceremony for Col. Erik Peterson is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cadet Park on Brooks Field in front of Cadet Command headquarters.

    The public is invited to attend.