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  • Lincoln film seeks tourism as sole financier

    Though Abraham Lincoln spent only seven years of his life in Kentucky, a Lexington documentary film producer believes there are untold stories to mine from the Lincoln family’s Kentucky roots and their ties to Hardin County.

    Kent Masterson Brown is pursuing the development of a film entitled “The Lincolns in Kentucky,” a 56-minute documentary navigating through the lives of the Lincolns, from the arrival of Lincoln’s grandfather into what became Kentucky in the late 1700s to the departure of the future U.S. president with his family to Indiana.

  • Photo: Checking the wiring
  • Lights out at Lincoln Birthplace
  • The Gold Standard remains on schedule

    The weekly newspaper serving Fort Knox will publish on schedule despite the federal government shutdown. Arrangements were coordinated in advance with the Public Affairs Office to ensure continued publication.

    Produced under contract by The News-Enterprise, some civilian members of The Gold Standard news staff are private employees and paid by the newspaper company.

  • Hearing is first step in wastewater expansion policy

    The extension of wastewater service into unincorporated, rural segments of Hardin County will be regulated by an ordinance under development by the Hardin County Planning and Development Commission.

    With representatives of both county water districts and the health department on hand, the commission conducted its first public hearing to review the proposal Tuesday night at New Highland Elementary School. An identical information session is planned for 6 to 8 tonight at Woodland Elementary in Radcliff.

  • EPD to bring national speaker to E'town schools

    Through the use of regulatory alcohol fees, Elizabethtown Police Department has booked a national anti-drug and alcohol speaker to address students later this month at nine schools in the city limits.

    From Oct. 22 to 24, motivational speaker and D.A.R.E. Safety Buddy Retro Bill will be in Elizabethtown to deliver presentations to students and parents.

  • ECTC holds enrollment drive for insurance

    Kelly O’Bryan came Tuesday to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College looking for answers.

    O’Bryan, like other uninsured residents, has been excluded from health care coverage by circumstances outside of her control. She was hoping to glean clarification on her eligibility for enrollment under Kynect, Kentucky’s new health insurance marketplace exchange created to integrate the federal Affordable Care Act law, which takes effect next year.

  • Fiscal Court calls special meeting Thursday

    Halloween still is weeks away, but Elizabethtown has its mind on Christmas.

    Applications now are available for the city’s annual downtown Christmas parade, which is scheduled for 5 p.m. Dec. 14. Like always, the parade will start at the parking lot of Roses department store on West Dixie Avenue and head south into downtown.

    Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said all entries must be Christmas themed and no Santa Clauses will be accepted because the city is limiting Saint Nick to one appearance at the end of the parade.

  • Christmas parade applications available

    Halloween still is weeks away, but Elizabethtown has its mind on Christmas.

    Applications now are available for the city’s annual downtown Christmas parade, which is scheduled for 5 p.m. Dec. 14. Like always, the parade will start at the parking lot of Roses department store on West Dixie Avenue and head south into downtown.

    Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said all entries must be Christmas themed and no Santa Clauses will be accepted because the city is limiting Saint Nick to one appearance at the end of the parade.

  • Man involved in police-related shooting lodged at jail

    An Elizabethtown man shot by a state trooper after allegedly throwing a knife is now lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center following his release from a Louisville hospital.

    Gerald R. Scheppa, 53, faces a charge of third-degree assault. He is scheduled for video arraignment today in Hardin District Court.

    According to a citation, troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 4 responded Sunday night to Scheppa’s Hodgenville Road residence on a welfare check. Police said family members reported Scheppa made suicidal remarks.