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  • Shutdown will not shut down Lincoln Days

    Former First Lady Laura Bush planned to visit Hodgenville in 2008 to celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s 199th birthday and kick off a bicentennial celebration, but had to cancel because of an ice storm.

    The town, however, celebrated the day anyway. Philip Setters and other Lincoln Days coordinators are taking the same attitude toward this weekend’s festival and the federal government shutdown that could keep the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park closed.

  • United Way prepares for fourth Project United

    United Way of Central Kentucky is on the lookout for volunteers interested in dedicating time to serving some of the youngest residents of Hardin County.

    The organization is undertaking its fourth Project United event, beginning Oct. 28 at North Park Elementary School. Companies and individuals can begin registering to take on one of 14 various makeover projects at the school.

  • 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.