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  • Elizabethtown to consider historic preservation commission

    City officials could approve creating an Elizabethtown Historic Preservation Commission as an administrative body of the city.

    City council members heard a first reading Monday of an ordinance that would set forth membership and outline the duties of such a commission.

    The commission would be aimed at protecting the city’s historic area and buildings from demolition and alterations considered inappropriate. It would encourage rehabilitation of historic buildings and construction considered appropriate in historic areas of the city.

  • EIS Board approves athletic hall of fame

    Past athletes and coaches in the Elizabethtown Independent Schools system soon will be honored through a new district hall of fame.

    EIS board approved creating an athletic hall of fame at their board meeting Monday, per a suggestion of community member Duke Burnett. Burnett has gathered several Elizabethtown High School graduates to serve on a committee to get the project started.

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  • Proffitt bakes 103 pies for 233rd

    Barbara Proffitt made 111 pecan pies over the weekend.

    Of those, 103 went to members of the 233rd Transportation Company, which returned Sunday to Fort Knox. Seven went to rear detachment members who helped the soldiers.

    One tipped onto the floor as Proffitt, community relations coordinator at Hardin Memorial Hospital, baked the treats in her kitchen in assembly-line fashion. It allowed her to sample one of the pies that otherwise would have gone to a returning soldier.

  • Naylor bridges gap between art, science with piano

    By KELLY CANTRALL
    The News-Enterprise

    Music was common in Beth Naylor’s house when she was growing up.

    “It’s kind of like a constant soundtrack,” she said.

    She began contributing to that soundtrack when her family purchased a piano when she was 9. With no formal lessons, she would listen to music and then attempt to recreate what she was hearing. She coupled that with reading sheet music.

  • E’town City Council sets parking restrictions

    Elizabethtown City Council has amended city parking restrictions.

    Members voted Monday to set parking restriction ordinances that reflect the removal of parking meters.

    Some areas that once were metered spaces now are designated as restricted parking to be enforced from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., except on Saturdays, Sundays and federal legal holidays.

  • E'town barbershop singing group third best in world

    The transformation of an art form that is nearly 100 years old is taking place along the outskirts of Hardin County, and its notes are reverberating across the world.

    The Kentucky Vocal Union, which is the Elizabethtown chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society now based in Taylorsville, is challenging the status quo by performing contemporary songs in the barbershop style of the 1910s and 1920s.

  • 233rd Transportation Company returns to Fort Knox

    One hundred three 233rd Transportation Company soldiers returned from a yearlong deployment in support of operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom and were welcomed home Sunday during a ceremony at Natcher Physical Fitness Center on Fort Knox.

  • Burn ban off in county, on in cities

    Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry signed an executive order Monday terminating the burn ban in the county.

    Berry said in the order that the Kentucky Division of Forestry has notified him that there no longer is an "extraordinary forest fire hazard or fire occurrence within Hardin County.''

    Residents still are encouraged to use extreme caution when engaged in open burning of any type.

  • United Way organizes volunteer efforts

    The United Way of Central Kentucky is recruiting hundreds of volunteers for what organizers expect to be a record-setting day of service Saturday.

    The day is meant to connect volunteers with projects  for area schools, churches and nonprofit agencies throughout Hardin, Grayson, LaRue, Meade and Breckinridge counties.