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  • Married for 7 decades, couple dies hours apart

    Landmark News Service

    George and Viola Hoffman’s tale was a love story to the end.
    The couple died Jan. 17 within hours of one another at Nazareth Home in Louisville.

    “It was always George and Vi,” said Dixie Hibbs, former Bardstown mayor who served with George on city council for several years and considered him a mentor, after learning the news of the couple’s passing.

  • Sonora man to challenge Duvall

    A Sonora man is making a second attempt for the county’s top position.

    Tim Hinson filed Friday as a Democrat for Hardin County judge-executive and will square off with Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall in the May primary.

  • In Radcliff, the buffalo roamed

    Local law enforcement and residents alike were treated to a bizarre sight Friday afternoon as a male bison escaped from a gated field on Johnson Road and roamed his way to nearby businesses.

    The bison kicked up quite a scene as he rumbled into the parking lot of the Five Star Food Mart off South Dixie Boulevard. One onlooker spotted the bison outside the gas station and briefly filmed its arrival, later posting the short clip on Facebook.

  • Proffitt to seek second term as Vine Grove mayor

    Vine Grove Mayor Blake Proffitt keeps a section of 2-inch galvanized water main in his office as a reminder of work yet to be done.

    The pipe is rusted and has holes peppered through it. It is just one of such mains in Vine Grove’s water infrastructure waiting to be replaced this year.

  • Local projects included in state road plan

    Gov. Steve Beshear has proposed a six-year road plan that would provide money to finish the widening of Interstate 65 from the Tennessee border to the Ohio River in Louisville while also providing money to further two major projects in Elizabethtown.

  • 4 from Georgia charged with passing counterfeit money

    Four Georgia residents have been arrested and charged with passing a number of counterfeit $100 bills in the area in what appears to be an activity that has stretched from a number of places in Kentucky and in other states.

    Elizabethtown police said the accused would buy items using counterfeit $100 bills and then return the items to receive legal currency. When the vehicle the three men and one woman were in was stopped Wednesday, $4,200 in counterfeit $100 bills was found, police said.

  • PHOTO: Ice on the rocks
  • Weather doesn’t stop Radcliff Mayor’s Breakfast

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall was pleased at the attendance of his fourth and final Mayor’s Breakfast Saturday despite the weather.

    The breakfast, at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff, had an estimated 200 in attendance, Duvall said, even though the area received snow overnight.

    “We had a great crowd considering the weather,” he said. “It was very nice. I’m very happy with the community participation.”

  • College Goal Kentucky canceled

    College Goal Kentucky at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College at 2 p.m. Saturday is canceled due to inclement weather.

  • N-E staff recognized in Kentucky Press Association contest

    The News-Enterprise

    The News-Enterprise newsroom staff earned a third-place overall finish in 2013 Kentucky Press Association Excellence in Newspapers competition. The awards were announced Friday at the KPA winter convention in Lexington.