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  • Chestnut sets world record at Radcliff egg-eating championship

    Joey Chestnut’s white Major League Eating T-shirt had become transparent and was starting to cling to his frame. It didn’t escape the notice of MLE Chairman George Shea.

    “It’s like a wet T-shirt contest gone horribly wrong,” Shea shouted to the crowd, as Chestnut and his fellow competitors voraciously tore through pan after pan of hard-boiled eggs in the pouring rain.

  • Coroner: Couple die in apparent murder-suicide

    When Bill Smith’s wife died earlier this year, his neighbors across the street, Wendy and William Bays, not only went to the funeral but brought him cookies and offered to cook him meals.

    Smith recalled frequently speaking with the couple in his driveway. Wendy Bays delivered mail, he said, and William Bays owned an appliance repair business and had worked on Smith’s appliances in the past.

  • Area falls under flash flood watch

    A flash flood watch is in effect until 11 p.m. Sunday for Hardin and neighboring counties.

    The National Weather Service said heavy rains are expected for the same area which experienced Saturday's afternoon downpours. The official forecast calls for showers and possible thunderstorms delivering another inch today.

    As of 8:45 a.m. today, the Kentucky Mesonet recording station in Cecilia logged 1.6 inches of rain since midnight.

  • Judge sentences Wagers to 40 years in hatchet killing

    As Cindy Higdon tearfully read her victim’s impact statement Friday afternoon during the formal sentencing hearing for Jamie B. Wagers, she made no eye contact with the man who admitted to murdering her son with a hatchet.

    Wagers, 25, of Elizabethtown stared straight ahead as Christian Higdon’s mother sobbed as she told the court her son’s brutal slaying occupies her first thought of the morning and her last at night.

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  • Ron Bevars steps down as North Hardin basketball coach

    One of only four Kentucky high school basketball coaches to amass more than 800 wins, Ron Bevars is stepping down as boys' head coach at North Hardin High after 38 seasons.

    Bevars, 70, told North Hardin Principal Lonnie Dennis on Friday morning then met with The News-Enterprise staff and began to share his decision with friends and intimate supporters of Trojan basketball.

  • Radcliff Days shortened by rain

    While many events were on the agenda for this weekend’s Radcliff Days, an unscheduled interference changed organizers’ plans.

    Radcliff Days was cut short because of rain Saturday, after what originally was expected to be a few scattered showers turned into a downpour that flooded areas of City Park North. Instead of the festival continuing into the evening, everything closed down after the Radcliff World Hard-Boiled Egg-Eating Championship in the afternoon.

  • Lincoln Days: Look-alike participants come from nationwide

    Seeing a sash draped across someone at a festival isn’t too unusual, but at Lincoln Days, the accessories aren’t handed out to pageant winners.

    The annual Lincoln Days festival took place this weekend, and the yearly Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln look-alike contests drew many spectators as well as contestants from multiple states, including California and North Carolina.

  • North's Bevars steps down

    After dedicating more than 40 years to the game of basketball and North Hardin High School, Ron Bevars has decided to resign as coach of the Trojans.

    Bevars, 70, met with North Hardin principal Lonnie Dennis on Friday morning to inform Dennis of his decision. Bevars said he spent a lot of time thinking about stepping down during the offseason and finally decided this was the right time to do it.

  • A family on a mission: Pauls pack love for Honduras

    In three weeks, a Radcliff family will set out to build new lives in one of the poorest places in the Western hemisphere.

    Shawn Paul, his wife, Nancy, and their daughter Alexis, 19, are leaving behind almost everything Oct. 30 and moving to Copàn Ruinas, Honduras, to start a ministry.

    “Our clothes, computers, camera equipment and that’s about it,” Paul said of their packing plans.