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  • John Hardin selects new principal

    The John Hardin High School site-based decision-making council has selected one of the school’s assistant principals, Lynne Gibson, to be the new JHHS principal.

    “The John Hardin leadership wants to move from being a good school to a great school. Lynne is up to the challenge,” Superintendent Nannette Johnston said in a statement. “We are excited for her and the John Hardin High School family.”

  • Montgomery set for Bardstown appearance

    Life is truly a dance for John Michael Montgomery.

    The Kentucky native will kick off the 2013 Live at the Park Concert Series Monday with a concert at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre. Tickets are $25 in advance or $28 the day of the show.

    “I’ve always wanted to play at that theater,” Montgomery said of the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre during a phone interview.

    Montgomery, who was born in Danville, said his show would feature some of his classic hits, as well as some new ones.

  • 1,500 college students set for Leader’s Training Course

    The first wave of college students looking to serve their country as U.S. Army officers arrive Thursday for the start of the annual Leader’s Training Course, which marks its 48th anniversary this year.

  • Photo: Rainy day tour
  • Couple joins in marriage, name

    On Sunday, Skyliar Thomas married a woman who already had his first name and took his last.

    Skyliar Thomas and Scylar Drake-Thomas met three months ago at a tattoo parlor. The two got to know each other and quickly learned they had more in common than their names.

    The night they met, Skyliar and Scylar saw each other again at Walmart.

  • Radcliff man indicted for attempted rape

    Five days after a Radcliff man was charged in attempted rape, a Hardin County grand jury returned an indictment against him.

    Travis C. Boyette, 23, was arrested last Saturday on charges of attempted first-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree assault — domestic violence and no visible injury.

    He was indicted on those same charges Thursday.

  • Presbyterians dig into frontier heritage

    The News-Enterprise

    Some members of First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown have been digging into the experiences of early Christians on the Kentucky frontier. Interesting connections have been uncovered and those early evangelistic efforts on what was then the frontier of the new nation spawned a host of new denominations and religious sects.

  • Organization looking to establish temporary housing at Warrior Transition Battalion

    A nonprofit organization is in the planning stages of attempting to establish temporary housing for families of soldiers in Fort Knox’s Warrior Transition Battalion.

    The Fort Knox Warriors in Transition Association was established about three months ago with the goal in mind of finding a way to pay for temporary housing for WTB families either on or near post, organization president Peter Trzop said.

  • E'town council will discuss budget at special meeting

    City council to discuss budget at special meeting

    Elizabethtown City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing on its $60 million budget during a special meeting called for Monday afternoon.

    The council’s agenda also calls for first reading on the ordinance to adopt the budget for the new fiscal year, which begins July 1.

    The special meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the council chambers on the second floor of Elizabethtown City Hall. 

  • Museum commissions bust of Confederate general

    A Confederate general whose brother-in-law was the Union president is depicted in new bronze busts being sold to finance a statue destined for Elizabethtown’s Public Square.

    Brig. Gen. Ben Hardin Helm of Elizabethtown led the 1st Kentucky Brigade, which is better known in the annals of history as the Orphan Brigade. He joined the militia as a colonel after rejecting a commission in the Union Army offered by Helm’s brother-in-law, President Abraham Lincoln.