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  • Local schools compete at state archery tournament

    By NATHANIEL YATES
    For The News-Enterprise

    The whistle blows, the students set their stance, nock their arrows, draw back their bows, aim carefully and release. It’s the typical scene at archery practice for some local students.

    Last week, more than 70 Hardin County youth were preparing to compete in the 2013 National Archery in the Schools state championship, held today and Tuesday at Louisville’s International Convention Center.

  • Local senator works on military voting bill

    A local legislator has signed on to help find a solution to problems plaguing military voting. 

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, has been placed on a committee aimed at reaching a compromise.

    Senate Bill 1 as passed by the state Senate was meant to solve ongoing voting problems, such as military members and their dependents not receiving absentee ballots and returning them by mail fast enough to meet election deadlines.

  • Radcliff man accused of impersonating soldier, police officer

    A Radcliff man who is not enlisted in the military faces federal charges after FBI investigators say he used a U.S. Army uniform to solicit money and enter Fort Knox.

    Jonathan W. Short, 23, is charged with wire fraud, false personation of an officer or employee of the United States, entering or attempting to enter property owned by the U.S. under false or fraudulent pretenses to commit a felony and false statement or representation/obstruction of justice.

  • Adoptee finds birth mother, roots in Hardin Co.

    David Jordan was 7 or maybe 8 years old when his parents told him he was adopted.

    He remembers going to the attic to be alone with his thoughts.

    “I stayed in that attic for about two or three hours crying,” he said. “Most adoptees have this hurt and feeling of abandonment when they find out that they were adopted, and I would say that happened to me, too.”

    Following that delicate moment came years of wondering. What is his birth family like? How might his life be different if he had not been given up for adoption?

  • Semi-truck collision blocks I-65 exit during morning commute

    A collision involving two semi-trucks Thursday at the Bonnieville exit on Interstate 65 sent a Tennessee man to a Louisville hospital and reduced northbound traffic to one lane during the morning commute.

    The two-vehicle collision was reported at 3:23 a.m. CDT Thursday to Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green, according to a news release.

  • Photo: Bringing down the store
  • Radcliff Fire Department responds to blaze at abandoned trailer

    In an effort to clear property on South Wilson Road in Radcliff, an abandoned mobile home intentionally was ignited Thursday, authorities say, but no charges are expected to be filed.

    Fire Chief Jamie Henderson referred to the fire as a “misunderstanding.”

    “We got it out. He was cleaning the property for someone else,” Henderson said. “Believe me, he knows that’s not OK now.”

  • Former officer facing sex charges commits suicide, coroner reports

    A former Radcliff police officer facing felony sex charges in Florida committed suicide early Tuesday at his home in West Point.

    David Eugene Williams, 39, was a 15-year veteran at the Radcliff Police Department when he resigned May 10, 2011, after the Brevard County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office charged him with computer solicitation of a minor.

  • Tribute song used as benefit for ailing relative

    Tim Atterberry was at the top of a Pine Knob hillside as he worked on the latest of the songs he writes independently.

    He remembered trekking up the formation as a child with his brother-in-law, who now has been married to Atterberry’s sister for about 40 years.

  • Birth center founder would forgo salary to keep facility solvent

    Mary Carol Akers said she will refuse a salary to avoid jeopardizing the financial health of a proposed birth center in Elizabethtown. She also testified Wednesday that she has sought partnership agreements with doctors outside Hardin County after being denied locally.