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  • Ending of Burke saga tops 2012 stories

    In selecting Hardin County’s Story of the Year for 2012, the end of two long journeys topped all others.

    In voting by members of The News-Enterprise newsroom staff, the murder conviction in a general court-martial of former U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke — nearly five years after his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law were found slain in their Rineyville home — and the much anticipated opening of the Elizabethtown Sports Park were selected as the top stories in the county last year.

  • Pastor’s book helps those dealing with death of a child

    After suffering what he calls “the worst thing a parent can experience,” Henry White is now using his experience to help others who are traveling the same path.

    White, pastor of Heavenbound Baptist Church in Elizabethtown and former director of Helping Hand, recently published a book, “The Greatest Loss — Ministering to Parents Who Lose a Child,” that discusses how ministers can provide aid to parents who have lost a child.

  • Photo: Working on the railroad
  • Walker forecasts growth for E'town in 2013

     THE SERIES: A look back at accomplishments for the county and cities, and a look to what may be priorities in 2013. TUESDAY: Radcliff

     

    Mayor Tim Walker sees growth in industry and improvement in quality of life for Elizabethtown when he discusses the forecast for 2013.

    The city made good on some long-heralded promises in 2012, opening the Elizabethtown Sports Park and the Hardin County Veterans Tribute, and Walker said more surprises should be in store for the New Year.

  • PHOTO: A snowy scene
  • Focus on fitness to stay healthy

    For those determined to make healthy changes in 2013, Lisa Murphy has one piece of advice: don’t make too many.

    At least, not at the same time. Murphy, a registered dietitian and wellness coordinator at Hardin Memorial Hospital, urges not to completely overhaul exercise and eating habits, because “it’s just too much all at once.”

    Murphy suggests fitness-seekers should assess their behaviors, choose what they want to change, and focus on one behavior every week or two weeks.

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  • Loyalty colors come out early

    While Nerlens Noel and Gorgui Dieng battled it out on the court of the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday, fans of the Wildcats and Cardinals were able to break bread together as they cheered on their favorite collegiate basketball teams.

    Surprisingly cordial relationships between fans of the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville were on display at Heartland Sports Pub — formerly 3-Putt Willie’s — but there still was a fair amount of good-natured ribbing.

  • Railroad defendants seek higher court

    Attorneys for defendants in a lawsuit filed on behalf of those affected by the West Point train derailment say the suit should move to federal court.

    The attorneys submitted to Hardin Circuit Court a notice of removal to do so. The notice cites several reasons Hardin Circuit Court wouldn’t have jurisdiction over the class action lawsuit concerning the Oct. 29 train derailment in West Point, including the number of plaintiffs the lawsuit represents and the amount of money the suit seeks in damages.

  • FORECAST FOR 2013: Berry expects county to maintain top rankings in 2013

    THIS SERIES: A look back at accomplishments for the county and cities, and a look to what may be priorities in 2013.

    NEXT: Mayor Tim Walker’s forecast for Elizabethtown.

    COMING TUESDAY: The 10 biggest 2012 stories in Hardin County.