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  • E'town man indicted on 23 charges

    An Elizabethtown teen faces more than 20 theft- and drug-related charges following an indictment by a Hardin County grand jury.

    Kyle David Schwanz, 19, was indicted Thursday on three counts of receiving stolen property less than $10,000, three counts of theft of a legend drug, second-degree burglary, receiving a stolen firearm, second-degree fleeing or evading police, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and 11 counts of receiving stolen property less than $500.

  • Radcliff man indicted on charges of trafficking in heroin
  • Local Hosparus to host Lunar 5K

    The local Hosparus organization is asking Hardin County to glow with generosity.

    Hosparus of Central Kentucky hosts a new fundraising event this weekend, one that brings 100 percent of the proceeds back to the area. The organization hosts a Lunar 5K at 8 p.m. Saturday at Freeman Lake Park.

    The event features a 3.1-mile lighted pathway attendees can run or walk, as well as booths from area businesses offering information and giveaways.

  • I-65 wreck slows down traffic, seven vehicles involved

    A multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 65 has shut down traffic along the northbound lanes.

    The accident happened between the 96 and 97 mile markers at about 9:30 a.m. with seven vehicles involved. Traffic currently is backed up past the Exit 94 mile marker. Only the right-hand lane is open.

    At least one person was trapped in a vehicle and has been airlifted from the scene.

    See Tuesday's print edition of The News-Enterprise for more details.

  • Family embraces horses for hobby, healing

    Kevin and Francesca Smith were shouting instructions to staff members over a cellphone as they rushed into the delivery room this past Derby Day.

    As Francesca prepared to deliver the couple’s son, Alessandro, the two stable employees were working to deliver a quarter horse foal back on the Elizabethtown couple’s farm.

    Both baby and foal were delivered healthy on the famous horse racing day.

    That seemed fitting for the couple, who currently own 37 horses, mostly quarter horses, on about 20 acres of land.

  • United Way joins nation in Day of Action

     United Way of Central Kentucky volunteers, partners and officials plan to join with other United Way organizations across the nation this week to help nonprofit organizations and bring the people of their communities together.

    The local United Way chapter is hosting its second Day of Action on Friday.

  • First Federal Savings celebrates 90 years of service
  • Family friend to officiate Walker's funeral

    Terry Jones was a part of many moments in Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker’s life. So when it came time to mark the end of Walker’s life, his family reached out to Jones.

    Jones, a former minister at First Christian Church, will officiate Walker’s funeral Tuesday.

    Jones first met Walker when he came to the church in 1986.

    “We were friends almost immediately,” he said.

    He recalled that shortly after Jones came to serve at the church, Walker invited him to lunch and welcomed him to the church and the area.

  • Walker lived life for others in all arenas

    Pat Durbin was mayor of Elizabethtown when Tim Walker was elected as a member of city council. But Durbin had known Walker since he was a child who lived one street over from her. And the Walker she knew as a child was the Walker she knew as a councilman.

    “He was so kind to people and so considerate,” Durbin said.

    She witnessed his dedication to his family and saw that dedication expand to residents of Elizabethtown. She considered him a son of sorts, and she was still reeling Sunday from the news of his passing on Friday.

  • SAIC to present check to HCS