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Local News

  • Via Colori to resume

    The Via Colori street painting festival in downtown Elizabethtown is on again.

    New Beginnings Family Services, which provides therapeutic foster care for abused, abandoned and neglected children, has been awarded the festival’s licensing rights, vacated in January by Silverleaf Sexual Trauma Recovery Services, formerly the Advocacy and Support Center.

    Dusty June Finch, community outreach coordinator for New Beginnings, said the agency’s board of directors was in the process of signing and finalizing the agreement.

  • Budget proposal would slash tourism funds

    Local tourism officials said a proposal to strip $9 million from a restricted tourism fund over the next two years could greatly limit the state’s ability to market its attractions to the world.

    Gov. Steve Beshear’s two-year budget proposal includes a provision to take $6 million from the restricted tourism, meeting and convention marketing fund in 2015 and another $3 million in 2016 and move that money into the state’s general fund.

  • Three residents attend workshop for Senate candidate

    Three area residents attended a full-day organizational workshop Saturday in Lexington with other key supporters for Alison Lundergan Grimes’ U.S. Senate campaign.

    Bob and Dottye Moore and Ron Morgan of Hardin County were among 150 supporters in attendance, according to a news release.

  • Retirement reception
  • Trial date set for Radcliff man accused of sex abuse

    A trial in the case against Terry Wayne Brake, 52, begins Sept. 17. Brake was indicted in December on two counts of sexual abuse of victims younger than 12, a Class C felony. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

    The date was set Tuesday afternoon at a pre-trial conference in Hardin Circuit Court. Another conference was scheduled for July 10.

  • SCHOOL CLOSINGS: Cancellations for Wednesday

    Hardin County, LaRue County and Elizabethtown students again will be off Wednesday because of inclement weather and icy roads.

    Other districts closed Wednesday include county systems in Meade, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Grayson, Hart and Nelson plus North Hardin Christian School, St. James School, Elizabethtown Christian Academy and Leitchfield Christian Academy.

    Fort Knox has amended its schedule for today. The installation will operate on a two-hour delay.

  • Share your local winter photos

    Have you taken some cool winter photos this year? Maybe sledding or making a snowman or just a scenic shot? Send them into The News-Enterprise for possible publication this Sunday. Email jpeg photos with name and where you live in Hardin or LaRue County to photos@thenewsenterprise.com.

    Deadline to send them in is 8 p.m. this Thursday.

  • Results from kindergarten screener show half of students ready for school

    Students’ educational progress now is being tracked as soon as they enter the school doors, thanks to a new state screener for public schools’ youngest members.

    Results for the first statewide kindergarten-readiness screener show about half of the state’s incoming kindergartners are prepared for that level of school work without additional support. Locally, the majority of the results for the screener are similar to Kentucky as a whole.

  • Drug court allows graduate to change life

    Less than three years ago, Edward Razo was questioning his life choices after a drug deal gone wrong that left him shot in the leg and praying to God for his life.

    Razo at the time was on felony probation and he was given a choice – go to jail or commit to treatment.

    He chose the latter and last week, he and 15 others graduated from Hardin County Drug Court.

  • Rezoning request granted

    Elizabethtown City Council voted 3-1 Monday to rezone around 10 acres at 951 Nicholas St. from Residential-3 to Residential-6, a multi-family zone.