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  • Summer reading helps lesson retention

    Children this summer are being encouraged to dream big, so the library system posing that challenge decided to do that as well. This year’s summer reading theme is “Dream Big — Read!”

    The annual program encourages children ages 3 to 18 to read. It also helps students retain information they learned in school.

  • E'town celebrates Relay for Life

    At just 7 months old, Jayvin Adams was diagnosed with leukemia. In November, he had a bone marrow transplant and six months later, on Friday, he was part of the Elizabethtown Relay for Life survivor lap.

    “I’m very thankful he’s here and able to walk as a survivor,” Jayvin’s mother, Lindsey Roark, said as she pushed the toddler around the track at Central Hardin High School.

    Roark estimated more than 20 family members and friends walked  with Jayvin in his first Relay.

  • Woman charged with assault after stabbing

    A Vine Grove woman was arrested Friday afternoon and police said she stabbed a man in the arm.

    Amanda C. Pie, 28, is charged with second-degree assault — domestic violence. Online jail records indicate she was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center just before 10 p.m. Friday and is being held on a $10,000 cash bond.

  • Attorney takes role with human rights commission

    After more than 10 years of private practice in Elizabethtown – just more than 20 years of practicing law in general – attorney Keith D. Duerr of Louisville has been named managing attorney and general counsel for the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights in Louisville.

  • Jury hears Galenski’s videotaped confession to police in murder case

    Jurors heard a full day of witness testimony Friday in the retrial of Conner J. Galenski, one of three teens accused in the shooting death of Mackenzie Smyser, 18, in November 2010 in Hardin County.

    In addition to testimony, the 14-member jury panel watched Galenski’s police interview, during which he told a Kentucky State Police detective he shot Smyser once in the chin.

  • Second Saturday introduces marketplace

    The News-Enterprise

    Downtown Elizabethtown’s monthly Second Saturday celebration will begin a marketplace gathering featuring local artists and craftsman.

    The Heritage Council plans the event every Second Saturday through October beginning this weekend. It will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce parking area off North Dixie Avenue about a half block from the Public Square.

  • Theft and drug cases populate April grand jury indictments

    The Hardin County grand jury returned more than 40 indictments in April, with more than half of those involving either theft- or drug-related offenses.

    The grand jury returned a total of 17 theft-related indictments and 11 involving drugs.

    Of those 11 drug indictments, all of them involved charges relating to either methamphetamine or prescription medicine.

    Among those indicted is Lajuan V. Rose, the 52-year-old Radcliff man accused of stabbing another man in the neck with a pocket knife.

  • Swopes celebrate new buildings, old cars

    The Swope Family of Dealerships celebrated 60 years in Elizabethtown by dedicating a new Nissan dealership, giving away a $10,000 diamond and celebrating more than a century of motor cars.

  • Heartland Festival lands new sponsor

    With a new date and organizers, the Heartland Festival also has acquired a primary sponsor.

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union officials participated in various roles in past years of the festival and city leaders approached them about becoming a primary sponsor, said Holly Stapleton, marketing manager for the company.

    A lifelong resident of Hardin County, Stapleton said she hopes the festival “stays strong in the community and continues to thrive.”

    Stapleton and credit union officials are pleased to be a part of the revamped festival.

  • Testimony begins in Galenski trial

    The last time Tiffany Sebold spoke to her then-boyfriend, Mackenzie Smyser, was a five-minute conversation via cellphone around 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 2, 2010.

    “I told him to be careful,” Sebold said during her testimony Thursday in the retrial of Conner J. Galenski.

    Sebold was one of five witnesses to take the stand Thursday afternoon in Hardin Circuit Court. Nine women and five men were chosen for the jury in the second trial of Galenski, one of three teens believed to be responsible in the shooting death of 18-year-old Smyser.