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  • Judge sentences Wagers to 40 years in hatchet killing

    As Cindy Higdon tearfully read her victim’s impact statement Friday afternoon during the formal sentencing hearing for Jamie B. Wagers, she made no eye contact with the man who admitted to murdering her son with a hatchet.

    Wagers, 25, of Elizabethtown stared straight ahead as Christian Higdon’s mother sobbed as she told the court her son’s brutal slaying occupies her first thought of the morning and her last at night.

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  • Ron Bevars steps down as North Hardin basketball coach

    One of only four Kentucky high school basketball coaches to amass more than 800 wins, Ron Bevars is stepping down as boys' head coach at North Hardin High after 38 seasons.

    Bevars, 70, told North Hardin Principal Lonnie Dennis on Friday morning then met with The News-Enterprise staff and began to share his decision with friends and intimate supporters of Trojan basketball.

  • Radcliff Days shortened by rain

    While many events were on the agenda for this weekend’s Radcliff Days, an unscheduled interference changed organizers’ plans.

    Radcliff Days was cut short because of rain Saturday, after what originally was expected to be a few scattered showers turned into a downpour that flooded areas of City Park North. Instead of the festival continuing into the evening, everything closed down after the Radcliff World Hard-Boiled Egg-Eating Championship in the afternoon.

  • Lincoln Days: Look-alike participants come from nationwide

    Seeing a sash draped across someone at a festival isn’t too unusual, but at Lincoln Days, the accessories aren’t handed out to pageant winners.

    The annual Lincoln Days festival took place this weekend, and the yearly Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln look-alike contests drew many spectators as well as contestants from multiple states, including California and North Carolina.

  • North's Bevars steps down

    After dedicating more than 40 years to the game of basketball and North Hardin High School, Ron Bevars has decided to resign as coach of the Trojans.

    Bevars, 70, met with North Hardin principal Lonnie Dennis on Friday morning to inform Dennis of his decision. Bevars said he spent a lot of time thinking about stepping down during the offseason and finally decided this was the right time to do it.

  • A family on a mission: Pauls pack love for Honduras

    In three weeks, a Radcliff family will set out to build new lives in one of the poorest places in the Western hemisphere.

    Shawn Paul, his wife, Nancy, and their daughter Alexis, 19, are leaving behind almost everything Oct. 30 and moving to Copàn Ruinas, Honduras, to start a ministry.

    “Our clothes, computers, camera equipment and that’s about it,” Paul said of their packing plans.

  • USA Cares hosting 10th anniversary gala

    USA Cares is celebrating its 10th anniversary in style next month with a formal gala at the Marriott East Hotel in Louisville.

    The celebration opens at 5:45 p.m. Nov. 2 with a VIP reception and photo opportunity followed by a general reception and silent auction at 6 p.m., and the dinner, program and live auction at 7 p.m., according to the organization.

  • Pipeline now accepting grant applications

    Officials with the Bluegrass Pipeline are accepting applications for its community grant program, which benefits projects in counties affected by the pipeline. The pipeline has been proposed to transport natural gas liquids along a 1,100-mile route that crosses through more than a dozen Kentucky counties as it hooks to an existing line near Hardinsburg running to the Gulf Coast.

  • Committee to find Heritage Council director

    Christy Pritchard said the Heritage Council is working with Elizabethtown officials to fill a vacancy left by outgoing Executive Director Heath Seymour.

    Pritchard, chairwoman of the Heritage Council board, said a selection committee should be formed this week that will be made up of board members with input from the city, possibly manifesting in city officials holding positions on the board. City Councilman Tony Bishop serves as a city liaison on the Heritage Council board.