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  • Catching a dream: E’town native follows big city hopes, lands NBC job

    As a kid, D.C. Storm never traveled to New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago or Phoenix.

    He never had been to Montreal, London, Paris or Athens.

    Storm hardly even left his home state.

    But now, at age 30, the Elizabethtown native has lived in these places, and more.

    “No matter where you’re from, it’s all about how hard you work,” Storm said. “If you work hard, nobody can keep up with you.”

  • Lions Club barbecue around the corner

    Barbecue fans can rest assured their sticky fingers and full stomachs will benefit the greater community Saturday.

    The E’town Lions Club chapter is hosting its 70th annual barbecue chicken meal from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 11 at Elizabethtown High School to raise money for local charities.

    One of the organization’s oldest and most well-known projects, the meal earnings go toward eyesight conservation, said Travis Langdon, barbecue chairman.

  • Hardin, neighboring counties under flash flood warning

    With more than 3.5 inches of rain in less than 90 minutes Sunday evening, Hardin County has been placed under a flash flood warning by the National Weather Service. The alert lasts until 10:20 p.m. EDT and similar alerts cover several neighboring counties.

    Residents in low-lying areas, particular those along creeks and rivers, are advised to be on the alert for fast-rising water. Motorists are reminded not to drive through standing water in roads.

  • Road work ahead: 31W resurfacing set for next week

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contract crews are scheduled to begin resurfacing work along U.S. 31W north of the Elizabethtown square next week. The project consists of resurfacing from the north side of the square to Ky. 1600. The contract was awarded May 2 to Scotty’s Contracting and Stone, LLC of Bowling Green for $275,000.

  • No early votes on alcohol

    A second vote on expanded alcohol sales won’t take place until after the Nov. 6 general election.

    Neither of the two groups collecting signatures to bring the issue to a vote submitted petitions Thursday, the deadline if the vote was to take place before the general election.

    Both groups have six months from the time they began collecting signatures, giving them until October to finish. Any vote compelled by the petitions would occur after the general election.

  • Taste of the Heartland biggest one yet

    Dr. William Handley has been able to continue his love of medicine after retirement in a way that benefits the community beyond serving average medical needs.

    Co-medical director and co-founder of the Community Health Clinic of Hardin and LaRue Counties, Handley lends a practiced hand to the low income and uninsured who otherwise would have no means of medical care.

    “It’s just a big hole in our health care system and things like this can help fill it,” Handley said.

  • July a busy month for KSP

     

    The News-Enterprise

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown plans traffic safety checkpoints through August and the rest of 2012, looking for impaired drivers and restraint violations at various locations throughout its post area.

  • EPD offers open house

    Elizabethtown Police Department has organized an event to foster a relationship with the public and show off the department’s resources.

    The department is hosting an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the station on South Mulberry Street.

    EPD spokesman Virgil Willoughby said the open house is the first the department has had since the building’s construction in 2005.

  • HCS Child Nutrition team nets awards

    Several members of Hardin County Schools’ child nutrition team recently won awards at the Kentucky School Nutrition Association conference in Covington.

    Mary Kuhn, director of child nutrition, was named KSNA Administrator of the Year. Marie Windle, cafeteria manager at Radcliff Elementary was named Manager of the Year while her staff earned Team of the Year honors.

    Shirley Goodman, former cafeteria manager at Lakewood Elementary, was honored at the conference as a retiree.

  • Churches host school supply drives to give families a boost

    Notebooks. Crayons. Three-ring binders. Pens and pencils. Folders.

    It adds up. Quickly.

    That’s why churches in the community host school supply drives — to give a financial boost to families in the area.

    Despite evening showers, patrons lined up Saturday at All Nations Worship Ministries in Radcliff at its annual Back to School Block Party to collect bags of school supplies. Gloria Fite, associate pastor, said 200 of the 300 bags with $13 worth of supplies were gone within the first 45 minutes.