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  • Civil War haunts downtown

    Mortar and gun fire sounded and gray smoke billowed Friday through downtown Elizabethtown.

    Children in pinafores and overalls played capture the flag, and a field surgeon amputated the lower leg of a Civil War soldier beneath a canopy tent that blocked the rain that had begun to fall.

    Nurse Elizabeth, played by Jody Ingalls, described a Civil War battle that raged in the area. More than 100 cannonballs fell in 20 minutes during the Christmas raid of 1862, she said.

  • Limited alcohol use to be allowed on Radcliff property

    Radcliff could allow some alcohol consumption in Colvin Community Center and Radcliff City Park North.

    City council members met Friday for a work session to discuss what policies should be set for the consumption and sale of alcohol on city property.

    Alcohol sales will be allowed at private events at Colvin Community Center when the entire building is rented if issues on which council members reached consensuses are approved.

  • Woman continues search for lost dog after 4 years

    In the “lost” section of The News-Enterprise classifieds is a nondescript item advertising the loss of a tan and white Chihuahua weighing about 10 pounds named Charlie.

    The only thing that sets the item apart from the others is the next sentence, which says the dog was lost June 27, 2008, in the Tom Brown Estates area.

    Mattie Yates, who lives near Vine Grove, has been advertising for the return of her dog since he went missing one Thursday from a chain in her yard while she was working in the garden.

  • Vine Grove police chief removed

    After serving as Vine Grove police chief for more than four years, Steve Manning was removed from the position Tuesday, Mayor Blake Proffitt said Friday.

    Asked why Manning was dismissed from the department, Proffitt said, “We don’t comment on any employment-related issues.”

    “He’s been a friend of mine for 35 years,” the mayor said later. “Sometimes separations happen and this one transpired that way. Steve’s a good man.”

  • Ohio man injured in single-vehicle wreck on I-65

    An Ohio man was seriously injured Friday afternoon in a single-vehicle wreck near the southbound 92-mile marker on Interstate 65 in Elizabethtown.

    Jimmy Crist was driving a 2001 Honda Odyssey around 1:38 p.m. Friday in the southbound right lane when he said another vehicle attempted to merge into his lane, said Norman Chaffins, public affairs officer for Kentucky State Police Post 4.

    Crist told police the attempted merger caused him to leave the roadway and strike a tree, Chaffins said.

  • Radcliff father arrested on charge of child abuse

    A 21-year-old Radcliff father was arrested Monday morning after police say he inflicted abuse on his 2-year-old child, causing bruising to the toddler’s body.

    Ethan W. Stenhouse is charged with first-degree criminal abuse. Jail records indicate he was released Tuesday from Hardin County Detention Center after posting 10 percent of a $10,000 partially secured bond.

    Bryce Shumate, public information officer for Radcliff police, said the child’s mother reported the injuries to the police department.

  • Grant to aid mentoring for military children

    A grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana is expected to benefit children of military families in Hardin County.

    The organization has received $122,500 as part of a $3 million federal grant for the expansion of the agency-wide Military Mentoring Program.

    The program provides one-on-one mentoring services to children with parents or guardians serving in the military, including the National Guard or Reserves.

  • Fifth annual youth rally to address right-to-life issues

    Area church youth groups are invited to learn about various pro-life issues and ways to defend their beliefs Sunday.

    Right to Life Kentucky Heartland, the Hardin County affiliate of Kentucky Right to Life, is hosting its fifth annual Youth Rally for Life from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at North Hardin High School.

    The event is free and open to local church youth groups.

    It is meant to educate local young people about pro-life issues, such as abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research and cloning, said Becky Smith, secretary for the local right-to-life group.

  • Nugent dropped from Fort Knox concert after Obama remarks

    Rocker Ted Nugent’s recent comments about President Barack Obama eliminated him from a scheduled June 23 performance at Fort Knox as part of the post’s annual summer concert, the post announced Thursday afternoon.

    Nugent set off a controversy at last weekend’s National Rifle Association convention when he criticized high-ranking members of the Obama administration and offered support for possible Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

  • North Hardin’s students’ Day of Service includes assisting tornado victims

    A group of North Hardin High School students are assisting tornado victims in Indiana this weekend as part of a day of service that includes almost 300 students.

    Sixty students and several chaperones are traveling to Henryville, Ind., which was hit March 2 by tornadoes, to help residents impacted by the disaster. The group is working through Metro United Way.