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  • Western Hardin County Days celebrates 10 years

    The 10th annual Western Hardin County Days will once again have plenty to offer those attending, including a sense of community spirit.

    Activities center around the Double L Grocery in Hardin Springs. The majority of the festival activity is at the intersection of Ky. 920 and Ky. 84.

    The festival, one of four this weekend in Hardin County, kicks off Friday with the beauty pageant at 6:30 p.m.

  • Former Hardin County business owner pleads guilty in Ponzi scheme

    A former Hardin County business owner pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Louisville to aiding and abetting with others in a pyramid and Ponzi scheme and conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

  • Radcliff property tax rates clear first reading

    For the third straight year, Radcliff is adopting lowered real estate property tax rates because of wise money management, Mayor J.J. Duvall said Tuesday night.

    City Council heard the first reading of an ordinance holding the real property tax rate at 15.9 cents per $100 of assessed value, slightly below the compensating rate of 16 cents per $100 of assessed value, which is the amount needed to equal last year’s revenue.

  • History has a place in West Point River Days

    West Point River Days will stop to take a look back as it celebrates the community in the present.

    River Days begins at 10 a.m. Thursday and continues into Saturday evening at Veterans Memorial Park on the Ohio River. Along with festival activities such as a beauty pageant, carnival rides and music, the event includes a museum open for visitors and re-enactments of World War II battles.

  • Police: Stolen whiskey barrel recovered at E'town home

    A complaint about juveniles attempting to break into a vehicle led to the recovery Monday morning of seven marijuana plants and a barrel of Jim Beam whiskey.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Post 4 received a call at 12:05 a.m. Monday reporting a car break-in on Airview Drive in Elizabethtown.

  • Amputee overcomes physical obstacles to earn coveted Expert Infantry Badge

    By SGT. 1ST CLASS 


    Special to The News-Enterprise


    FORT BRAGG, N.C. — 1st Lt. Joshua Pitcher, a paratrooper assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, was conducting a routine combat patrol in southern Afghanistan last year when he was injured by an improvised explosive device that took his right leg.

  • Judge approves consolidation of trials in child rape case

    A prosecutor’s motion was granted to consolidate jury trials of three defendants charged in connection to the alleged rape of child last July in Elizabethtown.

    Todd H. Livingston, 50, of Rineyville, Dean M. Tinsley, 44, of Elizabethtown, and Camilla D. Clark, 31, of Radcliff, each face charges and now will appear in a single jury trial Sept. 30. Circuit Judge Ken Howard approved consolidation of the trials, which means testimony only will have to be taken once.

  • Big Clifty man indicted on sexual abuse charge

    Kenneth Lee Dutschke, 62, faces a charge of first-degree sexual abuse. A Hardin County grand jury returned the indictment Friday.
    An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt. The defendant is innocent until proven guilty.

    Dutschke was arrested Aug. 18 after the girl’s mother reported a neighbor sexually abused her daughter, according to the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Local economy climbs in GDP ranking

    The Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area climbed 16 spots in national gross domestic product figures released Tuesday.

    The area was ranked 243rd out of 381 for GDP in 2012, up from 259th the previous year, according to data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

    Real GDP increased in all but 76 of those 381 metropolitan areas across the nation in 2012, lead by growth in durable-goods manufacturing, trade and financial activities, according to the bureau.

  • Altercation leaves one hospitalized

    An early morning altercation Tuesday at a Bardstown Road home left one man in stable condition at University Hospital in Louisville after police say he was struck in the head with a tool.

    Jeromey Sandlin, 27, of Elizabethtown was listed as a patient Tuesday. Police say Sandlin showed up intoxicated at the Elizabethtown home of a cousin, Ryannel Braxton, 23, and a fight ensued around 3 a.m.