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Local News

  • Staff members receive 20 Landmark awards

    Members of The News-Enterprise staff received 20 awards in the Landmark Community Newspapers’ annual editorial contest when awards for outstanding work produced in 2012 by the company’s newsrooms were announced last week.

    Two products developed about the local community finished one-two in Best Special Section category. The News-Enterprise finished first for Discover Hardin County and took the second-place prize for its annual Heartland section.

  • Rain not a pain for Cecilia Days

    While waiting for the rain to subside so the tractor games could begin at Cecilia Days, Noah O’Brien, 3, took the opportunity to drench himself with water that pooled on top of a tent at the site of the games.

    Saturday’s Cecilia Days proved to be a damp affair, but like Noah, attendees set out to enjoy themselves rain or shine.

  • Driver in fatal 2012 wreck sentenced to 35 years

    An Elizabethtown man was sentenced Friday afternoon for his role in an April 2012 crash on Boone Road in Elizabethtown that claimed the life of one of his passengers.

    David Leroy Stallins II, 28, entered a guilty plea to amended charges of second-degree manslaughter and second-degree assault. He faces 35 years in prison and must serve at least 10 years before being eligible for parole.

  • I-65 work begins today in northbound lanes

    Contract crews will begin repairs along concrete sections of northbound Interstate 65 in Hardin County today requiring closure of two lanes. Only one lane is available for northbound travel from mile-marker 101 to mile-marker 103.

    Work is from tonight through Thursday morning with lengthy delays possible, especially mid and late day. Motorists are encouraged to watch for stopped and slow-moving traffic.

  • Photos: 76th Engineer Company trains at ECTC
  • Photos: Elizabethtown Police Department holds open house
  • Taste of the Heartland almost doubles goal

    This year’s annual fundraiser for the local clinic more than doubled the amount raised the previous year, according to the clinic director.

    Taste of the Heartland, a fundraiser Friday for the Community Health Clinic of Hardin and LaRue Counties, raised nearly $99,000 for the clinic, Clinic Executive Director Rebecca Allen said.

    “(The) event was spectacular. We almost doubled our goal,” Allen said. The event raised $48,000 last year and Allen’s goal for this year’s event was $50,000.

  • Wells 'cuts loose' in Almost Talent Show

    The black-and-white floral top Debbie Wells wore Saturday in the Almost Talent Show was a little unusual for her. Her costumes in the past tended to lean toward the masculine side. From characters ranging from Fred Flintstone to Sonny Bono, Wells often was recruited to play a man in the show.

    “And I guess that’s what made it so fun,” she said. “I got to dress up.”

  • Photos: Swope auction benefits Living Water Guatemala
  • Financial literacy series begins this week

    A new series aimed at helping locals budget, save, invest and various other financial tasks begins this week.

    The first class in a series expected to feature at least one class each month is scheduled from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Webster University Radcliff Campus on Challenger Way.

    The series, called Financial Literacy 101, begins with a lesson about saving money and getting basic finances straight.

    Each class is a standalone lesson designed to benefit visitors, even if they can’t commit to coming to all the classes.