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  • Comic headlines Christian writers conference

    Writers will gather in Elizabethtown to sharpen their craft with a mix of practical instruction and inspiration at the Kentucky Christian Writers Conference this week.

    They’re likely to have a good laugh, too.

    Chonda Pierce, best known for her clean, Southern-style wit as a stand-up comic and television host, is the conference’s keynote speaker.

  • Former 'American Idol' contestant performs Friday in E'town

    Huge stage productions and insincere music don’t interest musician Casey James.

    “My thing is just to be honest, musically,” James said.

    The musician, a former finalist on TV’s “American Idol,” brings his brand of performance and music to the Historic State Theater. James and his band perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

    Like James, members of his band all are from Texas. James is a native of Cool, Texas.

  • E'town debates zone change request

    Elizabethtown City Council took an unusual tack, striking down a Planning Commission recommendation to deny a zone map amendment from Commercial-3 to Commercial-4 for property at 128 E. Nalls Road.

    In doing so, city officials said they want to promote a business-friendly environment and do not see eye to eye with the commission regarding use of the property as it correlates with the comprehensive plan.

  • Radcliff approves $13 million budget

    Radcliff can start upgrading gear and expanding its quality of life with a budget in place.

    Through savings and the aid of state money, Radcliff City Council approved a jam-packed 2012-13 budget Tuesday night that includes a new fire truck and police cruisers, a trolley and $2 million for the Wilson Road Bypass project, which is on schedule to wrap up next summer.

  • Man accused of stabbing neighbor pleads not guilty

    A Hardin County man accused of attempted murder for allegedly attacking a neighbor with a hunting knife pleaded not guilty Tuesday during arraignment.

    Raymond Kendall Wilson, 51, of Roundtop Road was indicted by a grand jury on charges of criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.

    He was arrested in April and charged with attempted murder after Gerald Tharpe, who also lives on Roundtop Road south of Elizabethtown, was stabbed once in the abdomen, according to police.

  • Stephensburg Day brings cars, crafts on Saturday

     The annual Stephensburg festival returns to its tried and true formula this weekend.

    Stephensburg Day begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at West Hardin Middle School along U.S. 62. The parade will kick off the festival, which also features craft booths, games, beauty and baby pageants, and its popular car show.

  • Minor injuries reported from Radcliff wreck

    The News-Enterprise

    One person was hurt  Tuesday afternoon in a wreck on Dixie Boulevard in Radcliff.

    John Sipes, 24, was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, according to Officer Morgan Jones of the Radcliff Police Department.

    Sipes, driving a Ford Explorer, was traveling north on Dixie when he ran a red light at the intersection of Dixie and Centennial Avenue. His vehicle collided with a Honda Pilot turning south onto Dixie.

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  • Trial date set for jail escapee

    A 21-year-old Bardstown man indicted on charges of second-degree escape from Hardin County Detention Center pleaded not guilty Tuesday.

    Brandon M. Board was arraigned in Hardin Circuit Court before Judge Kelly Mark Easton. He also pleaded not guilty to a charge of persistent felony offense added by the grand jury.

    Board and Vance Tate, 37, of Radcliff were captured and taken without incident following a foot chase two days after both escaped from the detention center in May. The men reportedly crawled through a hole dug in gravel beneath a chain-link fence.

  • Library board members complete certification

     The News-Enterprise

    Four of the five Hardin County Public Library trustees completed a new Kentucky Public Library Trustee Certification Program.

    The voluntary program is available to all Kentucky public library trustees through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. It was created to provide trustees with tools to help them fulfill their responsibilities to the libraries and their communities.