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  • Bevin headlines Unbridled Liberty conservative rally

    Four conservatives decrying the Democrat-controlled state House of Representatives served as warm-up acts Friday for the rapid-fire rhetoric of U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin.

    The Louisville businessman, who hopes to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, told the Unbridled Liberty gathering in Radcliff his candidacy is based on core convictions, including a constitutionally limited government and defense of the 2nd Amendment and pro-life values.

  • HMH unveils Cancer Care Center

    Hardin Memorial Health unveiled its new Cancer Care Center on Friday in a tour for a few special guests.

    The tour allowed focus group and HMH Board of Trustees members to get a first look at the center’s newly finished space, which officially opens April 7, on Robinbrooke Drive in Elizabethtown.

    Linda Day, whose husband, Frank, died of lung cancer four years ago, was moved to tears when she saw the facility.

    “This is one place Elizabethtown needed,” she said.

  • Body of Vine Grove woman found near parkway

    A body found in woods alongside the Western Kentucky Parkway has been identified as a Vine Grove woman.

    Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of 44-year-old Kimberly R. Snodgrass. According to authorities, the body was found Thursday afternoon when a trooper stopped to check on an unoccupied vehicle parked in the westbound emergency lane between the 45- and 46 mile-marker in Muhlenberg County

  • Father: Lights not a factor in Ky. 313 death

    Three fatal crashes have occurred at the intersection of Joe Prather Highway and South Boundary Road since 2000, resulting in four deaths, according to Radcliff Police Department records.

    Of those fatal crashes, one was at night. That wreck was Jan. 20 when David Vittitoe, 23, of Lebanon Junction, was struck and killed by a car while standing in the roadway directing traffic around a stalled car, according to a preliminary police report.

  • Safety measures added to North Miles Street

    Added safety precautions are in place around an area where a child was struck by a vehicle earlier this month and where another was killed in 2010.

    “There were no flashing lights or anything in that area (of North Miles Street) that would signify that there is a crosswalk there,” said Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby. “This should help make it safer.”

  • Wagoner’s life remembered, celebrated at East Hardin

    A large crowd gathered Wednesday night inside East Hardin Middle School gymnasium to celebrate and honor the life and teaching career of Brent Wagoner, an assistant principal and boys’ basketball coach at East Hardin.

    Wagoner, 45, died March 8.

    The crowd, made up of Wagoner’s former students, athletes, faculty, friends and family members including his parents, Charles and Doris Wagoner, filled the bleachers of the gym. One wall was covered with posters of Wagoner’s sayings and personal notes left by students.

  • SIMPLE Giving Campaign to aid local students

    A partnership between Colgate and the nonprofit Champions for Kids is waging war on dental problems and hopes to reach 1 million children this spring.
    The SIMPLE Giving Campaign is working with roughly 1,400 Wal-Mart stores in 11 states this year to gather donations of toothpaste, toothbrushes and other personal care products for children in need.

  • Springtime is tree time locally

    On the first day of spring, the Hardin County Conservation District took advantage of sunny weather to distribute 1,800 tree seedlings in 45 minutes.
    The event, originally scheduled to last until 1 p.m. at the Hardin County Farmers Market, was cut short after the seedlings were gone and district representatives distributed all 150 recycling containers.
    “They were lined out to the road,” said Sarah Woods, district coordinator. “It was pretty crazy. This is the quickest they’ve gone.”

  • Indictments include pursuit, hit-and-run charges

    An Eastview man arrested after leading police on a brief pursuit was indicted on six of 16 charges this week in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Kentucky State Police troopers arrested Justin S. Gibson, 29, on March 2 on Hawkins Drive following a pursuit that began near mile-marker 91 on Interstate 65 after troopers responded to a possible hit-and-run.

  • You can have a nice lawn and pets

    By BECCA OWSLEY

    The News-Enterprise

    When landscaping the yard, pet owners might want to remember their four-legged friends in their design plans.

    “The key is to select plants that are safe for pets,” Jason Smith said.

    Smith is the owner of PetCorps, a residential and commercial dog waste removal service in Vine Grove.

    "What’s aesthetically pleasing to people may not necessarily be safe for pets to be around,” he said.