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  • Hardin GOP opens campaign office


    The News-Enterprise

    GOP opens campaign headquarters

    With the general election approaching, the Republican Party of Hardin County has opened a campaign headquarters.

    The office is at 790 N. Dixie Ave. in Elizabethtown, next to Helmwood Veterinary Clinic.

    It is open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

    For information, call the headquarters at 234-123

  • County approves five-year waste management plan

    Hardin Fiscal Court approved an updated five-year solid waste management plan Tuesday, fulfilling a state requirement and laying a framework through 2017.

    The plan outlines the county’s collection and disposal methods, recycling procedures, open dumps and litter practices, siting standards, enforcement measures, public participation and education programs and financial mechanisms to cover costs.

  • Cake one way to say thanks

    \First responders throughout the community were honored Tuesday by employees of Cash Express who delivered cakes, prayer cards and posters expressing gratitude on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

    Firefighters, police officers and emergency medical services risked their lives that day at what came to be called Ground  Zero in New York City, fighting to rescue thousands of people at the World Trade Center. Some of those responders lost their lives in the effort.

  • Ferguson sentenced to 20 years for rape

    An Elizabethtown man who pleaded guilty in June to forcibly raping a 13-year-old girl was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison.

    Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard sentenced Kelly C. Ferguson, 36, to 20 years each for charges of first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy, to be served concurrently for a total of 20 years in prison.

    Flanked on either side by family, the victim read a written statement Tuesday to the court. Though her words were addressed to Ferguson, the teen never faced him and instead was turned toward Howard.

  • USA Cares sees rise in assistance requests

    While the drawdown in Afghanistan may be sending soldiers home, the personal and financial battles for the military are far from over. Men and women leaving military service are returning to a slow job market where bills are piling up, said Loni White, director of communications for USA Cares.

    The Radcliff-based military charity has witnessed the thrust of needs firsthand, recording a significant uptick of requests for assistance in the last few months, White said.

  • LTES remembers 9/11, thanks military, first responders

    With military deployment hitting close to home, Lincoln Trail Elementary School was inspired to thank public servants Tuesday.

    Lincoln Trail hosted its first Patriots Celebration for Patriot Day. The event acted as a thank-you to military members and first responders, as well as a history lesson on the events of Sept. 11 for the students. The celebration was one of the culminating events for the school’s 400 Days of Service project.

  • Ceremony honors first responders

    Sandy Rogers told a group of first responders and Rotary Club members Tuesday that the thousands who lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001, should be remembered.

    Judy Logsdon, owner of Stone Hearth Restaurant on North Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown,  and employees organized a remembrance ceremony. It included a prayer, moment of silence and meal for Elizabethtown firefighters to remember the attacks and the people affected by them and to thank area first responders for putting their lives on the line every day.

  • Big Clifty woman pleads guilty to starting JC Penney fires

    A Big Clifty woman accused of lighting fires at JC Penney in Towne Mall pleaded guilty Thursday to multiple charges of arson and terroristic threatening.

    Janice M. Coolidge, 24, signed a plea agreement that recommends a 20-year sentence.

    The former JC Penney employee ultimately pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree arson, two counts of criminal attempt to commit first-degree arson, two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening, and second-degree terroristic threatening.

  • USA Cares, Fort Knox to host mini-marathon

    The substance abuse program at Fort Knox and USA Cares are teaming up this weekend to promote suicide prevention and raise money for military families.

    The two groups are sponsoring Saturday’s “13.1 Run for Life,” which begins 7:30 a.m. at North Hardin High School.

  • Bomb threat evacuates CHHS

    Central Hardin High School received a bomb threat Tuesday, but the threat was determined to be non-credible by police and administrators, and students were safely dismissed at the end of the school day.

    A note threatening the school at a specific time was brought to school administrators, said John Wright, community relations director for Hardin County Schools. They didn't believe the threat to be serious, but they notified Elizabethtown Police Department, and officers also didn't feel there was a serious threat against the school.