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  • Lots of smoke but little fire, damage

    Thick black smoke lifting near the U.S. 31W Bypass on Monday morning was caused by a fire in a tar kettle at the construction site of Hardin County Schools’ Early College and Career Center.

    HCS spokesman John Wright said the kettles are used to melt roofing tar and a kettle became too hot and caught fire. Wright said district officials do not believe there was any structural damage.

  • HMH hosting Pearls & Ponies women’s health seminar

    Hardin Memorial Health is asking residents not to bet on their health.

    The health system is hosting a Pearl & Ponies Women’s Health Seminar from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 1 at the Hardin Memorial Hospital campus on North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown.

    The night’s featured speaker is Donna Casada, advanced practice registered nurse at the Family Care Center in Elizabethtown. Spring fashion tips will be provided by That Cute Little Shop and a light dinner will be served. Health and wellness tips will be offered.

  • Escaped inmate found 90 minutes later

    Less than two hours of freedom could cost an Elizabethtown resident and Hardin County Detention Center inmate up to five more years in prison.

    Clifton Gerald Bristol, 31, escaped after climbing a 9-foot fence Sunday night at the Substance Abuse Program center on East Main Street.

    About 90 minutes later, he was found at a residence in the 100 block of East Airview Drive in Elizabethtown.

  • Inmate captured shortly after escape

    An Elizabethtown man was captured about 90 minutes after he escaped Sunday night from the Substance Abuse Program run by the Hardin County Detention Center on South Main Street.

    Clifton Gerald Bristol, 31, was found at a home on Airview Drive in Elizabethtown.

    According to Jailer Danny Allen, Bristol was at a center program when he broke a bolt on a fence and climbed a 9-foot fence.

    Bristol is now charged with second-degree escape.

    See Tuesday's print edition of The News-Enterprise for more details.

  • Partake in the power of purple

    Your preferred hue may be lavender, lilac, magenta, mauve or violet, but Elizabethtown Relay for Life wants to see those shades of purple splashed all over Elizabethtown early next month.

    From May 5-9, Relay for Life will be hosting Paint the Town Purple, a contest now in its fourth year, which encourages residents and business owners to decorate their homes and businesses in inventive ways to raise cancer awareness.

  • Heart Association recognizes hospital

    Hardin Memorial Hospital has been recognized by the American Heart Association for implementing quality improvement measures to treat patients who suffer cardiac arrests.
    The Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Gold Quality Achievement Award was awarded last week, according to Michelle Murphy, director of marketing for Hardin Memorial Health.

  • Former E’town resident to appear on game show Thursday

    For former Elizabethtown resident Melissa Eggen Logsdon, the adage “Third time’s the charm” never has proven truer.

    After attempting to audition for Wheel of Fortune on two other occasions in Chicago, in June her third attempt at the Wheelmobile in St. Louis, where she now lives, landed her on the show.

    “I had been at the Wheelmobile all day,” Logsdon said. “I was so tired. I almost left, but persistence pays off.”

    Her episode airs at 7 p.m. Thursday. Locally, it can be seen on WLKY.

  • North Hardin students to take part in national competition

    In July, while most of their peers will be enjoying their summer vacation, four North Hardin students will be headed to Texas for a national competition.

    Nyeisha Eaves, Danielle Elias, Heather Luce and Cassandra Redd will compete in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America STAR Events national competition July 6 through 10 in San Antonio. Redd will compete in the early childhood development competition while the others will compete as a team in the culinary competition.

  • Photo: Sonora residents celebrate Easter with sunrise service
  • Quarry rezoning appeal set for Tuesday

    Homeowners opposed to a rock quarry expansion in Hardin County will have a chance to make their case Tuesday before Hardin Fiscal Court.

    The court is holding a public hearing at 3:30 p.m. in its chambers in the H.B. Fife Courthouse after nearby homeowners appealed a decision by the Hardin County Planning and Development Commission. It approved a rezoning request for 26.8 acres of land from single-family residential to heavy industrial for the quarry’s expansion.