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  • Grand jury indicts Avis in fatal pursuit

    A Vine Grove man charged with leading a Hodgenville police officer on a fatal vehicle pursuit was indicted Monday with a charge of wanton murder.

    Jason L. Avis, 29, originally was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree fleeing or evading police when Kentucky State Police arrested him Sept. 16.

    In addition to those charges, the LaRue County grand jury indicted him on charges of wanton murder, leaving the scene of an accident and first-degree persistent felony offense.

  • Boone Road follows new path beginning today

    A change is in store today for motorists who travel Boone Road in northern Hardin County.

    The road will be switched to its permanent realignment beginning today. Contractors working for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have finished the road’s approaches on the east and west of the new Ky. 361, which is known as the Elizabethtown-to-Radcliff connector.

    The new alignment uses a small section of Ky. 361, in between, to access each side of Boone Road as it goes from Ky. 220 near Rineyville to Wilson Road near John Hardin High School.

  • Nature Park opens today

    The Elizabethtown Nature Park is pulling back its gates to the public.

    Mayor Tim Walker said the city officially will open the park today and operate it from daylight to dark.

    Contractors still are in the park finishing details on landscaping, but Walker said the environment is safe enough for public use.

  • Attention, Readers

    The Thanksgiving celebration will include a huge edition of The News-Enterprise packed with savings and specials from area merchants. Thursday's newspaper will be delivered in four pieces to most customers.

    All daily and Sunday-only customers will receive this shopper's delight.

    Expect delivery by 8 a.m. Call the customer service line at 505-1770 before 10 a.m. if your paper is missing.

    For single-copy buyers, the newsstand price of Thursday's edition is $1, which is the regular Sunday rate.

  • Leitchfield hospital announces new CEO

    The News-Enterprise

    For the first time in 35 years, Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield has been searching for a leader.

    The search ended with the announcement of Wayne Meriwether’s selection to succeed Stephen L. Meredith as the hospital’s chief executive officer.

    Meriwether is relocating from Henderson where he served as chief operation officer of Methodist Hospital.

  • Former Grayson sheriff's detective indicted

    A former member of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department was arraigned Tuesday on three charges including a felony drug charge and allegations that he hindered prosecution.

    Terry Blanton, a former sheriff’s detective, was indicted by the November grand jury on two felony and one misdemeanor charges in circuit court. He is free on a $10,000 surety bond.

    According to the indictment, Blanton is accused of theft of a controlled substance, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance hydrocodone and second-degree hindering apprehension.

  • HMH buys out Surgical Center of Elizabethtown

    Less than a month after welcoming Elizabethtown Orthopedics into the fold, Hardin Memorial Health intends to close next week on one of its largest practice acquisitions to date.

    HMH is finalizing the purchase of Surgical Center of Elizabethtown, which the Board of Trustees approved last month at a cost of $6.8 million.

  • Photos: Oh Christmas tree
  • Prosecutors file motion to pursue death penalty in Allen killing

    Prosecutors in the case against Abdullah White, a Radcliff man charged in the killing of a Buffalo woman nearly 11 months ago, have filed a motion to pursue the death penalty.

    In a motion filed Nov. 15, the LaRue County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office laid out three aggravating circumstances to pursue the death penalty in the case.

    According to Kentucky State Police, White suffocated Kristie L. Allen, 28, on Dec. 30 in a Buffalo residence where she was house-sitting while he and his co-defendant, Samantha J. Kolley, were committing a burglary.

  • Producers’ calendars are full

    As we get into the holiday season and begin to wind down the year, several groups are holding annual meetings and other important educational events. A few of these are listed here. For more information on any of these, contact the Hardin County Extension Service office at (270) 765-4121.