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  • Parrett selected for program at U.S. War College

    The News-Enterprise

    State Sen. Dennis L. Parrett will participate as a civilian guest in the eighth annual Commandant’s National Security Program at U.S. War College in Carlisle, Pa.

    The event July 22-25 provides a forum for discussion of national security, allows students to understand society and provides guests with an inside view of the military at the highest levels.

  • County nets millions in state asphalt money

    A statewide program to rehabilitate roadways has garnered nearly $3 million for Hardin County this year.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded money for asphalt paving on two state roadways in Hardin County, part of a larger package benefiting more than 45 counties as the spring construction season starts.

  • Police: E’town man charged with imprisoning woman

    An Elizabethtown man is in jail after police say he held a woman captive in her own vehicle for 12 hours while he drove at high speeds throughout four counties.

    Elijah Lee Cothern, 25, was arrested Sunday morning on Haycraft Street by an Elizabethtown police officer, who served Cothern with multiple arrest warrants.

    He faces charges of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, theft by unlawful taking — automobile, fourth-degree assault, second-degree fleeing or evading police and violating parole.

  • Prescription drug take back program nets pounds of pills

    A national prescription drug take back day Saturday brought in pounds of unused pills across the county.

    The Drug Enforcement Administration organizes a take back event about once every three or four months.

    Kentucky State Police then spread the word and collect medications turned in to law enforcement agencies throughout the region for disposal. This past Saturday brought in about 74 pounds of prescription drugs to KSP Post 4.

  • E’town man indicted on rape, sodomy charges

    Following a grand jury indictment, an Elizabethtown man faces felony charges of rape and sodomy just more than a year after the alleged offense occurred.

    Lincoln W. Pyles, 22, was indicted Thursday on charges of third-degree rape, third-degree sodomy and third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt. Pyles is innocent until proven guilty.

    According to the grand jury, Pyles engaged in sexual intercourse with a girl younger than 16, which is the age of consent in Kentucky.

  • Indiana woman arrested after driving 'erratically'

    An Indiana woman faces a felony charge and multiple traffic offenses in Hardin County after an Elizabethtown police officer observed her driving on the wrong side of the road.

    Lola M. Snyder, 35, of New Albany, Ind., is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, driving under the influence — aggravated, reckless driving, no insurance, operating on a suspended license and expired registration plate.

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  • Crossing paths with a legend: Fraley recalls dugout talk with baseball hero

    The bus that would roll into into Bill Meyer Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn., in the fall opened an endless field of opportunity when Charlie Fraley was a youngster.

    The bus carried baseball legends.

    Among them were Joe Black, Elston Howard, Roy Campanella, Don Newcombe and Larry Doby.

    And Jackie Robinson.

    All those baseball players, and many more, were part of a barnstorming team of black stars who toured the southern U.S. to make extra income once their Major League seasons had ended.

  • Credit for giving: Beshear signs bill approving tax break for farmer donation to food banks

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed a bill Tuesday to provide an incentive for farmers to donate to food banks, which local officials believe is a benefit to donation centers in a strong agricultural community such as Hardin County.

    “It just makes sense all the way around,” said Don Fulford, executive director of Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland.

    The food bank, at 313 Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown, supports Western Kentucky, which contains a large network of farmers, Fulford said.