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  • Photo: Laying concrete in Radcliff
  • Cities, county, hospital show support for YMCA

    Heavyweights of Hardin County government have thrown their support behind bringing a YMCA to the county.

    Mayors of most cities in Hardin County, the Hardin County judge-executive and representatives from Hardin Memorial Hospital met Wednesday morning at Hardin County Schools’ central office to sign a community commitment pursuing a YMCA.

  • Fort Knox soldier cashes in on lottery at Radcliff store

    Sometimes acting on a whim can pay off. In Master Sgt. Jeff Davis’ case, his impulse landed him $40,000.

    Davis, who won money Saturday from the Kentucky Powerball drawing, said he hadn’t bought a ticket in at least three years when he purchased three that day at a Radcliff convenience store from a kiosk machine.

    “That’s actually what caught my eye. I didn’t know they had machines like that,” he said. “And I thought, ‘Eh, I haven’t bought one in a while. Why not?’”

  • Elizabethtown to apply for siren funds

    Elizabethtown officials plan to apply for state money and cooperation to begin a project to install outdoor warning sirens.

    The application, if approved, could mean the United States Department of Homeland Security or the Commonwealth of Kentucky would provide money for and administer a project to provide some outdoor warning sirens in the city.

  • Hardin County pertussis rates normal

    The Lincoln Trail District Health Department coverage area so far has not seen an uptick in the number of cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, though Kentucky and the United States as a whole have seen a large increase in reported cases.

    Health department officials have seen a normal amount of cases in 2012, but Kentucky has had approximately 179 cases as of Monday, a two- to three-fold increase from the number of 2011 cases, said Wendy Keown, public information officer at the health department.

  • Elizabethtown to consider historic preservation commission

    City officials could approve creating an Elizabethtown Historic Preservation Commission as an administrative body of the city.

    City council members heard a first reading Monday of an ordinance that would set forth membership and outline the duties of such a commission.

    The commission would be aimed at protecting the city’s historic area and buildings from demolition and alterations considered inappropriate. It would encourage rehabilitation of historic buildings and construction considered appropriate in historic areas of the city.

  • EIS Board approves athletic hall of fame

    Past athletes and coaches in the Elizabethtown Independent Schools system soon will be honored through a new district hall of fame.

    EIS board approved creating an athletic hall of fame at their board meeting Monday, per a suggestion of community member Duke Burnett. Burnett has gathered several Elizabethtown High School graduates to serve on a committee to get the project started.

  • Photo: Blowing the roof off the place
  • Proffitt bakes 103 pies for 233rd

    Barbara Proffitt made 111 pecan pies over the weekend.

    Of those, 103 went to members of the 233rd Transportation Company, which returned Sunday to Fort Knox. Seven went to rear detachment members who helped the soldiers.

    One tipped onto the floor as Proffitt, community relations coordinator at Hardin Memorial Hospital, baked the treats in her kitchen in assembly-line fashion. It allowed her to sample one of the pies that otherwise would have gone to a returning soldier.

  • Naylor bridges gap between art, science with piano

    By KELLY CANTRALL
    The News-Enterprise

    Music was common in Beth Naylor’s house when she was growing up.

    “It’s kind of like a constant soundtrack,” she said.

    She began contributing to that soundtrack when her family purchased a piano when she was 9. With no formal lessons, she would listen to music and then attempt to recreate what she was hearing. She coupled that with reading sheet music.