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  • Autumn Daze supports playground for second year

    The 53rd annual Autumn Daze features  events focused on raising money for the “Fun for Everyone” playground again this year.

    The annual festival at Optimist Park on Knox Avenue in Vine Grove featured the effort for the first time last fall after Rachel Ritchie, a student at Vine Grove Elementary School, approached the community’s city council members with an idea of creating a playground where all children can play together, including those who have disabilities.

  • Jury recommends 30 years for Goodman

    Since Oct. 27, Carolyn Edelen has stopped going to work early at her store, Carolyn’s Corner in Big Spring. She does not feel safe anymore, she said.

    Jason Matz said a thunderstorm causes him to relive the horror of that October morning when a man entered his home and shot him twice during a struggle over a gun.

    Matz’s fiancee, Carol Pullen, said she can’t stay in the couple’s residence on Rineyville-Big Springs Road when Matz isn’t there. She doesn’t feel at ease.

  • Photo: Sighting it in
  • A day in the life of Elizabethtown Mayor Edna Berger

    Editor’s note: Elizabethtown City Hall opened its doors to The News-Enterprise for an entire day as it followed the footsteps of Mayor Edna Berger, thrust into the city’s leadership position by appointment after the June death of Mayor Tim Walker.


    Mayor Edna Berger’s morning begins with an exhortation to employees gathered in the conference room at the end of Elizabethtown City Hall’s third floor.

  • Berger seen as reliable, positive presence at City Hall

    Just two months after taking over as mayor of Elizabethtown, Edna Berger is starting to leave an imprint on those in city government.

    Officials who work alongside her daily described her as a reliable decision maker and vibrant personality with a positive outlook.

    City Attorney D. Dee Shaw said Berger is a “vivacious” leader who has brought a renewed energy to City Hall, possessing a presence that brings people together through her eternal optimism.

  • Woman's mission to change her life highlights NAACP banquet

    This year’s Hardin County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet saw two changes in guest speakers a month before the event, which led the group to Joyce Hamilton, one of the founders of The Lord’s Supper soup kitchen in Radcliff.

    The leaders and visitors who gathered Saturday evening at Fort Knox’s Saber & Quill said they enjoyed Hamilton’s talk and thought the event was a success.

  • White Mills Baptist celebrates 175 years

    Olene Richardson began attending White Mills Baptist Church when she was about 7 years old. She remembers sitting in the front pew singing “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and kicking her legs, which didn’t reach the floor.

    The 78-year-old was honored Sunday as the earliest current member of the congregation as members and visitors celebrated the church body’s 175th anniversary.

    The pews of the building — dedicated in 1902 — were crowded Sunday as the church celebrated the occasion.

  • Photo: Homes on parade
  • ECTC project to share information about insurance

    It still brings tears to Jo Yates’ eyes when she thinks of it.

    An associate professor at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, she recalls a student who had a persistent earache during the semester she was in one of Yates’ classes. The student didn’t have health insurance, so she left the infection untreated. By the end of the semester, the student had lost her eardrum.

  • Walk raises Alzheimer's awareness

    Melinda Williams walked Saturday to help find a cure for the disease that killed her uncle.

    She was one of hundreds who joined the Lincoln Trail Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown, which raises money and awareness for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.