Local News

  • Divine intervention: Living Faith Baptist Fellowship latest to find a home at ECA

    Weeks after First Christian Church vacated its temporary location at Elizabethtown Christian Academy, another local church in the midst of transition is moving into the space.

    Living Faith Baptist Fellowship began in 2004 in the homes of its worshippers before holding its first worship service on the loading dock of a carpet warehouse, pastor Roger Jasper said Wednesday.

  • Thomas resigns as New Highland principal

    Mark Thomas, former principal of New Highland Elementary School, has tendered a resignation from the position. Thomas was removed from the post in mid-May after being suspended with pay during a district investigation into alleged wrongdoing.

    Hardin County Schools was involved in “administrative adjudication” with Thomas as of June 6, according to a letter to The News-Enterprise from the law office of Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Pike.

    John Wright, HCS spokesman, said the issue has yet to be fully resolved.

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  • Radcliff passes budget of nearly $14 million

    Radcliff officials adopted a budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year Tuesday night and voted to adjust the budget for the current fiscal year.

    The budget of about $14 million includes a 1 percent cost-of-living raise for employees, a $30,000 increase for park maintenance to beautify city parks and more than $265,000 for drainage projects.

  • Event to commemorate end of slavery

    A celebration of history is scheduled for this weekend during the area’s first modern celebration of Juneteenth.

    The event is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.

    It is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Dawley Park in Radcliff.

    Juneteenth comes to Hardin County for the first time just after the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, which was in January.

  • Gibson named Miss LaRue County Fair

    Patricia Ann Gibson, 17, daughter of Roger and Melanie Wells of Hodgenville, was crowned Miss LaRue County Fair on Monday, after an evening of torrential rain, thunder claps and mud.

    She also was named Most Photogenic.

    Gibson and 14 other contestants were transported by trucks from one side of the LaRue County Fairgrounds to the Morrison building. Volunteers held umbrellas as they entered buildings to keep them dry.

  • Walker's faith, wisdom remembered at funeral

    At the start of construction of the new First Christian Church, Tim Walker wrote the 16th verse of the third chapter of the book of John, which tells of the gift of God’s son to the world and promises eternal life to believers, on a piece of steel used for the building.

    The Bible passage was displayed prominently on two screens Tuesday afternoon in the completed church, as a source of solace to those mourning the loss of Walker and a reminder of the Elizabethtown mayor’s deep Christian faith.

  • Friends of library group takes shape

    The Hardin County Public Library has plenty of pals as a group of residents have joined to organize a Friends of the Hardin County Library group.

    The group met for the first time in May to gauge local interest in forming such a body.

    Thirty-two people attended, and a decision was made to form the group, elect interim officers and establish a committee to draft bylaws.

  • E'town residents line up to honor Mayor Walker

    Despite the clear, sunny sky Tuesday afternoon, the mood along Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown was somber as residents lined the sidewalks to pay their final respects to Mayor Tim Walker.

    Residents young and old wrapped around City Hall at the intersection of Dixie Avenue and Mulberry Street. The line of people extended to Strawberry Alley as they watched the string of city, police, fire and private vehicles proceed to the burial site at Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.

    Others were sprinkled along the funeral procession route.

  • American Red Cross to host blood drive, celebration

    American Red Cross kicks off its summer season by serving the needs of the community this week.

    The Elizabethtown American Red Cross hosts the Celebrate Summer Celebrate Life blood drive from noon to 7 p.m. Friday at Pritchard Community Center. The event is the largest blood drive of the year for the Red Cross site.