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  • Black History Gallery open house set for Saturday

    The dates may be slightly nontraditional, but not the importance of the Emma Reno Connor Black History Gallery open house: To honor the past and look to the future.

    The annual open house traditionally is held the first week in February, which is Black History Month. Work at the gallery the last several months forced a delay in this year’s event.

    The open house is from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. The Black History Gallery is at 100 Gallery Place on Hawkins Drive in Elizabethtown.

  • Irvington man killed in collision on U.S. 60

    A 42-year-old Irvington man died Thursday morning after a head-on crash on U.S. 60, according to Kentucky State Police.

    At approximately 11:10 a.m. EST, a two-vehicle collision was reported near the Sinking Creek Bridge west of Irvington. Police report Bobby J. Tindell of Irvington was traveling east on U.S. 60 in a 1999 Chevy 2500 pickup when it crossed into the westbound lane.

    Tindell’s pickup struck the front of a 2011 International straight box truck driven by Robert C. Frye, 38, of Richmond, state police said.

  • HMH to feature local photos, new culture

    The main lobby of Hardin Memorial Hospital will be a local art spot March 5 in addition to the destination for residents in need of medical treatment.

    The hospital is featuring community photography in an effort to reflect on the outside the internal changes the organization is working toward.

    Community photography will be displayed from 5 to 6 p.m. that day. The exhibit is open to the community and may include featured photographers.

  • HMH series to address health topics

    Hardin Memorial Hospital will promote heart health during the first in a series of presentations meant to promote community health.

    Area residents can learn more about maintaining healthy hearts during a presentation on the subject from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the fifth-floor auditorium of Hardin Memorial Hospital on North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown.

  • From car salesman to opera singer

    By day, he’s Clark Evans, a salesman at Swope Toyota in Elizabethtown. However, off the clock, he’s Anthony Clark Evans, aspiring opera singer.

    The 27-year-old baritone has made it to the semifinals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, an annual competition for young people trying to make it into the opera world, he said. This is his first time participating in the national singing competition.

  • On hand for first edition

    As the first copies of The Gold Standard came off the press Wednesday night, Fort Knox's garrison commander Col. Bruce Jenkins was on hand.

    The Turret, a weekly newspaper serving Fort Knox since 1948, was rechristened as The Gold Standard. Jenkins visited the press room as the first edition was printed at The News-Enterprise plant in Elizabethtown.

    The Fort Knox Public Affairs Office publishes the free paper with production, advertising and distribution support provided through a contract with The News-Enterprise.

  • Energy efficiency highlights Home Builders' show this weekend

    The latest products and services in the home building and remodeling industries will be showcased this weekend at the Lincoln Trail Home Builders Association’s EXPO Home and Garden Show.

    The show has gathered a broad range of home and garden vendors at the annual event for more than 30 years.

  • Radcliff man charged with attempted murder

    A Radcliff man was arrested Wednesday morning on an attempted murder charge after he allegedly slashed another man’s throat and chased him across North Dixie Boulevard, police say.

    Lajuan V. Rose, 52, allegedly “slashed/stabbed” another man in the throat with a pocket knife at his residence following an argument, according to a citation. He then chased the man across North Dixie Boulevard and through a parking lot, police said.

  • County votes down request for Radcliff recycling trailer

    Hardin Fiscal Court silenced a debate Tuesday that has raged for months.

    The county’s governing body voted, 6-3, against moving a county recycling trailer to Radcliff. The issue was postponed last year to give magistrates time to research feasibility and need for a trailer.

    Magistrates Roy Easter and Doug Goodman championed the issue with the blessing of Radcliff City Council, arguing the city has the size and trash volume to justify placing a trailer there.

  • United Way cracks $1 million mark

    United Way of Central Kentucky has broken the $1 million campaign mark for the second time in its history.

    Executive Director Christopher Wilborn said the agency has received more than $1 million in donations as part of its 2011 campaign, which continues through February.

    The number puts United Way in reach of its goal of $1,025,000. The organization collected slightly more than $1 million in 2007.

    “What we have really seen is an (outpouring of support) from the community that, when asked, has risen to the challenge,” he said.