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  • New group petitioning for countywide alcohol vote

    Hardin County might have a comprehensive wet/dry election before the year is over.

    A group of local residents have formed Hardin County Residents for Equal Opportunity and are circulating a petition which could force a countywide vote on alcohol.

    The group in a statement said it has been more than half a century since the entire county has been allowed to vote on alcohol sales and unincorporated areas remain under prohibition while Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove enjoy varied levels of alcohol sales and revenue.

  • What a difference a year makes: April rain way down from a year ago

    A dry April mostly has been helpful to farming in Hardin County.

    Now, farmers are ready for rain and worried about what might happen if dry conditions continue.

    There were 11 days in April with measurable rainfall, according to the Kentucky Mesonet weather station in Cecilia. Six of those days recorded less than 0.1 inches of rain, and the month’s heaviest day of rain was 0.9 inches April 4.

  • Intercollegiate sports on horizon at ECTC

    For the first time since 1981, intercollegiate athletics could be available to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students — possibly as soon as this fall.

    A survey of students this year showed a budding interest in the possibility of having sports teams. School officials had been curious about the possibility and survey results confirmed interest.

  • County attorney says she was not consulted on Warrior Dash

    Hardin County Attorney Jenny Oldham has disputed a claim by organizers of the Warrior Dash obstacle racing series that they worked with her on an agreement to hold the event in Hardin County.

    Oldham on Friday said she was not personally contacted by anyone involved with the event.

  • Fire department does not issue permits for leaf burning

    Though a city ordinance states residents can legally burn leaves with a permit from the fire department, Elizabethtown's Chief Fire Inspector Rusty Todd said the fire department does not issue permits to burn leaves.

    The fire department has not issued a resident a permit for leaf burning in five years, he said.

  • Fiscal Court OKs first read of county budget

    County officials backed the proposed budget Friday as outlined by Judge-Executive Harry Berry.

    The $76.5 million budget plan, which includes $3 million in capital improvements, a $30.4 million spending plan for county operations and $42.7 million in Base Realignment and Closure initiative projects that pass through county government, passed a first reading unanimously with no amendments offered to the plan. Magistrate Roy Easter was absent from the meeting of Hardin Fiscal Court.

  • Radcliff woman charged in E'town Rite Aid robbery

    A Radcliff woman is in custody after she brandished a firearm and robbed the Elizabethtown Rite Aid pharmacy at gunpoint Friday, according to the Elizabethtown Police Department.

    Anita Jaynes, 37, was arrested Friday night and charged with first-degree robbery and tampering with evidence after she walked into the Rite Aid on West Dixie Avenue around 8:30 p.m. and pulled a handgun, stealing several controlled substances from the store’s pharmacy, said Sgt. Billy Edwards. No one was injured.

  • No DNA link from crime scene to Burke

    By Benjamin Joubert
    For The News Enterprise

    None of the DNA evidence found at the shooting scene inside Karen Comer’s home matches that of Sgt. Brent Burke, forensic experts testified at Burke’s court martial Friday at Fort Campbell.

  • Jailer: Baptism ban to remain

    After researching baptism policies at 20 jails in Kentucky, Hardin County Jailer Danny Allen said he will uphold a ban on jail baptism for security and safety reasons.

    Allen relayed his decision in a letter to the Elizabethtown Church of Christ, which challenged the prohibition on the grounds of religious freedom of expression. The church believes water baptism by immersion is an essential part of the salvation process.

  • Warrior Dash moves to Marion County

    An extreme obstacle race series that encourages participants to embrace their inner warriors will not unleash its battle cry on Hardin County this summer.

    The Warrior Dash has relocated its Kentucky race from Wild Rose Equestrian Center in the Elizabethtown area to Pope’s Creek Ranch in Marion County, outside Lebanon, because alcohol is prohibited at the Hardin County site.