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  • Greensburg gets ready for Cow Days


    For The News-Enterprise

    Greensburg’s square comes alive Friday and Saturday when the Rotary Club’s Cow Days returns.

    Greensburg’s downtown will feature two stages, assorted vendors, athletic competitions and a street lined with food booths.

    The traditional Cow Days parade Saturday, which featured Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer as grand marshal last year, will be scaled back at bit but remains a highlight of the celebration.

  • Officials hope to draw newcomers to Autumn Daze

    Officials hope increased advertising attracts new residents to eat and party during Vine Grove’s 53rd annual Autumn Daze Festival and parade this weekend.

    Planners advertised the event more than ever this year. Brushy Fork Debates planners raised money for advertising to make sure the debates and corresponding festival were successful, said city events coordinator Donna Broadway.

    New to this year’s Autumn Daze, which begins Friday at Optimist Park on Knox Avenue, are more bounce houses, a rock-climbing wall and miniature golf.

  • Walk/run to support cystic fibrosis research

    A local business is hosting a premiere event Saturday to raise money to fight cystic fibrosis.

    Backyard Essentials by Pools Plus has organized a 5K fun run and one-mile walk as a fundraiser for the University of Louisville Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

    The school operates one of two cystic fibrosis care centers in the state. The other is with the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

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  • Hardin GOP opens campaign office


    The News-Enterprise

    GOP opens campaign headquarters

    With the general election approaching, the Republican Party of Hardin County has opened a campaign headquarters.

    The office is at 790 N. Dixie Ave. in Elizabethtown, next to Helmwood Veterinary Clinic.

    It is open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

    For information, call the headquarters at 234-123

  • County approves five-year waste management plan

    Hardin Fiscal Court approved an updated five-year solid waste management plan Tuesday, fulfilling a state requirement and laying a framework through 2017.

    The plan outlines the county’s collection and disposal methods, recycling procedures, open dumps and litter practices, siting standards, enforcement measures, public participation and education programs and financial mechanisms to cover costs.

  • Cake one way to say thanks

    \First responders throughout the community were honored Tuesday by employees of Cash Express who delivered cakes, prayer cards and posters expressing gratitude on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

    Firefighters, police officers and emergency medical services risked their lives that day at what came to be called Ground  Zero in New York City, fighting to rescue thousands of people at the World Trade Center. Some of those responders lost their lives in the effort.

  • Ferguson sentenced to 20 years for rape

    An Elizabethtown man who pleaded guilty in June to forcibly raping a 13-year-old girl was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison.

    Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard sentenced Kelly C. Ferguson, 36, to 20 years each for charges of first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy, to be served concurrently for a total of 20 years in prison.

    Flanked on either side by family, the victim read a written statement Tuesday to the court. Though her words were addressed to Ferguson, the teen never faced him and instead was turned toward Howard.

  • USA Cares sees rise in assistance requests

    While the drawdown in Afghanistan may be sending soldiers home, the personal and financial battles for the military are far from over. Men and women leaving military service are returning to a slow job market where bills are piling up, said Loni White, director of communications for USA Cares.

    The Radcliff-based military charity has witnessed the thrust of needs firsthand, recording a significant uptick of requests for assistance in the last few months, White said.

  • LTES remembers 9/11, thanks military, first responders

    With military deployment hitting close to home, Lincoln Trail Elementary School was inspired to thank public servants Tuesday.

    Lincoln Trail hosted its first Patriots Celebration for Patriot Day. The event acted as a thank-you to military members and first responders, as well as a history lesson on the events of Sept. 11 for the students. The celebration was one of the culminating events for the school’s 400 Days of Service project.