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  • Photos: Stretching the Ring
  • Munfordville minister recommended for SBC executive committee

    A Hart County minister has been nominated to serve on the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee.

    In a list of hundreds of recommendations for various roles, the 2012 SBC Committee on Nominations selected John E. Smith, pastor of Munfordville Baptist Church, for its top decision-making body.

    Smith replaces Scott F. Kilgore of Bowling Green, who declined to serve a second term. If approved, Smith’s term would continue until 2016.

  • Burkes’ sons testify in trial

    By Benjamin Joubert
    For the News Enterprise

    The first time Brent and Tracy Burke’s oldest son testified in a Hardin County court he was 9 years old. Saturday morning, now four years older, he told a jury at Burke’s court martial in Fort Campbell that he never saw the face of the man who killed Karen Comer and Tracy Burke. He knew the shooter was his father, Brent Burke, because of his voice, he testified.

  • A rough road to graduation

    Tony Adkins isn’t sure how he will feel when he walks tonight among an expected 218 Elizabethtown Community and Technical College graduates.

    He anticipates his emotions will be a combination of pride, relief and a sense of accomplishment.

    Like many graduates, it will be one journey ended and another set to begin. For Adkins, 37, a married father of two, the road to graduation has been an eventful path.

  • Needham stepping down as governor’s military liaison

    After decades of government service, retired Col. Mark Needham is moving to the private sector.

    Needham, special assistant to the governor on BRAC and executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs, is stepping down from both roles in June, Gov. Steve Beshear confirmed last week.

    Beshear said he has met with Needham about the decision and his departure will be deeply felt.

  • Irvington man killed in car crash

    An Irvington man is dead after being thrown from a vehicle in a single-vehicle crash Saturday night in Hardinsburg.

  • Photo: Water hazard
  • The hunger gap is no game

    A new study released by Feeding America indicates more than 15,000 people in Hardin County are unsure where their next meal is coming from.

    The figures make up roughly 14.9 percent of the county’s population, research compiled as part of a Map the Meal Gap study assessing the numbers of food insecure people throughout the country.

    In Kentucky, 750,420 people were found to be food insecure, which is roughly the same amount as last year, the first year the study was performed.

  • 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.