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  • E'town introduces budget

    Elizabethtown City Council admitted to some heated debates during this year’s budget session, but they were in accord Monday as Mayor Tim Walker presented the city’s nearly $60.2 million budget.

    The proposed budget, which was reduced slightly from last year, recommends more than $10 million in funding for sanitary sewer improvements and keeps services stable with a nearly $28 million general fund. Once capital projects are added, the budget exceeds $73 million.

  • Radcliff man arrested for attempted rape

    A Radcliff man faces charges of attempted rape and sexual abuse after police say he was involved in a domestic violence incident with the mother of his child.

    Travis C. Botette, 23, was arrested Saturday night on charges of attempted first-degree rape — domestic violence, first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree assault — domestic violence and no visible injury.

  • Holland continues recovery at Ronald McDonald House

    Local teenager Andrew Holland has successfully undergone a bone marrow transplant and left the hospital, moving into the Ronald McDonald House in Louisville as he continues his recovery.

    Regina Hensley, Holland’s mother, said doctors were impressed with his resiliency as he left Kosair Children’s hospital about 24 days after the transplant. He was hospitalized for more than a month during the procedure and recovery, she said.

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  • Wilson Road closure under way

    Wilson Road from the iconic tank to Lincoln Trail Boulevard in Radcliff closed to traffic Monday and is expected to remain closed until July 3 as part of a realignment, according to Radcliff officials.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall said crews have to dig out the road, undercutting it about 12 to 15 inches, and the closure was made for safety reasons.

    Work on the road should be completed by early September, according to the city.

  • KSP releases new picture connected to unidentified body

    In the continued effort to identify a woman found dead Wednesday between the 99- and 100-mile markers on northbound Interstate 65, Kentucky State Police investigators have released a photograph of a distinctive shirt found with the body.

    Officials said the woman had been dead for about two days. Earlier, investigators released photos of jewelry the woman wore.

    The case is being investigated as a homicide.

  • State police investigate domestic shooting in Big Spring

    A Big Spring man was killed Saturday afternoon when a domestic dispute ended with a shooting, police say.

    Joshua Babb, 32, sustained a gunshot to the head and was pronounced dead Saturday at his home by the Breckinridge County coroner, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police Post 4.

  • Truck driver killed in Saturday crash was from West Virginia

    Kentucky State Police have identified Saturday’s semi-crash victim as Randall Sharp, 56, of Kenova, W.Va.

    Authorities withheld his identity over the weekend as they sought family members to claim the body.

  • Organizers correct information about Crusade totals

    A story published in Monday’s edition of The News-Enterprise contained inaccuracies regarding WHAS Crusade for Children totals for 2012 after organizers mistakenly released 2011 totals as last year’s amounts.

    Elizabethtown Fire Chief Mike Hulsey, county coordinator, said he caught the error Monday morning.

    “That was my mistake,” he said.

  • REVISED STORY. Fire departments shatter all-time Crusade for Children record

    Fire departments throughout Hardin County dedicated their WHAS Crusade for Children campaigns to longtime firefighter and city of Elizabethtown employee Tony Scott Sr., and his son said he is smiling down from heaven after Sunday’s milestone count.