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  • Springtime is tree time locally

    On the first day of spring, the Hardin County Conservation District took advantage of sunny weather to distribute 1,800 tree seedlings in 45 minutes.
    The event, originally scheduled to last until 1 p.m. at the Hardin County Farmers Market, was cut short after the seedlings were gone and district representatives distributed all 150 recycling containers.
    “They were lined out to the road,” said Sarah Woods, district coordinator. “It was pretty crazy. This is the quickest they’ve gone.”

  • Indictments include pursuit, hit-and-run charges

    An Eastview man arrested after leading police on a brief pursuit was indicted on six of 16 charges this week in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Kentucky State Police troopers arrested Justin S. Gibson, 29, on March 2 on Hawkins Drive following a pursuit that began near mile-marker 91 on Interstate 65 after troopers responded to a possible hit-and-run.

  • You can have a nice lawn and pets

    By BECCA OWSLEY

    The News-Enterprise

    When landscaping the yard, pet owners might want to remember their four-legged friends in their design plans.

    “The key is to select plants that are safe for pets,” Jason Smith said.

    Smith is the owner of PetCorps, a residential and commercial dog waste removal service in Vine Grove.

    "What’s aesthetically pleasing to people may not necessarily be safe for pets to be around,” he said.

  • Make your walls pop with pop art

    By BECCA OWSLEY

    The News-Enterprise

    Decorating a space doesn’t always have to be about the latest trends or what a design guru says is in style at the moment. Home décor can reflect your personality and bring out your pop culture interests.

    From favorite films and television shows to memorabilia from childhood, many of these elements can be pulled into the design of your home.

  • Meeting of the minds

    As a way to bring community members and leaders together to discuss issues, a local church is hosting a Making a Difference conference.

    The MAD conference is at Camp Nikao in Elizabethtown and is March 28-30. Registration is $40 until Friday and is $50 the week of the conference.

    Pastor Marcus Dixon of House of Manna, Bread of Life Church said the conference has changed its focus slightly for its second year. The first year was centered on women, but this year has broadened to be all-inclusive.

  • School schedules impacted by pending legislation

    As the Kentucky House and Senate try to bridge an ideological divide on how best to deal with the impact of snow and ice on school schedules this winter, school districts are waiting on answers as they try to finalize their calendars and schedule end-of-school testing and graduations.
    Hardin County Schools has missed 14 days of school because of inclement weather while Elizabethtown Independent Schools has closed for nine days. Both are eyeing early June to end the year.

  • Photo: Radcliff renovation
  • House plan keeps local road funding intact

    The $4.5 billion, two-year state road plan that passed the House on Tuesday retains millions in funding for Hardin County road projects.
    Nearly $4.5 million has been allocated in the plan to acquire right-of-way and to complete utility work for the extension of Ring Road from Western Kentucky Parkway to Interstate 65.
    State Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, said the full cost of the final leg likely will fall around $30 million, allocated in phases. He hopes construction can be completed by 2017.

  • Home burglaries on the rise in Elizabethtown

    With spring and hopefully warmer temperatures right around the corner, the move into milder weather also can be an opportunistic time for those wanting to take advantage of the situation.

    Warmer temperatures for many homeowners can lead to open windows and open garage doors. Not locking the doors to your home can provide opportunities for crime in any season.

  • Photo: Seeing yellow