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  • Bringing smiles, aid to military families at Christmas

    Blue and green bags filled with groceries to make a holiday meal lined a wall in the lounge of the Holiday Inn Express in Radcliff as one military family after another filed through.

    When a volunteer carried one set of bags out the door for a family, more bags replaced it.

  • City tables pool design vote

    Elizabethtown City Council tabled a vote on a design firm for a new swimming facility Monday after additional questions have arisen regarding one of the finalists for the job.

    City officials said they were not comfortable choosing a firm until they gathered more research on one of the companies vying for the work, Brandstetter Carroll.

    Last week, City Engineer Scott Reynolds said the company was one of two finalists culled from five proposals by a committee that included Mayor Edna Berger and Executive Assistant Charlie Bryant.

  • E'town man arrested on rape charge

    An Elizabethtown man was arrested a day after he was indicted last week on a first-degree rape charge concerning a distant female relative.

    Keith Andrew Patterson, 51, is charged with a Class A felony of rape of a child younger than 12. If found guilty, Patterson faces 20 to 50 years or life in prison.

    Radcliff police arrested Patterson Friday night after he was indicted by a Hardin County grand jury a day earlier.

  • Adoptions begin at new animal shelter

    When the doors opened at noon Monday at the new Hardin County Animal Shelter, Jeannette Lamarr was waiting to adopt a kitten.

    The black kitten she eventually took home was an estimated 5 to 6 weeks old and was a gift for her son, Matthias.

    Although the shelter on Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown had an open house Dec. 9, Monday was the first day it was open for adoptions.

  • Nearly 300 3/1 soldiers return from deployment

    Family and friends of 285 soldiers received an early Christmas present Sunday night: The return of their loved ones who are members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

    The soldiers were welcomed home during a ceremony at Natcher Physical Fitness Center on post.

    This was the third main body flight to return home for the 3/1.

  • E'town teen safely returns home

    An Elizabethtown teen reported missing by her family Sunday safely returned Monday morning to her home.

    Kristina West, 15, a student at Central Hardin High School, disappeared from her home sometime between midnight and 5:30 a.m. Sunday, her family said.

  • Radcliff council to keep current waste hauler

    In a called work session Monday, Radcliff City Council quickly dismissed the possibility for twice-a-week waste disposal to consider bids for once a week.

    The decision was economical as the bids for residential weekly pickup for a five-year term were as low as $12.02 per month. The price for twice-weekly disposal for the same term was $24.50 per month.

  • Hodgenville mayor, city clerk indicted on 69 charges

    The small town of Hodgenville was rocked Monday after two of the city’s top officials were indicted by a LaRue County grand jury following a lengthy investigation prompted by residents’ complaints.

    Mayor Terry L. Cruse and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback were indicted on a combined 69 charges ranging from abuse of public trust to theft by unlawful taking.

    Hodgenville City Councilman Jim Phelps Jr. said the city was “blindsided” by Monday’s events.

  • Hodgenville mayor, city clerk indicted

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry L. Cruse, 56, and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback, 52, were each indicted Monday by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Cruse is facing nine counts of abuse of public trust; one count of theft by unlawful taking; two counts of campaign contribution restrictions/expense limits; and two counts of second-degree forgery.

    Hornback was charged with 54 counts of abuse of public trust; and one count of theft by unlawful taking.

    Bond was set at $9,500 cash or property.

  • Stories from the Heartland: Christmas construction gets creative at HMH


    The News-Enterprise

    Food is the root of many Christmas traditions. And one root in particular, the ginger root, is especially embraced this time of year as folks celebrate the season with gingerbread houses.

    This year Hardin Memorial Hospital’s employee appreciation committee used the time-honored tradition to stir some competition among departments. Charged with crafting entirely edible projects, employees framed up some creative buildings. There were 10 in all.