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  • Teachers hosting bone marrow drive for former student

    A Vine Grove school is looking to help a former student with far more than reading and math. 

    Two teachers at J.T. Alton Middle School have organized a bone marrow drive in honor of a former student, Tyler Hendrieth, who has leukemia. The drive is 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the school. 

    Potential donors between the ages of 18 and 44 can register to become bone marrow donors by completing paperwork and having their cheeks swabbed, which allows their registry to contain information such as blood type and DNA makeup.

  • Photo: A morning stroll in Vine Grove
  • Fort Knox dedicates Warrior Transition Battalion complex

    Fort Knox officials said the new Warrior Transition Battalion Complex ranks among the finest commissioned by the U.S. Department of Defense and will serve as a temporary home for wounded soldiers as they rehabilitate and transition back to active duty or civilian life.

    The $46 million series of structures consists of a three-story barracks, a headquarters building, a dining hall, and a Soldier and Family Assistance Center. It was dedicated during a ceremony on post Wednesday afternoon.

  • Two men wanted for flagrant non-support arrested

    Two men being sought after for more than a year for felony flagrant non-support charges in Hardin County were arrested this week.

    Jeffrey M. Aubrey, 34, of Hodgenville was arrested Tuesday in LaRue County while John L. Flora Jr., 36, of Rineyville was picked up Wednesday in Hardin County.

    The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office received a call Tuesday reporting Flora was seen in Rineyville, according to sheriff’s officials.

  • Basketball HOF calls on partnership with Tourism

    Ken Trivette on Wednesday said the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame is a necessary vehicle to preserve the stories and contributions of coaches and players, but a physical location is not an immediate concern.

    Trivette, executive director of the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches, asked the Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau to partner with his group in marketing the hall of fame to the rest of the state.

  • PHOTO: Truck on tracks
  • Hart, Barren countians arrested in E'town on meth charges

    Douglas Wood, 25, and Amy Ballard, 22, both of Cave City, and Jessica Webb, 26, and Anita Poynter, 34, both of Horse Cave, all face charges of manufacturing methamphetamine — first offense.

    Pointer faces additional charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia while Webb also is charged with theft by unlawful taking — shoplifting.

  • Fundraiser to be held for Sydney Dover

    A fundraiser is Tuesday for Sydney Dover, who was diagnosed with cancer in August after being chosen as the 2012 Children’s Miracle Network Champion Child for Kentucky.

    The 8-year-old cancer survivor was diagnosed with osteosarcoma of the jawbone and will undergo jaw reconstruction and 42 weeks of chemotherapy.

    To help pay for treatment, a fundraiser has been organized at Gatti's Pizza in Elizabethtown.

  • No write-ins allowed for EIS seat

    The News-Enterprise

    The Kentucky Department of Education has corrected information given out about the possibility of a write-in candidate for the Elizabethtown Independent Schools board seat for which no one has filed. 

    In the case of a seat for which there are no candidates, no one is allowed to file as a write-in candidate, said Lisa Gross, the KDE director of the division of communications and community engagement. Gross had previously said this could be a possibility.

  • Father of community college system dies

    The attorney whose dream gave birth to Kentucky’s community college system died Monday after a bout with cancer. James M. Collier of Elizabethtown was 92.

    A native of Crab Orchard in Lincoln County, Collier’s remains will be interred there following cremation. A public memorial service is being planned locally for mid-October.