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  • 2013 a mix of highs, lows for Elizabethtown

    The sudden death of Mayor Tim Walker in June drastically altered the city’s structure in 2013 but did not stifle progress as Elizabethtown moved ahead with several major initiatives.

    Even as the city still wrestles with grief, officials say they want to carry Walker’s legacy into the New Year by focusing on and furthering his special projects.

  • E'town runs wild

    Will Rivera is 43 years old but still can lap men and women much younger than him.

    A seasoned runner, Rivera, owner of Running Soles on Ring Road, finished the South Central Bank New Year’s Dash 5K Run/

    Walk in downtown Elizabethtown Wednesday morning in just more than 18 minutes, which was good for second overall.

    Rivera said he could complete a 5K in 16 minutes when he was younger but he is not concerned about blinding speed these days.

  • E'town couple welcomes first child of New Year

    Chris and Elisha Clan have to return the tutus and redo the nursery.

    The Elizabethtown couple welcomed their first child, a son, at 3:17 a.m. New Year’s Day, after being told by doctors the child they were expecting was a girl.

    Stephen Elias Clan was 7 pounds, 13 ounces and 19 inches long, according to medical records at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He was the first child born in 2014 at the hospital.

    Chris, 24, and Elisha, 22, said they were shocked by the news after preparing for months to welcome a little girl.

  • Good day for a ride
  • Banks, residents impacted by Target security breach

    Some local residents found access to their debit and credit cards temporarily interrupted before the holidays as banks scrambled to safeguard customers.

    A Target security breach that potentially compromised about 40 million credit and debit cards in the United States impacted many local residents, and some banks in Hardin County reissued hundreds of cards in a move to protect their customers from theft.

  • 2013 Year in review: Mayor Walker's death named Story of the Year

    When it came time to pinpoint the biggest story of the year in Hardin County for 2013, the stunning death in June of Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker topped them all.

    In voting by members of The News-Enterprise newsroom staff, Walker’s death was the clear selection on a list of 41 nominations. His death garnered 12 of the 16 first-place votes cast. No other story received more than one top vote.

  • Gas tax dips 1.5 cents per gallon

    Kentucky motorists eventually may see a little relief at gas pumps.

    Starting today, the state’s gas tax declines from 25.9 cents to 24.4 cents per gallon — a move that reflects a drop in a calculated average of wholesale fuel costs.

    Although the decrease starts today, the drop may not immediately be evident, said Theresa Podguski, director of legislative affairs for AAA.

  • That's a wrap
  • Showcase 2013: A year in photos by Jill Pickett
  • Annual Elizabethtown bike ride returns

    Seasoned cyclists and amateurs alike can start 2014 on the “right pedal stroke” New Year’s Day, said Adam Lobert, owner of Bullmoose Brothers Bicycles in Elizabethtown.

    The Central Kentucky Wheelmen is hosting its annual New Year’s Day ride at 2 p.m. Wednesday, which will embark from Bullmoose Brothers and head toward Pennsylvania Avenue.

    Lobert, an organizer for the ride, said the route then will travel around Freeman Lake Park and come out on Pear Orchard Road and Main Street before circling back to the bicycle shop on Helm Street.