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  • Event helps Warm Blessings fill bowls

    Linda Funk’s bowl isn’t quite as empty anymore.

    The executive director for Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen in Elizabethtown is taking her bowl from the Empty Bowls fundraiser Saturday with her to speaking engagements and the community continues to fill it with money.

    On Wednesday, she earned $101 at a speaking engagement to add to the total of $10,500 from the event.

    “It went really well,” Funk said of the event. “We had standing-room only during the auction.”

  • Celebrating Environmental Health Professionals week

    As she walked through the kitchen of Roxie’s restaurant in Elizabethtown, Roni Mudd, health environmentalist for the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, scanned everything from the floors to the ceiling.

    Mudd, along with others from the department, is celebrating Environmental Health Professionals week by doing what they do: enforce health code.

  • Man killed in Westport Road wreck

    The stillness of night was interrupted early Wednesday morning when a single-vehicle crash on Westport Road in Elizabethtown claimed the life of one man and injured another person.

    Elizabethtown police responded to the 600 block of Westport Road just after midnight when a caller said she heard a loud crash outside. When police arrived, a vehicle was located in the front yard of a residence at 607 Westport Road.

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  • Man killed in Westport Road wreck

    A man was killed early Wednesday morning and a male juvenile sent to Hardin Memorial Hospital after a collision in the 600 block of Westport Road in Elizabethtown.

    According to an Elizabethtown Police Department release, officers responded at 12:52 a.m. to Westport Road after a caller said she had heard a loud crash. When officers arrived, a vehicle was located in the front yard of 607 Westport Road.

    The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The juvenile was treated and released from HMH.

  • AmeriCorps team leading service projects in Elizabethtown

    A team from the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps will call Elizabethtown home for the next month.

    The group, which consists of eight members split evenly between men and women and one team leader, are working on service projects in the city in coordination with the Lincoln Trail District Health Department and other agencies, including the Hardin County Cooperative Extension Service and the city of Elizabethtown.

  • County approves bonds for gov't complex

    Hardin Fiscal Court unanimously approved two bond issues of more than $11 million for the financing of a new Hardin County government complex off Patriot Parkway near Ring Road.
    The county also voted to pull $2 million from the Fife trust fund to help cover the construction cost, which has been set at a guaranteed maximum price of $13.1 million.

  • County sets elected official's salaries

    By MARTY FINLEY
    The News-Enterprise

    Hardin Fiscal Court set salaries for a slew of county officials Tuesday, a state requirement that must be met by early May.

    The salaries are set during years in which county officials are elected. Salaries were held steady from the previous period, though a cost-of-living increase was eliminated for magistrates. The salaries will take effect on Jan. 1, 2015.

  • E'town hashes out pool design

    If all goes as planned and Elizabethtown avoids another rough winter, a new aquatic center could be open by summer of 2015, officials said Tuesday afternoon.

    Brandstetter Carroll Inc., the design firm chosen to develop the center, held a planning session with three council members, Mayor Edna Berger and other city officials as they hashed out design elements and viewed preliminary designs.

    During discussions, council members voiced the desire to pursue a resort theme, which could feature slides, a lazy river, a “sprayground” and a zero-entry pool.

  • Trial date set for Vine Grove man in sex abuse case

    A Vine Grove man indicted on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse appeared Tuesday afternoon in Hardin Circuit Court.

    A trial date of Oct. 8 was set for David B. Duckworth, 39, if a plea agreement can’t be reached by a disposition date of April 1.