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  • Hosparus hosts tea and silent auction in E'town

    More than 300 packed into the Severns Valley Baptist Church auditorium for afternoon tea Saturday to raise money for Hosparus of Central Kentucky.

    Lisa Sanford, senior manager of development and community relations, said the organization has hosted the Hosparus Tea and Auction for at least 20 years. The nonprofit provides care and counseling to patients facing life-limiting illness in Kentucky and Indiana.

  • Focus on finance: Put your life insurance policies in order

    Question: We recently lost our mother, which obviously took a huge emotional toll on my siblings and me. Thankfully, our mother gave us an impeccable estate plan and detailed insurance records in advance. What do you recommend for people to do to “unburden” their loved ones in advance?

  • Inmate walks away from work site at Saunders Springs

    An out-of-state man serving time at the Hardin County jail for fleeing police walked away from a work detail Friday in Radcliff.

    Ryan Christopher Jones, 20, was one of a few inmates working Friday afternoon at Saunders Springs, Jailer Danny Allen said.

    The site supervisor, a volunteer at Saunders Springs, had “visual contact” with Jones until at least 2 p.m., Allen said. At 3:05 p.m., the supervisor contacted the jail about Jones’ absence.

  • Inmate walks away from work detail in Radcliff

    Area police are looking for a jail inmate who walked away from a work detail this afternoon at Saunders Springs in Radcliff.

    Ryan Jones, 20, of LaFollette, Tenn., was last seen by the site supervisor around 2 p.m., Jailer Danny Allen said. After 3 p.m. when Jones could not be located, Allen said the supervisor contacted Hardin County Detention Center.

    Jones originally was arrested in Whitley County on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree fleeing or evading police, Allen said.

  • Local schools compete at state archery tournament

    For The News-Enterprise

    The whistle blows, the students set their stance, nock their arrows, draw back their bows, aim carefully and release. It’s the typical scene at archery practice for some local students.

    Last week, more than 70 Hardin County youth were preparing to compete in the 2013 National Archery in the Schools state championship, held today and Tuesday at Louisville’s International Convention Center.

  • Local senator works on military voting bill

    A local legislator has signed on to help find a solution to problems plaguing military voting. 

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, has been placed on a committee aimed at reaching a compromise.

    Senate Bill 1 as passed by the state Senate was meant to solve ongoing voting problems, such as military members and their dependents not receiving absentee ballots and returning them by mail fast enough to meet election deadlines.

  • Radcliff man accused of impersonating soldier, police officer

    A Radcliff man who is not enlisted in the military faces federal charges after FBI investigators say he used a U.S. Army uniform to solicit money and enter Fort Knox.

    Jonathan W. Short, 23, is charged with wire fraud, false personation of an officer or employee of the United States, entering or attempting to enter property owned by the U.S. under false or fraudulent pretenses to commit a felony and false statement or representation/obstruction of justice.

  • Adoptee finds birth mother, roots in Hardin Co.

    David Jordan was 7 or maybe 8 years old when his parents told him he was adopted.

    He remembers going to the attic to be alone with his thoughts.

    “I stayed in that attic for about two or three hours crying,” he said. “Most adoptees have this hurt and feeling of abandonment when they find out that they were adopted, and I would say that happened to me, too.”

    Following that delicate moment came years of wondering. What is his birth family like? How might his life be different if he had not been given up for adoption?

  • Semi-truck collision blocks I-65 exit during morning commute

    A collision involving two semi-trucks Thursday at the Bonnieville exit on Interstate 65 sent a Tennessee man to a Louisville hospital and reduced northbound traffic to one lane during the morning commute.

    The two-vehicle collision was reported at 3:23 a.m. CDT Thursday to Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green, according to a news release.

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