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  • No DNA link from crime scene to Burke

    By Benjamin Joubert
    For The News Enterprise

    None of the DNA evidence found at the shooting scene inside Karen Comer’s home matches that of Sgt. Brent Burke, forensic experts testified at Burke’s court martial Friday at Fort Campbell.

  • Jailer: Baptism ban to remain

    After researching baptism policies at 20 jails in Kentucky, Hardin County Jailer Danny Allen said he will uphold a ban on jail baptism for security and safety reasons.

    Allen relayed his decision in a letter to the Elizabethtown Church of Christ, which challenged the prohibition on the grounds of religious freedom of expression. The church believes water baptism by immersion is an essential part of the salvation process.

  • Warrior Dash moves to Marion County

    An extreme obstacle race series that encourages participants to embrace their inner warriors will not unleash its battle cry on Hardin County this summer.

    The Warrior Dash has relocated its Kentucky race from Wild Rose Equestrian Center in the Elizabethtown area to Pope’s Creek Ranch in Marion County, outside Lebanon, because alcohol is prohibited at the Hardin County site.

  • Ballistics evidence in Burke trial matches bullets

     By BENJAMIN JOUBERT

    For The News-Enterprise

    FORT CAMPBELL — A ballistics expert told prosecutors Thursday morning spent bullets found at the double-murder scene in Karen Comer’s home seemed to come from a 9mm handgun.

  • Sonora man leads police on 40-minute pursuit

    A Sonora man faces more than 20 felony charges after he led police on a 40-minute pursuit Wednesday night in Elizabethtown, reaching speeds of more than 100 mph.

    Tyler-Ray Fairthorne, 20, is charged with 18 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, two counts of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, first-degree fleeing or evading police, under-21 driving under the influence, possession of alcohol by a minor, open container in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, six counts of disregarding a stop sign and license plate not legible.

  • Photos: National Day of Prayer observed
  • Buffet at ECTC offers unique cooking, eating options

    Jerry Squires had never eaten bison, ostrich, boar or kangaroo before Wednesday night.

    He and two friends who work with him in the information technology department at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College were among about 120 people who wound through lines at the school’s Wild Game Buffet to sample meats they had never tasted.

    Squires said he and his friends hunt as often as they can, so they wanted to be part of the event when they received an email about it.

  • American Legion national commander visits E’town, Fort Knox

    The American Legion’s top-ranked officer on Wednesday said society has an obligation to help wounded soldiers who return from combat areas and struggle to adjust and said the country must work together to strip stigmas from conditions such as post traumatic stress disorder.

    Fang A. Wong, national American Legion commander, visited Fort Knox and Elizabethtown on Wednesday as part of a tour of the Department of Kentucky this week, meeting with wounded warriors at Fort Campbell and Fort Knox and touring as many posts within the state as his visit would allow.

  • Elizabethtown sees rise in illegal brush fires

    The Elizabethtown Fire Department has reported an increase in the number of residents burning materials near homes and businesses, which is a violation of city ordinance.

    Rusty Todd, EFD’s chief fire inspector, said the incidents have been reported to the fire department by concerned neighbors. Typically, when officials respond to the residence in question, the individual is unaware a local ordinance is in place, he said.

  • Students choose making donation over playground

    Students at Radcliff Elementary School have taught adults in their lives a lesson about generosity.

    The donated to an annual fundraiser to benefit a cause in the community.

    The 20 BETA Club members were asked whether more than $1,500 collected this year through change contributions should go toward the Isaiah Alonso Foundation or toward buying a new playground for the school.