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  • Testimony begins in Burke trial

    By Benjamin Joubert
    For The News-Enterprise

    Detectives described a bloody and violent crime scene as witnesses for the prosecution took the stand Wednesday during the second day of Brent Burke’s court martial at Fort Campbell.

    During their opening statement, the prosecution said Burke killed his estranged wife, Tracy Burke, and her former mother-in-law, Karen Comer, because he was upset he was going to lose his children in a divorce.

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  • Area cancer survivors to walk in Oaks parade

    Several area women will enjoy the Kentucky Oaks in style Friday. 

    More than half a dozen residents of Hardin and surrounding counties were chosen to participate in the Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade, which brings together 138 cancer survivors from around the country to partake in festivities of the companion race to the Kentucky Derby for 3-year fillies.

    All of the women selected will receive two tickets to the Kentucky Oaks, lunch provided by Churchill Downs and will walk in the parade of pink on the main track before the Oaks race.

  • Downtown mural to represent area history

    Local history from the Civil War period is being remembered visually as part of Elizabethtown’s downtown revitalization.

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council and the Central Kentucky Art Guild are cooperating to paint a mural on the side of a building at 109 E. Dixie Ave., across from the Hardin County Justice Center.

    The mural is expected to be complete in a few months and will be visible to drivers heading toward the county courthouse.

  • Radcliff woman arrested for burglary, assault charges

    A Radcliff woman was arrested Tuesday on a warrant related to an alleged burglary and assault last month at a Hurstfield Drive apartment.

    Rebecca Thorne-Williams, 21, is charged with second-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree assault.

    Bryce Shumate, public information officer with Radcliff Police Department, said Thorne-Williams was served an e-warrant Tuesday, but the alleged break-in occurred April 6 at a 101 Hurstfield Drive apartment.

  • Burke defense attorneys touch on trial points

    By BENJAMIN JOUBERT
    For The News-Enterprise

    Defense attorneys for former U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke, accused of murdering two women in 2007, hinted at several areas they will attack in the prosecution’s case during the first day of Burke’s court martial at Fort Campbell.

    Monday morning, seven of 10 jurors were chosen after a slew of questions from the prosecution and defense. During questioning, Burke’s private attorney, William Carter, said the trial was a case of “mistaken identity.”

  • Paul: Overboard regulations creating layers of red tape for businesses

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said Biblical figure Noah would have to abandon ark building today because of the bureaucratic red tape he would face trying to finish it.

    The reference was evoked Tuesday as part of the Bowling Green Republican’s address to the Elizabethtown Rotary Club at American Legion Post 113 in Elizabethtown.

    Paul briefly took on the role of storyteller as he recounted a modern take on the Biblical account of God calling on a man to build a giant wooden ship full of animals before the world’s population was destroyed by water.

  • Father sentenced to 10 years in DUI wreck that killed daughter

    Not a single family member or friend appeared in the gallery Tuesday afternoon in Hardin Circuit Court where Jesus Arturo Rodriguez Martinez was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the death of his daughter, Sidolena.

  • Bill would change how service members are counted in the Census

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, and two other Republican legislators from Kentucky are sponsoring bills that would change the way Armed Service members are counted by the U.S. Census Bureau

  • LongHorn set for June 25 opening

    The LongHorn Steakhouse adjacent to Towne Mall in Elizabethtown is nearing completion, and area patrons will have a chance to sample its flavors this summer.

    Restaurant spokeswoman Tara Gray said the steakhouse is slated for a June 25 opening and the company will start taking online applications by May 10.

    The restaurant is looking to hire around 80 workers in the area to round out its servers, service assistants, bar and kitchen staff, she said.