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  • Man rescues cactus, rewarded with brief budding beauty

    George Padgett could not believe it when he saw the first bud on the cactus he had been raising for about five years.

    “I was just awestruck at the time,” he said.

    He still isn’t sure what type of cactus he is raising, though he suspects it’s a type of barrel cactus. He had never seen a bud before, though.

    The bud eventually bloomed for about a day and then died, setting the pattern for occasional buds Padgett would see after that.

    After the cactus’s first bloom, more followed.

  • Fair a success despite weather

    The Hardin County Fair goes on in rain or shine, and this year saw a little bit of both.

    Despite high temperatures at the beginning of the week and rainfall toward the end, causing delays and cancelations of events as well as a dip in attendance, President Larry Jaggers said it was an overall good year.

    “We’d call it successful. We felt good about it,” he said. “We’re at the mercy of the weather.”

  • 233rd back after year deployment

    One hundred three 233rd Transportation Company soldiers returned from a year-long deployment in support of Operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom and were welcomed home during a ceremony at Natcher Physical Fitness Center Sunday afternoon at Fort Knox.

    While serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, 233rd Transportation Company convoys completed a total of 125 missions, covering more than 4.6 million miles and transporting more than 124,000 tons of cargo without damage, loss, or combat injury to its soldiers.

  • More than a church: Iglesia La Viña a family, members say

    In English, “Iglesia La Viña” means “the vine church,” a reference to a Biblical metaphor.

    “In the Word of God, here’s the vine, and we are the fruit of the vine,” said Pastor Marcelino Morales. “We’ve got to be together in order to grow.”

    And for this new Hispanic church, the name could not be more fitting.

  • New company to bring 14 jobs to Elizabethtown

    Elizabethtown will gain a new warehouse company and, consequently, 14 new jobs and an investment of $1.2 million.

  • Breckinridge ready to open judicial center

    A dedication ceremony for the Breckinridge County Judicial Center is scheduled for 10 a.m. CDT Friday.

    The new building at 111 W. Second St. in Hardinsburg consists of approximately 37,000 square feet and includes space for circuit court, district court, the circuit court clerk and ancillary services.

  • Headed north on I-65? Watch for work zones


    The News-Enterprise

    Installation of cable barriers along a seven-mile stretch of Interstate 65 is scheduled to begin today in Bullitt and Jefferson counties. The speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 55 mph.

    The new barriers will begin just north of Ky. 44 in Bullitt County to three-quarters of a mile north of the Gene Snyder Freeway in Jefferson County. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office in Louisville said the work stretches from mile points 116.9 to 123.9.

  • Don't Miss the Bus aims for 'level playing field'

    Hardin County Schools wants every student in the area to start the school year on the same page.

    Teaming up with Bluegrass Cellular, HCS central office is holding its second Don’t Miss the Bus program, which collects and delivers school supplies for students in low-income families.

    Chick-fil-A is hosting a spirit night in partnership with the program from 5 to 8 p.m. July 26. Guests who present a card can have 20 percent of their purchase go toward school supplies.

  • Once a dream, now a reality

    Less than a week remains before Elizabethtown hosts opening day for one of the most controversial projects in the city’s history, and Elizabethtown Sports Park has a burden to be successful to dispel expectations of failure from those who opposed its creation.

    The roughly 160-acre facility nearly is complete as contractors run through their final punch lists, said director Seth Breitner. Maintenance crews are mowing and weed eating the park, stocking equipment, training staff and coordinating health inspections for its concession stands.

  • Mini Mikes win look-alike contest

    A man sporting firefighter pants, suspenders and boots walked on stage holding the hands of a pair of boys who were younger versions of him.

    The three waved simultaneously as judges deliberated the winners of the parent/child look-a-like contest while the Tina Turner and Rod Stewart version of “It Takes Two” sounded from speakers.

    The 6- and 5-year-old boys had the same buzzcuts, ears and grins as their father. They even wore the same clothing.