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  • E'town man injured in accidental shooting

    An Elizabethtown man is in University Hospital in Louisville after he was wounded in an accidental shooting Monday at a Winfield Court residence.

    Jeremy M. Storey, 27, sustained a gunshot wound to the right lower thigh after a friend’s firearm discharged while the man was cleaning it, according to a news release from Elizabethtown Police Department.

    The shooter, 22-year-old Aaron J. Taggart, told police the .40-caliber Springfield XD gun was new to him, according to the release. He was taking it apart to clean it when the weapon fired.

  • Jury selection under way in Galenski retrial

    Jury selection began Wednesday in the second trial of Conner J. Galenski, one of three charged in the shooting death of Louisville teen Mackenzie Smyser in November 2010 in Hardin County.

    A trial was first held in October, during which a jury found Galenski guilty of complicity to tampering with physical evidence but was unable to reach a verdict on the charge of complicity to commit murder. The 19-year-old was sentenced to five years.

  • Burke verdict gets range of responses

    Nearly five years after the violent shooting deaths of Tracy Burke and Karen Comer at a Rineyville home, the victims’ families, police and others attached to the long-running case held a private memorial service Tuesday outside a hotel near Fort Campbell hours after a military jury found Brent Burke guilty of the crimes.

  • Former food critic promotes benefits of buying local

    A former food critic on Wednesday outlined a new aspect of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s Buy Local program on which the agency hopes to capitalize.

    Sarah Fritschner, coordinator of the Louisville Farm to Table program, described the program and its advantages during the chamber’s monthly luncheon at Pritchard Community Center.

    The program is designed to partner local farmers with consumers in Louisville and surrounding areas by getting locally grown foods into the hands of homeowners, restaurants, workplaces and schools.

  • E’town man charged with sex abuse

    An Elizabethtown man faces multiple felony sex charges involving three alleged victims following a weeks-long investigation by the city’s police department.

    Charlie A. Runyon, 44, is charged with first-degree sodomy and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. According to police, two individuals filed complaints March 21 against him with the Elizabethtown Police Department and a third filed a complaint March 25.

    One complainant is a male younger than 18.

  • All county post offices to fight hunger

    Postal workers across the nation plan to help feed hungry people in their communities Saturday during the 20th annual Stamp Out Hunger event.

    The event takes place in about 10,000 cities nationwide with support of more than 200,000 letter carriers. That makes it the largest one-day food drive in the country with an average collection of 70 million pounds of food, said Pete Countryman, a retired postal worker and annual participant in the food drive.

    Elizabethtown and Radcliff usually bring in about 8,000 pounds of food each, he said.

  • Fourth-graders create 'living museum' of famous Kentuckians

    Students at Morningside Elementary School brought research on famous Kentuckians to life Tuesday and shared information about everyone from the first Native Americans to NBA player Tayshaun Prince.

    Fourth-grade students in the classes of Roseann Thrush and Sharon Billings created a “Famous Kentuckians Living Museum” for the end of the school year. Each student depicted an influential person from the Bluegrass State and discussed their lives with fellow students who weaved their way through the “museum” in the school library.

  • Convicted of murder, Burke faces life sentence

     By Benjamin Joubert

    For The News Enterprise

    Nearly two and a half hours after starting deliberations Tuesday morning, a Fort Campbell jury found Sgt. Brent Burke guilty on all counts. He was convicted of premeditated murder, felony murder, burglary, child endangerment and obstruction of justice.

    The mandatory sentence is life in prison and after a period of deliberation, the possibility of parole was eliminated.

  • Candidates for 25th District state their case

    With the primary approaching, the three Democratic candidates vying for the 25th state legislative district seat touted their credentials to voters this week.

    Incumbent Rep. Jimmie Lee, Kendrick Bryan and Glenn Fonda addressed the Hardin County Democratic Woman’s Club during its meeting Monday night at Nolin RECC, explaining why their services could be beneficial to Frankfort.

    Bryan, 24, the youngest candidate,  addressed the crowd first and said he would not kowtow to lobbyists or take money from special interests.