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  • 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.

  • Radcliff youth organization kicks off first event Derby weekend

    A Radcliff couple is starting a new youth organization, which kicks off its first event Saturday with an “old fashion Kentucky Derby grass cutting.”

    Cindy King said she and her fiance, Jerome McKinney, started One World Youth earlier this year in an effort to reach out to the youth in the community. They received their employee identification numbers about a month ago, she said, and Saturday will be their first real outing.

    “We want to give the youth something to do besides being out on the streets,” King said.

  • Emergency workers search, rescue dehydrated man in woods

     Hardin County emergency officials carried an Elizabethtown man more than half a mile Wednesday after he tumbled down a hill near Colesburg.

    Kentucky State Police initially responded around 7:30 a.m. to the report of an overturned vehicle, said Trooper Scott Rafferty with Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

    A passenger in the vehicle, Jonathan Wright, and a witness told responders the driver, Jason Hannan, left on foot, Rafferty said.

  • 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.