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  • Strat Warden's bid wins Big E

    The Big E from center court - the big prize in the T.K. Stone Middle School benefit auction Friday night - went to a local doctor.

    Strat Warden won the midcourt emblem that occupied the gym floor for more than five decades at auction between the two varsity basketball games. Warden described his winning bid a $2,500 donation.

    Warden, who has two children attending Elizabethtown High School, said he's not yet decided how he will use the hardwood.

  • Burke court martial delayed

    FORT CAMPBELL — A court martial has been delayed for Sgt. Brent Burke, charged with killing his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law.

    A military judge granted a request by prosecutors and Burke's lawyers to postpone the proceedings, which were scheduled to begin Monday at Fort Campbell.

    Burke has been charged with violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice in the deaths of Tracy Burke, and her former mother-in-law Karen Comer, at a home in Rineyville in September 2007.

  • LCHS band invited to national event

    Landmark News Service

    The LaRue County Band of Hawks have yet another recognition to celebrate. The 2011 Class 2-A state champions have been recommended by Gov. Steve Beshear to represent Hodgenville and the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the 2013 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C.

    The school recently received the news from Chris Keeling, concert tour and festival consultant.

  • March court date set for former LaRue teacher

    A preliminary hearing for Natalie Gentry was scheduled for 9 a.m. March 12 during her court appearance Friday in front of Hardin District Judge Kimberly Shumate.

    Gentry, 33, an Elizabethtown resident and a former teacher at LaRue County Schools, is charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of second-degree official misconduct for alleged sexual contact with two male students.

    The encounters allegedly occurred in Hardin County where Gentry lives.

  • Photo: A little pre-spring cleaning
  • Scouts say cookie orders thin, so far

    Girl Scouts are gearing up for cookie booth sales and community service with preorder sales down a little for the area.

    Presales for the Heartland Service Center of the Girl Scouts are 715 boxes less this year than the estimated 190,000 boxes sold by preorder in 2011, a 4 percent dip.

    The decrease likely is because last year was such a successful sales year, putting the smaller service area just behind Louisville. This year has been normal for sales, said Angie Tinch, program delivery coordinator for the service center.

  • New post commander discusses changes, challenges for post

    Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald once thought he would settle down and open a bed and breakfast with his wife, but he’s found a stable living in the Army during the past three decades.

    “I can’t believe they pay me,” he said with a chuckle during an interview Thursday with The News-Enterprise editorial board at U.S. Army Cadet Command headquarters at Fort Knox.

  • Deaderick generates more local interest in Super Bowl

    The Super Bowl is one of the most watched sporting events in the country every year. People tune in for a variety of reasons – the game, the commercials or the halftime show.

    This year when the New England Patriots play the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI, Hardin County residents will have another reason to watch the game. Former Elizabethtown standout Brandon Deaderick is a starting defensive lineman for the Patriots.

  • WKU student's work puts him in star realm

    A local college student’s research on the brightness of a supernova led him to become a star at a recent astronomy conference.

    Andrew Gott, a physics major from Elizabethtown set to graduate in May from Western Kentucky University, received a Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award at the American Astronomical Society’s 219th semiannual meeting last month in Austin, Texas.

  • HMH taking aggressive approach to physician recruitment

    Hardin Memorial Health President and CEO Dennis Johnson called the battle for premier physicians a “nuclear arms race” between HMH and its competitors to the north, such as Norton Healthcare and Jewish Hospital in Louisville,

    “If we don’t employ them, one of our competitors will,” he said.

    So HMH is being aggressive by entering recruitment agreements with new physicians and purchasing established practices where it takes over as an employer.