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  • Stephensburg Day brings cars, crafts on Saturday

     The annual Stephensburg festival returns to its tried and true formula this weekend.

    Stephensburg Day begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at West Hardin Middle School along U.S. 62. The parade will kick off the festival, which also features craft booths, games, beauty and baby pageants, and its popular car show.

  • Minor injuries reported from Radcliff wreck

    The News-Enterprise

    One person was hurt  Tuesday afternoon in a wreck on Dixie Boulevard in Radcliff.

    John Sipes, 24, was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, according to Officer Morgan Jones of the Radcliff Police Department.

    Sipes, driving a Ford Explorer, was traveling north on Dixie when he ran a red light at the intersection of Dixie and Centennial Avenue. His vehicle collided with a Honda Pilot turning south onto Dixie.

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  • Trial date set for jail escapee

    A 21-year-old Bardstown man indicted on charges of second-degree escape from Hardin County Detention Center pleaded not guilty Tuesday.

    Brandon M. Board was arraigned in Hardin Circuit Court before Judge Kelly Mark Easton. He also pleaded not guilty to a charge of persistent felony offense added by the grand jury.

    Board and Vance Tate, 37, of Radcliff were captured and taken without incident following a foot chase two days after both escaped from the detention center in May. The men reportedly crawled through a hole dug in gravel beneath a chain-link fence.

  • Library board members complete certification

     The News-Enterprise

    Four of the five Hardin County Public Library trustees completed a new Kentucky Public Library Trustee Certification Program.

    The voluntary program is available to all Kentucky public library trustees through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. It was created to provide trustees with tools to help them fulfill their responsibilities to the libraries and their communities.

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  • Vets tribute committee outlines plans for opening ceremony

    The public unveiling for the Hardin County Veterans Tribute at the Elizabethtown Nature Park is growing legs.

    The committee coordinating the tribute’s creation met Monday with city officials, Fort Knox staff and local veterans organizations at Fort Knox Leader’s Club. The plan was to ensure the framework of the Nov. 11 opening ceremony adequately honors veterans and civil service workers and is designed to accommodate the physical needs of visitors.

  • Parents struggle to understand son’s slaying

    By DeANNA LASLEY
    For The News-Enterprise

    Hours before his first Father’s Day as a new dad, Christian Fernando Higdon, 20, died Saturday near Radcliff in an attack police are calling murder.

    Dennis and Cindy Higdon of Clarkson said their son was scheduled to report to Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health in Radcliff at 4 p.m. that day to battle a drug addiction brought on by incense products commonly called “spice.”

  • Wagers arraigned on murder charge

    Bond and a preliminary hearing date were set Monday for an Elizabethtown man accused of killing a Clarkson man with a hatchet Saturday.

    Jamie B. Wagers, 24, appeared in Hardin District Judge Kimberly Shumate’s courtroom for arraignment on charges of murder and violation of and emergency protective order.

  • E’town OKs budget, utility rate increases

    Elizabethtown now has a spending plan in place for the 2012-13 fiscal year and residents can expect to see increases in their gas, water and sewer bills.

    City officials approved a $60.7 million budget proposal Monday and adopted increases in water, sewer and gas rates, which take effect in July.

    The increase in water and sewer rates is the first in several years and was prompted by rate studies indicating  increases would be needed to pay outstanding debt and keep water and sewer reserves from reaching unsustainable levels.