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  • 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.

  • Probable cause found for charges in North Mantle shooting

    Elizabethtown police believe a $35 drug deal resulted in gunfire and two Radcliff residents appeared in court Wednesday to answer a variety of charges.

    Hardin District Judge Kimberly Shumate found probable cause Wednesday for all charges filed against Kelly L. Kennedy, 33, and Stacey G. Ford, 30. The two were arrested Jan. 3 after a shot was fired on the 400 block of North Mantle Avenue in Elizabethtown.

    Ford is charged with attempted murder, wanton endangerment, possession of a defaced firearm and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

  • Girl Scouts to collect for domestic violence shelters

    Area Girl Scouts will participate Saturday in a statewide effort to help victims of domestic violence.

    Scouts will be stationed outside Kroger stores from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. with lists of items needed for domestic violence safe places and bins in which shoppers can make donations.

    The items will be donated to safe places in the areas where they were collected.

  • Working on the pipe line
  • Area building projects taking shape

    A recognizable nonprofit will branch out its reach in Hardin County this year by adding another donation center while a well-known steakhouse chain will fill the void in front of Towne Mall left by Blockbuster Video.

    Goodwill Industries of Kentucky and LongHorn Steakhouse are expected to open new facilities in Elizabethtown by early summer. 

    John Wade, vice president of the Western Division of Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, said weather has been favorable in recent months and the new Ring Road location could be open by June barring setbacks.