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  • Lighting up Freeman Lake

    Those who want a tiny taste of Christmas before they move on to their Thanksgiving meals on Thursday need only visit Freeman Lake Park tonight.

    Christmas in the Park returns to Freeman Lake Park today and continues 6 to 11 p.m. daily through Jan. 1. There is no admission charge.

  • Prosecution argues pattern in Gray case

    The prosecution in the sexual abuse case against former Central Hardin High School teacher Steven Gray argued Tuesday that Gray used his position as a teacher to take advantage of the two alleged victims identified in the case, “plucking” them out specifically for his own sexual gain.

    Defense attorney Rob Eggert quickly panned Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Heather Paynter’s argument during a motion hearing in which the defense pushed for the two counts to be severed and tried separately.

  • Three dead, one injured after shooting

    A shooting Tuesday morning in rural LaRue County left three Hardin Countians dead and another injured in what police describe as a domestic dispute.

    Elizabethtown couple Barbara and David Walker, both 51, and Steve L. Bottoms, 55, of Radcliff, were found dead around 11:30 a.m. near Heying Lane near the LaRue-Hardin County line close to Sonora, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Police had responded to  calls in the past two weeks involving the Walkers, said Norman Chaffins, KSP Post 4’s public affairs officer.

  • EIS board approves new therapeutic program

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools added another support service for students at a board meeting this week.

    At its regular meeting Monday, the EIS board approved a therapeutic program in an alternative setting for elementary students. The program is funded through Communicare, which will provide staff and salary for an EIS teacher.

    Superintendent Gary French said the district has been working with Communicare to start the program for a few years.

  • E’town Sports Park signs tournament agreements

    Apparently, Elizabethtown Sports Park is borrowing a line from classic baseball movie “Field of Dreams’’: “If you build it, they will come.”

    With the park still under development and with a targeted opening for July, the park is beginning to land tournament agreements. D&B Sporting Events, based in Owensboro, will host two youth baseball and two softball tournaments in 2012 with hopes of adding more the following season.

  • State police continue hunt for escaped inmates

    By SARAH BENNETT
    sbennett@thenewsenterprise.com
    State police continue to search for two minimum security inmates who escaped from the Hardin County Detention Center late Saturday night.
    Norman Chaffins, public affairs officer at Kentucky State Police Post 4, said investigators have followed up on several leads, but nothing has turned up yet.

  • Shop safely this holiday season

    Holiday season is a time of giving, but it also is a peak time of year for con-artists, pickpockets and thieves, warn area law enforcement officials. With Black Friday close by, police encourage caution and awareness this shopping season.

    If you plan to go holiday shopping, you should go during the day rather than night if possible, according to the Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition's "Christmas Safety Tips." In the event you have to go at night, park in a well-lit area, if possible.

  • E’town council delays maintenance agreement for Veterans Tribute

    Elizabethtown City officials on Monday delayed approval of a maintenance agreement for the Hardin County Veterans Tribute at the Elizabethtown Nature Park off Ring Road because of concerns surrounding its maintenance.

    Councilman Marty Fulkerson told Elizabethtown City Council he could not vote for the agreement as drafted because it contains language releasing the Hardin County Veterans Tribute committee from any responsibility in taking care of memorial once it is completed.

  • Photo: Who’s that peepin’ out the window?
  • Police: Drivers should be safe, avoid distractions during holiday travel

    Thanksgiving is not just a peak travel season, but it's also the deadliest time of year for drivers, according to a Kentucky State Police official.

    Norman Chaffins, public affairs officer at KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown, said more drivers are killed on roadways during the holiday than any other time of the year in Kentucky and nationwide.

    During the holidays, more vehicles hit the roadways for travel season, Chaffins said, and drivers need to be aware of the vehicles around them.