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  • 25th District Primary: Lee cites record, opponents point to change

    State Rep. Jimmie Lee says his record speaks for itself, but the longstanding lawmaker will have to overcome two fellow Elizabethtown Democrats to retain his seat in the Kentucky House for the 11th time.

    In the Democratic primary for the 25th District seat, Lee is challenged by perennial opponent Glenn Fonda, who works at Fort Knox in information technology and is a part-time computer science instructor, and Kendrick Bryan, a teacher and volleyball coach in LaRue County. There are no Republicans running in the district.

    The primary is May 22.

  • E’town ready to fight county’s growing pains

    Elizabethtown officials say they are willing to work with Hardin Fiscal Court on a solution to keep county offices around Public Square, but Judge-Executive Harry Berry said county government’s presence may be hindering the growth of downtown.

    Mayor Tim Walker and the Elizabethtown City Council signed a letter delivered last week to Berry and the eight county magistrates, which extended the offer of a joint project.

  • Your catch up philosophy to salvage an agreeable retirement

     Question: When is it just “too late” to start financial preparing for retirement?

    Answer: You have moved past 55 years old and are fast approaching retirement age. But you are behind on savings because of hard times, neglect or financial catastrophe. What do you do now to salvage some financial security for your later years? Create a philosophy of success.

  • Looking like Mayberry

    Vine Grove resident Jennifer Raymer tells her friends she lives in a small town just like Mayberry.

    “Every place I go, somebody knows my name,” Raymer said.

    This weekend, the resemblance was even more striking as “The Andy Griffith Show” character look-alikes wandered Optimist Park.

  • Summer reading helps lesson retention

    Children this summer are being encouraged to dream big, so the library system posing that challenge decided to do that as well. This year’s summer reading theme is “Dream Big — Read!”

    The annual program encourages children ages 3 to 18 to read. It also helps students retain information they learned in school.

  • E'town celebrates Relay for Life

    At just 7 months old, Jayvin Adams was diagnosed with leukemia. In November, he had a bone marrow transplant and six months later, on Friday, he was part of the Elizabethtown Relay for Life survivor lap.

    “I’m very thankful he’s here and able to walk as a survivor,” Jayvin’s mother, Lindsey Roark, said as she pushed the toddler around the track at Central Hardin High School.

    Roark estimated more than 20 family members and friends walked  with Jayvin in his first Relay.

  • Woman charged with assault after stabbing

    A Vine Grove woman was arrested Friday afternoon and police said she stabbed a man in the arm.

    Amanda C. Pie, 28, is charged with second-degree assault — domestic violence. Online jail records indicate she was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center just before 10 p.m. Friday and is being held on a $10,000 cash bond.

  • Attorney takes role with human rights commission

    After more than 10 years of private practice in Elizabethtown – just more than 20 years of practicing law in general – attorney Keith D. Duerr of Louisville has been named managing attorney and general counsel for the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights in Louisville.

  • Jury hears Galenski’s videotaped confession to police in murder case

    Jurors heard a full day of witness testimony Friday in the retrial of Conner J. Galenski, one of three teens accused in the shooting death of Mackenzie Smyser, 18, in November 2010 in Hardin County.

    In addition to testimony, the 14-member jury panel watched Galenski’s police interview, during which he told a Kentucky State Police detective he shot Smyser once in the chin.

  • Second Saturday introduces marketplace

    The News-Enterprise

    Downtown Elizabethtown’s monthly Second Saturday celebration will begin a marketplace gathering featuring local artists and craftsman.

    The Heritage Council plans the event every Second Saturday through October beginning this weekend. It will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce parking area off North Dixie Avenue about a half block from the Public Square.