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  • Cremations increase in recent years

    How the dead are laid to rest is among the financial and social changes brought about in the last decade.
    Hardin County Coroner Dr. Bill Lee, who has to approve the cremation of anyone pronounced dead in the county, has seen a steady increase in the number of cremations during the past few years. He even mentioned the increase to county magistrates.
    By Friday afternoon there were182 cremations out of 490 cases. That’s up a little from 177 cremations out of 507 cases in 2010.

  • Central Kentucky Wheelman take to the streets
  • Train collection collects past and present

    Bob Kelly, 72, can remember being around model trains since he was about 4 years old.

    His father had a mass of the miniatures and gave some to Kelly and his three brothers.

    “I grew from there,” he said.

    Kelly, who lives near Elizabethtown, has wooden shelves lined with model trains that represent some of the most iconic brands in the history of model trains.

    Some of the pieces are more than 100 years old. Some are wind-up models, while others operate on battery power or electricity.

  • Duvall ready for year two

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall last week joked he has gained 20 pounds, sprouted a lot more gray hairs and is forced to take Prilosec every day since taking over as chief executive of Hardin County’s second-largest city.

    Duvall has wrapped up his first year in office after taking over a position long held by Sheila Enyart. He plans to place extensive focus on economic development in his second year after looking to find savings and revitalizing community spirit.

  • Housing professionals hope for success in 2012

    A new year means a new beginning and a fresh wave of cautious optimism from professionals in the housing market.
    There was a downturn in 2011 after a good showing in 2010, but consumer confidence likely will result in an improvement for the housing market in 2012, said Glenn Green, who has worked for 25 years with the Century 21 franchise on North Dixie Boulevard in Radcliff.
    “I am full of optimism for the 2012 real estate year,” he said. “The economy promises to be a lot rosier than it has been.”

  • 2011 Stories of the Year

    When it came to selecting the Hardin County Story of the Year for 2011, the October vote and start of beer and alcohol sales in three cities in December clearly topped all.

    In voting by members of The News-Enterprise newsroom staff, the decision to pass a wet-dry vote in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove was a big winner. The alcohol vote received 14 of the 19 first-place votes handed out. No other story received more than two first-place selections.

  • 2011 in photos
  • Focus on Finance: Credit and auto insurance can upset your budget

    Question: Recently I was asked by my insurance agent on a scale of 1-10, what is the rating of my credit score. My reply: I have a good credit rating. But after thinking about it, what was the point of the question? 

    Answer: Credit scores determine how much we spend or even how much we can save. They also determine what types of products you buy and how long those products may or may not last.  

  • Search on for Radcliff man in LaRue County slaying

    The residence where Kristie Lynne Allen died Friday evening was quiet Saturday morning, like the rest of College Street in Buffalo. Two dogs lay in the yard and the house still was decorated for Christmas.

    Nothing indicated Kentucky State Police were summoned to the house Friday after a caller said a woman had been found dead.

    An Elizabethtown woman was arrested Saturday in connection to the killing, but police still  are looking for two individuals who they say stole Allen’s car.

  • Juveniles cited for theft

    Three juveniles were cited for theft by unlawful taking Friday after allegedly taking items from unlocked vehicles in Elizabethtown.

    Elizabethtown Police Department was called to the Tricia Lane area on reports of someone entering another individual’s vehicle, then received another call about three males running and entering a silver sports car. EPD stopped that vehicle and after searching the car with consent they found a satellite radio, radar detector, a Game Boy and electronic chargers.