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  • School districts announce Tuesday closures

    Road conditions have caused most area school districts to call off classes again Tuesday.

    Hardin County and Elizabethtown schools will be closed Tuesday as will Elizabethtown Christian Academy. Meade County and LaRue County schools also will be out Tuesday as well as neighboring districts serving Bullitt, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hart and Nelson counties plus the Bardstown Independent Schools.

    Fort Knox Community Schools will open on a two-hour delay.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is scheduled to reopen at noon Tuesday.

  • Hendrickson lands incentives

    Elizabethtown City Council approved a tax incentives package Monday for suspension systems manufacturer Hendrickson USA, which plans to open a manufacturing facility in the city.

    The package includes a five-year property tax abatement and a partial refund of Elizabethtown occupational license fees at 1 percent annually for 10 years. The city typically offers this industrial development incentives package to incoming industry.


    Because of freezing temperatures and the remnants from the recent ice and snow, contract delivery agents in some areas again may experience difficulty as they make their morning delivery of the newspaper Tuesday. The News-Enterprise apologizes for any inconvenience a delay in the delivery may cause. Don’t forget, unrestricted access to all the news and information published in each day’s edition is available for subscribers online at www.thenewseneterprise.com.

  • City council to reschedule meeting

    The Vine Grove City Council meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday was canceled because of the weather. A new meeting date has not been set, City Clerk Jackie Johnson said.

  • Poplar Drive flood work advancing

    Robert Bush said Elizabethtown could be no more than a month away from the start of excavation on a project designed to alleviate flooding on Poplar Drive.

    Bush, director of stormwater management, said the city has purchased a property in the 500 block of Crutcher Lane, where it plans to install a detention basin to control stormwater flow, serving as the start of the Poplar Drive route. A home still sits on the property, which soon will be demolished, he said. The property was purchased at a little more than $50,000.

  • Flag retirement ceremony: With all due respect

    Smoke rose above the burning stars Saturday morning as members of Boy Scout Troop 295 and Knights of Columbus sang the national anthem during a flag retirement ceremony in Radcliff.

    The stars were part of an enormous flag that once flew above Big M Chevrolet, an automobile dealership in Radcliff. It was the first flag retired during the ceremony.

  • Bowl For Kids Sake kicks off Saturday

    Starting this weekend, bowlers clad in rock ‘n’ roll costumes will descend on an Elizabethtown bowling alley to raise money and, more importantly, have fun.

    The Hardin County office of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana hosts its annual Bowl For Kids Sake at Dix-E-Town Lanes beginning Saturday and continuing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until March 23.

    “Our matches between bigs and littles are fun relationships, so we try to give that premise in the fundraisers we do,” said Kevin Clark, BBBS community engagement branch manager.

  • Goodwill faces statewide donor shortage

    A well-known nonprofit organization is conducting a statewide donation drive through March to generate contributions and help job growth.

    Goodwill witnessed a precipitous drop in donations during January and February, which typically already are slower months, said Heather Hise, communications and public relations specialist for the organization.

    Hise said the number of donors declined by about 10,000 from the same period last year, with weather one of the expected causes.

  • Hardin County, Elizabethtown schools closed Monday

    Several area school districts plan to be closed Monday because of hazardous travel resulting from the winter storm.

    Public school districts serving Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties plus Elizabethtown all are closed Monday as well as the neighboring counties of Breckinridge, Bullitt, Grayson, Green, Hart and Nelson and Bardstown city schools. Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and all Western Kentucky University campuses are closed today.

    Hardin County government offices will operate Monday on a two-hour delay.

  • Photo: Fire damages Eastview home