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  • E'town man indicted on criminal abuse charges

    A Hardin County grand jury returned an indictment against an Elizabethtown man accused of spanking his stepchildren with a paddle.

    Donald Lee Begley, 46, faces three counts of second-degree criminal abuse and first-degree persistent felony offense.

    Begley is accused of “wantonly abusing” the three juveniles in September 2012 by “causing torture, cruel confinement or cruel punishment,” according to the indictment.

  • Project to expand broadband service nearing completion

    A plan to expand broadband service in southern Hardin County should be completed by November or sooner, according to Windstream Communications officials.

    “That’s the plan, yes,” said spokesman Scott Morris.

    The company is putting the finishing touches on a project that extends service to areas where it was cost prohibitive to expand previously, made possible by nearly $60 million in federal stimulus dollars awarded to the company, Morris said in 2011 when the project started.

  • Big Clifty man killed in train collision

    Kentucky State Police is investigating a Saturday afternoon train collision that left a Big Clifty man dead and a juvenile injured.

    Carl Roof, 62, was eastbound at the Hughes Mill Road crossing when a southbound train struck his 2000 Chevy Tahoe, according to a news release from KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

    The train collided with the driver’s side door and caused the truck to overturn, police said. The vehicle came to a rest on the south side of Hughes Mill Road next to the railroad tracks.

  • KSP investigating fatal train collision in Grayson Co.

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 is investigating a train collision in Grayson County that left a 62-year-old man dead.

    Carl Roof was eastbound Saturday morning in a 2000 Chevy Tahoe when he was struck by a southbound train in Big Clifty, according to a news release.

    The Grayson County Coroner's Office pronounced Roof dead at the scene, police said. A juvenile passenger was airlifted to Kosair Children's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

  • Panel to address breastfeeding

    Residents interested in breastfeeding and some of its accompanying challenges can ask questions and hear from women who have overcome such obstacles.

    A panel of mothers who have experience in breastfeeding has been organized by BumbleBabee Pre and Post Natal Services in recognition of World Breastfeeding Week and Breastfeeding Awareness Month.

    The free event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the business on West Poplar Street in Helmwood Shopping Center in Elizabethtown.

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  • Local church to host concerts

    A local church is hosting a concert series this fall, made by the community for the community.

    The Sign of the Dove Church in Radcliff hosts the second Gospel Concert Series every Sunday in September at the amphitheater at Radcliff City Park North. The concerts begin at 5:30 p.m. and all churches are invited to take part, the Rev. Edward Palmer said.

    Palmer, also a member of Radcliff City Council, started the series to bring community events to the new amphitheater, he said.

  • Glendale man collects Ninja Turtles memorabilia

    Anthony Sharp has about 2,000 mean, green fighting machines and their villains as house guests.

    Smiling and snarling plastic action figures of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from the 1980s and ’90s TV show of the same name stand next to their myriad of villains on shelves that line two walls of the Glendale resident’s garage.

    His daughter liked the turtles once she was old enough to appreciate the show and he saw potential in collecting toys from the show to sell at an area flea market.

  • Staff members receive 20 Landmark awards

    Members of The News-Enterprise staff received 20 awards in the Landmark Community Newspapers’ annual editorial contest when awards for outstanding work produced in 2012 by the company’s newsrooms were announced last week.

    Two products developed about the local community finished one-two in Best Special Section category. The News-Enterprise finished first for Discover Hardin County and took the second-place prize for its annual Heartland section.

  • Rain not a pain for Cecilia Days

    While waiting for the rain to subside so the tractor games could begin at Cecilia Days, Noah O’Brien, 3, took the opportunity to drench himself with water that pooled on top of a tent at the site of the games.

    Saturday’s Cecilia Days proved to be a damp affair, but like Noah, attendees set out to enjoy themselves rain or shine.