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  • Berlin to Baghdad: John Elder saw D-Day up close

    John Elder’s military career was short compared to his long life, but the time he spent overseas during World War II left an indelible imprint.

    A member of what has long been referred to as “the greatest generation,” Elder holds pieces of his military history near him as he reflects with a mixture of modesty and pride on his contributions to a war that fractured the world.

  • Grand jury indicts E'town man in connection to Ponzi scheme

    A federal grand jury in Louisville indicted two men, including one from Hardin County, on charges of aiding and abetting each other and others in an illegal Ponzi scheme and engaging in a conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

    According to the indictment, Swainson Hawke of Macon, Ga., and William A. Humes of Elizabethtown operated a multi-level marketing scheme between Feb. 1, 2005, and Jan. 20, 2008, that deceived investors by promising inflated returns.

  • Bridge closure looms at White Mills Days

    An excited clamor surrounded the White Mills Day parade Saturday morning as children, teenagers, parents and city elders stood within arm’s length to watch and wave as fire departments, politicians, horses and tractors mingled with classic cars and civic organizations.

    Craft and food vendors encircled White Mills Christian Camp while horse rides and a dinosaur-themed booth attracted crowds. But amid the excitement was a feeling of loss as a town icon stood dormant save for the light footfalls of vistors’ shoes.

  • Three arrested in bust up of Radcliff meth lab

    Radcliff Police Department intercepted a methamphetamine lab late Friday night that put three behind bars and one child in the custody of Social Services.

  • Make-A-Wish, UAW grant local boy's dream

    For most anniversaries, people tend to exchange thoughtful gifts and have a night out together, but for 12-year-old Cy Yates, his anniversary later this month is a different type of celebration.

    In July of 2001, Yates’ left kidney was removed after a CAT scan revealed a tumor had encapsulated it.

    “I saw it (on the CAT scan) and I knew it was bad,” said Cy’s mother, Bo Yates. She heard the word no mother wants to hear, “cancer.”

  • Here is the church ... here is the steeple

    The church steeple, once a mainstay on a house of worship, stood high above the roofline and served several purposes. One was to help protect church bells from weather, another was to serve as a landmark or point of reference for locals and travelers. Here is a photo essay of just a small sampling of various types of steeples found in Hardin County.

  • Hardin Countians battled Redcoats in Revolution

    Hardin County was still wilderness when the Declaration of Independence was adopted 235 years ago today; nevertheless, this area has ties to the Revolutionary War.

    For instance, the men who settled Elizabethtown and the guy after whom the county – and John Hardin High School – were named all served as officers against England.

  • Patton Museum extending hours Monday

    The Patton Museum, which is next to Keyes Park off U.S. 31W at Fort Knox, will extend its hours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.

    The museum also will host a Hollywood Goes to War film series featuring three World War II movies – “30 Seconds Over Tokyo” from 9 to 11:30 a.m., “Back to Bataan” from 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. and “The Best Years of Our Lives” from 2:45 to 5 p.m. – in the museum’s Abrams Auditorium. Discussions will follow each film.

  • Buggeland ruled fit to stand trial

    Judge Ken Howard determined Erik Buggeland fit to stand trial Wednesday in a written ruling filed in Hardin Circuit Court.

    “The court further finds by preponderance of the evidence that the defendant’s non-communication, non-cooperation with defense counsel and his moderately bizarre courtroom behavior is not due to a mental illness but the defendant’s choice in an attempt to disrupt the current legal proceedings,” Howard wrote.

  • Judge: Buggeland can stand trial

    Erik Buggeland, charged in the murder of his parents in their Elizabethtown home last year, has been ruled competent to stand trial by a local judge.

    Judge Ken Howard ruled Wednesday that Buggeland is fit to stand trial. Howard said Buggeland's  behavior during recent court hearings "is a deliberate act to disrupt judicial proceedings.''

    Buggeland is scheduled to be in court Tuesday.

    See Sunday's edition of The News-Enterprise for more details on the ruling.