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  • Financial literacy series begins this week

    A new series aimed at helping locals budget, save, invest and various other financial tasks begins this week.

    The first class in a series expected to feature at least one class each month is scheduled from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Webster University Radcliff Campus on Challenger Way.

    The series, called Financial Literacy 101, begins with a lesson about saving money and getting basic finances straight.

    Each class is a standalone lesson designed to benefit visitors, even if they can’t commit to coming to all the classes.

  • Training seminar aims to help local businesses

    The Kentucky Small Business Development Center wants to keep local retailers and restaurants relevant in a changing marketplace and has designed a seminar to offer tips that is heading to Radcliff this week.

    The center is hosting the Small Town Merchant Program from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday at Colvin Community Center. Registration and breakfast, provided by Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, starts at 7:45 a.m. The training seminar is free and open to local businesses.

  • Lee: Redistricting a difficult task

    Population losses in eastern and western Kentucky paired with a limited scope provided by the Kentucky Supreme Court has left legislators with a quandary in redrawing legislative districts in a fashion that will represent roughly 43,000 residents per district, said state Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-25th District.

    “It’s just difficult,” the Elizabethtown Democrat said.

  • Work begins on veterans nursing center

    A proposed Radcliff Veterans Center nursing facility adjacent to Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central has not cleared all hurdles at the federal level of the Department of Veterans Affairs, but a construction bid has been awarded and excavation work is underway on the site.

    Ken Lucas, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, said the project must receive approval from nearly a dozen different departments inside the VA, but there is no indication the project will hit a snag.

  • Open house on pipeline draws large crowd

    Williams pipeline company officials hoped to convince skeptics and opponents of the Bluegrass Pipeline they will use sound environmental and safety practices to install the line during an open house Thursday in Elizabethtown, but several residents said they would leave the meeting with continued unease.

    Some who mingled through the large crowd said they came away from the open house with more questions than answers.

  • Rosecreek residents' patience eroding

    Some Rosecreek Drive residents affected by erosion in Vine Grove said they’re considering legal options to address runoff water that has created a deep ditch behind their homes.

    Residents said for more than a decade they have seen runoff  from construction of Radcliff Middle School, North Hardin High School and housing developments erode their land and kill their foliage.

    They have asked every Vine Grove mayor since then to address the problem, including approaching current Mayor Blake Proffitt soon after his election more than two years ago.

  • Submit back to school photos

     Take any photographs of your children or grandchildren heading back to school? The News-Enterprise would like to see them.

    In our Aug. 18 Faces & Places section, the front page will be dedicated to your youngsters returning to school.

    Send JPEG photos only to photos@thenewsenterprise.com. Only one photo can be submitted from each family. Photos used for the paper will be selected by The News-Enterprise.


    Please include the names of all individuals in the photo, school and the city where the student resides.

  • Country artist J.D. Shelburne to perform at Saturday's AGstravaganza

    Country artist J.D. Shelburne said he’s a farm boy at heart.

    He learned the meaning of hard work as he grew up on a tobacco farm in Taylorsville. The work ethic he learned from his father and grandfather “molded him” into the man he is today.

    Playing sports – something he excelled at – was easy compared to housing tobacco.

    “It’s the hardest work there is,” he said.

  • Fort Knox hosting blues fest

    Following the success of May’s BBQ, Blues & Bikes Festival in downtown Elizabethtown, Fort Knox is dipping its hands into blues and barbecue.

    The post is hosting the Fort Knox Blues Fest starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Eastman Park, according to the Fort Knox Public Affairs Office. It is free and open to the public. Live music is set to begin at 3 p.m.

  • Magnolia man dies of motorcycle crash injuries

    A Magnolia man involved in a Sunday morning motorcycle crash on Ky. 470 died Wednesday at University Hospital in Louisville.

    Aaron Barnes, 44, was eastbound on a 1996 Harley Davidson motorcycle when it left the roadway, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police.

    Barnes, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle, KSP spokesman Jeff Gregory said.

    Barnes worked at Akebono.