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  • ECTC, WKU entering agreement for seamless transfers

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Western Kentucky University, with its main campus in Bowling Green, are set to enter today into a joint admissions agreement.

    The agreement is meant to expand the partnership between the two schools and allow students easier access to a four-year degree by allowing students to be admitted to ECTC and WKU at the same time.

    ECTC President/CEO Thelma White and WKU President Gary Ransdell plan to sign the agreement at 2:30 p.m. today at ECTC’s Regional Postsecondary Education Center.

  • Rape, theft and drug cases lead October indictments

    After returning more than 50 indictments in September, the Hardin County grand jury returned 43 in October, more than half of which were drug or theft related.

    Leading the list was the case against David B. Dunnivant, a move-in sex offender from Michigan who is accused of forcibly raping an adult female relative.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Dunnivant in August at his Elizabethtown home, charging him with first-degree rape, incest and possession of marijuana. The grand jury returned an additional charge of tampering with a witness.

  • Guthrie, local businesses get up close and personal with consumers

    Local businesses took their offerings directly to consumers Wednesday.

    Hardin County Chamber of Commerce members came together as part of a small business expo at Towne Mall, where they interacted directly with local consumers in a heavily trafficked area within the county. Anthony Conder, a chamber organizer, said about 70 chamber members participated in the expo.

  • ABC announces alcohol license quotas

    Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove have received their alcohol quotas.

    The Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control said Radcliff will receive eight liquor drink licenses and nine package liquor licenses while Elizabethtown will receive 12 package liquor licenses. Vine Grove, which was completely dry prior to the Oct. 4 election, will receive two package liquor licenses.

  • EIS, HCS vote for contract addendum

    Families paying tuition in the Elizabethtown Independent Schools district will have another opportunity to attend without payment.

    The EIS and Hardin County Schools boards adjusted their student enrollment contract at a meeting Wednesday night.

    Both boards voted to add an addendum to the contract that allows for a second random drawing among only students attending EIS on tuition. The drawing is for slots left open by students who opt not to use them after being chosen in the annual name draw.

  • E'town man wanted for assault arrested

    An Elizabethtown man identified as a person of interest in a felony assault investigation was arrested Tuesday afternoon.

    Justin Michael Smith, 31, was arrested at 5:21 p.m. Tuesday at the Elizabethtown Police Department, said Virgil Willoughby, EPD’s public information officer. Smith was charged with first-degree assault.

  • Radcliff considers landscape changes

    Radcliff City Council is considering allocating up to $10,000 to replace mulch with rock in roughly 64 landscape beds around the city. The expense is part of the city’s plan to improve its aesthetics, which included a streetscape project on Dixie Boulevard.

    The idea to use rock came to Mayor J.J. Duvall’s attention after he realized it would cost several thousand dollars each year to replace and maintain the mulch. Radcliff spokesman Bryce Shumate said the mulch will be reduced to “dust” within a year while the rock will have a much longer lifespan.

  • Military sets trial date for Brent Burke

    The U.S. Army has set a 2012 trial date in the case against Sgt. Brent Burke after an investigating officer referred his charges to a general court-martial, the most serious level of military courts, Fort Campbell officials announced Wednesday.

    This news comes more than three weeks after Burke’s second Article 32 hearing in October, which was heard by investigating officer Maj. Jenny Hamby. The Army has scheduled a Feb. 6 trial date.

  • Trial date set for Brent Burke

    The military has set a Feb. 6 trial date for Sgt. Brent Burke, Fort Campbell officials announced today.

    Maj. Jenny Hamby, investigating officer in Burke's second Article 32 hearing, recommended Burke be referred to a general court martial, the highest of military courts.

    Burke is charged with murdering his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law in September 2007 in Rineyville.

    Please see Thursday's edition of The News-Enterprise for more details.

  • E'town residents arrested for incest

    Two Elizabethtown residents were arrested Friday and charged with incest.

    According to police citations, Misty D. Clark, 19, and Justin W. Preston, 23, are half siblings. Both were arraigned via video Monday in Hardin District Court.

    Elizabethtown Police Department declined to comment Tuesday on the arrests. The investigation is ongoing.

    Clark and Preston are lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center. They are scheduled to appear in court for preliminary hearings Nov. 23.