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  • 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.

  • Church to open collection site for Operation Christmas Child

    Operation Christmas Child kicks off its National Collection Week today and volunteers at Valley Creek Baptist Church in Elizabethtown will be busy preparing shoeboxes for impoverished children.

    Nonprofit organization Samaritan’s Purse started Operation Christmas Child in 1993, according to a news release. Its goal is to fill empty shoeboxes with school supplies, toys, candy and necessity items. The boxes are hand-delivered to children in more than 100 countries.

  • Meade County’s Adam Edelen: Wired for politics

    Adam Edelen wrapped up his statewide campaign in familiar territory on Election Day.

    Edelen, the 36-year-old Democrat who replaces Crit Luallen as auditor after besting Republican challenger John Kemper in Tuesday’s race, returned to Meade County just six hours before the polls closed, surrounded by friends and family at Dairy Queen in Brandenburg.

  • Commission recommends alcohol zoning standards

    The Elizabethtown Planning Commission voted 5-0 Tuesday night to recommend the allowance of package liquor stores in four of the city’s five commercial zones as well as a planned neighborhood commercial zone with limited residential use.

    The recommendation for changes to the city’s zoning ordinance move to the Elizabethtown City Council as it works to iron out new alcohol regulations by early December.