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Local News

  • Conservation group acquires 115 acres

    The Nature Conservancy of Kentucky recently sold 115.76 acres  along the Green River in Hart County to Southern Conservation Corps.

    Jeff Jones, executive director of SCC, said the upper Green River the organization plans to complement land protection work under way in the Green River watershed by The Nature Conservancy, Western Kentucky University, Kentucky Wild Rivers program and others.

  • Absentee voting opens for club liquor decision

    The Hardin County Clerk’s office will provide absentee voting for members of the Country Club precinct who will be unavailable for the April 17 wet-dry election.

    The Elizabethtown Country Club on Hodgenville Road is asking for the ability to offer alcohol sales. State law permits golf courses to petition for an election to allow limited alcohol sales. Only voters living in the precinct can vote on the measure.

  • Photo: Sidewalk solution
  • FEMA to assist LaRue residents

    Individual assistance is available for LaRue County tornado victims through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    Hardin County residents continue to await word on whether federal help will be available to supplement any insurance they carried to repair damage or find new permanent homes.

    Jim Homstad, public affairs officer of FEMA in Frankfort, said Monday that 16 counties were declared eligible for federal individual assistance.

  • Photos: Hail storm hits Elizabethtown
  • March Madness scores big for area restaurants

    For some area restaurants, March Madness means more than brackets and last-minute jump shots.

    It means big business.

    St. Patrick’s Day, the most important business day of the year for Beef O’Brady’s, falls on Saturday this year for the first time since the Elizabethtown restaurant opened in Cool Springs Center.

    That bodes well for the business’ bottom line. A perfect storm this weekend means third-round NCAA games also air day and will be featured on large-screen televisions at the restaurant.

  • EPD nabs two Midwestern men for possession of a forgery device

    Elizabethtown police have arrested two out-of-state residents after uncovering suspicious checks and forgery equipment in their vehicle.

    Officers pulled over Robert L. Compton, 42, of Springhill, Kan., and Robert L. Brandkamp, 29, of Sedalia, Mo., in a Lowe’s parking lot for a routine traffic stop after two Elizabethtown banks reported suspicious visitors, according to an EPD news release.

    According to the banks, two men entered the businesses and “asked a lot of questions,” police said, then left in a blue Hyundai Sonata.

  • Alonso family raising money for playground

    The family of a former student at Radcliff Elementary School is ensuring their son will be remembered through smiles and laughter for years to come.

    The parents of Isaiah Alonso, a 6-year-old who died of cancer in September 2010, are raising money to donate playground equipment to the school and create a memorial playground for their son.

    The school’s Parent-Teacher Association plans to raise money for other necessities, such as fencing and landscaping for the play area.

  • Accidental shooting: One round fired, two men injured

    Two men were injured Wednesday night in an accidental shooting on Lee Road in Elizabethtown.

    Anthony T. Mason, 25, of Mayfield, was attempting to clear a weapon when he accidentally fired a round, said Virgil Willoughby, Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman.

    Mason dropped the weapon’s magazine, pushed the slide back and placed his hand in front of the barrel before the trigger was pulled, Willoughby said.

    Mason sustained gunshot wounds to his hand and thigh while Jacob W. Roach, 25, of Elizabethtown was shot in the calf, he said.

  • Local musicians host benefit concert for tornado victms

    The News-Enterprise

    Two local musicians are hosting a benefit concert tonight in Hodgenville for tornado victims.

    Joseph Williams, an Elvis Presley and Conway Twitty impersonator, said he approached his friend Ray Glenn about the idea, and the two decided to use their talents to help people affected by the late February storms.

    Admission to the concert is donated items, which Williams said will be given to tornado victims in LaRue County and elsewhere in Kentucky. Recommendations include cleaning supplies and gift cards, he said.