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  • E'town council approves tank mixing system, sports park purchases


    The News-Enterprise

    Elizabethtown City Council on Monday approved a new tank mixing system for an Industrial Park water tank, authorized more purchases for the Elizabethtown Sports Park and approved engineering services for work in the Haycraft Neighborhood.

  • Renewing the earth

    A group of environmentally aware organizations are partnering this Saturday to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day through a massive cleanup and renewal project.

    Greenspace, Let’s Spruce Up, the Kentucky Division of Forestry and students from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College are pooling their talents and resources to clean up around Freeman Lake Park and plant hundreds of trees welcoming new life to nature. The cleanup is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Conference called off but Amy Roloff speaks tonight

    SpringHaven domestic violence shelter has canceled its upcoming Get Real And Create Excellence women’s conference, but a reality TV star still will speak in Elizabethtown as planned.

  • Book sale Saturday to promote history

    Residents interested in local or family history can be educated Saturday on those issues.

    Members of the Ancestral Trails Historical Society are celebrating their 10th annual historical and genealogical book fair with more speakers and lessons than usual to interest community members in historical research and teach how to find information.

    The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pritchard Community Center on South Mulberry Street.

  • Country Club allows alcohol sales

    Elizabethtown Country Club members will be allowed to unwind with beer, wine and liquor by the drink.

    Community members in the one precinct voting on the question during a special vote Tuesday approved allowing the private country club on Hodgenville Road to sell alcohol to members.

    The measure passed in a 148 to 86 vote, a percentage of 58.1. There were four absentee votes in favor and one against.

  • Mowing up a cloud of dust
  • HMH to upgrade fetal monitoring system

    Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday authorized the upgrade of the fetal monitoring system for the Birth Place department, which would create a fetal electronic medical record.

    The new system, Philips OB TraceVue, would provide accurate and up-to-date surveillance on a mother and child during the birthing process while creating a comprehensive patient record for access by physicians. The system also can help assess quality of bedside care by accessing a library of clinical and administrative reports.

  • Grayson student receives KSP honor

    A Grayson County elementary school student was selected by Kentucky State Police this week as the winning student artist for the National ‘Missing Children’s Day’ poster contest, co-sponsored by the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. The contest is an annual event that encourages fifth-grade students from across the country to design posters depicting the importance of bringing missing children home.

  • Hardin officials prepare for synthetic drug ban

    A new state law banning synthetic drugs signed last week by Gov. Steve Beshear has local officials making preparations to combat the drugs.

    House Bill 481 made it through the House of Representatives with unanimous approval before the Senate voted 35-2 in favor of the synthetic drug ban.

    Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, said he was surprised to hear legislators voted “no” as the bill had a lot of support in the House and Senate.

    “That was a very positive bill we did,” Parrett said.

  • Veteran walks 2,800 miles for homelessness

    Dan Lyons plans to walk out of Elizabethtown early this morning to continue the last quarter of his six-month journey of about 2,800 miles.

    The 60-year-old will walk along U.S. 62 as he treks to Washington, D.C., to raise support for homeless veterans and encourage lawmakers to take action on their behalf.