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  • Woes of water
  • ECTC graduation is Monday

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s 46th annual commencement ceremony is at 7 p.m. Monday in the gymnasium at Central Hardin High School.

    Family and friends of ECTC graduates are invited to attend. No tickets are required.

    ECTC alumnus Judge Kelly Mark Easton, Hardin Circuit Court, Division III and Chief Circuit Judge of Kentucky’s Green River District, will deliver the commencement address to about 180 graduates who plan to participate.

  • Vine Grove call system might be discontinued as weather warning

    Vine Grove officials want to warn residents about weather dangers coming their way, but they’re not sure residents should get used to waking up to the One Call Now Emergency Notification System.

    The system allows the city to send a call to everyone in the system to spread emergency and non-emergency messages. It was used for severe weather warnings in April.

    Weather warnings were issued by the National Weather Service in Louisville 10 or 20 minutes ahead of a storm in some cases last month, according to Steve New, chief of the Vine Grove Fire Department.

  • Evangel World Prayer Center to host prayer event

    A collection of worshippers will rally in Shepherdsville tonight and turn their eyes toward God.

    In observance of the National Day of Prayer, Evangel World Prayer Center of Elizabethtown is hosting a banquet and prayer service from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Paroquet Springs Conference Center in Shepherdsville.

    Linda Maree, secretary for Evangel World Prayer Center of Elizabethtown, said the dinner is invitation only, but the doors will open to the public around 7 p.m. for the service. There is no cost to attend.

  • Flooding Take 2: High waters impact some major road segments

    It has been a difficult week for employees at Wayne’s Tire Center on Hawkins Drive in Elizabethtown.

    Last Wednesday, employees were moving a truck further up the business’ parking lot throughout the day to measure the water creeping up from Hawkins Drive.

    With Hardin and its neighboring counties under a flood warning and water climbing Tuesday on Hawkins Drive, the business was closed.

  • Former N-E publisher honored with street name

    Elizabethtown City Council member Ron Thomas said Floe Bowles was his first and best boss.

    Bowles served as publisher of The News-Enterprise from 1975 until his retirement in 1987 and worked nearly 50 years for the paper and its predecessors, the Hardin County Enterprise and The Elizabethtown News. He also was a founding influence in the establishment of The Turret, a newspaper serving Fort Knox.

    Bowles died in 2002 at age 90.

    Thomas said Bowles was on his route when he delivered papers at age 15.

  • Teen sentenced to 30 years for friend's killing

    Jason Gowers, one of three Louisville teenagers charged in connection with a homicide, was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday for his role in the slaying, which the judge described as “horrendous.”

    Gowers went before Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton for sentencing after pleading guilty in March to charges of complicity to commit murder and complicity to tamper with physical evidence.

    Gowers was arrested and charged in connection with the November killing of 18-year-old Mackenzie Smyser along with teens Ryan Wilt and Connor Galenski.

  • Gray pleads not guilty, possible trial date set

    A former Central Hardin High School teacher could be headed to trial in the fall on sex crime charges.

    Steven Blake Gray entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday to charges of sexual abuse at his arraignment in front of Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton. A meeting with attorneys was scheduled for Aug. 1, and if no agreements can be reached at that time, trial is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 10.

  • Boil water advisory issued for some Radcliff residents

    A boil water advisory was issued Tuesday for some customers of Hardin County Water District No. 1 in Radcliff.

    Residents along South Wilson Road between Shelton Road and Nalls Lane and any roads off South Wilson between Shelton and Nalls is under the advisory until further notice.

    Do not drink tap water or use it in food preparation without first boiling it to remove impurities.