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  • The hunger gap is no game

    A new study released by Feeding America indicates more than 15,000 people in Hardin County are unsure where their next meal is coming from.

    The figures make up roughly 14.9 percent of the county’s population, research compiled as part of a Map the Meal Gap study assessing the numbers of food insecure people throughout the country.

    In Kentucky, 750,420 people were found to be food insecure, which is roughly the same amount as last year, the first year the study was performed.

  • New group petitioning for countywide alcohol vote

    Hardin County might have a comprehensive wet/dry election before the year is over.

    A group of local residents have formed Hardin County Residents for Equal Opportunity and are circulating a petition which could force a countywide vote on alcohol.

    The group in a statement said it has been more than half a century since the entire county has been allowed to vote on alcohol sales and unincorporated areas remain under prohibition while Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove enjoy varied levels of alcohol sales and revenue.

  • What a difference a year makes: April rain way down from a year ago

    A dry April mostly has been helpful to farming in Hardin County.

    Now, farmers are ready for rain and worried about what might happen if dry conditions continue.

    There were 11 days in April with measurable rainfall, according to the Kentucky Mesonet weather station in Cecilia. Six of those days recorded less than 0.1 inches of rain, and the month’s heaviest day of rain was 0.9 inches April 4.

  • Intercollegiate sports on horizon at ECTC

    For the first time since 1981, intercollegiate athletics could be available to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students — possibly as soon as this fall.

    A survey of students this year showed a budding interest in the possibility of having sports teams. School officials had been curious about the possibility and survey results confirmed interest.

  • County attorney says she was not consulted on Warrior Dash

    Hardin County Attorney Jenny Oldham has disputed a claim by organizers of the Warrior Dash obstacle racing series that they worked with her on an agreement to hold the event in Hardin County.

    Oldham on Friday said she was not personally contacted by anyone involved with the event.

  • Fire department does not issue permits for leaf burning

    Though a city ordinance states residents can legally burn leaves with a permit from the fire department, Elizabethtown's Chief Fire Inspector Rusty Todd said the fire department does not issue permits to burn leaves.

    The fire department has not issued a resident a permit for leaf burning in five years, he said.

  • Fiscal Court OKs first read of county budget

    County officials backed the proposed budget Friday as outlined by Judge-Executive Harry Berry.

    The $76.5 million budget plan, which includes $3 million in capital improvements, a $30.4 million spending plan for county operations and $42.7 million in Base Realignment and Closure initiative projects that pass through county government, passed a first reading unanimously with no amendments offered to the plan. Magistrate Roy Easter was absent from the meeting of Hardin Fiscal Court.

  • Radcliff woman charged in E'town Rite Aid robbery

    A Radcliff woman is in custody after she brandished a firearm and robbed the Elizabethtown Rite Aid pharmacy at gunpoint Friday, according to the Elizabethtown Police Department.

    Anita Jaynes, 37, was arrested Friday night and charged with first-degree robbery and tampering with evidence after she walked into the Rite Aid on West Dixie Avenue around 8:30 p.m. and pulled a handgun, stealing several controlled substances from the store’s pharmacy, said Sgt. Billy Edwards. No one was injured.

  • No DNA link from crime scene to Burke

    By Benjamin Joubert
    For The News Enterprise

    None of the DNA evidence found at the shooting scene inside Karen Comer’s home matches that of Sgt. Brent Burke, forensic experts testified at Burke’s court martial Friday at Fort Campbell.