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  • New company to bring 14 jobs to Elizabethtown

    Elizabethtown will gain a new warehouse company and, consequently, 14 new jobs and an investment of $1.2 million.

  • Breckinridge ready to open judicial center

    A dedication ceremony for the Breckinridge County Judicial Center is scheduled for 10 a.m. CDT Friday.

    The new building at 111 W. Second St. in Hardinsburg consists of approximately 37,000 square feet and includes space for circuit court, district court, the circuit court clerk and ancillary services.

  • Headed north on I-65? Watch for work zones


    The News-Enterprise

    Installation of cable barriers along a seven-mile stretch of Interstate 65 is scheduled to begin today in Bullitt and Jefferson counties. The speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 55 mph.

    The new barriers will begin just north of Ky. 44 in Bullitt County to three-quarters of a mile north of the Gene Snyder Freeway in Jefferson County. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office in Louisville said the work stretches from mile points 116.9 to 123.9.

  • Don't Miss the Bus aims for 'level playing field'

    Hardin County Schools wants every student in the area to start the school year on the same page.

    Teaming up with Bluegrass Cellular, HCS central office is holding its second Don’t Miss the Bus program, which collects and delivers school supplies for students in low-income families.

    Chick-fil-A is hosting a spirit night in partnership with the program from 5 to 8 p.m. July 26. Guests who present a card can have 20 percent of their purchase go toward school supplies.

  • Once a dream, now a reality

    Less than a week remains before Elizabethtown hosts opening day for one of the most controversial projects in the city’s history, and Elizabethtown Sports Park has a burden to be successful to dispel expectations of failure from those who opposed its creation.

    The roughly 160-acre facility nearly is complete as contractors run through their final punch lists, said director Seth Breitner. Maintenance crews are mowing and weed eating the park, stocking equipment, training staff and coordinating health inspections for its concession stands.

  • Mini Mikes win look-alike contest

    A man sporting firefighter pants, suspenders and boots walked on stage holding the hands of a pair of boys who were younger versions of him.

    The three waved simultaneously as judges deliberated the winners of the parent/child look-a-like contest while the Tina Turner and Rod Stewart version of “It Takes Two” sounded from speakers.

    The 6- and 5-year-old boys had the same buzzcuts, ears and grins as their father. They even wore the same clothing.

  • Miracle Field stands as 'crown jewel' of park

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker looked over the pristine condition of Miracle Field at Elizabethtown Sports Park and noted the special quality of the turf.

    Beyond its idyllic green sheen, the field represents advancement for the city, rendering a service to disabled athletes only offered in a small number of sports parks in the U.S. The city is aware only of one other field like it in the state, which is in Lexington.

  • Elizabethtown Sports Park Q & A with Seth Breitner

    SportsParkDirector Seth Breitner sat down with The News-Enterpriseduring a tour of the park last week and discussed several aspects of its operation:


    NE: What will serve as the main entrance to the park?

  • Officials say 'first-class' staff needed to keep quality of park high

    As the adage goes, you only get one chance to make a good first impression.

    And in rolling out Elizabethtown Sports Park to the eyes of the public next weekend, Elizabethtown officials said the city cannot afford to shirk on staffing because it would sacrifice quality in doing so.

    In its 2012-13 budget, Elizabethtown set aside more than $650,000 to pay salaries and wages for the park, which was budgeted to include eight full-time positions, 10 seasonal maintenance and support staff and as many as 50 part-time concession workers, if needed.

  • NAACP revamping awards

    In response to old ways that didn’t quite work, the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is reforming its award nomination process, according to chapter President Marcus Ray.

    The NAACP gives out awards every year at the Freedom Fund Banquet in August to recognize community members who have contributed in some way.

    However, recipients have been chosen by the president of the organization in the past, which excludes community input and devalues the award, Ray said.