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  • E’town councilman: Use of reserves should be avoided

    Concerns about the use of reserve funds to balance Elizabethtown's $57.7 million budget proposal surfaced among the council members.

    Councilman Ron Thomas said he may be unable to support the budget because the city would pull $3.8 million from reserves for projects to avoid racking up additional debt, including roughly $2.7 million for stormwater repairs and upgrades.

  • Photos: Hopping on horses
  • Nearly 800 cadets set to train at Fort Knox

    The News-Enterprise
    The Leader’s Training Course, an annual Army ROTC summer event designed to recruit and train future leaders, is under way.
    Cadets making up the first of four cycles arrived throughout the day Sunday and were in-processing Monday. In all, roughly 800 cadets train during June and July at Fort Knox.

  • Photo: Capturing Bruin baseball memories
  • Update: Two killed in parkway crash

    Two passengers were killed in a single-car wreck Monday afternoon at the 132-mile marker of Western Kentucky Parkway.

    Driver Rose M. Davis of Cincinnati and passengers Marion A. Petrie of Fairview and Yolanda Davis, also from Cincinnati, were traveling east on the parkway in a black Chrysler 300 when it left the roadway and entered the median, Kentucky State Police Sgt. Darran Broyles said.

    “For undetermined reasons — we don’t know why yet — they traveled down the median for some time,” Broyles said.

  • Committee created to guide HOF talks

    Elizabethtown could look to Indiana for a little basketball inspiration.

    Mayor Tim Walker appointed three members to a steering committee designed to progress negotiations in bringing a Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame to the city, with a downtown location as a possible landing point.

  • Clear to intern at N-E

    Gina Clear, a 13-year instructor of journalism at North Hardin High School, is spending the next six weeks interning with The News-Enterprise via a grant from the Kentucky Press Association. Clear is the media adviser for North Hardin instructing the newspaper and yearbook courses. Both are Kentucky High School Journalism Association award-winning programs.

  • Photo: Ducklings
  • Filming continues for local family company

    In the animated film “The Incredibles,” the father’s desire to get back to his superhero glory days ends up getting him in trouble, and it takes his whole family teaming together to save him.

    The film is Jamey Sampley’s favorite to watch on Father’s Day. The theme resonates with him. It’s present in a movie that Sampley and his family are working on locally. While the father character doesn’t have superhuman strength, he is still the hero.

  • Teens accused in murder case to stand trial this fall

    Prosecutor and defense attorneys in the Conner Galenski case met Monday to discuss evidence.

    Galenski is one of three teens charged with complicity to commit murder for his alleged role in killing 18-year-old Mackenzie Smyser on Nov. 2, 2010.

    In the courtroom Monday, prosecutor Heather Paynter said the defense has not presented evidence to the Commonwealth. However, Kentucky law does not mandate defense to present evidence to prosecution.