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  • Banquet aimed at strengthening mother-daughter connection

    As a mother, Gail Phoenix thinks it’s important for mothers and daughters to communicate and spend time together.

    “The mother and daughter bond is so unique but so fragile at the same time that we try to give them an opportunity during Mother’s Day to bond,” she said.

    GMP Services in Vine Grove is trying to encourage that bond by hosting its third annual mother

    daughter banquet for mothers, daughters and grandmothers from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff.

    The event is open to the public.

  • Having an entrant in Derby a ‘dream come true’ for Howevalley couple

    Martin Morrow saw his first Kentucky Derby in 1963, aboard the shoulders of his father as a 3-year-old, and his love for horses and racing took off.

    His wife, Beth, grew up up on a Nelson County farm and spent hours as a child riding her Appaloosa Arabian horse, Scout.

    Saturday, the Howevalley couple travels to Churchill Downs hoping for something that seemed impossible just months ago: to become owners of a Kentucky Derby champion.

  • Vine Grove water tower nearing completion

    Vine Grove residents soon will see a completed water tower.

    The company working on the water tower off Ky. 1500, Caldwell Tank of Louisville reported that its work is nearing completion, Mayor Blake Proffitt said.

    “They swear they’ll be done by May 13. I don’t know if they’ve seen the weather report yet,” he said, laughing.

    Proffitt thinks work will be done by the end of the month.

    So far the interior coating and hydrant installation are finished.

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  • 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.