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  • Hart, Barren countians arrested in E'town on meth charges

    Douglas Wood, 25, and Amy Ballard, 22, both of Cave City, and Jessica Webb, 26, and Anita Poynter, 34, both of Horse Cave, all face charges of manufacturing methamphetamine — first offense.

    Pointer faces additional charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia while Webb also is charged with theft by unlawful taking — shoplifting.

  • Fundraiser to be held for Sydney Dover

    A fundraiser is Tuesday for Sydney Dover, who was diagnosed with cancer in August after being chosen as the 2012 Children’s Miracle Network Champion Child for Kentucky.

    The 8-year-old cancer survivor was diagnosed with osteosarcoma of the jawbone and will undergo jaw reconstruction and 42 weeks of chemotherapy.

    To help pay for treatment, a fundraiser has been organized at Gatti's Pizza in Elizabethtown.

  • No write-ins allowed for EIS seat

    The News-Enterprise

    The Kentucky Department of Education has corrected information given out about the possibility of a write-in candidate for the Elizabethtown Independent Schools board seat for which no one has filed. 

    In the case of a seat for which there are no candidates, no one is allowed to file as a write-in candidate, said Lisa Gross, the KDE director of the division of communications and community engagement. Gross had previously said this could be a possibility.

  • Father of community college system dies

    The attorney whose dream gave birth to Kentucky’s community college system died Monday after a bout with cancer. James M. Collier of Elizabethtown was 92.

    A native of Crab Orchard in Lincoln County, Collier’s remains will be interred there following cremation. A public memorial service is being planned locally for mid-October.

  • MS Walk scheduled for Saturday

    Family and friends of those with multiple sclerosis will have their opportunity this weekend to support their loved ones and stand up to the disease.

    The 2012 Walk MS — Central Kentucky begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Freeman Lake Park. Supporters of multiple sclerosis research can choose one of two routes to walk to raise money for the Kentucky Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

    Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m.

  • Council appoints Historic Preservation Commission

    Elizabethtown’s Historic Preservation Commission is in place and Mayor Tim Walker said it should begin taking applications for historic properties by early October.

  • Campaigning begins for HCS board seat

    There’s just one contested school board race in the November elections, but in an unusual move, the division 5 seat for the Hardin County Schools board appears to be the motivation for some early campaigning.

    Seats on local school boards don’t often invite passionate politicking. Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb said campaigning usually isn’t seen when it comes to the school boards.

  • Clipping the cemetery
  • Land opened for emergency grazing

    The United States Agriculture Department is allowing some farmers and ranchers in states affected by the drought to extend grazing on Conservation Reserve Program land through Nov. 30 without incurring any additional rental payment reduction.

    Those farmers and ranchers, who have been approved for emergency grazing, normally allows such grazing through Sept. 30.

    Approved counties in Kentucky include Hardin, LaRue and Meade.

  • Saunders Springs rolling out new trails system

    Activity at Saunders Springs Nature Preserve is flourishing with the development of a new trail system and the proposition of a welcome center to cater to visitor’s needs.

    Volunteers have cleared roughly 7 miles of brush and wilderness during the creation of eight new trails in the preserve’s Annex and the Radcliff Forestry Board has received about $2,500 in donations toward the construction of a welcome center, said Adrian Bambini, chairman of the Radcliff Forestry Board.