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  • Red Cross hosts blood drive today

    To celebrate the beginning of summer, the local American Red Cross is dressing up a blood drive with festival flair.
    Red Cross is hosting the Celebrate Summer - Celebrate Life Blood Drive from noon to 7 p.m. Friday at Pritchard Community Center. Along with the drive, donors will be treated to food and live entertainment.

    The event, formerly known as Cooking for Life, is in its 20th year, said Sharon Thompson, director of the local Red Cross office.

  • FSA reminds producers about paperwork requirement

    The Farm Service Agency is reminding producers that each must have an adjusted gross income verification consent form on file with the Internal Revenue Service to receive USDA program payments.

  • Y.E.S. launches direct mail campaign

    Yes for Economic Success has added another layer to its campaign to place expanded alcohol sales on the ballot in Hardin County.

    The collaboration of local economic development organizations and individuals who believe expanded alcohol sales is a needed economic tool launched a direct mail campaign in Elizabethtown this week to drum up additional support from petitioners in Hardin County’s largest city.

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  • Garden Tour and Tea showcases Elizabethtown landscapes

    Variety is the only theme of the Garden Club of Elizabethtown’s 2011 tour.

    The annual garden tour and tea begins at the Brown-Pusey House in downtown Elizabethtown, where tea and the historic building’s garden can be enjoyed. A display of attractive and interesting plants from members’ gardens also are displayed.

    From there, garden enthusiasts can explore the unique landscapes of five private Elizabethtown residences. Each stop is different and each display stretches beyond flower beds.

  • USDA program helps with job creation

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for grants to help rural businesses create jobs through cooperative development centers.

    The Rural Cooperative Development Grant program will award grants of as much as $225,000 to colleges, universities and nonprofit groups.

    The money must be used to create and operate centers that help individuals or groups establish, expand or operate rural businesses, especially cooperatives.

  • Wreck on Leitchfield Road injures two

    Two drivers were injured in an wreck on Leitchfield Road near the Hardin County-Grayson County line Tuesday morning.

    James Brewer of Big Clifty was traveling west when he began to fall asleep, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. His 2002 Kia drifted off the right shoulder.

    Brewer overcorrected and lost control, skidding sideways into the eastbound lane where a Ford Ranger, operated by Melissa Decker of Leitchfield, collided with his vehicle, police said.

  • Buggeland competency hearing postponed

    The News-Enterprise

    Erik Buggeland's competency hearing was postponed Tuesday.
    Buggeland is accused of killing his parents, Terje and Margaret Buggeland, last September in their home. He was found eight days later in Tennessee.

    Buggeland's competency hearing has been rescheduled for June 21.

  • Vine Grove might pass sex business ordinance

    Vine Grove officials are considering an ordinance regulating practices and alcohol sales for any sexually oriented businesses that might look to locate in the town.

    The city council listened Monday to the first reading of an ordinance that would, among other things, prohibit public nudity. It also would prohibit the sale of alcohol in sexually oriented businesses.

    The city’s current ordinance says only that the city reserves the right to pass ordinances related to such businesses.

  • Jessie pleads guilty, faces up to 35 years

    Though the Circuit Courtroom 1 at Hardin County Justice Center was bustling with people Tuesday morning, it was silent and largely empty that afternoon  when Brandon Lee Jessie pleaded guilty to murder.

    \On June 6, 2010, Jessie was driving a stolen Mitsubishi Outlander as he fled police and ran a red light at the Ky. 313 and U.S. 31W intersection. Jessie’s vehicle crashed into another car — killing its driver, James Fentress of Elizabethtown. In the course of the crash, a third vehicle was struck. Its passengers were injured, but survived.