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  • E'town mayor unveils plan to redevelop downtown

    Mayor Tim Walker presented a plan to Elizabethtown City Council he believes will help re-invent the downtown area.
    The initiative is an active way for the city to invest in downtown’s resurgence, Walker said, and will be an ever-evolving process with the city playing numerous roles, including facilitator, designer, installer, code enforcer, lender and property owner. In essence, Walker said, the city would emerge as the developer of downtown.

  • Fort Knox loses one of its own

    The News-Enterprise
    A soldier who had been stationed at Fort Knox for 16 months died Sunday from injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.
    U.S. Army Sgt. Kristopher James Gould, 25, of Saginaw, Mich., was an infantryman assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke.
    He is the first soldier from Task Force Duke to be killed during this deployment.

  • EXPLORE, PLAN scores increase for most

    Scores for the EXPLORE and PLAN tests increased for the most part for the 2010-11 school year, with the EXPLORE test seeing more growth in the scores than the PLAN.
    The EXPLORE and PLAN tests are precursors to the ACT, and are taken by eighth- and 10th-graders as a predictor of how those students eventually will do on the ACT. The tests cover English, math, reading and science, and are structured the same as the ACT.

  • Judge considers motions filed in sex charge case

    Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton tentatively ruled against two of four motions Tuesday made by a defense attorney on behalf of a local man arrested on child sex charges.
    Attorney Mike Moulton, who is representing Jeff Farmer of Elizabethtown, asked for a more defined explanation of the charges against Farmer.

  • Search for chamber director escalating

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com
    The search for a leader to guide the newly formed Hardin County Chamber of Commerce is heating up.
    Tom Hewlett, chairman of the executive search committee charged to lead the search, said applications from a “slew” of candidates have been received and resumes are being evaluated and interviews under way to find the person best suited to lead the unified chamber. The chamber will be one of the largest in Kentucky after its launch.

  • Suspect in motel robberies found on West Coast

    gdeaton@thenewsenterprise.com
    An Elizabethtown man was arrested last week in Spokane, Wash., charged with aiding and assisting as the driver in two robberies last July in Hardin County.
    Glen Alan Peeler Jr., 26, was picked up in Spokane for his role in the robberies.
    Peeler is charged with complicity on two counts of first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, and first-degree burglary; two counts of complicity to first-degree wanton endangerment and one count of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, and nonpayment of fines.

  • EPD seeks help in two burglaries

    Elizabethtown police are investigating two separate burglaries that could be part of a statewide spree.
    The first one occurred Jan. 4 at Kentucky Fried Chicken. The second one occurred Feb. 13 at at McDonald’s at 900 North Mulberry St.
    In both of these burglaries the suspects entered through the drive-thru windows. In both cases the suspects used power tools to make entry into the safes where an undisclosed amount of money was removed.
    According to an EPD news release, the suspects appeared to be white males.

  • Talent Pool opens gifted education to primary students

    Local school districts use the Talent Pool program to encourage students to dive into learning.
    To ensure that bright and creative students’ needs are met before they are allowed to enter gifted and talented programs, schools in Kentucky enroll students in the Talent Pool program, which is for students in kindergarten through third grade.

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