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  • Governor addresses Hardin County's Democratic loyalists

    Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear has maintained a comfortable lead for months in the gubernatorial election polls, but he said the only poll that  matters is the one on Nov. 8.

    With less than a month to go until the election, Beshear on Thursday made clear his intentions toward Republican challenger David Williams, his closest competition.

    “I don’t just want to win,” Beshear told a group of supporters during a rally at John Hardin High School. “I want to beat the socks off this guy. I want to beat him bad.”

  • Testimony under way in teen murder trial

    Opening statements in the trial of a Louisville teen accused of killing his friend were presented Wednesday, and on Thursday, testimony got under way.

    Conner Galenski is one of three Louisville teens charged in the murder of 18-year-old Mackenzie Smyser last year. According to state police, Galenski, Ryan Wilt and Jason Gowers drove Smyser to a location off Patriot Lane near Ky. 313  on Nov. 2, 2010, under the pretense of committing a burglary.

  • Walk to remember lost pregnancies, infants

    Hope Coffey of Leitchfield knows loss.

    She once gave birth to twin girls and returned home with only one child. The other was stillborn.

    She will join other parents who have lost children during the area’s first walk to remember pregnancy and infant loss.

    The walk begins at 2 p.m. CDT Saturday at the track at Grayson County Middle School on John Hill Taylor Drive in Leitchfield.

  • Vine Grove keeps property tax rates firm

    The Vine Grove City Council addressed trick-or-treat hours, property taxes and solid waste disposal during a called meeting Wednesday night.

    Trick-or-treat hours were set from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 for children 12 years old and younger.

    Property taxes were set by a 4-1 vote to remain at the same level for the current fiscal year that they were during the previous year. Councilwoman Donna Betson was absent.

  • HCU plan pitched at chamber luncheon meeting

    Ken Howard learns more about what residents think about unified government and what it might look like every time he speaks to a civic organization.
    Howard, circuit judge and Hardin County United’s governance committee chairman, addressed a Hardin County Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.
    He talked to members about potential advantages of unification and reasons to support creation of a commission that would further explore the issue.

  • The Road to War: Soldiers refresh grappling acumen during combatives training

    Members of the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command are not known as a combat unit, but the group recognizes the need for readiness when it enters a war zone early next year.
    Part of the process to prepare bodies and minds for the upcoming deployment was unleashed in September on a padded wrestling mat in a gymnasium on Fort Knox. The exercise was part of combatives training, a multi-dimensional course in hand-to-hand combat completed in stages.

  • The Road to War: Richey ready for Afghanistan

    Maj. Josh Richey is getting the itch again, never mind the two deployments under his belt and the personal tragedies that plagued his second deployment to Iraq in 2007.
    He has been trained to respond in high-pressure situations and he is anxious to put his skills to work.
    “I don’t want to say I’m addicted to war, but I enjoy the op tempo,” he said during an interview on Fort Knox. “I have to be doing something. Otherwise, I get bored and complacent real easy.”

  • Lakes searched in Burke case; new hearing Friday

    Nearly four years after U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke was arrested and charged with two Rineyville murders, a second Article 32 hearing is scheduled and Fort Campbell officials and members of the Louisville Metro Police Department have been in Hardin County combing area lakes.

    Fort Campbell officials approved a defense counsel’s request for a second Article 32 investigation in the murder case against Burke. The hearing is scheduled to begin Friday morning at the post on the Kentucky-Tennessee border.

  • 9 headed into ECTC’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni

    The News-Enterprise
    Nine Elizabethtown Community and Technical College alumni will be recognized Monday for exemplary service to their professions and communities with induction into ECTC’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni.
    The 7 p.m. ceremony and dessert reception in ECTC’s Regional Postsecondary Education Center is open to the public.

  • UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Pre-k center

    Under Construction appears Thursdays on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

    What is it? Elizabethtown Independent Schools pre-K center
    Location: 634 N. Mulberry St.
    Scheduled completion date: In December
    Cost: About $5.4 million