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Today's News

  • Two Hart companies adding 140 jobs

    Two Hart County companies are adding about 140 new jobs.

    In a news release from Hart County Judge-Executive Terry Martin, Dart Container is adding 60 employees and Sister Schubert is adding 80 additional positions.

    Dart Container, which has more than 1,300 employees, recently purchased Solo Cup prompting the additional hires. The company employs more than 7,600 workers at 20 production facilities worldwide and manufactures more than 600 products.

  • Company cools Leitchfield job woes

    By DEANNA LASLEY
    Landmark News Service

    Another 125 jobs are coming to Leitchfield’s industrial base. 

    The New York Blower Co., a manufacturer of commercial fans since 1889, purchased the Trim Masters building. The deal, made through the local industrial development office and the city of Leitchfield, was official as of May 3, said Mayor William H. Thomason at Monday’s council meeting.

  • Clinic celebrates 10 years of service

    Harold McMillen and his wife have used the free services at the Community Health Clinic of Hardin and LaRue Counties for years for checkups and other basic medical services to make sure they’re in good health.

    Otherwise, the homemaker and retired exterminator from Cecilia couldn’t afford basic health care, McMillen said.

    “It’s been a big help to us,” he said. “If we figured out the price of what everything would cost, I don’t think we would ever go to the doctor.”

  • Police use social media to communicate with public

    Elizabethtown Police Department launched Facebook and Twitter accounts this week, which the department intends to use to engage with its community.

    “More than anything else it’s to keep people informed with what’s going on in the area,” said Virgil Willoughby, EPD’s public information officer.

    In addition to posting information about upcoming events, Willoughby said the social media sites will be used to update followers about incidents such as a wreck impeding traffic.

  • Alcohol played a role in Pine Valley drowning

    An autopsy report for a woman found dead April 6 in a pond at Pine Valley Golf Resort reveals the cause of death as drowning with alcohol consumption playing a role in the fatality.

    Jane E. Davis, 51, of Elizabethtown, died from asphyxia, a lack of oxygen, by drowning, according to a report completed by the Office of the Medical Examiner.

    “Acute ethanol intoxication is a contributory factor,” the report reads.

    Davis’ blood alcohol level at her time of death was 0.261, according to the report.

  • Preschools named Classrooms of Excellence

    Preschool in Hardin County Schools continues to be recognized for “excellence.”

    Preschool teachers Erin McPherson and Zola Walker received Classroom of Excellence distinctions from the Kentucky Department of Education, giving Hardin County Schools four preschool classrooms recognized with the honor.

  • Lori A. Moore to sign books in Radcliff

     The News-Enterprise

    Louisville resident and author Lori A. Moore will sign copies of her book “Missing Andy: The Journey from Grief to Joy” on Saturday in Radcliff.

    In her book, Moore deals with how to view the loss of a loved one. She lost her husband to a fatal blood clot.

    In a news release she said she worked her way through the five stages of grief and brought herself from numbness to happiness.

    She now writes to help others come through grief to a place of understanding and acceptance.

  • A perfect Mother's Day

    I’ve made a Mother’s Day break through.

    Last year, the fourth Mother’s Day since I brought my first sweet child into this world, I figured out exactly how to celebrate.

    Gifts aren’t a part of it. No mother worth her salt really wants gifts. Now, kid gifts are great — the handmade or hand-painted things, anything with a hand or footprint squished into it, even my last birthday gift, a hot pink Angry Birds T-shirt from the junior’s department at Kohl’s. Just a few sizes too small.

  • Daniel Martin Moore releases CD

     The News-Enterprise

    “Farthest Field,” a new CD from Daniel Martin Moore, was released Tuesday.

    Daniel Martin Moore was born in Elizabethtown and still has family in the area.

    His new album is a duet project with Joan Shelly and has many of the same traits as the ancient Chinese poems Moore admires.

    He likes the poems’ sense of deep stillness and reverence, themes of travel and homesickness as well as matching landscapes with mood.

  • The unlucky one

    “The Lucky One”
    Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and violence
    Runtime: 101 min
    Release date: April 20
    Rating: Typical Nicholas Sparks

     

    In “The Lucky One,” Zac Efron (“New Year’s Eve”) plays a U.S. Marine named Logan who comes across what could be a lifesaving good luck charm — a mysterious photo of a woman.