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Today's News

  • Church trying to set up homeless shelter

    An area organization is working to set up a homeless shelter in Hardin County.

    Organizers see a need in the community and are seeking community donations to construct a Hearts of Hope Homeless Shelter.

    The effort is headed by New Creative Solutions Inc., a nonprofit organization linked to Powerhouse of Praise and Deliverance church in Radcliff.

    Blueprints call for renovating the church’s basement to outfit it with five single-occupant rooms and three rooms for families.

  • Bluegrass grows into Vine Grove culture

    Optimist Park in Vine Grove resonates every Monday with sounds of a musical genre older than Kentucky’s statehood.

    The weekly bluegrass music jam sessions that began in the community four years ago now can draw hundreds. They give players throughout the region a chance to weave together melodies and harmonies that can’t be accomplished alone.

    Lyrics warbled Monday included “There’s a five-pound possum in my headlights tonight,” and later, “Swing low, sweet chariot.”

  • Photo: Radcliff Fire Department completes driver safety training
  • E’town passes $57 million budget

    Councilman Ron Thomas said his concerns about the city’s $57.5 million 2011-12 budget have been quelled in the week since he challenged the plan and its use of reserve funds.

    Thomas voted Monday in favor of the budget, which passed 5-0. Councilman Marty Fulkerson was absent.

    The $57.5 million budget falls just under the $57.7 million plan approved last year and includes a $3.8 million deficit in the general fund that will be offset by reserves.

  • Rail construction near Fort Knox shutters trail systems

    Hikers hoping to test the trails at Bridges to the Past or Tioga Falls will have to put those plans on hold.

    The two trail systems in the Fort Knox area have closed and could remain restricted to the public for up to three years. The post is coordinating the closures with the Paducah & Louisville Railway as it makes repairs and upgrades to its rail network, which will create a maze of safety hazards.

  • Local mission group returns from tornado-devasted Alabama

    After a recent trip to tornado-stricken Alabama to deliver supplies, a local mission group is planning to return.

    The group from New Horizon Baptist Church in Glendale took a tractor trailer full of food, housewares, bed linens, water and a variety of other needed supplies to Webster’s Chapel, Ala., and saw first hand the devastation the recent outbreak of tornadoes had on the area.

  • Some 'bucket list' items more doable than others

    Staff report
    A Kentucky bucket list of things to do and see before you die, prepared by the Lexington Herald-Leader and published Monday in The News-Enterprise, included one prohibited activity.
    No. 14 on the list suggested visiting the U.S. Bullion Depository on Fort Knox and taking a picture to commemorate the occasion. But a mental snapshot would be more serviceable as photos are not allowed to be taken near the Gold Vault, said Kyle Hodges, a public information officer at Fort Knox.

  • State files suit against Grayson County developers

    A consumer protection lawsuit has been filed against developers of Green Farm Resort in Grayson County.

    The complaint alleges that 3D Resort Communities LLC and 3D Resorts-Bluegrass LLC violated Kentucky’s Recreational and Retirement Use Land Sales Act and Consumer Protection Act. It says developers breached a 2008 agreement with the Office of the Attorney General that settled a previous legal dispute.

  • Central's state champions give us all Bruin pride

    There they were, piling on each other in the infield of a baseball field that had become their home for the week. The Central Hardin High School baseball team was basking in the glow of a state title.

    A squad that entered the season with high expectations, ended its most memorable season ever Saturday with a state championship in hand, routing Mercer County in the final, 21-2.

    The win capped a 36-4 season for the Bruins, who faced an aggressive schedule in preparing for the postseason success.

  • Kentucky State Police receive new crime-scene truck

    The Kentucky State Police post in Elizabethtown received a new vehicle last week that will allow officers to process crime scenes more quickly.

    Capt. John Ward, commander of the KSP Elizabethtown post, visited Frankfort last Wednesday o pick up the Ford Super Duty Truck from Gov. Steve Beshear and KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer, according to a KSP news release.

    The truck is equipped with a utility bed and all the tools necessary to process a crime scene, including evidence gathering supplies, said Bruce Reeves, KSP public information officer.