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  • Fatal crash heads to grand jury

    Mattingly case goes to grand jury

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    A manslaughter and DUI case against a 19-year-old driver blamed for a fatal May 26 crash in Elizabethtown will be presented to a grand jury for consideration for possible indictment this month or next.

    After a Wednesday morning hearing, 9th District Judge John Simcoe found probable cause that Lawrence W. Mattingly was liable for the crash on Valley Creek Road that killed his passenger, Brandon Ray Johnson, 29.

  • Forestry district wins top awards

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    The Kentucky Division of Forestry’s district office in Elizabethtown recently received several awards from the state agency — including one for Outstanding Forester of the year.

    Adam Michels won the top forester award, and his co-worker, Byron Nelson, was named Outstanding Ranger Technician for last year. Also, the Central District received a runner-up recognition for forest stewardship.

  • 5TH REGION SOFTBALL: Green County's Estes perfect in rout of North Hardin (06/02)

    By NATHANIEL BRYAN nbryan@thenewsenterprise.com It was a day of firsts Monday in the 5th Region Softball Tournament quarterfinals at Central Hardin, and Kasey Estes left the North Hardin Trojans as the first team eliminated. A sophomore pitcher, Estes struck out 10 in a six-inning perfect game to lead the 18th District Tournament champion Lady Dragons to a 10-0 win over the 17th Dis

  • Electrical problem eyed as cause of blaze

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    An electrical problem in a Potomac Court housing unit’s power control box could be the cause of a fire that damaged a couple of units and blanketed others in smoke and water.

    Radcliff spokesman Bryce Shumate said city police and fire investigators probing the cause of the fire were rather sure, after their initial work, that the 3 p.m. fire at 65 Potomac Court did not stem from any sort of foul play.

  • Slice of Life: The house that built me was pretty special

    By JEFF D'ALESSIO

    Music has a way of being a reflection of life. At least that's the way I see really good music.

    Miranda Lambert's latest hit, "The House that Built Me," is one of those special songs that makes you think about where you've been in life.

    Lambert sings about a trip back to her home as a youngster and remembers, for instance, where her dog is buried, how her father built parts of the home and how life's experiences there shaped her as a person. 

  • June 3, 2010: Our readers write

    Travelers retain beliefs, traditions

    I am writing in response to two articles your newspaper published, and a scam warning issued by the Kentucky State Police Post 3 concerning Irish Travelers. These articles were titled “Irish Travelers set sights on Kentucky,” and “Irish Travelers attempt scam in Sonora.” These articles and warnings touched me personally because I am an Irish Traveler. I live in Murphy Village, S.C., and was raised with certain beliefs, customs and traditions.

  • Photo: Forget the bunny hop ...

    Forget the bunny hop, I'm a sprinter

    A rabbit startles a bird Tuesday as it runs through grass near an entrance to Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown.

  • 3RD REGION SOFTBALL: Meade rolls past Muhlenberg, 9-2 (06/01)

    By JOSH CLAYWELL jclaywell@thenewsenterprise.com HARTFORD — A little small ball – and some trickery on the base paths – rejuvenated the Meade County offense Monday night. The ninth-ranked Lady Waves broke out of their offensive slumber, pounding out 13 hits en route to a 9-2 win over Muhlenberg County in the 3rd Region Softball Tournament quarterfinals at Ohio Coun

  • Toby Keith rakes in sold-out crowd

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    Attendance for Saturday’s Toby Keith concert at Fort Knox’s Godman Army Airfield eclipsed the previous 10 concerts’ turnout and practically doubled last year’s attendance for a Brooks & Dunn performance.

    Mark Wicker, the concert’s coordinator, said the  outdoor show — featuring country music trio Carter’s Chord and pop artist Katharine McPhee as openers — attracted more than 10,000 fans this year, leading to the first sold-out show in the series.

  • Heartland Winds to perform this weekend

    Staff report

    The Heartland Winds community band will perform its summer concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Historic State Theater, 209 W. Dixie Ave., in Elizabethtown.

    The program will include such works as “Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite,” “Amparito Roca,” “La Virgen De La Macarena” with trumpet soloist Abe Barr, “Robin Hood Medley,” “My Heart Will Go On” featuring vocalist Michelle Funk, and “The Wizard of Oz Medley.”