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  • Got a light?

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    A few years ago, people wondered why so few lightning bugs were flashing their version of bling over summer lawns.

    Wonder no more. It’s a fireworks show out there.

    Bug experts with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service aren’t sure why there is an abundance of fireflies this year, although they think it could be from all the rain.

  • ALL-AREA SOFTBALL TEAM: Meade's Sireno voted Player of the Year (06/23)

    By NATHANIEL BRYAN

    nbryan@thenewsenterprise.com

    Meade County has a proud high school softball tradition. Still, it took an amazing senior season from right fielder Erin Sireno to make history.

    After displaying one of the top offensive performances in school history, Sireno became the first Lady Wave to be selected Player of the Year on the annual All-Area Softball Team. The honor was voted on by the seven area head coaches and the four members of The News-Enterprise sports department.

  • Thank you from Helping Hand
  • Woman gets 15 years for writing cold checks

    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com Bothered by a woman’s ongoing criminal behavior, an Elizabethtown judge chose Tuesday to impose on her a 15-year sentence as punishment for three cold check crimes that cost victims about $1,500. Abigail Ryan Lewis, 28, is a mother of four and on parole in connection to a 20-year sentence she received in Georgia for several b

  • June 22, 2010: Obituaries

    Dennis Paul Harcharik

    Dennis Paul Harcharik, 54, of Radcliff, died Saturday, June 19, 2010, at his home in Radcliff.

    He was a retired military police officer.

    He is survived by his wife, Chong Harcharik of Radcliff; a son, Michael Harcharik of Radcliff; a daughter, Michelle, and her husband, Shaun Bunch, of Louisville; and seven grandchildren, Isaiah, Adriana, Gabriel, Kayla, Jazmin, Zoey and Shaun Jr.

  • HMH approves operating budget

     By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    The Hardin Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved an operating budget that must deal with cuts to government-funded health care programs.

    Because of health care reform, reductions are expected in Medicare funding, HMH President David Gray said. Plus, the state is facing significant cuts to Medicaid. These two sources make up 70 percent of the hospital’s business.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Central's Thompson picked as top coach (6/22)

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com When Central Hardin coach Todd Thompson looked around the dugout, the faces he saw staring back at him were focused and committed to one goal – winning. That’s how Thompson explains the Bruins’ record-setting season.

  • EIS votes to buy First Christian property

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    The sale of the First Christian Church property to the Elizabethtown Independent Schools district is moving forward.

    The EIS board voted Monday night to purchase the church’s property for $1.8 million. The district plans to place a preschool and kindergarten center on the land, using the existing Family Life Center with additions.

  • Man jailed after child left in SUV

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    A Louisville man arrested Monday afternoon in Elizabethtown is accused of endangering his 2-year-old daughter by leaving her unattended in a hot SUV, police said.

    The temperature registered about 93 degrees, and the heat index outside was nearly 100 when the incident occurred just before 2 p.m.

    Elizabethtown dispatchers took a call from a woman complaining about the girl being left alone in a hot Ford Explorer in front of Daniel’s Little Mexico restaurant at 918 N. Dixie Ave.

  • June 21, 2010, obituaries

    Frances Foote Henderson

    Frances Foote Henderson, 83, of Irvington, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2010.

    She was retired from Olin Corp.’s Doe Run Plant in Brandenburg, and was a member of Bewleyville United Methodist Church.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Henderson.