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Today's News

  • Wreaths and Remembrance

    Overlooking rows of grave sites at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff, Maj. Gen. Donald Campbell said he wants to see 2,000 or more wreaths placed at the cemetery next year.
    It would continue a steady increase for a program that launched last year with 1,000 wreaths laid as part of the Wreaths Across America project. Donna Betson, chairwoman and founder of the Kentucky Patriots, started the local effort, and volunteers laid 1,500 wreaths at the cemetery Saturday.

  • Being wise, magi stay out of the rain

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com
    Mangers aren’t as comfortable as, say, an inn.
    So those who take part in live Nativity scenes, which depict the birth of Jesus, shouldn’t expect too many amenities – especially on a night like tonight.
    Mount Zion Baptist Church has scheduled a Nativity this evening from 6-8 p.m. in the parking lot of Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.
    Church volunteers planned one for Saturday night too, but it rained.

  • Photo: Hiking on buried trails
  • Faces and Places: Christmas in Hardin County
  • Resident eagles flourish in Kentucky

    Twenty-five years ago, it was rare to see an American bald eagle soaring over central Kentucky, but times are changing.

    While it’s still a treat to marvel at the majestic icons of freedom, spotting one of these birds in a treetop or high on a rock overlooking a lake doesn’t take the work or sheer luck that it once did.

    There’s even a spot alongside a busy stretch of road in Hardin County that’s visited each winter by bald eagles that winter in the Bluegrass.

  • Police, fire crews search for child as they fight South Dixie blaze

    Police and fire crews are searching for a young girl after a trailer belonging to her mother was destroyed by fire late Friday evening.

    Sonora Fire Department responded to the structure fire at Royal Oak Mobile Home Park at 6353 S. Dixie Highway near the Hardin County Fairgrounds around 5 p.m. Friday and was working in conjunction with the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office to find the girl. Central Hardin, Glendale and Upton Fire Departments also were on scene around 5:30 p.m. Friday.

  • Pro Wakeboard Tour not returning in 2011

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    The Mastercraft Pro Wakeboard Tour made waves in Elizabethtown in 2009 and 2010, but the tour will not return to the city on its 2011 tour.

    A preliminary tour schedule shows Elizabethtown has been dropped in favor of Lake Tye in Monroe, Wash., and Elizabethtown tourism officials confirmed Friday that the tour would not return in 2011.

    The tour featured pro wakeboarders performing active stunts and tricks at Freeman Lake, a venue tour organizers have said is one of the best they’ve performed on.

  • North Miles resident burned in grease fire

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    A North Miles Street man kept a dangerous grease fire from burning his daughter and consuming their home Thursday, sacrificing himself in the process.

    According to the man's daughter, Naomi Cliett, 13, fried chicken grease in a pan on a stove burst into flames and ignited cabinetry.

    She said her father, Kent Cliett, reached for an extinguisher that proved to be faulty.

    “The fire extinguisher wasn't working right,” she said.

  • Radcliff police warn of phone offer

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    Radcliff police reported a possible scam Friday after a series of unexplained telephone solicitations to city residents.

    According to Radcliff spokesman Bryce Shumate, numerous calls were placed to city residences late last week from someone offering a free security system and one year of free service. Police not only suspect that the offer is bogus, but also that people behind the deal have a sinister motive.A call-back phone number left on many voice-messaging recordings rings into a legitimate Radcliff automotive shop.

  • Radcliff police warn of security system scam

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    Radcliff police on Friday reported a possible scam after a series of unexplained telephone solicitations offered city residents a deal sounding too good to be true.

    According to Radcliff spokesman Bryce Shumate, numerous calls were placed to city residents late last week from someone offering a free security system and one year of free service.

    Police not only suspect that the offer is bogus, but that the person behind the deal has sinister motives.