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Today's News

  • RPD arrests four Meade residents on meth charge

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    RADCLIFF – A report of public intoxication at Wal-Mart in Radcliff on Wednesday resulted in the arrests of four Meade County residents on felony methamphetamine-related charges.

    According to police and jail records, Radcliff police responded to the department store late Wednesday afternoon after a caller reported what appeared to be an intoxicated man roaming the store.

    “Sure enough, he came staggering out of the store,” said Radcliff spokesman Bryce Shumate.

  • Sanders to delay wet/dry petition push

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Local resident Craig Sanders launched an effort in November to push a new wet/dry vote to the ballot box and now is strategizing his next move.

    Sanders would need more than 10,000 signatures from registered voters to force a special election this year, so he is targeting his petition push for after the general election in November.

  • Lincoln House arson case settles in Mental Health Court

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN – The criminal case against a mentally ill man charged with May’s destructive Lincoln Heritage House arson is scheduled to become the first of Hardin County Mental Health Court’s resolved cases. According to Hardin Circuit Court records, Kenneth Earl Robert Bennett, 34, will be formally sentenced Tuesday to 10 years probation in exchange for a guilty plea to second-degree arson and enrollment in a Hardin County Mental Health Court program.

  • Cold snap hits local coffers

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — Last weekend’s snowfall kept road crews busy, with costs surging over several days of work. Hardin County government reported an out-of-pocket expense of more than $52,000 for the weekend, which included 436 hours of overtime, 1,835 gallons of fuel and 600 tons of salt poured. More than $38,000 of the cost was attributed to salt use.

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry said the salt expended cost about $92 per mile.

  • Guthrie, farmers air concerns

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Farmers from across Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District gathered Thursday to discuss federal agriculture issues with Rep. Brett Guthrie.

    The Bowling Green Republican and producers who spoke during a roundtable meeting at the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau seemed to be on the same page when it came to government regulation and taxes: Less is more.

  • Jan. 14, 2010: Services

    Ralph E. Baskett, 84, of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. The funeral is at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial United Methodist Church with burial in Hardin Memorial Park. Visitation is from 1 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Friday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown where there will be a Masonic service at 7 p.m. today.

  • Tiles say thanks to troops

    By JILL PICKETT

    jpickett@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN  —  An artistic thank you to the military is nearing completion.

    I Made It pottery studio and Towne Mall partnered for the project, Tiles for Troops, to create a wall of decorated tiles.

    “I just wanted to reach out and help the military and do something special for them to let them know we care, as a community,” said Renate Spainhower of the studio.

  • Big donations push up United Way total

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — While its campaign officially is over, the United Way of Central Kentucky’s fundraising total continues to climb above its lowered goal of $800,000.

    The agency, which has brought in about $922,000, has been working hard during the past month or so to follow up on individuals and companies that had not confirmed their donations, Executive Director Nelson Kelley said.

  • Circuit clerk office closes at 1 today

    The News-Enterprise

    The Hardin County Circuit Clerk’s office will close at 1 p.m. today so employees can attend the funeral of former circuit clerk Ralph Baskett.

    Baskett passed away this week at the age of 84.

  • Judge-executive, mayor address chamber

    Wilmoth, Berry address Chamber of Commerce

    By Ben Sheroan

    bsheroan@thenewsenterprise.com

    Economic conditions dominated a review of 2009 and forecasts for the new year as two leaders of local government addressed community accomplishments Thursday.