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Today's News

  • Vine Grove lumber store closing Dec. 30

    A Vine Grove store is closing because of the economy.

    Don’s Lumber & Hardware Inc. is scheduled to close Dec. 30 and consolidate with the Elizabethtown location on Leitchfield Road.

    That location will remain where it is. Vice president Troy Basham doesn’t know whether changes will be made there as part of the consolidation.

    “The main thing is, we still plan on taking care of and servicing all our customers,” he said.

  • Wrongful death suit filed against Burke

    Nearly six months after a Hardin Circuit Court judge dismissed criminal charges without prejudice, Brent Burke now finds himself a defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit locally.

    The civil case alleges three counts of wrongful death, death by deadly weapon and loss of consortium.

    Tracy Burke’s brother, David Wilburn, and her two children with Burke are listed as the plaintiffs. The complaint identifies Wilburn as administrator of Tracy Burke’s estate and legal guardian of the Burke children.

  • No holiday from work for post offices

    While some offices may be slowing down in preparation for the Christmas holiday, the local post offices are embarking on one of their busiest times of the year.

    Monday was the busiest day for package delivery in the Christmas season for the U.S. Postal Service, and that also was true for local offices.

    Postmaster Bobby Brown of the Radcliff office on West Lincoln Trail Boulevard said staff there started getting very busy last week and the work picked up speed yesterday.

    “It’s been busy all day,” Brown said.

  • Change your ways: Help bell ringers

    As the final shopping days of Christmas approach, so does the deadline for helping children and families in need with the annual Salvation Army bell ringer program.
    Throughout Elizabethtown and Radcliff since last month, volunteers at times have stood in the cold, wind and rain, and rang a bell for hours, hoping those who pass by will offer up some change or a few dollars.

  • The Best: Christmastime favorites

    When my daughter was little, we would make a special treat for Santa Claus every Christmas Eve. We would put the treat on a Spode Christmas plate near the stockings, and we would all be so excited on Christmas morning to see only a few crumbs left on the plate. We knew by the overflowing stockings that Santa had come, but we were so glad we had been able to give him a little sustenance to help him get through his long night.

  • Dash of Class: A traditional Christmas dessert

    This is my 51st column this year. That is a blessing for me and I hope for you. There are more columns to come.

    There are blessings all around us. It really is a blessed time of the year. I hope you are focusing on what this special holiday is all about to you. In the Christian faith, we are celebrating Jesus’ birth. As we tear wrap off gifts, let us remember why we are giving gifts in the first place. It is like a huge birthday party.

  • Photo: Sunrise
  • Crash kills man in Muldraugh

    The News-Enterprise

    A late Monday afternoon crash killed at least one person on Dixie Highway in Muldraugh.
    Five vehicles were involved in the crash around 3:45 p.m. The crash occurred at the intersection of Dixie and Brandenburg Station Road. No details were available Monday night regarding cause of the crash or name of the deceased or injured.
    The Meade County Sheriff’s Department and Kentucky State Police were called to the scene. Traffic in both directions was slow because of the crash.

  • PREP BOWLING: Both John Hardin teams sweep Nelson County, 7-0 (12/20)

    BOWLING

    BOYS’ PREP

    MONDAY’S SCORES

    ELIZABETHTOWN -- Results from Monday’s dual at Dix-E-Town Lanes (x-denotes earned 1 team point; in baker, a team has five bowlers rotate, eaching bowling two frames, 1-5, 2-6, 3-7, 4-8, 5-10):

    JOHN HARDIN 7, NELSON COUNTY 0

    Team Scores

  • Economic hardship vote delayed until 2012

    It appears Elizabethtown City officials will not take a vote on the economic hardship issue until 2012.

    The hardship has been removed from Wednesday’s special called meeting, which is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at Elizabethtown City Hall.

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker said the topic was scratched from the agenda out of the council’s respect for the sudden death of his sister, Patricia. Monday’s regular scheduled meeting was postponed to Wednesday because his sister's visitation was scheduled the same evening, Walker added.