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  • Burke case close to finalizing jury



    The first day in the highly publicized double murder trial against Fort Campbell Military Policeman Sgt. Brent Burke mostly was spent excusing jurors who said they were familiar with the 2007 shootings he’s accused of committing.

    All jurors who admitted having some knowledge of the murders of Burke’s estranged wife, Tracy Burke, and Karen Comer at her Rineyville home, were dismissed.

  • Fair opens eyes to contracting process

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com   “Work smart, not hard.” Those words spoken by Rebecca Vanover served as a mantra for the government contracting and information fair held Wednesday by U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, at the Colvin Community Center in Radcliff. Guthrie started organizing the fair in January after repeated requests from small

  • It's shocking!

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA rvillanueva@thenewsenterprise.com Summer brings not only hot, sunny days to Hardin County, it also brings the threat of lightning damage to homes from pop-up summer thunderstorms. Lighning can cause house fires, but perhaps one of the biggest dangers is electrical surges that can damage appliances and elec

  • ‘Green’ tax money in home improvements until Dec. 31


    The $8,000 home-buyer tax credit ended in April, but the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 also established a number of tax breaks for current homeowners who want to improve their home’s energy efficiency. These improvements qualify for the credit through Dec. 31 and must be to an existing home and your principal residence. New construction and rentals do not qualify.

  • Heartland Festival adds agricultural village



    This year’s Heartland Festival will celebrate Hardin County’s agricultural roots.

    The festival will feature an Ag Village highlighting the history of farming in Hardin County. The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce revealed the new feature at a news conference Thursday morning.

    The village will be near the bandstand in Freeman Lake Park, and will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 28.

  • Soldier released on bond



    A Fort Knox soldier charged by Vine Grove police with crashing July 30 head-on into a police cruiser while drunk behind the wheel of a fleeing vehicle has been released from jail custody after posting a $1,000 bond.

    Bond for Spc. Jarrell L. Erskine, 30, initially was set at $75,000. He is charged with first-degree assault of a police officer, wanton endangerment, fleeing and evading police, DUI, resisting arrest, reckless driving and other offenses.

  • Firefighters to collect for MDA this weekend

    The News-Enterprise HARDIN COUNTY — It’s not the Crusade for Children, but firefighters throughout Hardin County once again are holding their boots out for cash and change donations to help a nonprofit group. The Muscular Dystrophy Association announced Tuesday that Valley Creek, Glendale, Rineyville, Vine Grove, Elizabethtown and Radcliff fire departments will be collect

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  • Rare bird aloft over Louisville



    LOUISVILLE — One warplane forever emblematic of the Allied pummeling of Nazi Europe during World War II is the B-17.

    For the next 10 days or so one of the rare, remaining war birds is nesting in Kentuckiana, at Clark County Airport in southern Indiana.

    Those operating the 70-year-old bomber, the Liberty Belle Foundation, have brought the restored bomber to Louisville for only a brief time.

  • Pretrial publicity impacting Burke jury pool



    Selection of a jury to hear the state’s double murder case against Fort Campbell MP Sgt. Brent Burke began Wednesday with attorneys on both sides chipping away at a pool of 70 potential jurors - trying to seat an unbiased panel.

    The first question asked of the pool was if anyone had heard or read anything about the 2007 shooting deaths of Burke’s estranged wife and the Rineyville woman she was living with.

    That single question resulted in numerous people being struck from the panel.