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  • Agreement approved for weather station

    MORE INFO: For more information, visit: www.kymesonet.org   By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    CECILIA — An automated weather station that will stream on-line data — practically in real time — will soon be built near this small farm community.

  • Two plead guilty to meth crimes

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN – Two people accused of complicity to manufacture methamphetamine at a Rineyville home last August agreed to deals Tuesday that could put them each behind bars for a decade or more.

    Michael Martinez, 38, admitted to 9th Circuit Judge Ken Howard to being an accomplice in the illegal stimulant’s manufacture Aug. 21, 2008.

  • June 16, 2009: Services

     Elbert Cook, 62, of Rineyville, died Saturday, June 13, 2009. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with burial in Rineyville Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

    Darryl Dotson, 38, of Lexington, died Thursday, March 5, 2009. A memorial service is at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Church of God in Mount Sterling with a private burial at a later date.

  • Daddy-Daughter Dinner and Dance shaping up to be special event

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Fragile Heart Ministries and Radcliff Councilman Stan Holmes are teaming up in an effort to bring dads and daughters together for something special this Friday in Elizabethtown.

    The Daddy-Daughter Dinner and Dance — the first event of its kind for the relatively new ministry group — is planned from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Pritchard Community Center on U.S. 62 in Elizabethtown.

  • Students learn about justice through fairy tales

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    RADCLIFF — Parkway Elementary students have made it official: The Big Bad Wolf did not have good intentions when it came to the Three Little Pigs.

    Parkway Elementary School’s Family Resource Center held “Guilty or Not Guilty, You Be the Judge — Fairy Tales on Trial” camp over the past two weeks, and the answer this time was guilty.

  • City adopts 2009-10 budget

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — City Council on Monday unanimously approved the $60 million budget presented by Mayor David Willmoth two weeks ago for fiscal year 2009-10, beginning on July 1.

    Despite shrinking in size from the $67 million budget for 2008-09, city officials said they were pleased to present a balanced budget.

    “In tough economic times, having a balanced budget is a good thing,” Councilman Kenny Lewis said.

  • County in rare group as a certified drug-free workplace

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY – Hardin County government now is among a relatively small group of Kentucky employers and the only county statewide to be a drug-free workplace as certified by a state program.

  • Summer concert ticket prices announced

    The News-Enterprise

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown’s summer concert is rolling out classic rock acts Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Foghat on Aug. 15 at Freeman Lake Park, and tickets go on sale July 6.

  • Dollars and Sense

    Problems in the stock market have affected virtually every sector of the economy, but the impact on retirement accounts has been the most worrisome for many people. That’s not surprising, since retirement accounts have lost somewhere in the neighborhood of $2 trillion during the last two years due to market declines, according to Congressional Budget Office estimates.

  • Concert ads to benefit United Way

    Staff Report

    ELIZABETHTOWN — The city of Elizabethtown will give back in more ways than one during the Aug. 15 summer concert at Freeman Lake Park.

    Councilmen Kenny Lewis and Marty Fulkerson said the city wanted to help out the United Way, which has felt the blows of the economic downturn. In doing so, the city will allow businesses to post banners or signs at the park for a $100 fee to advertise during the concert. The proceeds will be presented to United Way in between band performances.