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  • Log homes lead varied lives

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — Off a gravel road between Glendale and Elizabethtown sits a regular enough looking white home — aluminum siding, a satellite dish in the yard.

    Thing is, it started life as a log cabin.

    It’s one of a shrinking number of these structures, which at one time or another lived non-descript existences covered in siding.

  • County child support collectors recognized

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN – The Child Support Division of the Hardin County Attorney’s Office recently was recognized by Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services as being among the state’s 20 top-performing offices.

    The top 20 offices were announced earlier this month in Louisville at the Child Support Conference, which was sponsored by the Cabinet’s Child Support Enforcement Program.

  • Homes tour canceled after participants opt out

    The News-Enterprise

    ELIZABETHTOWN —  Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council Executive Director Dana Beth Lyddan said late cancellations stalled this year’s Candlelight Holiday Homes Tour, though last-minute replacements were sought.

    The tour, which was scheduled for Sunday, was canceled Dec. 2. The Heritage Council was notified Nov. 30 that two homes would not be able to participate.

    Lyddan said four homes and the Brown-Pusey House had been lined up for the annual event.

  • EPD looking for stolen car, man who took it

    The News-Enterprise

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown police are searching for a vehicle, and the man who stole it Saturday from Comfort Inn in Elizabethtown.

    According to an EPD news release, a hotel employee reported seeing a light-skinned black male leave the hotel with a cup of coffee and the red 1999 extended-cab Chevy half-ton pickup owned by another hotel worker.

    EPD is using the incident as an example of why it's important to store auto keys in a safe, unseen location at all times.

  • Downhere headlines Christmas concert coming to Elizabethtown

    By BECCA OWSLEY

    bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Adding to the recent concert events in Hardin County, a top Christian band, Downhere, is headlining a Christmas tour making a stop Dec. 15 in Elizabethtown.

    The concert is part of the 2009 Bethlehem Skyline tour sponsored by Louisville Christian radio station WJIE and is hosted by Severns Valley Baptist Church.

  • Two Payneville children die in Ky. 144 wreck

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    MEADE COUNTY — The Meade County Coroner’s Office confirmed at 3:30 p.m. Monday the deaths of two Payneville children as a result of a morning car wreck.

    According to Meade Coroner Billy Adams, Adison Marie Foushee, 2, and her brother, Michael Francis Foushee, 6, died from blunt force trauma sustained in a two-vehicle wreck along Ky. 144.

  • Former EIS superintendent one of nine candidates in Hernando County, Fla.

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Jayne Risen Morgenthal is one of several remaining candidates for a superintendent position in Florida.

    Morgenthal,  former superintendent for Elizabethtown Independent Schools, is one of nine candidates for the superintendent position at Hernando County School District in Brooksville, Fla., said Joe Vitalo, the chairman of the district’s search committee.

  • A smoke-free stalemate

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    RADCLIFF — What appeared to be a favorable result for smoke-free advocates on Monday soon turned into a stalemate.

    An unofficial “straw” vote held by Radcliff City Council during its working session revealed that a majority of city officials support a smoke-free ordinance, but the path to smoke removal in Radcliff’s public sector still has several hurdles.

  • John Hardin repeats as state rifle champion

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — A state football title is not the only state championship students at John Hardin High School have been contending for recently.

    John Hardin High School’s JROTC Air Rifle Squad won the Kentucky High School State Air Rifle Team Championship for the second year in a row. And this year, John Hardin had a second team place second in the competition as well.

  • Dec. 8, 2009: Our readers write

    Wishing gratitude

    Thank you. These two words we often use for gratitude seem so inadequate for the way I feel.

    To the many men and women of the rescue teams, the neighbors, state troopers, search dogs and their owners who stayed out all night looking for my sister. May God hold you in his hands and keep you safe. Your job is not easy and holds many dangers.