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Today's News

  • Purchasing property on its own does not mean redevelopment

    The issue: Downtown redevelopment
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    What will an extra $240,000 buy you in Elizabethtown? How about three buildings in the downtown district that very well may be the start of something much bigger for our city.

    Elizabethtown City Council agreed June 20 to purchase three pieces of property.

  • Charges against Burke dismissed without prejudice

    Brent Burke has spent more than 1,000 days in the Hardin County Detention Center. The commonwealth’s attorney has attempted to prosecute him four times. Twice he heard his son accuse him of killing his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law.

    Just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, Judge Kelly Mark Easton dismissed the charges against Burke without prejudice.

    Only members of the media were at the detention center to watch Burke leave, and even they didn’t notice as a pickup truck carrying Burke left the jail at 4:13 p.m.

  • Photo: Taking over the downtown streets
  • Potted Few members get lesson on orchids

    The Fort Knox Potted Few Garden Club recently met at the home of Maritza Johnson. Ria Malito presented a program on how to raise orchids and what to use for potting and repotting. She demonstrated how to repot them and said the best type of pots to use are plastic.
    Committee chairs for horticulture, birds/butterflies, programs, yearbook and environmental issues reported. Members signed up to host meetings, which will resume in September after the summer hiatus.

  • Radcliff Optimist Club names Respect for Law recipient

    The Radcliff Optimist Club Respect for Law recipient for 2011 from Radcliff Police Department was Officer Michael Holeman. From left, Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall, Officer Michael Holeman, Captain Kenneth Mattingly and Chief Jeffrey Cross.

  • Concert to honor holiday, Civil War

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park will host the 150th year commemoration of the Civil War and celebrate Independence Day on Monday.

    The park honors the day with period and patriotic music by Saxton’s Coronet Band from 11 a.m. until noon at Sinking Spring Farm, 2995 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    The band, which was organized in 1989, is named for an ensemble that performed in Kentucky for more than 60 years, from before the Civil War into the early 20th Century.

  • Hardin County receives recycling, hazardous waste grants

    HARDIN COUNTY — Hardin County Government has once again received a pair of grants to help sustain two pillars in its environmental efforts.
    The Kentucky Pride Fund has awarded the county a recycling grant at $16,204.45 to benefit its recycling program and a household hazardous waste grant at $32,800. Both grants require a 25 percent match from the county in labor or money. Deputy Judge-Executive Jim Roberts said the county typically honors the match with available labor used for both programs.

  • Photo: Cat burglar
  • Major decisions made in dog mauling, incest cases

    Amid high-profile murder cases against Erik Buggeland and Brent Burke, two significant Hardin County court cases were resolved earlier this month.

    Howard and Linda Miller, a White Mills couple accused of owning a dog that mauled Karen Gillespie to death in November 2009, pleaded guilty June 15 in district court to harboring a vicious animal.

    Gillespie, 53, a retired librarian with the Grayson County Public Library, died from wounds sustained in the attack. The Millers previously claimed the dog that attacked Gillespie was a stray.

  • Rescue a dog and watch them crawl right into your heart

    By BECCA OWSLEY

    bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com

    I am by no means an animal activist. I enjoy eating a big old chunk of cow in burger or steak form. I set out traps for mice for their destruction, not the catch and release method.

    I try to teach my dogs they are not humans and I am in charge, a lesson they have yet to learn.