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  • E'town burn ban lifted


    The News-Enterprise


    A burn ban was lifted by Elizabethtown Fire Chief Mike Hulsey as of noon Wednesday. However, guidelines for open burning remain in effect, according to information from the Elizabethtown Fire Department.

    Garden waste and brush such as branches and limbs can be burned, but lumber, paper, leaves and trash  cannot. Also, those wanting to burn allowed items must request a burn permit so the material can be checked by a fire department officer. There is no cost for the permit, according to the fire department.

  • NAACP presents President's Award

    Hortensia Morgan, right, presents Clarence Duggins with the NAACP 2010 President Award in appreciation for his untiring distinguished service and his many contributions to the Hardin county community over the past 40 years.

  • Berry wins big



    Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry said his mission will change little as he works to ensure the Fort Knox realignment is finished properly and the county maintains financial solvency.

    The Republican incumbent cruised to a decisive victory over Democrat Al Rider, owner of a small business in Elizabethtown. Berry finished with 60 percent of the vote, 16,676, to Rider’s 11,004 votes.

  • Nov. 4, 2010: Obituaries

    Diondre Dre’ Garnett, 20

    Hazel Argene Berry McMahon, 93

    Thomas Pinion, 75

    Donald A. Seger, 83

    Diondre Dre’ Garnett

    Diondre Dre’ Garnett, 20, of Glasgow, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at T. J. Sampson Community Hospital in Glasgow.

    He is survived by a son, Damarion Garnett; and his parents, Tyrone and Rhonda Garnett.

    The funeral is at 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church Glasgow with burial to follow in Barber Family Cemetery.

  • Nov. 4, 2010: Services

    Mildred Jenkins Akers, 90, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. The funeral is at 1 p.m. today at White Mills Christian Church with burial in White Mills Community Cemetery. Visitation continues at 9 a.m. today at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.

    Russow ‘Rudy’ Atcher, 75, of Vine Grove, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. The funeral is at 11 a.m. today at Coffey & Chism Funeral Home in Vine Grove with burial in Stovall United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation continues at 9 a.m. today at the funeral home.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Changes to defense propel Trojans into postseason (11/03)

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com North Hardin senior linebacker Alik Rucker pauses for a few seconds when asked what’s the difference between last year’s defense and this season’s version and then answers it bluntly. “Discipline,” Rucker said. “We don’t play around like we did last year. We stay focused in practices and games. The defensive

  • Voter turnout lower than expected



    Apart from a handful of spikes, Hardin County’s voter turnout came in under projections.

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb expected a turnout between 45 and 49 percent. In the end, 28,296 of Hardin County's 64,409 eligible voters headed to the polls for a 43.93 percent clip.

    Officials in the Cecilia and Elizabethtown North  precincts came prepared for a sizable turnout.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bruins finally hosting a playoff game (11/4)

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com It’s been a long wait for the Central Hardin Bruins, but after more than 15 years, they are hosting a playoff game. The Bruins, who earned the second seed in District 2, host the Lexington Bryan Station Defenders at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the first round of the Class 6-A playoffs.

  • Terry Cruse wins second term as Hodgenville mayor



    Terry Cruse believes Hodgenville voters entrusted him with a second term as Hodgenville mayor because he lived up to his initial campaign promise to run city government like a business.

    "I've been doing what I told the voters I would do," Cruse said Tuesday after the votes were tallied. He called his 544-392 victory over LaRue County Chamber of Commerce director and City Council member Rita Williams to be decisive.

  • Berger, Bishop rejoin incumbents on Elizabethtown City Council

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com Experience won over at the polls Tuesday in the Elizabethtown City Council race. Despite a field of 19 candidates, all four incumbents recaptured their seats, and former council members Edna Berger and Tony Bishop filled slots vacated by incoming Mayor Tim Walker and outgoing Councilman Steve Atcher. Berger was the top vote-getter, finishing with