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Today's News

  • Central’s Tabacchi named state’s school Volunteer of the Year

    By KELLY RICHARDSON

    krichardson@thenewsenterprise.com

    CECILIA — Jane Tabacchi’s students can’t believe she teaches them twice a week for free. But now she’s getting her reward.

    Tabacchi has been named 2009 High School Volunteer of the Year by the Kentucky Coalition of School Volunteer Organizations. She received the award recently at a ceremony in Shepherdsville.

    Tabacchi teaches a small-group reading class to Central Hardin High School students who need extra help in reading.

  • Doctor accused of hindering apprehension of a fugitive

    Staff report BRANDENBURG — The Meade County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Doe Valley physician Tuesday on drug charges and hindering the apprehension of a suspected thief and drug law offender. According to Meade County Sheriff William “Butch” Kerrick, the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force contacted his office around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday with a tip that

  • Farmers Market set to open Saturday

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — Members of the Hardin County Farmers Market on Saturday plan to kick off their second season at a permanent site — one that is expected to be covered by an open-air pavilion by July. The pre-engineered steel structure will be 48 feet wide and 144 feet long and eventually have water and electricity, said D

  • Battery backer downplays politics

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    FRANKFORT — The co-founder of a consortium that hopes to manufacture cutting-edge electric car batteries in Glendale sounded upbeat Friday about the project’s chances of landing federal economic stimulus money — and he downplayed potential political hurdles.

  • Building a basin

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — The city of Elizabethtown recently completed phase one of the Shaw Creek tributary basin, one of the city’s premiere water projects. Completing the second phase could cost close to $1 million once the proper permits are obtained and construction is finished, said Robert Bush, director of stormwater management.

  • Spring Fling to fill night with magic

    By HOLLY TABOR htabor@thenewsenterprise.com   ELIZABETHTOWN — Prom is a magical time. On May 16, the magic of Communicare’s Spring Fling looks to rival that of any high school prom, past or present. The dance, formally named Spring Fling 2009: This Magic Moment, is a prom for special needs adults — clients of Communicare’s mental retardation and develo

  • Man arrested after head-on collision

      CECILIA — A Vine Grove man was charged with driving under the influence, first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment after witnesses told police the man’s attempt to pass another vehicle resulted in a head-on collision about one tenth of a mile north of Cecilia , according to Kentucky State Police.   James Vann, 26, was heading north on Ky. 86 in a 1994

  • High-quality H20

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY— The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet recently recognized 31 water treatment plants in Kentucky for their efforts in preserving high-quality levels of drinking water in 2008, and Hardin County Water District No. 2 led the pack.

  • North Hardin teen making progress after accident

    By JEFF D'ALESSIO jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com HARDIN COUNTY — A North Hardin High School senior injured in a car crash last month on Ky. 1600 just west of Rineyville is “doing great.” Kaela N. Vessels, 17, was released Thursday from Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville. “She’s resting and recovering,” said Travis Vaughan, student pastor at Rineyv

  • E-scrap recycling event exceeds expectations

    HARDIN COUNTY — The e-scrap recycling event hosted last Saturday by AGC Automotive Americas in conjunction with the Hardin County Recycling Committee, The League of Women Voters and Hardin County Government exceeded the goal of collecting 30,000 pounds, said Commissioner Bill Brandenburg. Brandenburg said the one-day event produced around 46,000 pounds of items, more