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Today's News

  • With all due respect

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    RADCLIFF — Despite the fact the Louisville Courier-Journal last week ran a “seeking the next of kin” notice for William “Mike” Lyons, his local funeral was well-attended.

    Actually, friend Melissa Mershon said that when she pulled up to the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central service Monday, she thought she was at the wrong one.

    “Just amazing,” she said.

  • General: better communications among leaders needed

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN – Fort Knox Commander Maj. General Donald M. Campbell says the region’s leaders could have communicated better in the wake of the late January ice storm, eliminating some redundancy he noticed.

    Campbell addressed emergency operations and other military and community issues during a meeting Monday afternoon with the editorial board of The News-Enterprise.

  • Feb. 1 Traffic and misdemeanors

    The following misdemeanor and traffic violation cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown. KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. Totals include court costs and/or public advocacy fees. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    Dominique Lee Bowshier (1990). Complicity theft by unlawful taking. Sixty days in jail probated for two years on conditions in the order. Total $310.

    Leroy cooper Jr. (1964). Theft by deception (three counts). Total $210.

    Timothy D. Crowe (1974). Speeding 10 mph over; failure to wear seat belts. Total $189.

  • Feb. 6 Building Permits

    There were no building permits issued from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission, Radcliff Planning and Zoning or the City of Elizabethtown Planning and Development offices last week.

  • Feb. 6 Building Permits

    There were no building permits issued from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission, Radcliff Planning and Zoning or the City of Elizabethtown Planning and Development offices last week.

  • Feb. 1 DUIs

    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown.

    ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, BAC is the Blood Alcohol Concentration reading, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs, EIP stands for Early Intervention Program and VIP stands for Victims Impact Panel. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    GUILTY

    Bobby Dean Salyers (1969).

  • Darkness shines light on small blessings

    Before we would know the full effects of last week’s winter storm — school and business closures; water shortages; emergency shelters opened; life, as we know it, stalled — there was darkness and quiet.

    It was a darkness that doesn’t come with street lamps and 24-hour businesses along the roads and past the trees; and a quiet that only comes without the background hum of appliances and televisions.

    Our first night without power, candles blazed from the kitchen table and shadows of inanimate things danced on walls in the flickering light.

  • Few remain without power, Nolin to finish mid-week

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — Warm weekend weather didn’t hurt as electrical crews worked to restore power to isolated pockets of homes left powerless after an ice storm wrecked Kentucky’s heartland two weeks ago.

    As of Monday, Nolin RECC reported 600 of its customers were still without power, but spokesman Vince Heuser said the cooperative’s electrical grid should be fully restored before Wednesday.

  • Storm relief on the way

    By KELLY RICHARDSON

    krichardson@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — Service organizations that met last week to discuss how to help area residents impacted by the ice storm are getting help from the community to carry out their work.

    Helping Hand and North Hardin Hope are continuing their food programs with extra food from America’s Second Harvest and donations, said Susan Asher, executive director of United Way, which helped organize last week’s meeting.

  • Think your tree is tops?

    For information about the biggest tree contest, call 766-5010.

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — If you have a colossal tree — and the ice storm didn’t turn it into toothpicks — the Kentucky Division of Forestry’s local branch may have a plaque for you.

    It has to be pretty big, though — the largest in the county.