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Today's News

  • Students of Note

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA

    rvillanueva@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — For six Hardin County high school students, music recently became the instrument of ambassadorship.

    The students were selected, based on their musical talent, to participate in the 2008 Kentucky Ambassadors of Music tour. Two hundred Kentucky band and choir students made up the special group that performed concerts during the 16-day tour of seven European countries in July.

  • Aug. 17: Services

    Lela Foster Page, 89, of Elizabethtown, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008. The funeral is at 2 p.m. today at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with burial in Hardin Memorial Park. Visitation continues at 11 a.m. today at the funeral home. Gladys Marie Aebersold Watts, 89, of Brandenburg, passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008. The funeral is at 2 p.m. today at Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home in Brandenburg with burial in Cap Anderson Cemetery.

  • EPD joins anti-drunken driving campaign

    Staff Report

    ELIZABETHTOWN – Elizabethtown police and other local law enforcement agencies will join thousands of law enforcement agencies throughout the nation the last half of August to crack down on drunken driving as part of a $50 million national campaign dubbed “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.”

    As part of the campaign, EPD is operating random traffic safety checkpoints this weekend on city roads to reduce the incidents of drunken driving and improve summer safety.

  • Parents attend son's Paris concert before father deploys to Iraq

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA

    rvillanueva@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — The timing was unfortunate.

    Col. Mark Rado of Elizabethtown was about to be deployed to Iraq for a year about the same time his son — Mark Rado Jr. — was about to come home from a European concert tour.

    “We didn’t know if Mark was going to see his father before he deployed,” Eden Rado said.

  • Murder trial testimony questions motherly care

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN – Danielle Lucas was never the primary caregiver for her 6-year-old son Mar’riel.

    Military duty in Iraq, Hawaii and Georgia, coupled with a child support arrearage, kept the boy’s father, Leslie Lawrence, fighting to maintain visitation privileges with Mar’riel.

  • Sister welcomes Emily Rae

    HANNAH RENEE AND EMILY RAE PALMER

    Sister welcomes Emily Rae

    Hannah Renee Palmer announces the birth of a sister, Emily Rae Palmer, on April 10, 2008, in Saskatoon, Canada. She was 9 pounds and 21 inches long.

    Parents are Mike and Kelly Poitras Palmer of Biggar, Saskatchewan, Canada.

    Grandparents are Tom and Charmaine Poitras of Biggar.

    Great-grandmothers are Hedy Lindgren and Helen Poitras, both of Biggar.

  • All local high schools report improvement in ACT scores

    By KELLY RICHARDSON

    krichardson@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — The 2008 graduating classes of each of the four local high schools increased ACT scores this year, after several experienced slight drops in 2007.

    North Hardin High School made the biggest increase. Elizabethtown High School had the highest score of the four, and three of the high schools met or surpassed the state in average overall scores.

  • Trash talk about deal

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY – The decision to continue county government’s trash collection agreement with Waste Transport is not free of controversy.

    David Cooper, director of business development for RR Waste Solutions, said he considers the decision to be strange and unfair.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: Meade County trounces Elizabethtown in two games (08/15)

     

  • Fire victims’ questions on Wal-Mart fundraiser answered

    By JOSHUA COFFMAN

    jcoffman@thenewsenterprise.com

    RADCLIFF — Some residents displaced after an apartment complex fire on Wilma Avenue were left scratching their heads after not receiving money from a collection fund set up at Wal-Mart in Radcliff.

    Several people affected by the fire sent e-mails to The News-Enterprise asking why money raised on their behalf was donated to the local chapter of the American Red Cross.

    The July 28 fire left families in 12 units with no place to call home.