http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Trading the moon for moonshine http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/trading-moon-moonshine <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_3163.jpg" alt="Boundary Oak Distillery owner, founder and master distiller Brent Goodin, left, announced Thursday that his distillery will open a second location in the former Challenger Learning Center off Ky. 313. It will open this summer and place Radcliff on the Kentucky Distillers Association’s Bourbon Trail Craft Tour." title="Boundary Oak Distillery owner, founder and master distiller Brent Goodin, left, announced Thursday that his distillery will open a second location in the former Challenger Learning Center off Ky. 313. It will open this summer and place Radcliff on the Kentucky Distillers Association’s Bourbon Trail Craft Tour." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The former Challenger Learning Center is blasting off into its next mission, and this time it will be fueled by bourbon.</span></p> Challenger Learning Center mission log http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/challenger-learning-center-mission-log <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/challenger_0.jpg" alt="A Boundary Oak Distillery truck parked in front of The Challenger Learning Center on Thursday." title="A Boundary Oak Distillery truck parked in front of The Challenger Learning Center on Thursday." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">For Stephanie Weak&shy;ley, it&rsquo;s hard to imagine the former Challenger Learning Center &mdash; which was fueled by imagination and transmitted inspiration to young students &mdash; as anything else.</span></p> EarthFest kicks off at ECTC http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/earthfest-kicks-ectc <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/150416_earthfest01.jpg" alt="Stephan Stillwell, left, and Bill Druen, both maintenance technicians at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, place sod back after planting a dogwood tree Thursday on the campus. The tree was donated by the student government association. The college plans to plant a total of 10 Kentucky-native trees this spring." title="Stephan Stillwell, left, and Bill Druen, both maintenance technicians at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, place sod back after planting a dogwood tree Thursday on the campus. The tree was donated by the student government association. The college plans to plant a total of 10 Kentucky-native trees this spring." align="left" hspace="6" width="71" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Felicia Toliver, director of cultural diversity at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, dressed Thursday in a costume of hundreds of plastic shopping bags.</span></p> Annual pancake breakfast a big boost for charities http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/annual-pancake-breakfast-big-boost-charities <p> If history is an indication, members of the Elizabethtown Lions Club will make somewhere around 5,000 pancakes Saturday morning.</p> <p> &ldquo;You know, people won&rsquo;t be eating just one or two,&rdquo; club president Jim Weise said. &ldquo;We&rsquo;ll have plenty.&rdquo;</p> <p> Weise said last year&rsquo;s annual event attracted close to 1,500 people.</p> Radcliff event seeks to promote area authors http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/radcliff-event-seeks-promote-area-authors <p> Area authors will be on hand to greet visitors and market their works Saturday at Spotlight on Local Authors and Book Festival in Radcliff.</p> <p> The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Leo&rsquo;s Donuts and Coffee House at 605 N. Wilson Road near Elm Road.</p> ECTC offers Early Childhood Conference http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/ectc-offers-early-childhood-conference <p> Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will host its ninth Early Childhood Conference this weekend.</p> <p> The conference, one of the largest of its kind in the state, is meant to help childcare providers and preschool teachers in the area gain developmentally appropriate practices to use to prepare young children and their families for school readiness success.</p> Event organizers see strength in numbers to help unadopted animals http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/event-organizers-see-strength-numbers-help-unadopted-animals <p> A local organization is hoping strength in numbers can help ease the number of cats and dogs in need of adoption around the area at a Sunday event at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.</p> <p> The Bail Me Out of the Shelter Pet Expo, from 2 to 5 p.m., is focused on finding animals a new home and also bringing awareness to the number of animals who need a home.</p> North Hardin selling greenhouse goods http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/north-hardin-selling-greenhouse-goods <p> North Hardin High School&rsquo;s agriculture department kicked off its greenhouse sales Monday following spring break.</p> <p> Students are selling flowers, vegetables and hanging baskets with wave petunias during extended school hours Monday through Friday. Items can be purchased from the greenhouse from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. said Kristin Hall, agriculture teacher.</p>