http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Children let their hair down for 'Rapunzel' audition http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/children-let-their-hair-down-rapunzel-audition <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/130pulsemct1.jpg" alt="Missoula Children&#039;s Theatre director Brandon Alpert, left, leads a group in step routine Monday night during auditions for Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Rapunzel” presented tonight at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School." title="Missoula Children&#039;s Theatre director Brandon Alpert, left, leads a group in step routine Monday night during auditions for Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Rapunzel” presented tonight at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Told to announce their names and ages in angry voices, some 215 children from 29 schools and four counties complied at various decibel levels Monday night during auditions for &ldquo;Rapunzel&rdquo; at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.</p> Plans released for $100,000 Vine Grove inclusive playground http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/plans-released-100000-vine-grove-inclusive-playground <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/67953-1-5_compressed.jpg" alt="A rendering of Rachel’s Fun For Everyone Playground was released by playground designer and manufacturer Landscape Structures Inc." title="A rendering of Rachel’s Fun For Everyone Playground was released by playground designer and manufacturer Landscape Structures Inc." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> It&rsquo;s been nearly three years since Rachel Ritchie saw a playground everyone could play on in her dreams. And now, everyone else can see it, too.</p> <p> Landscape Structures Inc., a Delano, Minnesota-based commercial playground equip&shy;ment manufacturer, released renderings of the Rachel&rsquo;s Fun For Everyone Playground this week.</p> Radcliff council appoints clerk in split vote http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/radcliff-council-appoints-clerk-split-vote <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_2264.jpg" alt="Julie Aldridge" title="Julie Aldridge" align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p> After nearly a month of checking Kentucky Revised Statues, arguing and apologizing, Radcliff Mayor Mike Weaver has his choice for city clerk.</p> <p> In a called meeting Thursday, the council appointed Julie Aldridge as city clerk in a split decision settled by Weaver, who voted to break a tie. Aldridge takes office Sunday.</p> Hundreds seek employment at job fair http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/hundreds-seek-employment-job-fair <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/150129_jobfair01.jpg" alt="Clockwise from lower left, Pam Borger, Kenneth Mayo, Benjamin Henwood and Wendell Perkins fill out job applications Thursday during the Central Kentucky Career &amp; Job Fair Expo at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown." title="Clockwise from lower left, Pam Borger, Kenneth Mayo, Benjamin Henwood and Wendell Perkins fill out job applications Thursday during the Central Kentucky Career &amp; Job Fair Expo at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown." align="left" hspace="6" width="135" height="85" /><p> Kentucky&rsquo;s unemployment rate is the lowest since President George W. Bush left office, but that doesn&rsquo;t mean much to Lisa Abbott.</p> <p> Abbott, 51, said she lost her job of five years in August 2013 when Cardinal Health began downsizing.</p> Graduation rates increase http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/graduation-rates-increase <p> Recent data is showing Kentucky county and independent school graduation rates are improving, including those throughout Hardin County.</p> <p> In Hardin County Schools, the average graduation rate was 88.7 percent in 2012-13 and 90.4 percent in 2013-14.</p> County hires private attorney for right-to-work lawsuit http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/county-hires-private-attorney-right-work-lawsuit <p> Hardin Fiscal Court has retained the services of a private attorney to represent the county in litigation related to a right-to-work ordinance.</p> <p> Jason Nemes of Fultz, Maddox, Hovious and Dickens in Louisville was retained in closed session Tuesday for $10.</p> Kidnapping suspect arrested in Radcliff http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/kidnapping-suspect-arrested-radcliff <p> A second suspect in a nationwide search in connection with a kidnapping and carjacking last week in Kansas City, Missouri, was taken into custody Thursday without incident in Radcliff.</p> Missing Eastview woman safely returns home http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/missing-eastview-woman-safely-returns-home <p> An Eastview woman missing for about a day returned home Thursday morning when she drove onto the driveway and walked into her home.</p> <p> Patty Helm, 63, left her Meeting Creek Road home around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and law enforcement issued a news release seeking the public&rsquo;s assistance in locating her.</p>